Announcing:  CernySmith Assessment
               Member Care Coach Training

Where:  Minnesota Renewal Center - Online

When: February 9 & 23, 2017

Time:  8:00 – 11:00 AM, Central Standard Time

Instructor:  Patrick Repp, MA, LP, Authorized CSA Distributor / Trainer

Cost: $300 for two-day CSA Certification Training



To register, click here. Registration for this session is now closed.
PLEASE NOTE: Event will be postponed if there are less than 6 participants.


Minnesota Renewal Center is again partnering with CernySmith to offer another coach certification training opportunity for business leaders, humanitarian organization leaders, missionary member care professionals, international student advisors and mental health clinicians in the fall of 2016. This time, our training will be done online, in two separate Thursday morning sessions, February 9th & 23rd.  Once you have completed registration, you will be sent instructions as to how to take the online training.

CSA Certification Training is required for coaches, mentors and counselors to purchase and coach using the CernySmith assessment. This training includes three components:

  •      A personal coaching experience with the CSA by a Certified Trainer prior to the workshop
  •     Six hours of online training
  •     Supervised practice coaching of 3 CSA assessments following the formal training.

Training materials include PowerPoint Handouts, the CSA Manual, Coach Notes, and a CSA Certified Coach certificate.

About the instrument:  

The CernySmith Assessment (CSA) has become the leading tool in helping cross-cultural workers/students discover and evaluate areas of stress and roadblocks to adaptation. It helps reduce attrition by allowing for early detection of stress and challenge, which enhances productivity and effectiveness. The CSA is an online assessment that measures stress in 5 major areas: Organizational, Cultural, Relational, Resilience, and Foundational. It is now available in five different formats: CSA-B Business, CSA-D Diplomat, CSA-M Military, CSA-N Non-Profit, and CSA-S Student. The instrument is fully automated, easy to use, and comes with a personalized report that is available immediately after completion. In addition, CSA certified coaches have access to the comprehensive CSA Feedback Report and tailored team reports.  Successful completion of the CSA Coach Certification Training is required to use the CernySmith Assessment.

 For more information about the instrument on the CernySmith website, go to:


To register for the training, click here. Registration for this session is now closed.