Students Coaching Students is a train-the-trainer course that builds on prior coaching knowledge and experience to support educators to develop peer coaching between their students to enhance their success and wellbeing.
Coaching is a valuable social skill that can enhance goal attainment and emotional regulation. Students Coaching Students offers a way to teach coaching skills to students, who are then able to support their peers to set goals and grow in a collaborative way.
This train-the-trainer course is designed to support educators who have already undertaken GCI coaching training to apply their knowledge and expertise to the development and implementation of student peer coaching in their school.
Based on the research of Prof. Christian van Nieuwerburgh and Chloe Tong (2013), when implemented thoughtfully, student peer coaching initiatives bring a range of benefits such as better study skills, increased emotional intelligence and improved communication skills, to both the students learning to be coaches and those students who are being coached.
Participants must have completed the GCI Introduction to Leadership Coaching course or the Coaching Accreditation Program.
This course provides training for teachers to train their students to coach other students.
The two-day program covers theories and elements of coaching, along with an orientation of the six modules that are taught to the students.
There are a range of resources in the provided Teacher Kit to support you in the facilitation of the training, including a PowerPoint presentation, facilitator guide, GROWTH cards and an example of a student workbook.
Why students as coaches?
Three core Elements of Coaching
GCI Facilitation: Key areas of success
Coaching observation and practice
Overview of the Students Coaching
Module 1 – Introduction to Student Peer Coaching
Module 2 – Core Coaching Skills
Module 3 – Using the GROWTH Framework
Module 4 – Understanding our Emotions and a "Coaching Way of Being"
Module 5 – Goal Setting in Coaching
Module 6 – Using Coaching
Set up presentations
Working in groups, present a brief overview and one activity from the module.
Following these sessions, participants plan for implementation within their own schools.
Topics covered include:
Selection of student peer coaches
Communication to parents/caregivers
Communication to staff
Initial training for student peer coaches
Timeframes and implementation
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.
Participants who successfully complete this course will receive:
A personal Certificate of Completion.
A non-transferable train-the-trainer license to train cohorts of students for their school using the provided materials.
All materials and resources required to deliver student coach training in their school.
Matt Aukett Associate Principal, Meadowbank Primary School (Formerly Associate Principal Auckland Normal Intermediate School)
"The Students as Peer Coaches Programme has been an absolute success and has allowed our students to increase their agency in learning allowing our students to be more confident and competent. The students’ increased ability to communicate their goals and aspirations made learning a more collaborative and inspiring process for both the students and the teachers involved."
Before you register
By registering for any of the above events the following cancellation policy applies:
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
We are currently accepting applications for our online Students Coaching Students course scheduled in October 2023. Please complete this enquiry form and our training coordinator will contact you to register your school or organisation.
Dates of Online Workshops (AEDT)
Monday16 October 2023
Workshop 1: 9.00 - 11.00
Workshop 2: 11.30 - 13.30
Workshop 3: 14.30 - 16.30
Tuesday17 October 2023
Workshop 4: 09.00 - 11.00
Workshop 5: 11.30 - 13.30
5 module online train the trainer session for educators
90 minute zoom check in 3 months post training to support implementation
All resources and IP for the student training modules. These resources will be sent to you in electronic version 1-2 weeks before the program begins
AU$890 + GST per participant
An additional one off licence fee of AU$1000 + GST per school, for schools that have not previously participated in the course. If you have already trained staff in this course, you will only be charged for additional participants to be trained at AU$890 + GST per person.