After you complete Days One and Two, deepen your understanding and skills by participating in Coaching Days Three, Four, and Five. You will want to take these a few weeks - or even months - apart to allow time for practice and integration. In addition, they must be taken in order as they build on each other. Each workshop is a full (9:00-4:00) day, is preceded by pre-work and followed by post-work; the pre- and post- activities and assignments are housed in the Canvas site.
In addition, as you commit to this next level of learning, you may choose to move toward gaining experiences that allow you to apply for national certification as a coach. To support this path, IU forms certification-seeking cohorts each summer. The people in the cohorts commit extra time and energy, over the course of a year or two, to work with an IU coach-trainer, outside of the workshops. Note: these cohorts have already been formed for 2018-19.
Coaching Day Three
In Day Three, you’ll continue to develop a Coaching Way of Being, explore the roles of meta-awareness and intuition in coaching, and begin to cultivate the self-management and boundaries necessary to effective coaching. You’ll deepen your skills in building rapport, listening attentively, finding the themes in a coachee’s intentions and experience, observing a coachee’s responses, and giving clear feedback. You’ll explore the skills of championing, acknowledging, and challenging the coachee. In addition, you’ll analyze some coaching demonstrations, develop your capacity to be fully present, and practice coaching.
Coaching Day Four
In Day Four, you’ll immerse yourself in a Coaching Way of Being as you explore ways to coach people from diverse backgrounds and/or levels of emotional intelligence. You’ll expand your abilities to manage yourself and your boundaries in the coaching relationship and cultivate your capacity for meta-awareness and intuition. In terms of coaching skills, you’ll learn how to use modalities, reframing, metaphors, and props. You’ll ascertain how to deconstruct a coachee’s experience to find their strengths and strategies and to address issues of failure and disappointment. You’ll practice transitioning from one coaching conversation to another, discover how to coach online, analyze coaching demonstrations, and practice coaching.
Coaching Day Five
In Day Five, you’ll more fully integrate a Coaching Way of Being as you expand your capacity for meta-awareness, intuition, and self-management. You’ll learn to identify situations that are “not coachable” and practice referrals for coachees who actually need therapy or some other mental health support. You’ll encounter some tools for self-assessment, practice exchanging observation and feedback with other coaches, enhance your skills at challenging a coachee through feedback, and learn how you might conclude a coaching relationship. And, you’ll analyze coaching demonstrations, practice coaching, and make some decisions about your ongoing development as a coach.