Coaching in Leadership

[Formerly Coaching Accreditation Program (CAP) Phase 1-3]

Coaching in Leadership is a practical evidence-based course providing in-depth learning and experience of the application of coaching approaches as a highly effective way of leading in schools and other education settings. Coaching in Leadership is fundamentally about how to best support and grow the capacity, motivation and wellbeing of others through more intentional conversations that lead to better relationships and, ultimately, better outcomes for students.

Designed specifically for current and aspiring leaders in educational settings, this course offers an extended cohort learning experience aligned with internationally recognized coaching and mentoring credentials.

Deep & Extended
36 Learning Hours
Benefits
  • Navigate complexity and support change through intentional application of key coaching skills and techniques
  • Develop a ‘coaching approach’ as a people-centred way of leading that builds relational trust, empowers colleagues and enhances wellbeing
  • Lead more empowering and agency-enabling conversations that support progress towards enhanced student outcomes
  • Develop the confidence and skill to initiate and lead learning conversations in a range of leadership contexts: 
  • 1-1 coaching and mentoring with team members
  • performance development conversations
  • feedback conversations
  • in-the-moment ‘corridor conversations’
  • Explore what a ‘coaching culture for learning’ could look like in your context and plan concrete steps towards this
  • Aligned with internationally recognised coaching credentials
Price

$2250 (+ GST)

Phases 1-3 $2250 + GST

This price is for an individual registering on an open-enrolment course.


Savings are available for organisations who wish to run this course for an in-house group.

Please email info@growthcoaching.com.au to request a quote or discuss this further.

About Coaching in Leadership
[Formerly Coaching Accreditation Program (CAP) Phase 1-3]

Coaching in Leadership is a practical evidence-based course providing in-depth learning and experience of the application of coaching approaches as a highly effective way of leading in schools and other education settings. Coaching in Leadership is fundamentally about how to best support and grow the capacity, motivation and wellbeing of others through more intentional conversations that lead to better relationships and, ultimately, better outcomes for students.

Designed specifically for current and aspiring leaders in educational settings, this course offers an extended cohort learning experience aligned with internationally recognized coaching and mentoring credentials.

Minimum Requirements

Since this is an applied course, participants will ideally be working in a position of leadership or responsibility in an education setting. You may choose to enroll in this course as a way of getting started in developing a coaching approach to leadership, or you may choose to undertake this course as a way of extending and deepening your knowledge and skills in coaching in the context of leadership. 

Structure
Leading Through Conversations - Developing Key Coaching Skills

This phase will provide a balance of theory and practical application, including significant modelling of coaching practice. Participants will have numerous opportunities to practise in a highly supportive environment. Specifically, we will address the following topics:

  • Schools as complex relational systems and the role of school leaders in these settings
  • Coaching as a way of leading through complexity and the theoretical underpinnings of this
  • Mapping learning conversations – exploring the conversational contexts of a leader
  • Applying the three elements of effective coaching in leadership contexts:
  • A conversational framework
  • Key coaching skills
  • A coaching way of being


Applying and Reflecting in Context

Flexible independent learning phase:

  • Approximately 3 months between Phase 1 and Phase 3
  • Guided reflection and further resources on course Learning Management System (LMS)
  • Scaffolded paired participant practice and reflection
  • Logged workplace application of coaching and coaching approaches
  • Reflective Journal – insights from practice activities and workplace application
  • Interaction and reflection with other participants via course LMS
  • Additional theoretical perspectives plus forum discussion and/or reflective entries via course LMS
  • Course text readings
  • Optional check-in webinar


Embedding Coaching in Leadership

Phase 3 focuses on applying coaching skills and a coaching way of being across a broader range of conversational contexts and discerning the appropriate stance to take in these contexts. Specifically, we will address the following topics:

  • Less formal conversation contexts such as:
  • In the moment ‘have you got a minute’ conversations (corridor conversations)
  • Leader-initiated feedback conversations (affirming, learning and concern-based)
  • More formal conversation contexts such as:
  • Performance and Development Conversations
  • Working with Teams and Groups
  • Ethical boundaries, contracting and leader power and status
  • Leading a Coaching Culture
  • Planning for implementation
  • Coaching for implementation


Learning Design

At GCI, we believe that we act our way into learning rather than learn our way into acting. With this principle in mind, all of our courses have a strong emphasis on practice.

GCI courses are designed by educators for educators with a commitment to interactive and engaging learning experiences delivered by skilled facilitators with extensive experience in education.

When we are engaged in praxis we are reflecting in action – taking what we are learning and applying it in real-life situations. Our in-person courses enable praxis through a ‘coaching approach’ to facilitation combined with a range of thoughtfully designed adult learning experiences including:

  • individual and group reflection activities
  • co-operative learning tasks
  • practise opportunities using real workplace scenarios
  • modelling
  • observation and feedback
  • debrief sessions

The spaced learning design of the Coaching in Leadership course consisting of live interactive workshops complemented by self-paced modules (Phase 2) on our Learning Management System (LMS) provides the opportunity for participants to apply skills and techniques in their workplace.

This course is designed as an extended cohort experience over 3-4 months. 

Phase 1 and Phase 3 each consist of two in-person workshop days. These can be successfully delivered remotely via Zoom if required. 

Phase 2 is an independent learning phase requiring you to undertake some learning activities remotely with assigned partners from the cohort, engage in further reading and online viewing via our LMS, and log and reflect on a prescribed number of hours of coaching in your workplace. 

All Phase 2 activities must be undertaken before attending Phase 3. 

Certification
  • GCI Completion Certificate (36 hours of professional learning)
  • GCI 'badge' - GCI Coaching in Leadership - Trained Leader
  • Course alignment with the requirements of international coaching & mentoring bodies provides a pathway to individual industry credentials for those who wish to pursue these.
Reviews

Kathy Powzun
Principal, Liverpool West Primary School, NSW

"Outstanding professional learning development. The professional learning in GROWTH COACHING has contributed to further shaping my educational leadership style in the way in which I engage in conversations."

Marilyn Gwilliam
Principal, Papatoetoe Central School, NZ

"I have gained so much from completing phases 1-3. It has changed the way I work with our teams for the better – I have stopped trying to fix everybody up!"

Terry Brown
Nyangatjatjara College, NT

"This was a very powerful learning experience balanced with practice and feedback. Confronting yet safe! This was the best leadership experience I’ve had. Absolutely fabulous!"

Julie Percy
Deputy Principal, St Peter’s Primary School, VIC

"An empowering professional program focused on giving me skills to coach in a variety of contexts."

Barbara Munt
Leadership Advisor, DECD, SA

"Very well organised and structured. This has been fulfilling and one of the best professional activities I have been involved in."

Rebecca Godfrey
Deputy Principal, Blackwater State High School, QLD

"The best Professional Development I have ever done. Brilliantly run, great group of positive people, Loved it!"

Before you register
  • The cohort learning experience is an important aspect of this course. It is essential that intending participants are able to attend Phase 1 and Phase 3 workshops with the same cohort. Please ensure that you are able to do this prior to completing your registration.
  • In exceptional circumstances when participants have completed Phases 1 and need to change cohort groups for Phases 2 and 3, it will be necessary for them to redo Phase 1 with another cohort. A transfer fee of $400 plus GST will be applicable.
Pricing

$2250 (+ GST)

Phases 1-3 $2250 + GST

This price is for an individual registering on an open-enrolment course.


Savings are available for organisations who wish to run this course for an in-house group.

Please email info@growthcoaching.com.au to request a quote or discuss this further.

Register for upcoming Coaching in Leadership workshops
Brisbane

This cohort is run in partnership with the Queensland Education Leadership Institute (QELi)

2 x 2 day workshops

21 Aug 2023 08:15 - 16:00
22 Aug 2023 08:15 - 16:00
20 Nov 2023 08:15 - 16:00
21 Nov 2023 08:15 - 16:00

Day 1: 21 August 2023

Day 2: 22 August 2023

Day 3 20 November 2023

Day 4 21 November 2023

Melbourne

2 x 2-day workshops

22 Aug 2023 09:00 - 17:00
23 Aug 2023 09:00 - 17:00
14 Nov 2023 09:00 - 17:00
15 Nov 2023 09:00 - 17:00

Venue:

Karstens Conference Centre

123 Queen Street

Melbourne VIC 3000

Phase 1: 22 & 23 August 2023

Phase 2: Independent learning

Phase 3: 14 & 15 November 2023

Sydney

2 x 2-day workshops

21 Jun 2023 09:00 - 17:00
22 Jun 2023 09:00 - 17:00
20 Sep 2023 09:00 - 17:00
21 Sep 2023 09:00 - 17:00

Venue details will be confirmed via email 2-3 weeks before the workshop start date.

Phase 1: 21 & 22 June 2023

Phase 2: Independent learning

Phase 3: 20 & 21 September 2023

Sydney

2 x 2-day workshops

22 Aug 2023 09:00 - 17:00
23 Aug 2023 09:00 - 17:00
14 Nov 2023 09:00 - 17:00
15 Nov 2023 09:00 - 17:00

Venue details will be confirmed via email 2-3 weeks before the workshop start date.

Phase 1: 22 & 23 August 2023

Phase 2: Independent learning

Phase 3: 14 & 15 November 2023

Melbourne

2 x 2-day workshops

15 Feb 2023 09:00 - 17:00
16 Feb 2023 09:00 - 17:00
17 May 2023 09:00 - 17:00
18 May 2023 09:00 - 17:00

Venue:

Karstens Conference Centre

123 Queen Street

Melbourne VIC 3000

Phase 1: 15 & 16 February 2023

Phase 2: Independent learning

Phase 3: 17 & 18 May 2023

Canberra

2 x 2-day workshops

11 May 2023 09:00 - 17:00
12 May 2023 09:00 - 17:00
03 Aug 2023 09:00 - 17:00
04 Aug 2023 09:00 - 17:00

Venue details will be confirmed via email 2-3 weeks before the workshop start date.

Phase 1: 11 & 12 May 2023

Phase 2: Independent learning

Phase 3: 3 & 4 August 2023

Melbourne

2 x 2-day workshops

21 Jun 2023 09:00 - 17:00
22 Jun 2023 09:00 - 17:00
20 Sep 2023 09:00 - 17:00
21 Sep 2023 09:00 - 17:00

Venue:

Karstens Conference Centre

123 Queen Street

Melbourne VIC 3000

Phase 1: 21 & 22 June 2023

Phase 2: Independent learning

Phase 3: 20 & 21 September 2023

Geelong

2 x 2 day workshops

15 Feb 2023 09:00 - 17:00
16 Feb 2023 09:00 - 17:00
17 May 2023 09:00 - 17:00
18 May 2023 09:00 - 17:00

The venue will be confirmed via email 2 -3 weeks before the course start date

Phase 1: 15 & 16 February 2023

Phase 2: Independent learning

Phase 3: 17 & 18 May 2023

Sydney

2 x 2-day workshops

15 Feb 2023 09:00 - 17:00
16 Feb 2023 09:00 - 17:00
17 May 2023 09:00 - 17:00
18 May 2023 09:00 - 17:00

Venue details will be confirmed via email 2-3 weeks before the workshop start date.

Phase 1: 15 & 16 February 2023

Phase 2: Independent learning

Phase 3: 17 & 18 May 2023

Hobart

2 x 2-day workshops

25 May 2023 09:00 - 17:00
26 May 2023 09:00 - 17:00
24 Aug 2023 09:00 - 17:00
25 Aug 2023 09:00 - 17:00

Hadleys Hotel

24 Murray Street

Hobart TAS 7000

Phase 1: 25 & 26 May 2023

Phase 2: Independent learning

Phase 3: 24 & 25 August 2023

Brisbane

This cohort is run in partnership with the Queensland Education Leadership Institute (QELi)

2 x 2 day workshops

20 Apr 2023 08:15 - 16:00
21 Apr 2023 08:15 - 16:00
24 Jul 2023 08:15 - 16:00
25 Jul 2023 08:15 - 16:00

Day 1: 20 April 2023

Day 2: 21 April 2023

Day 3 24 July 2023

Day 4 25 July 2023

Brisbane

This cohort is run in partnership with the Queensland Education Leadership Institute (QELi)

2 x 2 day workshops

05 Jun 2023 08:15 - 16:00
06 Jun 2023 08:15 - 16:00
11 Sep 2023 08:15 - 16:00
12 Sep 2023 08:15 - 16:00

Day 1: 5 June 2023

Day 2: 6 June 2023

Day 3 11 September 2023

Day 4 12 September 2023

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