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

  1. A Global European Quality Award (EQA) Foundation Certificate in Coaching
  2. Their EMCC  Individual Professional Coaching Accreditation (EIA) at Foundation level

Plan for Delivery 2022/23

We plan on offering this course on four occasions in the 2022/23 academic year - twice in semester 1 and twice in semester 2. Hence, the first of these offerings, which will be our 13th iteration of this popular course, will commence on Friday, 30th  September 2022*. 
This programme will be delivered online, as follows:

  • Module 1 – Introduction to Coaching for Higher Education - Friday, 30th September 2022, 14:00 -16:30
  • Module 2 – Using a Coaching Approach in HE roles – Friday, 7th October 2022, 14:00 -16:30
  • Module 3 - Introducing the Impact of Positive Psychology on Coaching - Friday, 14th October 2022, 14:00 -16:30
  • Module 4 – Introducing Strengths Coaching – Friday, 21st October 2022, 14:00 -16:30
  • Module 5 - Using Coaching to Motivate Individuals/Teams in Higher Education – Friday, 28th October 2022, 14:00 - 16:30
*PLEASE NOTE - Dates are subject to change prior to publication of the MTU Academic Calendar 2022/23*

If you want to attend the course please register now!

 

Not available on thEse Dates?

If you are not available to attend on the dates specified above, we would ask that you complete our:  Expression of Interest Form and we will keep you informed of the next course offerings.

Who should complete this course?

This course is relevant to all MTU staff - from academic and professional management support staff engaging with students on a day-to-day basis who would like to use a coaching approach in their role as lecturers or mentors, 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
  • 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:

  • Have practiced further and felt comfortable using core coaching skills
  • Have discussed the application of W1 learning to their specific work role
  • Understand and demonstrate the use of the WHEEL in different contexts
  • Understand and demonstrate the integration of the WHEEL and the GROW model, applicable to their specific situation

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:

  • Identified specific elements to include in a wheel that is relevant to role
  • Understood Positive Psychology (PP) origins and evolution to 2nd Wave PP
  • Understood & discussed the impact and effect of Positive and Negative Affect on individuals within the coaching context
  • Understood and demonstrated the use of PANAS (Watson et.al)
  • Discussed activities that increase Positive Affect and decrease Negative Affect and how this relates to coaching
  • Discussed the A-CIA tool and used it in a 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:

  • Understood how the PERMA wellbeing wheel works in a coaching session
  • Successfully used the PERMA wellbeing wheel in a practice coaching session
  • Understood the VIA strengths tool and the Jess™ resilience cards and their use in a coaching session
  • A basic understanding of the REALISE2 strengths categories
  • Used one of the strengths tools in a practice coaching session.

 

5

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

This workshop is a recap of the previous 4 workshops and solidifies learning. Participants consistently feedback how this workshop is a consolidation and clarifier of all the theory and practice from Modules 1 – 4.

On completion of this workshop participants will use the following methodology (covered during the previous 4 modules):

  • Building rapport and managing expectations in a coaching/mentoring session
  • Use GROW within their context
  • Use WHEELS
  • Use PERMA
  • Use the Jess™ Strengths cards or similar
  • Use strengths-finding in a coaching/mentoring session
  • Use the PANAS
  • Complete the 5 required reflections and coaching sessions for eligibility to attain the Global European Quality Award (EQA) Foundation Certificate in Coaching

How do I obtain my EQA Foundation Certificate in Coaching?

If you would like to apply for your EQA Foundation Certificate in Coaching, you must first ensure that you completed the following:

  • Attendance at all 5 module workshops, AND
  • Completed and recorded using the Reflection and Client Log template:
    • 1 piece of reflection for each workshop (, i.e. 5 reflective pieces), AND
    • 6 hours (min. ½ hr each time) you used your coaching skills in your role or with a mentee/coachee

Once you have completed the above then complete the EQA Foundation Certificate in Coaching Application Form.

How do I obtain my EMCC Individual Professional Coaching Accreditation (EIA) at Foundation level?

If you have already obtained your EQA Foundation Certificate in Coaching and would like to apply for, or explore your options regarding your EMCC Individual Professional Coaching Accreditation (EIA) at Foundation level, then please contact the course facilitator:

Alternatively, you can contact us, and we can forward your query.

What do I do if I'm interested in the course but it's full or I am not available on the dates specified?

Due to the interactive nature of this course, class size is limited to a maximum of 15 participants at any one time. If you are interested in the course but it's full or you are not available on the dates specified above then please complete our Expression of Interest form. We will then endeavour to give you some advance notice of future course offerings before they are more widely advertised.

Where can I get further information?

If you would like some further information about the course you can contact:

Alternatively, you can contact us and we may be able to assist you with your query.

I’ve already completed the course and really enjoyed it, what can I do next?

We're delighted you enjoyed the course and are interested in continuing on your coaching and mentoring journey. For more Coaching & Mentoring related CPD opportunities please see our Full Calendar of Coaching and Mentoring Opportunities 2022/2023

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