Manager as Coach Programme

Developing practical coaching skills for managers

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£900.00

Overview

The COVID pandemic has led to more virtual and distributed teams and organisation. This means that our approach to leading and developing others has to adapt to remain relational and connected. Managing through coaching is now an essential skill for every manager.

Manager as Coach is a management style that offers more flexibility and range in building relationships, developing staff, maximizing efficiency and productivity. It is about collaborating, working to build the strengths of your team, delegating more, talking less, listening more, and giving effective feedback. It is about engaging with others through questions and inquiry to elicit solutions and understand others at a deeper level which can lead to a more empowering and high performing culture.

Our Manager as Coach Programme is highly interactive and experiential. It will enable you to understand the fundamental principles, purpose, limitations, and benefits of coaching as a management tool. Through our design, you will practice coaching skills for managers that will transform how you communicate, interact and grow your team. This approach develops staff, enhances team cohesion and supports productivity.

This programme is a process. It is designed to work in 4 phases:

Icon representing engage phase of learning journey   ENGAGE – Establish context, practice, tools and techniques

Icon representing workplace practice   WORKPLACE PRACTICE – Work with stakeholders to practice learned skills and tools

Leading across cultures 7   CONNECT AND REFLECT – Review progress, practise through role-play, refine understanding

Leading across cultures 6   CHANGE AND GROW – Sustain your change through continuing practice

During the workplace practice phase, learners’ key stakeholders may be surveyed to assess their assessment of the impact of the learning, adding to the effectiveness of phase 3, review, role-play, refine.

Why this programme, now?

  • To establish a relational connection with those you are responsible for
  • To explore, adapt and find solutions that are within the organisation
  • To empower and encourage staff
  • To respond quickly to changes in the environment and positively process disruption, conflict and change
  • To get to grips with that we already have.

You’ll leave with

Practical coaching skills for managers that will transform your management style

An understanding of coaching models and processes and how to use these in practice

Knowing how to use coaching skills to develop and build a high performing team

The confidence to start practising coaching skills immediately

Who is this programme for?

  • Every manager today requires coaching skills if they are leading others.
  • You want to empower others to get the best possible results organisationally and individually.
  • You want to develop stronger and better relationships with team members and stakeholders.
  • You are ready to transform into an inspiring and empowering manager.

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Programme Outline

Manager as Coach can be delivered as a face-to-face, blended or virtual programme.

The face-to-face programme structure is 2.5 days plus 2 half-day practical coaching skills sessions, with a 1-2 month workplace impact element between the two parts.  Each participant also has a 20 minute coaching session with an accredited coach.

The virtual programme structure is 5 half days plus 2 half-day practical coaching skills sessions, with a 1-2 month workplace impact element between the two parts.  Each participant also has a 20 minute coaching session with an accredited coach.

To maximise their learning experience, participants are asked to practise their learning and coaching skills on a regular basis.

Organisational Context and Goals
Recovering from the COVID Crisis
Virtual and distributed teams
Lack of motivation, direction or strategy
Struggles in decision making and overcoming barriers
Dropping level of performance
Challenges with complexity
Struggling to retain talent and develop empowered staff
Goal setting
Working through relationships and building trust and confidence
Personal Skills and AttributesInterpersonal Skills and Behaviours
Coaching skills
Reflective practice
Active listening skills
Problem-solving
Inclusive leadership
Goal clarification and collective purpose
Building positive relationships
Team and organisational learning
Shared leadership and accountability
Communication and trust
Conflict resolution
Enabling a coaching culture

Phase 1 – Engage

Phase 1 engages learners to uncover:

  1. What being and manager as coach means in their context
  2. What would make them more effective as a coach and how they can use coaching to get the best from their team
  3. How to promote a coaching culture within their organisation and team
  4. What impact they can make as a result of applying their new skills

Having established the context and priorities of the learners, Phase 1 of the programme then moves on to explore:

  1. The various Coaching Models and techniques and how to utilise them when working with their team and organisational challenges.
  2. Essential personal skills, including:
    Coaching skills, reflective practice, active listening skills, problem-solving  and inclusive leadership
  3. Essential interpersonal skills and approaches, including:
    Helping you staff with clarification of goals and purpose, building positive relationships, creating a learning culture, inspiring shared leadership and accountability, increasing communication and trust, resolving conflict and enabling a coaching culture.

Finally, an action plan is generated that aligns context and priority to their development of skills, giving clear development and performance objectives for phase two.

Phase 2 – Workplace Practice

Phase 2 sees the learner return to his/ her workplace, ready to execute on the action plan formulated in phase 1. Over the eight week process they will get to apply their learning as they go along the programme within their work context.

This will offer the chance to:

  • Engage with key stakeholders to inform them of learning and action goals
  • Implement and gain feedback on those learning and action goals
  • Refine and improve practice, based on feedback
  • Complete a PULSE learning journal to aid reflection and to use as part of Phase 3 review process.

To support learners throughout this phase, we provide online material for on a range of topics related to the programme, which we call Building Blocks. These are available to learners on demand, through their link to the Roffey Park Institute online platform.

Phase 3 – Connect and Reflect

During this phase, learners focus on sharing their experiences of their learning journey with programme peers. This brings opportunities for fresh perspectives, new insights, and new energy. A Roffey Park International faculty member will facilitate the Connect and Reflect phase which is designed to create time and space for learners to reflect on, practice and make sense of their experiences to date. Learners are invited to assess the positives and the challenges they have experienced in relation to their practice as coaches by receiving feedback to recorded coaching sessions.

Sessions in this phase are active, focused and fun – bringing a mix of energy and quiet space to enable learners to maximise their thinking and planning. You will be involved in discussion and inquiry with your programme peers as well as ideation and planning. This phase closes with the refinement of the Engagement Plan for the final phase of their journey.

Gaining the most from this phase requires energy, questioning, introspection, interest in others, openness to ideas, willingness to share highs and lows of your journey, creativity and imagination.

Phase 4 – Change and Grow

The final phase is focused on helping learners create sustainable change and impact in their workplace context by embedding new behaviours, methods and thinking and adding value to their organisation at different levels.

Learners can continue using their Engagement Plan to continue the learning and implementation process with their stakeholders whilst maintaining good practices including, communication, inquiry, seeking feedback and collecting evidence.

We support this process by collecting data from the learners’ stakeholders 1, 3 and 6 months after they have completed the programme. This is done electronically and is shared with learners to ensure that they have feedback to support your change and growth.

Gaining the most from this phase requires an attitude of continuous improvement, resilience, energy perspective, collaboration and an ability to share stories of success as well as challenge.

Manager as Coach Programme Dates and Fees

Manager as Coach can be delivered as a face-to-face, blended or virtual programme.

The face-to-face programme structure is 2.5 days plus 2 half-day practical coaching skills sessions, with a 1-2 month workplace impact element between the two parts.  Each participant also has a 20 minute coaching session with an accredited coach.

The virtual programme structure is 5 half days plus 2 half-day practical coaching skills sessions, with a 1-2 month workplace impact element between the two parts.  Each participant also has a 20 minute coaching session with an accredited coach.

Virtual sessions will begin at 09:00 (UK time). Check your local time here

Fees

Virtual programmeFace-to-face Programme
£900*
$1,670*
€1,050*
£1,450*
$2,700*
€1,700*

*The price is net of any chargeable VAT or GST

March – Virtual

Session 1 (including launch): 7 March 2022
Session 2: 11 March 2022
Session 3: 14 March 2022
Session 4: 21 March 2022
Session 5: 24 March 2022
Session 6: 25 April 2022
Session 7: 3 May 2022

June – Virtual

Session 1 (including launch): 13 June 2022
Session 2: 17 June 2022
Session 3: 20 June 2022
Session 4: 27 June 2022
Session 5: 1 July 2022
Session 6: 1 August 2022
Session 7: 8 August 2022

September – Virtual

Session 1 (including launch): 12 September 2022
Session 2: 16 September 2022
Session 3: 19 September 2022
Session 4: 26 September 2022
Session 5: 30 September 2022
Session 6: 28 October 2022
Session 7: 4 November 2022

 
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Face-to-Face

We deliver this programme face to face at one of our venues in the UK, Ireland and Singapore. You can check dates and availability on this page or contact us

Virtual

We deliver this programme through interactive online sessions which are facilitated live. You can check dates and availability on this page or contact us

Customised

We deliver this in your organisation as an in-house programme for teams or as part of a wider tailored development programme. To find out more contact us

How to Contact Us

Telephone

+44 (0) 1293 854042

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In Europe

Telephone

+353 (0) 87188 3370

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In Asia Pacific

Telephone

+65 6386 0590

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Need to customise a course?

If this or any other programme is not quite what you’re looking for, remember that our consultants can customise an existing programme, or create a totally new one to fit your context. We can also deliver our open or custom programmes in-house at your office or venue of your choice.