Couple Communication Facilitator Training

Instructor Training

McClure, OH – February 22-23, 2018

Attend In Person or Live Stream

COUPLE COMMUNICATION™ is the most researched, relationship-education program available. More than 70 independent studies, many at major universities throughout the United States, document its effectiveness in helping partners learn skills and increase relationship satisfaction. More than 700,000 couples around the world have participated in COUPLE COMMUNICATION™, and the program has been translated into over a dozen different languages. The curriculum has yielded outstanding results in both married and unmarried populations.


COUPLE COMMUNICATION™ has received awards for its development from:

COUPLE COMMUNICATION™ is a great tool for pre-marriage preparation, marriage education, or counseling. It was developed to help couples enjoy each other more, make mutually satisfying decisions, reduce tensions, resolve differences, and increase intimacy as they share their lives together.


COUPLE COMMUNICATION™ I teaches participants how to:

  • Care for Themselves and Their Partner Better 
  • Spot and Change Breakdowns in Communication
  • Expand Self and Partner Awareness About Important Issues
  • Speak Clearly and Constructively Using Six Talking Skills
  • Listen Accurately with Five Listening Skills
  • Deal with Personal and Relational Concerns More Effectively


COUPLE COMMUNICATION™ II builds upon the skills learned in the first course and teaches participants how to:

  • Enjoy a Collaborative Operating System
  • Make More Satisfying Decisions as a Couple
  • Manage Their Own Anger Better
  • Respond to Their Partner’s Anger More Effectively
  • Align Their Values, Goals, and Plans as a Partnership
  • Strengthen Their Relationship


BONUS #1: In addition to the COUPLE COMMUNICATION™ programs, you will also be authorized to instruct the CORE COMMUNICATION™ program.

CORE COMMUNICATION™ is a great tool for singles or personal coaching. The curriculum teaches the same valuable communication skills to people for use in areas other than with their significant other. CORE COMMUNICATION™ enhances participants’ knowledge and skill in communication empowering them to:

  • Develop Greater Choice in How They Relate to Others
  • Talk and Listen More Effectively
  • Make Better Decisions
  • Resolve Issues and Conflict Better – Both Inside Themselves and With Others
  • Coach or Facilitate Others in Resolving Issues or Conflicts


These skills and the increased interpersonal competence will allow participants to:

  • Create More Satisfying Relationships
  • Expand Their Options for Meeting and Handling Personal Challenges
  • Lower Their Levels of Stress
  • Improve Productivity When a Task Involves Other People


Additionally, participants will be better personally and professionally at:

  • Influencing
  • Negotiating
  • Mediating
  • Counseling


Both programs are designed to be delivered in either group or private settings and over multiple weeks or in a 2-day workshop.


Professional instructors charge an average of:

  • $80/private session for couples or individuals. Materials not included.
  • $50/session for group classes per couple (or individual for CORE). Materials not included.
  • $300 per couple (or individual for CORE) for an intensive 2-day training. Material may be included.


Many churches and other ministries offer COUPLE COMMUNICATION™ at low or no cost. You are free to set the pricing for your facilitation of the program, as it will be dictated by the work that you are trying to accomplish and your target audience.

Again, completing the 2-day Instructor Training authorizes you to instruct BOTH the COUPLE and CORE COMMUNICATION programs. You will have the choice to receive EITHER a COUPLE COMMUNICATION instructor manual or a CORE COMMUNICATION instructor manual as part of your training.  If you want to teach both programs, you will simply need to purchase the other manual as well.

The training covers:

  • Teaching/Coaching Methods
  • 7 Ingredients of a Collaborative Marriage
  • Communication Styles™ – Maps to Identify the 4 Styles of Talking and 4 Styles of Listening
  • How to Identify and Take Inventory of Current Issues
  • The Awareness Wheel™ – a Tool to Map the Experience of an Issue or Situation
  • 6 Talking Skills to Connect in a Clear and Constructive Way
  • The Listening Cycle™ Map – a Tool to Increase Effectiveness in Listening for Understanding
  • 5 Productive Listening Skills for Tuning in Accurately
  • Mapping Issues – a 9 Step Process for Making Decisions and Resolving Conflicts Collaboratively
  • The Process for Managing Anger
  • How to Respond to Anger
  • How to Bring Alignment in Relationships
  • Application of Your Learning in Real Situations Between Sessions
  • Feedback on Your Use of the Skills


This training is ideal for:

  • Certified Counselors
  • Life Coaches Licensed
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Psychologists
  • Clinical Social Workers
  • Clergy
  • Pastoral Counselors
  • College/University/Seminary Educators in Marriage Preparation, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Pastoral Care
  • Leader Couples Who Teach or Mentor Couples in Congregations

The next training is being held on

February 22 & 23, 2018 from 9 AM to 4:30 PM (EST).


Prefer to attend a CORE COMMUNICATION™ instructor training instead? You will still be authorized to instructor COUPLE COMMUNICATION™. Click HERE for more info on our next available training for CORE COMMUNICATION™ instructors.

Two Ways to Participate:

1. In Person – Attend the training live at our corporate office in McClure, OH. Doors will open at 8:30 AM (EST) each morning. Training will begin promptly at 9:00 AM (EST) and conclude at 4:30 PM (EST) both days. Lunch and refreshments provided.


2. Live Stream – Participate in the live training via the internet from the comfort of your home or office. Training will begin promptly at 9:00 AM (EST) and conclude at 4:30 PM (EST) both days.

Materials included with training:


Instructor Manual 

$65 value


Couple Pack 

– $37 value



– $24 value


Couple Pack 

– $39.95 value


Instructor Agenda 

– $30 value

BONUS #2:  ThriveSphere™

Online Facilitator Training 

– $85 value

ThriveSphere™ is an advanced computer visualization that allows couples to “see” how they relate. It provides a visual reflection of the relationship and displays the views of each partner and reveals how those views interconnect. The system provides you with an easy-to-use process and tool that ignites communication, collaboration, and transformation. The patented system incorporates neuroscience and the modern science of complex adaptive systems and is only available through trained facilitators.

​Registration Cost: $497


Have questions? Interested in group registration and billing?

Call us at (419) 278-0097 or email:

Monday – Friday

8:30 AM – 4:30 PM


The RIDGE ProjectJ169 State Route 65McClure, OH 43534


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1544 E. Wooster Street

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Bowling Green, Ohio 43402

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Our region is served by:Detroit Metro Airport – DTW (88 miles)Toledo Express Airport – TOL (28 miles)


Google Maps and some other GPS programs have our location incorrectly marked. If you are using a smart phone use “Hope School” for your destination, as our facility is in this former school building. We are located approximately 5 miles south of McClure. For more information please call (419) 278-0097.


Our facility has plenty of secure, private parking that is free of charge.


Attend Risk-Free. If for any reason while attending the training, you don’t feel that the COUPLE and CORE COMMUNICATION™ programs are a good fit for you, simply let us know by the end of the training and return all your materials, and we will refund your entire registration fee. If you are attending via Live Stream, you are responsible for the cost of shipping your materials back to us.