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Are you looking to bring out the best in the people around you within your workplace? If so, this invaluable introduction to coaching is perfect for you. Not only is it a great introduction, but also a solid foundation in which to adopt a ‘coaching management style’.

Run as it features here, or run in-house where the content can be tailored to suit your organisational needs; cost effective if a number of people require training.

Course Tutors

Mrs Caroline Sullivan

Miss Alyson Weeks

Alyson is a Chartered MCIPD and has worked as an HR practitioner for the last 20 years with a broad range of businesses from SM to Blue Chip; leading and delivering HR and development programmes to meet business objectives, both as a consultant and manager. She regularly worked with managers and staff at all levels in a wide range of organisations, either in groups or giving 1-1 tailored advice and coaching to directors, managers and staff in the development of high performing teams, personal development and skills gaps, career guidance coaching for role transition and outplacement support. She has led on the design, delivery and implementation of business skills and coaching programmes, change projects, succession planning, talent management, the entire recruitment life cycle and learning & development programmes. Alyson has a facilitative style and her programmes are known to be interactive and fun.

Who is it for

An Introduction to Coaching is an ideal choice if you’re a line manager wishing to develop your coaching style and challenge individuals within your organisation to reach their full potential.

Benefits

By the end of An Introduction to Coaching course you will be able to:

  • identify coaching values
  • evaluate different coaching models and how they are used
  • develop your own coaching style
  • apply coach-mentoring techniques for performance and development issues
  • give feedback as a coach
  • develop action plans for coaching in the workplace

Programme

Pre course work

Delegates will be asked to complete the Preferred Learning Styles Questionnaire by Honey and Mumford and bring it along to the course.

Coaching – an overview 

  • definitions of leaders in the field
  • coaching for skills
  • performance improvement and potential
  • philosophical underpinning

Values exercise

  • identify your collective values around coaching

Core processes 

  • peer coaching sessions
  • practice a range of models

Learning styles

  • Peter Honey’s learning styles
  • learning style preferences questionnaire
  • implications for the coach
  • managing different learning style preferences

Communication style preferences

  • application of communication styles in the coaching context

Coaching tools

  • appreciative enquiry
  • coaching techniques for performance and development issues

Core processes

  • peer coaching sessions

Giving and receiving feedback effectively as a coach

  • skills and techniques
  • skills practice

The CIPD — the professional body for HR and people development, is the voice of a worldwide community of 140,000 members committed to championing better work and working lives. We’ve been setting the benchmark for excellence in HR and L&D for more than 100 years and we already have more than 2,000 members operating in the Middle East.

CIPD have designed and delivered training programmes in over 50 countries worldwide and provide development programmes for over 15,000 learners a year. 

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