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TLU have consulted with the European Coaching and Mentoring Council (EMCC) to provide MTU staff with an opportunity to attend an accredited EMCC Foundation Level Course in Coaching and potentially achieve their individual EMCC Foundation Level Coaching Accreditation through this programme.

 

next Offering

The 9th iteration of this popular course commences on Friday, 21st May 2021 and will be delivered online, as follows:

  • Module 1 – Introduction to Coaching for Higher Education - Friday, 21st May 2021, 14:00-16:30
  • Module 2 – Using a Coaching Approach in HE roles – Friday, 28th May 2021, 14:00-16:30
  • Module 3 - Introducing the Impact of Positive Psychology on Coaching - Friday, 4th June 2021, 14:00-16:30
  • Module 4 – Introducing Strengths Coaching – Friday, 11th June  2021, 14:00-16:30
  • Module 5 - Using Coaching to Motivate Individuals/Teams in Higher Education – Friday, 18th June 2021, 14:00-16:30

 

If you are interested in attending the course but not available on the dates specified for the next iteration, we would ask that you.

 

you can reserve your Place here.

 

If you are interested in attending the course but not available on the dates specified for the next iteration, we would ask that you:

register an expression of interest here.

Who should complete this course?

This course is relevant to all MTU staff - from academic to professional management support staff engaging with students on a day-to-day basis, to academic and research supervisors and to heads of function looking to enhance their people management skills.

What is the structure of the course?

This course comprises 5x2.5-hour modules that will be offered over 5 weeks as follows:

Week

Description

1

Module 1 – Introduction to Coaching for Higher Education

This module will give participants the opportunity to understand how practical coaching tools and techniques can give them a framework to move people toward solutions.

On completion of this workshop participants will:

  • Understand how their coaching skills can impact on the CIT coaching culture
  • Have explored the various ways to use a coaching approach
  • Understand how the EMCC competence framework aligns with the European Higher Education framework
  • Have practiced the core skills of coaching i.e., listening and questioning
  • Be able to apply appropriate adult learning principles to their coaching
  • Know how to structure a coaching conversation using the GROW model
  • Understand the role of contracting in building a trust-based relationship
  • Understand how to reflect on their coaching skills practice.

2

Module 2 - Using a Coaching Approach in HE roles

This session builds on session 1, giving participants two further coaching tools to practice in guided peer-to-peer coaching sessions. The idea of using a coaching approach in various roles is introduced.

On completion of this workshop participants will:

  • Understand more about contracting and outline of a coaching session (see handbook)
  • Have practiced using the GROW (T-GROW) coaching tool
  • Have reviewed and practiced questioning skills, building further on their ‘question bank’
  • Practiced peer-to-peer coaching using the GROW model
  • Been introduced to the Wheel as a useful tool for most coaching scenarios

3

Module 3 - Introducing the Impact of Positive Psychology on Coaching

This session explores the impact of positive psychology on coaching and coaching psychology, to lay the background for using coaching for strengths use in your role.

On completion of this workshop participants will have:

  • Have reflected on their skills practice to date in a guided group reflective practice space
  • Discussed various scenarios in which to use a coaching approach
  • Observed a tutor coaching demonstration session using the Wheel coaching tool
  • Engaged in a group peer supervision on coaching demonstration with debrief
  • Practiced using the Wheel coaching tool in a peer-to-peer coaching session

4

Module 4 – Introducing Strengths Coaching

This session explores using strengths coaching in various roles.

On completion of this workshop participants will have:

  • Been introduced to the basics of using clean language
  • Engaged in group reflective practice to discuss how they have and would like to use a coaching approach in their various roles
  • Discussed various scenarios in which to use a coaching approach
  • Critically observed a tutor coaching demonstration session using strengths coaching
  • Engaged in group peer supervision on coaching demonstration
  • Practiced using a strengths coaching tool in a peer-to-peer coaching session with guided mentoring

5

Module 5 - Using Coaching to Motivate Individuals/Teams in Higher Education

This workshop focuses largely on increasing skills practice while also examining the link between coaching and motivation and how a coaching skill set can influence people’s motivation levels. Options for further professional development through coaching will be explored.

On completion of this workshop participants will:

  • Be able to distinguish between coaching and motivating
  • Understand how to use the T-bone coaching tool to increase motivation
  • Have practiced in peer triads to develop their coaching skills
  • Have had experience of reflective practice and supervision and its importance in the coaching/mentoring profession.

How do I become accredited as an EMCC Foundation Level Coach?

On completion of this course, you may, if you wish with the assistance of MTU Cork TLU, apply for your own individual accreditation as an EMCC Foundation Level Coach which requires you to evidence:

  • 20 hours of study including 10 hours practice within three months of course completion (i.e. completion of the above MTU course together with 10 hours of practice within 3 months of course completion)
  • 50 hours coaching experience (which can include the 10 practice hours and could be up to 2 years prior to taking the course)
  • 16 hours of continuing professional development over one year
  • Be supervised by an EMCC accredited mentor/coaching supervisor for a period of 1 year within 2 years of completing the above course.
  • Your compliance with EMCC Global Code of Ethics

What is the plan for delivery of the course?

Due to the interactive nature of this course, class size is limited to a maximum of 15 participants at any one time. The course is offered once between 12 and 15 people have expressed interest in attending the course. If you are interested in availing of this course then please register your interest here and we will notify of when the course is being offered again in advance of the course being more widely advertised.

Where can I get further information?

The courser facilitator is Ruairí Ó Céilleachair (staff.mentor@cit.ie) - alternatively, you can contact us and we can forward your query

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