Professional Mentoring and Workplace Coaching Skills (PMWCS)
Certificated course in conjunction with Unitec Institute of Technology
This dynamic course provides a thorough introduction to coaching and mentoring plus the tools and skills you need to lead developmental conversations. It is designed for people who want to move in to significant coaching or mentoring roles plus those who are setting up as independent coaches.
It provides 40 hours of coach specific training for a portfolio application for International Coach Federation accreditation. Optional PWMCS Module 2 provides an extra 20 hours to complete the training requirement.
Those who complete the assessment requirements receive a Unitec certificate.
This course enables participants to:
Define mentoring, coaching and supervision – purposes and functions, roles and limits and boundaries to the role.
Create positive coaching environments.
Avoid the 8 most common pitfalls when mentoring or supervising
Use intentional and skilful questioning when coaching
Use reflective listening to deepen rapport and facilitate reflection
Use feedback effectively in the mentoring process
Negotiate a contract with a client
Use a range of structured tools to facilitate learning and reflection
Use creative approaches to mentoring to facilitate insight and understanding.
Discuss ethical issues for mentors, coaches and supervisors
Demonstrate consistently the personal skills and attributes of a competent mentor/coach
Explore a range of models for coaching and supervision
Manage a mentoring, coaching or supervision session with a client
Identify their own learning style and that of their clients
Live practice is an important component of the learning process and a supportive training environment is created to ensure that participants have a positive and constructive introduction to this powerful professional development process. There is some reading required and work based tasks between sessions. Demonstrations and evaluation of practice ensure that the theory comes to life that there are plenty of opportunites for discussion of practice.
80% attendance requirement and assessment will involve reflective activities and delivering and evaluating live mentoring/supervision sessions with clients and peers. There will be required readings associated with this course.
Duration: 5 days
Group size: max 16
Available: Public course / In-house