Develop your coaching leadership style

18th December 2017

The East of England LGA’s “Coaching at Work for Senior Managers” Programme is so popular that we have already facilitated six cohorts since it launched at the end of 2016.

Coaching is widely recognised as a crucial leadership skill that can easily take a back seat to "doing the day job" unless a conscious effort is made to position it as a priority. Leaders may not always be looking to become coaches, but by developing a coaching leadership style they can help to unleash the potential of their organisation.

The aim of this programme is to explore opportunities for coaching in your workplace, to acquire basic skills and a framework for coaching, and to have a safe environment to practice and develop your coaching skills. In addition to that, delegates are required to undertake a psychometric profile in advance of the facilitated session, and are all invited to individual 2 hour coaching/feedback sessions, which then help to shape the facilitated day. This exercise is helpful in identifying individual personality and leadership preferences, and to help delegates develop as an individual and as a leader.

Our programme is aimed at Leaders, Chief Executives, Directors, Heads of Service and those in senior roles, who want to inspire high performance in their organisations. It offers a unique leadership journey for lasting behavioural changes, while beginning to develop an authentic coaching leadership style.

Don’t just take our word for it. When asked about the programme previous delegates enthused:
“I wanted to learn some practical ways to apply coaching techniques, especially in the moment. My objective was very well met - thank you.”

“I particularly enjoyed the interactive nature of the programme.”

“My objectives were fully met and practicing the skills has given me the confidence to use them for real.”

The programme is facilitated by Jane Cox MSc., a professionally qualified and accredited Executive Coach and Coach Supervisor with many years’ experience of coaching and developing leaders and managers in business. Jane is particularly known for her relaxed yet business-like style and enabling facilitation skills.

One delegate described Jane as “a sensitive and structured tutor. She took us through the programme very skilfully.” When asked about the programme she expanded to say “It was all very good – very comprehensive for a one day programme. My objectives were fully met in that I wanted to understand and learn some techniques in coaching to improve what I have learned intuitively in the past.”

We have already published dates for 2018-19, with Cohort 7 scheduled for 20 June 2018 and Cohort 8 scheduled for 28 November 2018.  Early booking is strongly advised to secure your place – available to book online now. If you would like to request further information, have an informal conversation or are interested in any of the other coaching programmes we offer, please contact Emma.moore@eelga.gov.uk for further information.

Want to find out a bit more about coaching?

Why not come along to our annual Coaching Conference on 7 February 2018, “From Survivor to Thriver”, and meet our coaching community and hear from our fantastic range of speakers and facilitators about how coaching can have a real impact on your organisation.

Further information can be found at: http://www.eelga.gov.uk/events/annual-coaching-conference-2018/

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