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Basic Coaching for Leaders

2 x 4 hours Live online or 8 hours In-person
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Session Description

The International Coaching Federation defines coaching as “Partnering with the learner/coachee in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires her/him to maximize his/her personal and/or professional potential.” Leaders who do not coach are not necessarily bad managers, but they can be more successful if they use their position to develop talent. This session provides information and practice to managers on how to become and stay effective coaches to their peers and subordinates.

Participants will build their understanding of basic theories behind coaching, learn a basic coaching framework, and increase their awareness of personal strengths that will help them coach. Participants will apply this learning to multiple rounds of coaching practice with their fellow participants. A facilitator will provide real-time corrections and feedback as participants are practicing, to ensure quick learning and good habit formation.

Learning Objectives

  • Define coaching
  • Understand the importance of coaching in the context of leadership and organizational strategy
  • Utilize a practical framework to have coaching conversations with their direct reports and/or peers
  • Identify specific skills that need to be developed in order to have productive coaching conversations
  • Develop an action plan to begin applying and building their basic coaching skills


  • Small group exercises
  • PowerPoint and workbooks are used to provide a guiding framework for participants
  • Self-reflection
  • Table group discussions
  • Role plays
  • Case studies or other structured exercises

Target Audience

  • Leaders at all levels
  • High-potential individual contributors
  • Project/Program managers
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