Online Intensive - Introduction to Leadership Coaching

Introduction to Leadership Coaching - Intensive
This popular online program is now available in an intensive format:
2 x 2-hour workshops over 3 days!

For some, being able to complete a program like this in a single week brings several advantages – it can accelerate the move towards mastery by creating a more focused, intensive learning experience, and it can be much more personally convenient.

Plus…following the initial series of workshops an additional complimentary implementation session will be available to help participants gain further support in ensuring that learning is applied effectively back in your context.[NB This additional module will only be available in conjunction with this online intensive version.]

This intensive version of our most popular program contains the same practical focus andexplores all three elements of effective coaching practice: the GROWTH conversational framework; the key coaching skills; and a coaching way of being. It introduces the concept of a coaching approach and explores this in the context of feedback conversations. Participants will develop the skills and confidence to have coaching conversations and will be able to adopt a coachingstance in leadership. Participants on the intensive program also gain access a rich selection of complementary learning resources in our Learning Management System modules.

Who Is It For?

This course is appropriate for educators who want to build the capacity of others through coaching and a coaching approach to leadership and developmental conversations.



Program Outcomes

  • Understanding and application of all three elements of effective coaching
    • the GROWTH framework;
    • the four key coaching skills; and
    • a coaching way of being;

  • Greater confidence and skill in taking a coaching approach to providing feedback

  • Understanding the relationship between feedback and coaching conversations

  • Numerous opportunities for direct experience of the impact of coaching conversations applied to real leadership situations in educational settings



On completion you will have gained:

  • Understanding and skill in application of all three elements of effective coaching
    • the GROWTH framework;
    • the four key coaching skills; and
    • a coaching way of being;
  • Greater confidence and skill in taking a coaching approach to providing feedback
  • Understanding the relationship between feedback and coaching conversations
  • Direct experience of the impact of coaching conversations applied to real leadership situations in educational settings


Mode of Delivery

Thoughtfully designed for online learning, this program builds on the pedigree of our highly regarded face-to-face training programs that are underpinned by high-quality, research-informed and up-to-date intellectual property; a commitment to interactive and engaging learning experiences; and expert facilitation by skilled professionals with extensive experience of working in education.

A Learning Design to Enable ‘Praxis’

Our spaced learning design consists of live interactive workshops using Zoom complemented by self-paced modules on our Learning Management System (LMS). By spreading the learning over a number of weeks, participants are able to go through a praxis-enabling process of learning, reflecting and implementing in context. When we are engaged in praxis we are reflecting in action – taking what we are learning and applying it in real-life situations. Our online program design provides greater opportunity for immediate implementation in context than conventional multi-day programs.



Program Structure

  • 6 live interactive online workshops (120 mins each)
  • Pre and post workshop modules (self-paced on our Learning Management System)

The 6 live interactive workshops are not webinars or online lectures. Our programs utilise the versatility of the Zoom Pro platform to enable the most interactive and engaging experience in each of our live workshops. This is achieved through a careful balance of:

  • screen-share lecturettes
  • live and recorded coaching demonstrations
  • whole group debrief
  • open-forum Q&A
  • paired and triad coaching practice in breakout rooms
  • small group discussion and practical activities in breakout rooms, and the use of the chat and whiteboard functions to capture the insights of the whole group
  • Regular stretch breaks are built into each 2-hour workshop.


How is coaching in education different from coaching in other sectors?

The key differentiator is that coaching in education has a clear purpose: improved outcomes for learners. While the focus is on the success and wellbeing of learners, coaching is used to support everyone in the educational community.

The Global Framework for Coaching and Mentoring in Education (van Nieuwerburgh, Knight & Campbell, 2019) shows 4 areas where coaching is being used currently in schools, colleges and universities:


   To support students directly

  • Teachers with coaching skills are able to have more positive and solution-focused conversations with students
  • Teachers can use coaching to help students to build on their strengths, set inspiring goals, and increase their agency
  • Student coaching conversations elevate student voice and choice, enhancing student motivation and wellbeing

   To support educational leadership

  • Educational leaders who receive coaching benefit from having a safe space reflect and plan, leading to greater strategic clarity, confidence and agency.
  • Educational leaders who adopt coaching as a way of leading are able to better support and engage their colleagues in a way that promotes ownership, responsibility and professionalism.


   To improve the professional practice of educators

  • Teachers and other educators who receive coaching in relation to their professional practice experience increased self-efficacy and are able to sustain the implementation of new practices to meet the needs of their students.
  • Teachers and other educators can use coaching skills to improve the quality of dialogue, including providing feedback, with their peers that leads to increased levels of collegiality, collaboration and trust.



   To connect educational institutions to their communities

  • Teachers and leaders can deploy their coaching skills with parents, carers and other members of the school community to increase levels of authentic engagement and collaboration.
  • Teachers and leaders talking a coaching approach to communication with multiple stakeholders in their school community can increase their sense commitment and support for the aims and aspirations of the institution.


Dates/Times

Cohort 4:
22 Sept 2021 - 08:00am - 10:00am and 11:00am - 01:00pm AEST
23 Sept 2021- 08:00am - 10:00am and 11:00am - 01:00pm AEST
24 Sept 2021 - 08:00am - 10:00am and 11:00am - 01:00pm AEST

Cohort 1 2022:
12 Jan 2022 - 08:00am - 10:00am and 11:00am - 01:00pm AEDT
13 Jan 2022 - 08:00am - 10:00am and 11:00am - 01:00pm AEDT
14 Jan 2022 - 08:00am - 10:00am and 11:00am - 01:00pm AEDT

 

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