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CIT have consulted with the European Coaching and Mentoring Council (EMCC) to provide CIT 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 3rd iteration of this popular course commences on Friday, 17th May 2019 and will be delivered as follows:

  • Module 1 – Introduction to Coaching for Higher Education-Friday, 17th May 2019, 12:00-14:30, Training Room, Melbourn Building , CIT Bishopstown Campus,
  • Module 2 – Developing Coaching Communication Skills for Higher Education - Friday 24th May 2019, 12:00-14:30, Training Room, Melbourn Building , CIT Bishopstown Campus,
  • Module 3 - Using Coaching Strategies in Higher Education – Friday, 31st May 2019, 12:00-14:30, Seminars Rooms 1 & 2, Melbourn Building, CIT Bishopstown Campus
  • Module 4 - Using Coaching to Motivate Individuals/Teams in Higher Education – Friday, 14th June 2019, 12:00-14:30, Seminars Rooms 1 & 2, Melbourn Building, CIT Bishopstown Campus

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 CIT staff - from  academic and non-academic 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 4x2.5-hour modules that will be offered over 4 weeks as follows:

Week

Description

1

Module 1 – Introduction to Coaching for Higher Education

This module will give participants the opportunity to learn and practice practical coaching tools and techniques to move people toward solutions.

On completion of this workshop participants will:

• Understand the role of a coaching skill set in a mentoring relationship

• Know how to structure a coaching conversation using the GROW model

• Be able to apply appropriate adult learning principles to their coaching

• Understand the role of contracting in building a trust-based relationship

• Understand the EMCC coaching and mentoring competency framework and how it is applicable in a coaching/mentoring session.

2

Module 2 - Developing Coaching Communication Skills for Higher Education

This module is designed to develop an understanding of self and focuses heavily on the communication skills of listening and questioning.

On completion of this workshop participants will:

• Have assessed their ability to listen and learned techniques to develop their listening

• Better understand how to self-manage with a view to functioning more effectively

• Have a greater knowledge of how questions may be use effectively to move conversations forward

• Understand the Global Code of Ethics in coaching

• Have experience of conducting a coaching conversation

3

Module 3 - Using Coaching Strategies in Higher Education

In this module participants will practice ways of offering feedback effectively and use feedforward strategies to promote expectation management.

On completion of this workshop participants will:

• Have examined the role of a coaching skill set in a mentoring relationship

• Understand the role of feedback in promoting awareness and learning

• Have practiced techniques to raise awareness and insight

• Have an improved coaching skill set through practice

4

Module 4 - Using Coaching to Motivate Individuals/Teams in Higher Education

This workshop examines 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 and the concept of clean language is introduced.

On completion of this workshop participants will:

• Be able to distinguish between coaching and motivating

• Better understand how coaching can be used to improve motivation

• Have assessed their options for developing their mentoring and coaching skills

• Have been introduced to the basics of using clean language

• 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 CIT 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 CIT 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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