Manager as Coach aims to develop the ability and confidence of current managers and supervisors in providing supportive, developmental and impactful feedback that encourages high performance and professional development in others.
Participants will undertake three half-day workshops to build foundational coaching and feedback skills, as well as three 90-minute small group-coaching sessions, to practice applying these skills back in the workplace.
Nominations are now OPEN for the next program which will run from September to November (check schedule below). Nominations will close Friday 26 July.
Participants should be in roles that lead others, either formally or informally. The program is suitable for supervisors (academic and professional staff), team leaders or any role that has a responsibility for leading, guiding, supervising or managing the performance and/or careers of others.
The overall outcome of the Manager as Coach program is to develop the mindset, ability and confidence of participants in providing supportive, developmental and impactful coaching and feedback that encourages performance and professional development in others.
Participants will learn to use several evidence based coaching models to:
- Identify the development needs of others and coach them to improve performance (adaptable & resilient capability)
- Understand the success factors for high performance and create productive partnerships and contribute to building high performance teams. (innovative and enterprising capability)
- Build skills in working collaboratively across teams and Elements (collaborative & inclusive capability)
- Build networks across the university (collaborative & inclusive capability)
- Anticipate potential areas of challenge and seek opportunities to improve staff involvement in and support for change (adaptable & resilient capability)
Program Schedule and Facilitators
Participants will undertake three half-day workshops to build foundational coaching and feedback skills, and three 90-minute small group-coaching sessions to practice applying these skills back in the workplace.
Group 2: September to November - Nominations open - please check the timing below to ensure your availability particular Tuesday 3 September Workshop as you must be able to attend this session to continue in the program.
Workshop dates and times: (Two timing options are run each Workshop: 9am to 12noon or 1pm to 4pm)
Workshop 1: Tuesday 3 September (Nathan) AM or PM;
Workshop 2: Tuesday 8 October (Gold Coast) AM or PM and
Workshop 3: Tuesday 12 November (Nathan) AM or PM.
Small Group Coaching session dates (90 minutes):
Participants will nominate to attend a 90 minutes session across each month:
Session 1: SEPTEMBER: Wednesday 4 (Nathan) or Thursday 5 (Gold Coast) ;
Session 2: OCTOBER: Wednesday 9 (Gold Coast) or Thursday 10 (Nathan); and
Session 3: NOVEMBER: Wednesday 13 (Nathan only).
Mary Saunders is a highly experienced, experiential facilitator and executive coach with deep skills in active listening, providing generous and developmental feedback and delivering and role-modelling individual and group coaching.
Craig Camamile, Organisational Psychologist and Learning and Development Manager at Griffith, will work with Mary throughout the program.