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Boot Camp for New Dads - Certification Class

September 02, 2008
Los Angeles - DATELINE: IRVINE, CA… The national training team for Boot Camp for New Dads, a non-profit orientation program for fathers-to-be, operating in more than 260 hospitals, clinics, schools, fire stations and churches around North America and internationally, will hold Master Coach Certification Training on September 26th and 27th in Denver, Colorado. Master Coach Certification Training will be held at the National Boot Camp Training Center located at Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital in Denver. The two-day event will be led by three Boot Camp National Trainers with over 25 years of combined experience leading Boot Camp workshops across the United Sates and England. New coaches and Boot Camp representatives from every state (that is licensed for the Boot Camp for New Dads program) are invited to attend the Master Coaches training and obtain the latest information, tips, techniques, and best-practices for growing and publicizing the Boot Camp for New Dads program in their area. All participants in the Denver training are eligible to earn Master Coach status, the highest certification available to a Boot Camp Coach. Greg Bishop, who founded Boot Camp for New Dads in 1990 at Irvine Medical Center in California, will be on hand at the kick-off meeting on Friday, September 26th. Bishop is also the author of two books on fathering – Hit the Ground Crawling, which is focused on work balance, being a dad and caring for mom; and Crash Course for New Dads: Tools, Checklists and Cheat Sheets which is the ultimate fatherhood guide book offering cheat sheets, checklists and tools for the new dad. “The Boot Camp coach’s role is central to important issues regarding the return of veteran dads to the program; excellent outcomes for rookie dads and general excitement about the program within the community. The coach is the key component of an effective Boot Camp workshop,” explained Bishop. “The purpose of the Master Coach Certification Training is to build the strongest coaching network possible to bring about positive changes in the lives of the fathers we serve.” To register for Boot Camp for New Dads Master Coach Certification Training, visit the website at www.bcnd.org and click on the Master Coach Training button or contact Chuck Ault, National Training Director at 303-866-8280. Boot Camp Workshops The Boot Camp for New Dads program helps new dads face the challenges and opportunities of fatherhood through workshops which provide them with “hands on” education in the care of their babies. Men attend the class when they are expecting their first baby, and are joined in the workshop by “veterans” who had previously attended and have returned with their two to four-month-old baby in tow. They are able to give the dads-to-be a realistic idea of what to do and what to expect when their first baby comes. Boot Camp for New Dads Now celebrating their 18th year, Boot Camp for New Dads is nationally acclaimed as the “Best Practice” for preparing men to be fathers and has been named a U.S. Navy Model Program. Boot Camp for New Dads has prepared more than 160,000 men for fatherhood over the years. With more than 4.1 million births last year alone (National Center for Health Statistics), and approximately 1.5 million men becoming new dads every year, it’s more important than ever for fathers to realize that being a “good provider” is only part of the very central role they have in their children’s lives. For more information about Boot Camp for New Dads, visit www.bcnd.org. To arrange an interview with Greg Bishop, please contact sdubin@prworkzone.com, (781) 582-1061.