Course content & methodology
Certificate in Community Coaching
The course content aims to deliver the following:
Have a practical understanding of the main coaching models and their relevance in a community context.
Demonstrate an understanding that effective coaching is situational and involves adaptation to a variety of styles.
Have a greater understanding of the psychology of success i.e. the habits of personal effectiveness.
Demonstrate newly developed coaching skills to enhance their own effectiveness and performance within the community context.
Have improved interpersonal communication skills to enhance their work and personal relationships.
Have greater self awareness, leading to increased confidence and a positive outlook towards themselves personally and professionally.
Possess skills and capacities to positively manage change in all areas of work.
Possess skills and capacities to positively manage resistance within the community context.
Have a more focused approach to developing strategies, aimed at more effective, and accelerated action.
Have an ability to assist others in recognising, adjusting to and managing resistance in its various forms
METHODS OF TRAINING
A number of things affect the teaching methods that are selected for training programmes. The nature of the learning (facts, concepts, skills), personality and motivation of learners, the length of the session and learning environment. Preparation and practice are a key part of being able to implement effective skills in the day-to-day community/work environment.
Our interactive methodology encourages doing, action, active listening, sharing of experience, discussion, analysis, individual & group assignments, presentations, simulation and role-playing. Learning styles, education levels and background, previous experience and community involvement will all be essential factors taken into consideration in deciding on the format and process of training delivery to ensure maximum impact of learning and involvement by all course participants.
As part of the training course participants will be expected to complete “Homework” assignments to reinforce learning and build confidence in coaching practice:
- Satisfactorily complete a number of basic skills assessment exercises in front of course tutors
- Complete end of module assignments
- Maintain a coaching log detailing the learning, as a coach, from all the external coaching sessions
- Complete a number of community based coaching sessions
- Maintain a personal learning and reflective journal throughout the programme to capture insights and reinforce learning and progress
- Complete all self-assessment and evaluation forms during the programme Attend at least 85% of the course, in terms of total class contact time