Would you like to apply to become a qualified coach?

Posted by rmt22 at Jan 23, 2017 03:55 PM |
Introducing the University of Leicester Coaching and Mentoring Academy

We are very excited to present to you an opportunity to be part of the recently launched University of Leicester Coaching and Mentoring Academy. Our coaching, which focuses on work-related issues will help bring out the best in all of us. This is part of the ongoing investment in sustaining our position as a community that is passionate about individual and collective performance (as detailed in President and Vice-Chancellor, Prof Paul Boyle’s email on 10 January).

Full details are available in the University of Leicester Coaching and Mentoring brochure.

How do I train to become a coach?

You will study for the ‘industry-standard’ qualification, the ILM level 5 certificate in coaching and mentoring. The University will pay for the costs of training. In return you, post-qualification, will be asked to give back time to coaching your colleagues across the University. As a rule of thumb, this would be two coachees per year, equating to around two hours per month.

What's involved to achieve the ILM level 5 qualification?

Becoming a coach is extremely rewarding. However, there is a considerable time commitment involved to obtain the qualification so you must be sure that you really want to do this before applying. You will need to attend three two-day training sessions on:

  • Monday 13 and Tuesday 14 March 2017
  • Monday 8 and Tuesday 9 May 2017
  • Monday 26 and Tuesday 27 June 2017.

Following the sessions you will be required to complete three assignments. As part of your training, you will need to undertake 12 hours of coaching practice. Note: the Academy will support you with finding coachees.

How to apply

We welcome applications from all colleagues from across our University. If you would like to be considered for a place, please contact Lisa Hallam (lh214@le.ac.uk x 5333) for a brochure, complete the form in Appendix A and return it to her by Monday 13 February 2017.

Please note you will have to obtain the consent of your line manager and he/she must countersign your application form.

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