Coaching as a Leadership Strategy

Description: 

Disruptive change and the increased pace of doing business are both challenges for today’s leader - and they are also the new norm.  Leaders at all levels are realizing they need to adjust the way they lead others, especially when the workforce is geographically dispersed or working in a matrixed organizational structure. Using the old “command and control” style of telling employees what to do is simply not effective because employees perform better when they feel empowered to act and have clear goals.  Learning to coach employees “in the moment” is one of the most valuable skills you can ever use. Your coaching skills can help your team achieve stronger results while building trust and respect between you and your direct reports. 

Because coaching can’t be learned in a passive manner, you’ll have the opportunity to practice specific coaching skills using common work situations and actual employee situations from your current work environment. Become the leader/coach that employees want to follow!
 

Who Should Enroll: 
  • Anyone seeking to improve their coaching skills
  • Managers, supervisors and leaders at all levels
  • Project managers 
     
Learning Outcomes: 
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the benefits of coaching for performance and development.
  • Learn the difference between coaching, counseling and mentoring and actively identify which one is needed in common work situations.
  • Learn an effective model for coaching and apply it to some of your own real scenarios at work.
  • Identify situations at work when you could (and should) coach an employee.
  • Practice key coaching skills with other participants.
  • Gain insight regarding the difference between coaching and giving negative feedback.
  • Practice providing constructive and positive feedback in specific scenarios.
     
Prerequisites: 

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Continuing Education Hours: 
Project Management Institute: 6.5 PDUs-Leadership
Continuing Education Units: .65 CEUs
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