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This Leadership Coaching program has been developed by the Australian Graduate School of Leadership after many successful coaching initiatives delivered over more than four decades. Our coaching approach was awarded best in practice by the Corporate Leadership Council.
Leadership development seeks to cultivate skills that improve performance at all organisational levels. Sustained behaviour change, performance enhancement or use of new skills requires support and reinforcement. Coaching is a powerful way of providing such support with additional impact on productivity and a favourable return on investment.
This program initially looks at the key theories of learning and change and how they support the development of more effective one to one coaching strategies and skills.
Taking a coaching approach in a leadership role to assist teams to adapt to the evolving context in which they must operate is explored and distinguished from coaching relationships where a coachee may not have a formal reporting or responsibility relationship with their coach.
The program explores coach self-awareness and encourages coaches to acknowledge their strengths and confront weaknesses and fears. You need to be consciously aware of why, on what and how you are using skills, tools and knowledge and remain open to the need to question yourself.
The program addresses coaching issues at different levels within an organisation (individual, group, multi-group and organisation-wide) and addresses action planning at each of these levels.
Coaching across an organisation is an intervention that needs to be linked with other strategic initiatives. Used as a strategic intervention, coaching aligns with many ideas emerging from the study of complex adaptive systems theory -- it can provide a powerful transformation solution for organisations facing the dual challenges of change and performance enhancement.
The Leadership Coaching program is completed over 10 weeks through a blend of online course materials, teleworkshop sessions and individualised support.
There are nine units in the program, each designed to be one week's work:
1. Coaching Theory
Understand key theories that underpin leadership coaching. Learn when to apply these theories to address coaching issues as they arise.
There are many theories of learning. However, in this topic we will focus on a few that have particular relevance to coaching. Our multidisciplinary approach to leadership coaching draws on theory from a number of different disciplines.
2. Coaching Strategy
Provides an understanding of the key steps involved in developing a leadership coaching strategy, given agreed desired outcomes, by structuring such a strategy for a selected coachee.
This topic deals with the formulation of a coaching strategy that is appropriate to the identified circumstances of a particular coachee at a given point in time.
3. Coaching Skills
Understand key skills relevant to coaching and know when each of these skills would be appropriate to use in coaching.
There are many skills that differentiate the expert from the proficient. The aim is for you to be proficient across a number of core skills, and for you to develop a degree of excellence or expertness over time.
4. Leader as Coach
Be able to identify the coaching needs of followers and effectively address those needs, whilst recognising the differences in the coaching roles of an external coach and an internal leader.
The special requirements of taking a coaching approach in a leadership role are explored, and distinguished from coaching relationships where the coachees do not have a formal reporting or responsibility relationship with a coach.
5. Self Coaching
Develop an enhanced self-understanding and thereby become a more effective coach.
This topic challenges you to take a reflective approach to yourself as a leader and coach, to take time out to reflect not only on your performance, but to recognise the perspective from which you approach coaching.
6. Securing Intentions
Understand what is involved in developing a personal and an organisational coaching action plan.
This topic addresses the use of action plans as a means to bring together these concepts and ideas. While the program has addressed coaching issues at different levels, this topic will address action planning at two levels, the organisational and the individual.
7. Coaching Interventions
Understand what is involved in organisation-wide coaching interventions.
Coaching across an organisation is a strategic intervention that needs to be linked with other strategic initiatives. Used as a strategic intervention, coaching appears to align with many ideas emerging from the study of complex adaptive systems theory. It can provide a powerful potential transformation solution for organisations facing the dual challenges of change and performance.
8. Team Coaching
Develop an understanding of coaching at team and group level.
This topic draws from theories that help our understanding of groups and teams operating within a collective system. Within a complex hierarchical system, coaching and leadership must be aligned with organisational strategy to support achievement of total system objectives.
9. Emerging Challenges
Understand lessons from virtual teams, collaboration and global operations. Identify potential challenges for the application of coaching to cross teams. Develop a personal cross team coaching strategy and process.
Develop a personal cross team coaching strategy and process to identify and address cross team challenges based on the concept of Communities of Practice.
Enrolment and Fees
|Location:||Online with teleworkshop, email and telephone support.|
|Faculty:||Dr Craigie Macfie and Dr Colin Pitt.|
|More details:||Enrolment and Course Details|