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Coaching for Change: Creating a self-development culture

Coaching for Change: Creating a self-development culture

£199.00
Phase: 
Primary, Secondary
ISBN: 
978-1-907927-15-7
Published: 
Sep 2012

Overview

Coaching for Change is a training course that will equip your school staff with the skills and tools they need to be successful coaches and show them how to use these skills to impact upon whole-school improvement.

Through six practical sessions, participants develop a clear understanding of what coaching is, how it can be used powerfully as a force for constructive change in your school and how to use the different tools of coaching most effectively.  People who are trained can coach each other, coach adults in the school and coach learners in the school, giving participants the skills to raise the potential of colleagues and pupils.

Benefits

Coaching for Change will give participants the skills to:

  • Drive whole-school improvement using coaching skills to get the best from teachers and pupils.
  • Develop practice that supports growth through use of high level listening, questioning, reflecting and summarising.
  • Tackle behaviour issues and difficult professional relationships using active listening and open questions.
  • Help colleagues and pupils reach their full potential by replacing limiting beliefs with positive realistic beliefs.
  • Facilitate colleagues and pupils to take responsibility for their own progress.
  • Build rapport that can turn previously frustrating conversations into energising interactions.

Why buy an Optimus Education DIY Training resource?

Coaching for Change: Creating a self-development culture is part of the Optimus Education D-I-Y (deliver it yourself) training portfolio. Our D-I-Y training packages provide:

  • value for money – training sessions can be delivered multiple times to different groups of staff
  • comprehensive training materials – detailed training plans, presentations, handouts and a variety of practical activities to engage participants are all provided in the package
  • flexibility – training sessions can be customised with case studies, questions or exercises which are specific to your school’s needs
  • excellent quality – the training materials have been written by experienced trainers with expertise in the topic area; you benefit from their knowledge and guidance
  • measurable outcomes – each package includes ways to monitor effectiveness and learning outcomes.

 

Summary of contents

Coaching for Change takes you through a step-by-step process of training people in your school in the skills of coaching, enabling them to perform at their highest level.

  • Raise standards by getting the best from teachers and pupils
  • Improve behaviour using coaching techniques
  • Foster positive working relationships that increase effectiveness
  • Motivate teachers and pupils with positive beliefs

Session Breakdown

Training Session 1 – What is coaching and why use it?

Learning Outcomes:

  • Describe to others at least three clear features of coaching and ways that coaching differs from mentoring
  • Decide on at least five preferred and clear benefits of coaching for pupils, staff, the school, and the coach

Training Session 2 – What are the skills of coaching?

Learning Outcomes:

  • Appreciate the importance of the three core skills of coaching
  • Experience good and bad listening
  • Be able to ask good coaching questions and questions that enable reflection throughout the coaching session

Training Session 3 – How can I become a great coach?  Part 1

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the GROW model and to have experience of using great coaching questions through the Goal and Reality stages
  • Experience of coaching from the point of view of being a coach, a coachee and an observer

Training Session 4 – How can I become a great coach?  Part 2

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the GROW model and to have experience of using great coaching questions through the Options and Will stages
  • Experience of coaching from the point of view of being a coach, a coachee and an observer

Training Session 5 – What powerful coaching tools can I use?  Part 1

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand how and when to use: a coaching record sheet, the Balance Wheel, Rating scale, Experiencing the future – now!
  • Practice using the tools and to feel comfortable with how they work

Training Session 6 – What powerful coaching tools can I use?  Part 2

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand how and when to use: Viewpoints, Bisociation, The decision table, Goal setting motivational record and plan
  • Practice using the tools and to feel comfortable with how they work

About the expert

Tony Swainston was a teacher for 20 years and then completed the NPQH (National Professional Qualification for Headship) and worked as a government adviser looking at CPD.  He is now a professional coach and NLP practitioner working for his own company, where his work revolves around supporting schools in developing effective teaching, leadership, management, coaching and organisational culture.

Details

  • A4 Ringbinder, c. 120 pages
  • CD-ROM containing PowerPoint presentations and accompanying resources

Delivery

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