Coaching Foundations and Theory
Acquire a thorough understanding of the philosophical, historical, and ethical foundations of coaching. Explore similarities and differences between coaching and related disciplines; understand various coaching skills, operating assumptions, and practices; and consider the scope of coaching’s potential. The learning cohort will meet in person at the earliest possible date at the start of the semester in order to develop the trust and rapport required for effective coaching throughout the diploma courses and to allow for greater flexibility with asynchronous work throughout the remainder of the semester.
You'll Walk Away with
- Familiarity with the key tenets of coaching
- An understanding of foundational coaching skills (to be supported by clearly documented competence mastery guidelines)
- The ability to describe the philosophical, historical, and ethical foundations and precursors that influence and inform coaching, including relevant models that can be employed directly or indirectly in coaching conversations
- Basic coaching skills, operating assumptions, and practices learned through effective real-time coaching conversations