Breakthrough Intensive

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Why breakthrough intensive?
This is the ultimate in personal and professional development. As the name suggests this is an intensive one day, one to one personal coaching experience which gives you access to the most powerful techniques for change available. You would opt for this if you wanted change fast and you wanted to concentrate your change work into a one day block. This approach is for you if you have become frustrated with other approaches to getting the results you seek, or if you have a specific issue which you need to resolve quickly. Read More

Professional Coaching

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Why book professional coaching sessions?
Professional coaching gives you individual support to achieve your professional goals. Helping you to understand how you can perform to your peak and how you can influence others around you to do the same is at the heart of coaching. If you have the feeling that you could improve an aspect or aspects of your work and career then coaching is for you. Read More

The Coaching Organisation

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Creating a coaching culture. 1 day

Why attend The Coaching Organisation?
This programme provides the necessary strategic overview to develop a high quality professional development programme with peer coaching at its heart. You will explore the core Organisational Coaching Model, and ways to implement a high quality colleague to colleague coaching system. A growing body of research shows that coaching creates bottom line improvements.

What will you learn?

How to set up coaching across your organisation
Why you should set up coaching; the research that says you should go for it
How to systemise the process so its is sustainable
How to win confidence and persuade the “nay-sayers”
How to build a team of high quality coaches and how to monitor and maintain that quality
About some possible blocks and pitfalls and how to overcome them
Recipes for success – opportunity to design a system that works for your situation

How will the programme be run?
The programme will introduce the current research and case studies on organisational coaching model success. Delegates will explore what they want to achieve in their own institution and then select appropriate strategies for setting this up.
There will be opportunity in the afternoon to action plan next steps and to receive support and guidance on the plans. Follow on coaching is offered separately should support beyond the course be required.

Who should attend?
Directors, HR managers, headteachers, aspiring headteachers, and anyone involved in, or interested in, improving communication and spreading excellent practice throughout their organisation.

What if I attend?
If you attend you will be setting in motion a series of steps to radically transform the way that professional development, communication and support takes place in your work-place. All the research points to great gains in productivity and improved sense of work satisfaction and output for everyone involved.

Coaching Skills 2

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Advanced techniques 2 day course

Why attend this course?
This course builds on your learning from the day 1 Foundations for Change programme. You’ll take your coaching skills to an even greater level and learn the precision use of language to support others. You’ll really improve your confidence using a wide range of techniques and tools. You will have a series of effective strategies for dealing with challenging people.

What will I learn?
You will learn

How to structure review and feedback so that people really listen and take action
Further secrets to build positive relationships with others
How to generate really motivating targets
When to ask questions and when to stay silent
Precision questioning techniques so that your questions have greater impact
How people construct problems and why they do it
Conversational techniques to help people break out of problems and develop their own solutions
Techniques to build really high levels of confidence in yourself and others
Techniques for dealing with challenging people
How to fine tune your senses to pick up even more information about what others are thinking
How to promote relaxation in others through careful construction of language
About the potential for wider organisational coaching approaches

You will also have the opportunity to practice your coaching skills and receive supportive and constructive feedback.

How is the programme structured?
The programme is carefully designed to enable you to:

The programme builds on the one day foundations for change programme*
Reconnect with your current practice
Gain constructive feedback throughout the programme
Actively experience each technique and out it into practice
Learn in a safe and supportive environment

The programme culminates in opportunities to put all of your skills into action in a formative coaching session.

Who is the trainer on Coaching Skills 2 Advanced techniques?
The two-day Advanced Coaching Skills Programme is designed and delivered by Will Thomas. Will is a highly experienced performance coach and trainer. A Marks and Spencer Personnel manager from University, Will moved into education and became Head of Faculty in a large comprehensive school, he has used coaching extensively to enable people to maximise performance and overcome personal barriers to success. Will is co-author of the book Coaching Solutions and author of The Coaching Solutions resource Book.

What if I attend this course?
Attending this course will bring you new levels of confidence and capability in supporting others. From high flyers to the struggling individual, this course gives you tools for helping. Your ability to precisely use language to get results will give you the edge in any work or social setting. The programme will give you the most useful tools and techniques for promoting change in others.

*It is a prerequisite that you attend a one day coaching programme with Alite or Vision for Learning prior to attending the advanced course. This could happen within an open course setting or you may have the course in your workplace.