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Coaching Development Series: Cohort 1

Virtual via Zoom.

‘Command and Control’ leadership may have its place during times of urgent crisis.  We know, however, that a coaching approach to leadership, one that embraces diversity and demonstrates inclusion and compassion, is how we empower those around us. It is this approach that helps us to build a motivated, high performing workforce focused on collective results.

This practical and interactive coaching development series will give emerging leaders the skills and confidence to conduct coaching conversations in the workplace. No previous training or qualifications in coaching are required.

What the series is about? 

This series is about helping participants to develop the skills and demonstrate the behaviours needed to have powerful and effective coaching conversations. It will enable participants to empower others and, when necessary, undertake difficult conversations.

It is a highly practical course in which participants will have lots of opportunities to practice coaching conversations and to give and receive feedback.

Main outcomes/benefits:  

  1. A toolbox of tools and techniques to help participants back in the workplace.
  2. A clear understanding of the skills and behaviours involved in undertaking coaching conversations.
  3. The capability and confidence in undertaking a range of conversations using coaching techniques.


4 x 3 hour workshops delivered on Zoom (alternate weeks)

Some small pieces of preparation and reflection work between sessions


The workshops will include plenary sessions and small group work. Module 2 (Part 2) will include working with actors to practice and refine skills.

Module 1 – Conducting Coaching Conversations 

This introductory session will focus on what we mean by coaching conversations and the benefits of this way of working. The session will start to explore the skills and behaviours involved and participants will begin developing their own toolbox of resources.

Module 2 – Part 1 Coaching skills for leaders 

This session will focus on putting coaching skills into practice; working together in small groups. It will also include the giving and receiving of feedback.

Module 2 – Part 2 

This session will help participants to engage in courageous conversations. The session will explore real life interactions that people find difficult.  Participants will work with actors to practice having courageous conversations using a coaching approach.

Module 3

This final session will explore how participants may need to flex their own styles and preferences to coach inclusively. It will consider potential biases, in ourselves and others, and how to address these through coaching. Participants will develop their own actions plans to help them be inclusive leaders who feel confident in having coaching conversations across the workplace.


Who can attend?

This is aimed at emerging leaders who work in the Midlands NHS.

Emerging leaders: For those in front-line and operational management roles looking to improve and enhance their leadership capability ​

Training Dates:

Cohort 1:

  • Session 1 02/12/2021 09:00 – 12:00
  • Session 2 16/12/2021 09:00 – 12:00
  • Session 3 06/01/2022 09:00 – 12:00
  • Session 4 20/01/2022 13:00 – 16:00

Is there a cost?

No this is being funded by Midlands Leadership and Lifelong Learning

Questions about this event?

Organiser : Naomi Porter

Email: midlands@leadershipacademy.nhs.uk

<p>Phone: 07712544708</p>