A 1 day workshop for managers in essential coaching skills
About the workshop
This one day workshop is about the practical
skills of coaching people, skills that are invaluable to managers
and leaders especially in times of change. Used well they help provide
people with both the direction and support they need to interpret,
make sense of and act within a changing environment or to initiate
change themselves. Directive styles of coaching can help you provide
people with direction, guiding them in how to master new skills,
procedures and tasks. Participative, non-directive coaching can
be an invaluable way of supporting people as they struggle to make
sense of changes around them and decide for themselves how best
they should respond. This workshop will help you develop your skills
in using this coaching spectrum appropriately and effectively.
Usually 6-8 participants with a single tutor
Coaching skills are best
learnt through practice and the workshop includes lots of opportunities
to try out practical tips and techniques with support and supervision,
some presentation and discussion of relevant theory, and group discussion
to clarify concepts and explore application.
By the end of the workshop you will be able to:
what coaching is and is not
how it can help support people through change
simple coaching models to guide you when coaching other
You will be able to use
a simple non-directive coaching model to help people:
explore and expand their understanding of their current situation
generate and evaluate ideas for action
mobilise themselves to take action.
You will also have:
received constructive feedback on your performance as a coach
first hand experience of being coached on a development issue of
assessed your own coaching skills and repertoire
identified ways you can apply coaching in your work.
To make best use of limited time in the workshop,
you will need to read a brief article on coaching in a changing
environment and complete self assessment of your coaching skills
and repertoire before attending.
Coaching is a practical
skill best learnt by coaching real people on real issues. In this
workshop we will use each other for coaching practice and will invite
you to work with each other on real coaching agendas. You may wish
to give this some thought in advance and come with an issue or agenda
in mind. This can be something big or small, from your work or personal
life. It should be something you are prepared to discuss, in confidence,
with others on the workshop. It could be a skill you would like
to develop, a situation or relationship you would like to improve,
a problem or dilemma you would like to try and resolve, or a task
which you would like to be able to do better. Whatever the issue,
you could get some free coaching on it which we hope will help you
make progress with it.
1 day, typically 09.30 - 17.30
The workshop runs in a coaching style and
the programme may change to meet the needs and interests of participants
on the day.
aims and personal introductions
who's who, your experience and interest in coaching
your coaching agenda and advice to your coach
coaching? What do coaches do?
An initial practical coaching
What do coaches do to help others?
Skills and characteristics of
How coaching supports people through
styles and their applications
range of coaching styles and their uses
to give directions
directive coaching models and their applications
exercise to explore directive coaching skills
directive coaching to enhance skills and confidence
directive coaching to support people
skilful ways to conduct non-directive coaching dialogues
of a powerful coaching model to create mobility
conversations to move from issue to action
and review of coaching sessions
The GROW model of coaching
the sequence of questioning
the impact of the questions "
practice in non-directive coaching with peer observation
options: work with actors on scenarios, practice with
peers on live issues
practice use of GROW model or other non-directive skills
of learning and application
of learning and ideas on application
This is a sample
programme for a one day participative coaching skills workshop,
typical of work we have successfully delivered. All our programmes
are tailored to meet the needs and interests of client organisations
and can incorporate elements from this or any other programme in
our portfolio. Please call for further details.