90 minute, half & full day workshops

Coaching Skills for Managers
Training Courses

Coaching is a an essential skill for every manager's toolkit. These coaching programmes cover the key coaching models, skills and techniques most needed withing a management context.

Coaching, in essence, is about drawing out rather than putting in - helping the individual work through the problem to a solution themselves. And in an ever changing world, we need more staff to move from problem to solutions themselves, rather than relying on others to work it out for them. So if you want your staff to be more creative, more confident, and more capable of finding solutions - coaching is the the best approach to take.

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Coaching Skills Workshop Content

What is coaching, and why is it important?

How coaching differs from mentoring and counselling; learn why how and when a coaching method and approach should be used; develop and use the 6-step process that is at the heart of most coaching.

How to become an effective coach

Learn the 6-step coaching process, the 5 key qualities of a good coach, and 4 separate models that together will help you become an outstanding coach.

Do you have the qualities you need?

Being good is more than just being skilled. Use our self-assessment test to find out if you are cut out for coaching.

Essential coaching skills for managers

Drawn from years of coaching experience, we offer the key skills that we believe are most likely to be helpful to the coach in a 1-1 setting.

Coaching Models that allow you choice

A detailed look at four of the best coaching models that provide a range of options to suit different situations.

Difficulties - and how to overcome them

It's not always easy. These training courses help you anticipate and spot such difficulties, and use a range of tips and techniques to prevent or deal effectively with them.

What are these coaching programmes for?

Our coaching skills for managers training is ideal for those who either currently coach and would like.to refresh their learning, or for those who want to explore the role and advantages of coaching as part of their management skill set. They will be particularly helpful for anyone who wants to:

 - learning outcome Have a thorough understanding of the coaching approach, and how it differs from other personal support approaches
 - learning outcome Develop and improve their coaching skills
 - learning outcome Have access to, and confidently use, a range of coaching models
 - learning outcome Deal confidently and effectively with any difficulties presented

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Coaching Skills Workshop Activities

The bite size (90 minute) course starts with a short activity to help establish the core elements of coaching, and how its 6-step approach helps separate it from other personal development approaches. The half day programme builds on this, by introducing key qualities, skills and models, and the full day allows for the opportunity to practice and develop the key skills and models, and receive appropriate feedback.

Never 'death by powerpoint'

We always provide a variety of learning approaches in each of our workshops.

Each workshop typically includes learning input from the trainer, supported by a range of mixed media, interactive elements, discussion and group work. Most workshops also include case work and practical skill-development activities to apply the learning, with more time dedicated to this in the longer courses.

'Want more?' resource pack

In addition to providing a copy of any slide deck, we always provide a ‘want more’ section, of curated resources including book summaries, podcasts, downloads and articles.

core learning input
open discussion
reflection & consolidation
paired activities
your ideas & suggestions
role play & simulation
group activities
The course was over too quickly, and had definitely whetted my appetite. The ‘want more’ section was a brilliant additional support, allowing me to explore the topic further.

What are the benefitsof these coaching programmes ?

Learn key coaching frameworks
More options to work with as a manager
Coach with confidence
Effective staff development

Coaching Program Frequently Asked Quesitons

How is coaching different from other learning approaches?

There are undoubtedly overlaps, but coaching is essentially an approach that is focused on the coach using key qualities, skills, models and techniques to help the other person arrive at solutions for themselves.

Why is coaching becoming so popular?

...in simple terms, because it is effective, and also because most people with a commitment to coaching can quickly acquire the necessary skills, because they are easy to understand and use.

How do I start to become an effective coach?

You need a commitment to the principles of coaching, which essentially requires you to draw out information from the other person, rather than 'put information in'. A good coach always wants, and works for, the individual taking personal ownership for ideas and decisions, rather than developing dependence on the coach.

How do I decide which of these coaching skills for managers training courses is best?

It just depends on your current level of expertise and experience. If you know very little, then the bite size workshop will quickly get you up to speed; the half day will equip you with knowing the key skills and models, and the full day will allow you to practice using such skills and models in a variety of settings.

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