Group and Team Coaching: Fundamentals and Professional Application
Team coaching is significantly different from individual coaching and group coaching. It takes place in a context vastly different from one-to-one coaching. It requires a heightened psychological mindset, an ability to work with the unseen and unspoken and an awareness of systems and their impact on teams. It also requires the ability to be simultaneously aware of all participants, the ability to observe from a distance and yet stay in contact with oneself and the team members, and of course the proven ability to coach professionally.
The programme described below addresses these needs.
The Learning Process
There are three 2-day Modules, a project and practice in an online learning community.
Module One sets the foundation for the training group to work as a learning community, provides definitions and distinctions and introduces models of group coaching. The second day shifts focus to team coaching and further defines the differences. Input is on the framing of the team and the behaviours and thinking of the team coach. We begin to access the wisdom of the learning group.
Module Two enquires into your experiences of working with a virtual team since Module 1, and offers theory about the person-in-role, additional psychological models and exercises for understanding what happens in systems, in teams and between people. The learning is also about yourself, others and what happens in between.
Module Three continues the learning through experience and reflection, and brings in more aspects of the system, the immediate and the further organisational context and the team-in-the-mind. It deepens the work around the forces and factors of the non-obvious.
At the end of this programme, you will be able to:
- Be present in the moment and also take a meta perspective
- Name common pitfalls in team coaching and design ways of avoiding them
- Recognise why and how the team coach slips out of role
- Suggest ways of working with non-obvious forces and factors
- Understand how to work in tandem with another team coach
- Propose your own model of team coaching (the formal assessment).
Methodology and Training Philosophy
The training is primarily learning by doing. Tried and tested psychological theory is introduced and related to working with systems, teams and groups; most theory is followed by a practical experience. At the same time, learning is considered to be emergent and dynamic, and experience is regarded as valid data, from which new theory can be developed. Your facilitators believe that knowledge can be elicited and co-created and so you will be invited to reflect on your experience and learn how reflection and dialogue can lead to new understandings. We ask that you keep a journal and practice between the modules as a virtual team which develops, runs and completes a real-life project.
L-CON Global will give a certificate of Continuous Coaching Education accredited by the ICF with 48.23 CCEU’s (Core Competencies).
Participants and Trainers
This programme is open to coaches who have more than 60 hours’ formal coach training. It is taught by Leda Turai MCC. She is highly trained, qualified and an experienced coach and coach trainer. She psychologically schooled, works in organisations and is a pioneer in the coaching world.
Place and language
This training is taught in English or Lithuanian in London, Riga and Vilnius.
Dates for training in Vilnius in 2023 (in Lithuanian):
Module 1: September 18-19
Module 2: November 13-14
Module 3: January 8-9 (2024)
Contact us for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org