A CIPD Learning and Development Survey highlighted the gap between the proportion of organisations using coaching activities (79%) and the proportion providing their managers with coaching skills training (47%).
When asked in a more recent survey which learning and development practices they most commonly used, ‘coaching by line managers or peers’ came third. And when asked which were the most effective, it came second (after ‘on the job training’).
Both surveys clearly show coaching ‘punching above its weight’ and clearly indicating that organisations should be investing more in coaching capability.
We have therefore developed a range of programme focused on helping individuals develop their coaching skills. The workshop summaries below provide a guide for the focus and content of each programme but they can all be tailored to the client’s specific requirements.
Coaching skills in a day!
A highly practical one-day programme to help you:
- Enhance your understanding of the skills and approaches that underpin coaching excellence
- Improve the quality of your coaching by leveraging the skills that you already have
- Learn how to make your coaching conversations more effective
- Develop an action plan to take your coaching to the next level
Coaching for excellence
If you are passionate about unlocking a person’s potential in a way that leaves them more competent and more fulfilled so they are able to maximise their own performance, then this is the right workshop for you. The programme has been designed to help you:
- Recognise the variety of personal styles available to you
- Identify when to action each of those styles
- Apply essential key tools and techniques to enable you to activate your style of manager as coach Read more
Coaching skills for line managers
This very successful two-day programme can be delivered as either a two-day workshop or four half-day modules held tow or three weeks apart with ‘pre-work’ and coaching practice between each module. The programme focuses on:
- The coaching framework
- The four key coaching skills
- Challenging with integrity
- Solution-focused coaching
This uniquely practical programme has been designed to enhance your coaching skills. It is an intermediate level rather than an introductory programme. 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 practise your coaching skills, receiving feedback on your effectiveness and completing coaching record sheets. On day two, a month later, you will share your experiences, 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. Read more
Creating a coaching environment
We offer a three-day coach training programme aligned to ICF core competencies and led by an accredited coach. The focus of your learning is all about equipping you with the knowledge and skills to take a coaching approach with team members. This is not just about working with staff to achieve business objectives and develop potential; it is also about using coaching techniques to have honest conversations and to challenge under-performance. This is a very practical programme, with a focus on active learning involving group discussion, skills practice and practical exercises. Each day includes an opportunity for coaching practice and feedback. Read more
Strategic partnering – using a coaching approach
This two-day workshop will develop your skills as a strategic partner and equip you with the knowledge to take a coaching approach with external stakeholders, such as customers, suppliers and contractors. We will explore two perspectives: you as a strategic partner, and how you use a coaching approach to engage others to deliver. You will develop your confidence in managing these relationships by using a variety of interventions to ensure your interactions are effective. As part of the workshop you will receive feedback on your type and an MBTI ‘Type at Work Profile’. The workshop is run by an accredited MBTI practitioner and qualified coach. Read more
For a no-obligation discussion about any of these courses just give us a call on 01582 714280.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]