Activity Research and discussion




Activity Research and discussion

Activity: Research and discussion

Discuss what qualities of coaches and trainees must be included in the selection criteria.

Matching Coaches with Trainees

Selection and matching of coaches with coachees is considered an essential factor in the ultimate success of the coaching relationship. It is important to be vary transparent with both the Coaches and Coachees. Establishing a mindful process and sharing that with all parties will lead to successful coaching pairings. There may be times that the chemistry is not working for the Coach or Coachee. Keeping the communication open is important to the success of the overall program.

Qualities of a desirable Coach

1. Coaches must Strategic Thinkers and Partners

A Coach is a strategic thinker. A strategic thinker possesses strong business acumen and has a good grasp of how the training process directly affects the business. Strategic thinking is not only restricted to being a part of training manager skills but is also one of the attributes of a good Coach as well.

2. Coaches must be well-versed in Instructional Design

One of the best qualities of a good Coach is that they are well-versed in the instructional design process. Aside from being included in the list of skills of a training manager, instructional design (or ID) is also a big part of a Coach’s repertoire of competencies.

3. Coaches must be Project Managers

Once the instructional design and all its intricacies have been accomplished, the time has come to implement the learning program. Doing so requires a bit of project management, because the Coach, most of the time, not only has to teach the course but also has to plan the program’s implementation and organize the required resources.

4. Coaches must be Facilitators of Change and Learning

With today’s adaptive global workforce and dynamic business environment, changes are constant. Processes and knowledge that were the standards a few days ago can become obsolete and defunct in the blink of an eye. What is considered as the guiding principles and industry standards today, might be different tomorrow.

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ong> is always expected to be at the forefront of change. New processes and recent knowledge would always demand some type of learning intervention. Moreover, with constant changes, competency and performance gaps are always bound to ensue; and the Coach, in turn, can evaluate and recommend viable and sustainable solutions.

5. Coaches must be Evaluators

This is probably one of the most overlooked qualities of a good Coach. The skills required for Coaches regarding evaluations include, but are not limited to: conducting surveys, creating effective tests, and assessing learners through observable behavioral changes.

Qualities of a desirable Trainee

  • Being fully present for each coaching session
  • Keeping appointments and commitments. Following through on completing their homework assignments.
  • Practicing new skills and behaviors needed for their development.
  • Taking an active role in involving all of their stakeholders (supporters and non-supporters) in the feedback process to ensure that they receive a full and real snapshot of how others perceive them.
  • Trusting their boss and organization’s motives for enrolling them in coaching.
  • Choosing to see professional coaching as an opportunity to take advantage of.
  • Stopping to reflect and recognize their efforts and celebrating their successes along the way.
  • Taking risks and doing whatever it takes to make changes.
  • Professional development

    The key to retaining good staff is to make sure that you advance and encourage their professional development and coaching. If your employees can see advancement in their employment with you, they are likely to have high job satisfaction and increased productivity and quality

    It is possible to outsource coaching or develop your staff internally. It is best to make an individual plan for each staff member in consultation with them.

    Graham, S., Wedman, J.F. and Garvin–Kester, B., 1993. Manager coaching skills: Development and application. Performance Improvement Quarterly6(1), pp.2-13.

    Neubert, G.A. and Bratton, E.C., 1987. Team Coaching: Staff Development Side by Side. Educational Leadership44(5), pp.29-32.


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