Volunteers required for new coaching practice sessions

Posted by crm28 at Feb 02, 2017 10:15 AM |
Do you want to make a change in your professional life? Coaching can help you to move forward, make plans and achieve goals.

We have recently launched the University of Leicester Coaching and Mentoring Academy.

As part of the training, delegates are required to demonstrate their ability to plan, deliver and review at least 12 hours of coaching and mentoring in the workplace.  We are currently looking for willing volunteers to be ‘guinea pigs’ for the second cohort of trainee coaches.

What can I expect as a volunteer?

Ideally, this is for people who want to make a change in their professional life and need someone neutral to talk things through. The trainee coaches will not give any advice but would ask lots of questions to expand your thinking, address obstacles and help you to make a plan to get things done.

How will the coaching commence?

When: From mid-May to August.

How often: Three or four face-to-face coaching sessions.

Time: Typically, each coaching session will last 60 to 90 minutes.

Location: The meetings will be arranged by the trainee coach at a location convenient to you.

The sort of things people typically bring along include; leadership skills, delegating work, improving communication, conflict, assertiveness, developing your career, influencing and time management, but this is by no means an exhaustive list.

Please bear in mind the coaches are trainees, with no previous experience of coaching.

The job of the coach is to ask questions and to listen, guiding the coachee to draw on his or her resources and talents and to devise solutions for him or herself. Coaching is not about giving advice and your coach does not need to be an ‘expert’ in your area of work (in fact, it is often better if they are not an expert in your area).

All the discussions will be anonymised and kept confidential between you and the trainee coach.

How to volunteer

If you are interested in taking part in coaching practice sessions, please contact Lisa Hallam by Tuesday 30 May.

Places available to become a qualified coach

We still have a few places available on the next ILM5 certificate in Coaching and Mentoring training sessions. If you would like to apply to become a qualified coach or would like more information, please contact Lisa Hallam (x5333).

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