“A manager tries to change people. A coach knows to grow them.”
Pajak Solo

Why learn coaching skills?
Most leaders and managers want their employees to take ownership, use initiative and solve problems in the workplace. Often they get stuck in making this a reality – frustrated by low levels of engagement or a lack of solution-focused action from staff. Leaders and managers can feel overwhelmed by the escalating demands placed on them to take responsibility for making things happen.

Coaching skills change the way that managers engage with their staff. This shift in approach develops a management and leadership style that builds a thinking organisation: where employees do use initiative, take ownership and exercise increasing responsibility.

What is the Transforming Insight™ Coaching Skills Training Programme?
Transforming Insight is an intensive, highly experiential, three-month training programme that equips managers and leaders with the coaching skills needed to optimise the potential of their staff. Participants will be introduced to an evidence-based approach to coaching grounded in the principles of contemporary neuroscience. They will learn to use dynamic models that fuse the art and science of coaching, in order to lead incisive and creative ‘thinking conversations’.

Who is it for?
This training programme is geared to meet the needs of directors, leaders, emerging leaders and managers.

(Applicants should hold a tertiary qualification and be comfortable with English as the language of delivery.)

What will you learn?
• How to coach individuals and groups towards highly desirable outcomes
• How to listen actively and use crisp, powerful questions to trigger insight and action
• How to bring about change by guiding individuals to define meaningful outcomes, work with a clear strategic pathway, and generate traction through action
• How to reflect meaningfully for greater insight and growth
• How to use coaching skills to increase the potential of workplace engagement, including one-on-one conversations, feedback discussions, performance reviews, team meetings and strategic discussions

Meet the trainers
Lead trainer: Anne Heslop
Second trainers: Dr Nicola Graham, Megan Galloway

Course modules

1. Foundations of coaching
2. Coaching skills
3. Deepening coaching skills
4. Applications of coaching skills in the workplace
5. Growing the coach

Is this course accredited?

Yes, this course is ICF approved and contributes 42,5 hours towards becoming an ICF accredited Associate Certified Coach (ACC), either through the ACSTH or Portfolio pathways.

What is the course format?

• 3 day intensive skills-training workshop (Face to face)
• 8 weekly virtual classroom sessions of 90 mins (Teleclasses)
• Guided peer learning processes (Telephone)
• Mentoring and support (Telephone)
• 1 live assessment of competency (Telephone)

What are the training hours?

• 34 student contact hours (synchronous)
• 20 hours of independent study (asynchronous) – of which 8.5 contribute towards ICF coach credentialing
• 42.5 ICF coach specific training hours (34hrs + 8.5hrs)

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