(optional ILM Executive and Corporate Coach Award)
Understand the Arena
You will commence your studies by undertaking a good overview of coaching in the workplace. You will look at methods, models and tools, business coaching, executive coaching, the manager as coach, and team coaching.
You will learn a practical step-by-step approach that supports your understanding and development as a coach in the business and corporate environment.
In addition you will look at a practical approach to the world of leadership and what it takes to be a competent coach of leaders. You will explore material that considers the individual and what it takes for them to perform better within their organisations, and explores the relationship between the day-to-day behaviour of leaders and what might be the psychological “drivers” that underpin these behaviours.
Explore the Issues
Having established a good foundation of knowledge of coaching in the workplace, you will focus on 4 main areas which are prevalent in the business environment. Produced in self study format, these highly interactive modules are designed to consolidate and increase your learning whilst offering the flexibility and portability to facilitate learning that fits around your existing lifestyle and business commitments. You will select two of these for further research.
Definitions of Executive Coaching / Coaching models / Core competencies / Managing the Executive Coaching process / Return on investment.
The process for coaching teams / Outlining profiling systems to use in team coaching situations / Modelling characteristics and behaviours of high performance teams / Developing your team coaching skills.
Qualities and behaviours of leadership / Leadership skills for the Coach / Developing leadership strategies / Coaching skills for leaders.
Organisational Culture and Managing Change
Types and causes of change / Life cycle of typical change initiatives / The need for coaching interventions and opportunities / Analysis, recognition and implementation tools for coaches to support organisational change.