Coaching Skills for Managers
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The Coaching Skills for Managers short course is internationally accredited and provides a strong framework for managers and leaders to spark the best in individuals.
Coaching skills and conversations can evoke awareness within their workplace and empower others to maximise their work-related potential, performance, and growth.
This 12-week management course is internationally accredited (ICF ACSTH) and designed for managers who want to apply coaching skills in their current work contexts.
This course carries 30 hours of International Coaching Federation (ICF) Approved Coach Specific Training (ACSTH) hours that can count towards the minimum number of coach training hours needed to credential with ICF as an Associate Certified Coach if a student wishes to pursue credentialing with the global body.
Why complete the course?
- Enable employees, and a company as a whole, to achieve their objectives.
- Develop self-belief, self-motivation, choice, clarity, commitment, awareness, responsibility and a readiness to act.
- Unlock potential and empower others to reach the next level of performance for individual and group benefit.
Time commitment per week
An average of 6 hours weekly.
Is this course for you?
This course is ideal for managers and leaders in corporate organisations, NGOs, government departments and small to medium-sized businesses.
Click here to download the course brochure.
What is coaching?
Coaching is the art and science of getting the most out of who we are and what we do. This management style provides a facilitated “progress-oriented conversation”, where trainees can discover new insights, set goals, choose actions and be accountable for achieving these goals as they cultivate growth through learning.
Dates and Registration
- Class of 2024 April: 1 April– 28 June
Learners are required to attend weekly online interactive classes as the short course is delivered online by a management expert. Download the course schedule here.
The course carries 30 hours of International Coaching Federation (ICF) Approved Coach Specific Training Hours (ACSTH). These can count towards the minimum number of coach training hours which can count towards the minimum number of coach training hours required to qualify as an Associate Certified Coach with ICF if a trainee wants to be certified by the global body.
What You’ll Need
- Current or intended supervision, management or leadership of others at work.
- Access to Microsoft Word
- Adobe PDF Converter
- Zoom Video Communications
- Google Chrome (recommended)
- Stable internet
- Textbook not incl. in course fee:
- An introduction to coaching skills: A practical guide (3rd ed.) Van Nieuwerburgh, C. (2020)
What You’ll Learn
Over the course of twelve (12) weeks you will explore the following topics:
Week 1: Welcome and Orientation – Introduction to Coaching Skills for Managers
Week 2: Change Principles; Neuro Science Approach – Positive Psychology Approach; The GROW Model
Week 3: Coaching Skills Introduction Session
Week 4: Demonstrating Ethical Practice, Embodying a Coaching Mindset
Week 5: Co-creating the Relationship Part 1: Establishing and Maintaining Agreement, Cultivates Trust & Safety and Maintains Coaching Presence
Week 6: Co-creating the Relationship Part 2: Establishing and Maintaining Agreements, Cultivates Trust & Safety, and Maintains Coaching Presence
Week 7: Communicate Effectively: Listening Actively and Evoking Awareness
Week 8: Cultivate Learning and Growth: Facilitates Learning and Growth
Week 9: Coaching Conversation Practice and Feedback
Week 10: Observed Session Reflection: Group Reflection & Feedforward Session
Week 11: Working with Individuals in the Context of Teams
Week 12: Wrap Up – Continuing Developing Quality in Coaching Knowledge and Skills
By the end of this course, you will be able to implement coaching conversations which evoke awareness within your workplace. Learn how to empower others to maximise their work-related potential, performance and growth.
- Gain Knowledge
- Experience the core coaching competencies as defined by the International Coaching Federation (ICF).
- Understand Coaching Models
- Learn how to apply the skills you acquired in conversations with colleagues and team members in the workplace.
- Practical Application
- Introduction to basic psychological principles which will enhance your understanding of human behaviour and what motivates people.
- Customised Feedback
- The opportunity to engage with an internationally accredited International Coaching Federation (ICF) coach in a group mentoring session after your practice coaching session.
Dr Svea van der Hoorn
Dr Svea van der Hoorn is one of South Africa’s very few ICF Master Certified Coaches (MCC). She teaches various coaching programmes and is an international faculty member of SolutionSurfers, Switzerland. She began her coaching career in response to the need to approach employee performance as a growth and development opportunity, rather than a traditional “carrot and stick” management style.
Her focus is on evolving an activity-based, embodied approach to online coaching training – combining the creativity, interactivity and dignity of humanity with the accessibility and convenience of technology. Svea contributes to coaching in South Africa by serving on the board of the International Coaching Federation (ICF), where she volunteers at local continuing coach education events and offers mentor coaching for credentialing, supervision and accredited coach specific training.
“My vision is that leaders and managers create environments with their people so that everyone comes to work ready and willing to contribute, rather than to merely pass time.”
Nicky Wilson-Harris is an eclectic master practitioner in leadership development and growth with experience across all levels in Corporate, Government and NGO sectors. Her work is supported by extensive training in both coaching and facilitation reflected in local and international credentials. Her current focus is to enable leaders to strategically and significantly extend their capacity to enhance performance and creativity in ever-changing environments.
She revels in working with emerging complexities, constantly striving to better understand diversity and effect positive shifts in cultural dynamics that are both agile and enduring. Nicky is a Certified Integral® and Ontological Coach. She is credentialed as a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) of the International Coaching Federation and as a Master Coach Practitioner of Coaches and Mentors of South Africa (COMENSA).
“Love what you do, be good at it and make yourself easy to work with.”
Get the best from individuals.
Empower teams to be engaged and productive.
Gain an introduction to coaching as a potential career.