Pre-requisites

  • None

Objectives

Specific learning objectives include:

  • Use coaching to develop their team
  • Develop the coaching skills that help improve individual performance
  • Demonstrate the behaviors and practices of an effective coach
  • Recognize employees’ strengths and give them the feedback they need to succeed
  • Identify employee problems and ways you can help to correct them

Course contents

Introduction and Course Overview

You will spend the first part of the day getting to know participants and discussing what will take place during the workshop. Students will also have an opportunity to identify their personal learning objectives.

Defining Coaching

The first part of the morning will be spent exploring what coaching means (in general and to participants), reviewing coaching skills, and evaluating the pre-assignment.

Interpersonal Communication Skills

Communicating well is a key aspect of successful coaching. During this session, participants will explore different communication skills and create an action plan.

Self-Disclosure

Joe Luft and Harry Ingraham developed the Johari windows concept, a way of looking at our self-awareness and our ability to ask feedback of others. This session will look at the window and examine how we can use it when coaching.

Critical Coaching Skills

Participants will examine important coaching skills in small groups, including helping, mentoring, teaching, and challenging skills.

More on Communication

This lecturette will examine two powerful, simple coaching tools: asking questions and listening

Learning Styles and Principles

We learn in three different ways: by seeing, by hearing, and by doing. In a large group discussion, participants will identify ways to incorporate these methods into coaching.

Benefits/Consequences

During this session, we will examine a tool that coaches can use to help gain buy-in for change from employees.

Skills Involved in Coaching

Participants will work in small groups to complete a mix-and-match exercise that will familiarize them with key coaching skills.

The Coaching Model

This session will explore a four-step coaching model that can be applied to any situation.

Feedback

Feedback is an essential component of coaching. You will discuss types of feedback and offer some tips in lecture format during this session.

Coaching Problems

To wrap up the day, participants will examine case studies and offer solutions.

Workshop Wrap-Up

At the end of the day, students will have an opportunity to ask questions and fill out an action plan.

Public courses

If there are only a few people in your organisation who need training, or if you just want to improve your own skills


Private courses

We offer a number of business skills courses for groups, usually from one organisation. We can hold them on any day and either at your venue or ours.

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