Overview

This uniquely practical programme has been designed to enhance your coaching skills. It is aimed at those needing an intermediate level rather than an introductory programme.

The programme is divided into three segments.

Day one will enable you to gauge your current skills-set in coaching capability, be introduced to the models and tools that will assist you, watch videos and clips of coaching sessions, undertake case studies and identify and plan your personal learning journey.

Between days one and two you will be practising your coaching skills, helping others to get where they want to be, receiving feedback on your effectiveness and completing coaching record sheets.

On day two, approximately a month later, you will share your experiences, positive and developmental, be introduced to further tools and provide feedback to your peers after further practical sessions.

Throughout the workshop you will practise your new coaching techniques with your peers and be given instant feedback, enabling you to progress quickly, so you can return to work feeling ready and able to put what you have learnt into immediate effect.

Learning objectives

The aim of day one is to help you:

  • Understand the importance of a clear agreement on the nature of the coaching relationship, the respective responsibilities and the desired outcome
  • Become familiar with how to structure a coaching session and the benefits a structured process brings
  • Build your confidence in initiating and owning a coaching session
  • Gain a greater understanding of why people do the things they do and how their values and beliefs help or hinder
  • Experience a coaching session as a coach and as a coachee
  • Take a first step towards achieving a personal goal
  • Agree the coaching ‘contract’

Between the two workshops (held one month apart) you will:

  • Identify and coach up to 3 individuals
  • Agree success factors
  • Complete a coaching record form
  • Receive feedback from the individuals in the form of a coachee record form
  • Use your skills based around the OSCAR model
  • Record your learning

The aim of day two is to help you:

  • Increase awareness of your coaching skills
  • Build further capability to listen, observe and interpret different forms of communication
  • Recognise that good listening supplies the building blocks to good understanding
  • Understand the importance of congruency when coaching
  • Add further coaching tools to your toolbox
  • Become familiar with the variety of sessions the coach may need to generate at any given moment
Audience

This programme is ideal for:

  • People who either line, or project manage staff or who need to maximise effective working relationships
  • People who have already had some training in, or awareness of, coaching skills
Format

This two-day programme (with the days separated by a month) is based on a series of short theory and good practice facilitator-led sessions followed up by personal practice. Group discussions are frequently used to identify personal experiences of good and bad coaching experiences. Expert trainer feedback enables participants to develop workable personal action plans for improved confidence and performance.

The programme is designed for groups of up to 12.

Special feature

Before attending day one, participants must come prepared with two goals they wish to achieve. One is to be a skill they would like to improve, and the other a personal goal, focusing on their aspirations.

High-performance coaching workshop outline

Day one
1 Welcome and introduction
  • Participants are welcomed to the programme and invited to share their personal objectives and people challenges
  • Know your level of coaching competence
  • Why coaching? The benefits a coaching style can bring – but not in every situation!
  • What is ‘interference’?

 

2 Coaching skills
  • The question toolbox – knowing different types of question to get different types of response
  • The OSCAR model of coaching
  • Practising each stage of the OSCAR model in small groups
  • The concept of ‘positive intention’
  • Well-formed outcomes

 

3 The coaching environment and conversation
  • Setting the scene
  • Building rapport
  • Active listening

 

4 Practice sessions
  • Participants will be given the opportunity to practise their coaching skills by being both a coach and a coachee, using their real-life scenarios. Feedback is given along with action points to develop skills further

 

5 Further skills and tools
  • The power of beliefs
  • The comfort zone
  • The coaching wheel
  • Preparing to coach others
  • Templates and tools to assist you

Between sessions

Between the two workshops (held one month apart) you will:

  • Identify and coach up to 3 individuals
  • Agree success factors
  • Complete a coaching record form
  • Receive feedback from the individuals in the form of a coachee record form
  • Use your skills based around the OSCAR model
  • Record your learning
Day two
5 Welcome back!
  • Participants are welcomed back after one month
  • In small groups, share coaching experiences and feedback from their coachees

 

6 Developing your coaching skills
  • Speed coaching – short scenarios are given out to provide another opportunity to sharpen coaching skills
  • Self-assess how you performed as a coach

 

7 Additional exercises to use when coaching
  • Searching for exceptions
  • Who am I?
  • The rating scale
  • Let go!
  • The DREAM model

 

8 Further practical tools
  • Self-assessment of limiting beliefs
  • Coaching someone with a limiting belief
  • The role shift
  • Reframing

 
For a no-obligation discussion about running this workshop for your organisation please just give us a call on 01582 714280.