Certificated Coaching and Leadership in the workplace

3 days plus 1 day (4 days total)

(currently in-house only)

Course overview

This course enables participants to develop coaching approaches and skills, and their own leadership awareness, and apply this to working with in teams and organisations. It is suitable for anyone working in or with organisations, including freelancers.

Central to the course is the concept of a coaching style of leadership and developing a coaching culture in the workplace. Organisations with a coaching culture are productive, innovative and enjoyable places to work. Working in a coaching culture, we share a sense of purpose, we are clear how our roles contributes to the bigger picture, we are keen to try new things, take risks and go the ‘extra mile’, we have autonomy in how we deliver our work, and we take pride in doing our job to the best of our abilities.

The course is highly discursive and experimental in style, with participants learning from one another and through their direct experience of the techniques, skills and approaches being shared. Whilst drawing on research, theory and practical examples, the course focuses on the participants’ own experience and context ensuring learning is highly personalised. It is low on jargon and high on immediate applicability, whilst delivering long-term impact.

By the end of the course participants are able to coach themselves and others in a variety of 1-2-1 and group situations including ‘leader or manager as coach’. The course also provides an opportunity to explore and develop each participant’s individual leadership approach and emotional awareness.

Core course content includes:

Foundation coaching skills

Leadership awareness

Trust, motivation and performance

Group coaching

Coaching and communication skills are used to explore common team and organization situations, for example:

Setting goals and reviewing performance

Using feedback to support learning

Developing strategies with clear, shared goals and realistic ‘owned’ plans.

Difficult conversations

Meetings and working in teams

Level: No prior experience required. Optional certification.

Recent participant feedback includes:

If you want to empower your team/ peers through asking the right questions do this course! One of the best and most useful courses I have been on and so applicable to professional and personal life (Samina Ansari CEO Amina & Clore Social Fellow)

Great basis for coaching skills with suggestions to influence workplace interactions (Reyahn King, CEO York Museum Trust & Clore Fellow)

A really valuable opportunity to consider how coaching can become part of leadership and embed into workplace culture (Elizabeth Mischler Producer of the Artist Development Programme South East Dance & Clore Fellow)

A very informed course. Both facilitators held the space well and covered all areas of the course to suit a variety of learning styles – mix of theory, practice, practical group work etc. (Melodie Crumlin, CEO PEEK and Clore Social Fellow)

A thorough, stimulating and intelligent introduction to coaching, with plenty of practice and useful tips.’ (Nick Bent, CEO The Tutor Trust & Clore Social Fellow)

Do it – it’s transformative (Almir Koldzic Co-Director Counterpoint Arts & Clore Social Fellow)

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