|Coaching 201 - The Skilled Coach
This two-day session is designed for persons who want to learn specific coaching skills. The course is highly experiential with considerable opportuntiies to practice skills under supervision and with peer and leader feedback.
This course identifies and presents in sequence a number of specific skills. However, the emphasis of the course is on integrating the skills and assisting practitioners to go beyond being technically skilled. One of the ways this is accomplished is to focus on real issues and concerns of participants during each of the skill training activities. The role work associated with this course will require participants to increase their level of personal disclosure. Specific strategies will be used to attend to participant comfort and psychological safety concerns.
In addition to disclosure role work, another strategy used for achieving a wholistic approach to being a skilled coach, will be attention to the learning experience itself. Considerably attention will be given to the experiential learning cycle (ELC). The ELC is a four-step model which starts by buidling on existing or natural skills, moves to understanding and practicing skills, then turns to personal meaning making activities, and finishes by identifying personal action plans.
Some of the topics included in this course:
- the skill learning continuum:
- the ten key skills of successful coaches;
- using confrontation and challenging skills;
- differences and similarities between coaching, counselling and therapy;
- the role of self-doubt and the imposter syndrome as barriers to wholistic practice;
- five factors that typically prevent skill learning progress; and
- acting as an educator during coaching sessions.
Participants will be involved in small group and paired activities.
Participants who attend a complete workshop will receive a Certificate of Completion.