This practical course explores all three elements of effective coaching practice: the GROWTH conversational framework; the key coaching skills; a coaching Way of Being; and how to apply these in a range of conversational contexts.
One of our most popular courses, Introduction to Leadership Coaching provides a grounding in the GCI approach to effective coaching in education.
This highly practical course explores three elements of effective coaching practice: the GROWTH conversational framework; the 'key coaching skills'; and a 'coaching way of being'. It also provides an introduction to the concept of a coaching approach as a leadership stance and applies this to the context of feedback conversations.
Participants will quickly develop the awareness, skills and confidence to have coaching conversations and to apply their learning in other conversational contexts.
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 and online 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
observation and feedback
The option of a spaced learning design consisting of live interactive workshops complemented by self-paced modules on our Learning Management System (LMS) provides the opportunity for participants to apply skills and techniques in their context between sessions.
The Introduction to Leadership Coaching course is available in a range of delivery patterns:
Two full-days consecutively (in-person only)
Two full-days spaced (in-person or online)
Six 2-hour workshops spread over a number of weeks (online only)
Six 2-hour workshops over three days (online intensive)
Blended option with one full-day in-person and remainder online
As a coaching organisation, we endeavour to model a ‘coaching way of being’ in our interactions with our clients by being:
We encourage a culture of high expectations through our commitment to the ongoing development of our people based on mutual respect and collaboration. Our consultants are expert coach practitioners who draw on a wealth of educational experience to provide the highest level of service as coaches and trainers.
A GCI Certificate is issued to each individual completing this course.
Glyn Trethewy Deputy Principal, Camden High School, NSW
"A worthwhile program, engaging delivery and an interesting and reflective course for leaders in schools."
Sandra Campbell Principal, St Patrick’s Primary School, Griffith, NSW
"The principles used in Growth Coaching can be applied to lots of other conversations in the school."
Sharon Rigg Assistant Principal, Oak Flats Public School, NSW
"What a wonderful 2 days with practical strategies that will make a difference to my leadership system as an Assistant Principal."
Richard Fisher Principal, Nambour Special School, QLD
"Excellent sessions with implementable strategies for whole school improvement."
Ann Dwyer Student Improvement Leader 3-6, Warrnambool East Primary School, VIC
"One of the best Prof Devt I have attended. Practicing coaching conversations was so beneficial. Information was organised in a well thought out way- each session building on the the prior one. Sue included some anecdotes which really made it personal and relevant. Sue is practising exactly what she is preaching. Amazing two days."
$890 (+ 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.
If you would like to participate in one of our workshops and none of the scheduled dates are suitable, please complete this expression of interest form and a GCI staff member will be in contact with you to discuss suitable options.