To develop sustainable internal coaching capacity, you’ll need a program that allows enough time for participants to deeply engage in the study and practice of coaching skills.
Coaching Apprenticeship Program
This intense six-month course of study focuses on application of the principles of Integral Coaching in the workplace. Participants meet as a group for three sessions. The balance of work is self-paced and includes reading, written assignments, conversations, and coaching practice with clients. The instructor and participants maintain close contact through phone conversations and written communication, especially when their coaching programs are in progress. It is designed as an apprenticeship with a master coach, which will leave participants able to design and conduct coaching programs addressing a wide variety of workplace issues and opportunities.
We suggest that organizations introduce the coaching methodology through our shorter program to start. From there it’s easy to identify participants who have the interest and dedication to continue their development and succeed in a rigorous program like this one.
We recommend this program for people at any level of management who are responsible for important, time-critical performance, or who are personally concerned with the challenges of innovation, quality and customer service. Regardless of their job title, people who meet the following criteria will be successful in this program:
- They are interested in evoking excellence in others and realize that the process begins with them
- They are willing to question their assumptions and try out new behavior
- They are open to being coached
Outcomes the Class Will Produce
At the end of six months of rigorous study and practice, you will be able to:
- Skillfully coach people all along the continuum of performance from unacceptable to outstanding, so that performance continues to improve
- Decisively intervene in recurring problems so that the people involved generate innovative solutions.
- Detect the source of difficult and complex issues so that you can bring clarity and certainty to their resolution.
- Make grounded, behavior-based assessments.
- Successfully conduct conversations for action, possibility and relationship.
- Understand the distinction between teaching, counselling, managing, and coaching, and know when to do each type of intervention.
- Move people to action even when they have many excuses or have failed repeatedly.
- Effectively coach people with difficult attitudes.
- Elicit commitments from others so that innovation, speed, quality and customer service improve.