Group Coaching

Course details

Code
O19P195PCR
Fees
From £350.00
Credit
10 CATS points

Dates
Sat 22 Feb 2020 - Sun 01 Mar 2020
Time
9.30am - 4.30pm

Group Coaching

Overview

More subtle than training, more profound than facilitating, more flexible than chairing… group coaching offers the potential for greater results, achieved sooner, and with longer lasting impact.  In this 4 day programme, whatever their starting point, using a fully blended learning approach (VLE, discursive, experiential and tutorial), we develop the confidence and skills of participants, while dovetailing an exploration of both core and emerging concepts in the field.

Topics covered include: the differentiation of group coaching; a contemporary approach to the theory of team, group, and individual growth; and managing multiple levels of personal awareness.  We apply key concepts from psychology, group analysis, and systems theory, as well as following the complex unfolding of interpersonal dynamics in a group.

Suitable for existing coaches, trainers, facilitators and executives, students on the course will establish ways of developing their personal style of group coaching, consider how to integrate it in their own work (and/or life), and prepare to assess and enhance their performance as group coaches.

 

Programme details

Programme Timing

9.30am - 4.30pm (same for both weekends) 

4 teaching sessions per day with breaks at 11.00am and 3.15pm for coffee / tea and Lunch at 1.00pm  

 

Weekend 1 - Saturday 22 - Sunday 23 February 2020

Saturday am: Defining group coaching and differentiating.

Saturday pm: Establishing ways of developing a personal style of group coaching.

Sunday am: Group dynamics and observational skills.

Sunday pm: Building your own theories of team, group, and personal growth.

 

Weekend 2 - Saturday 29 February - Sunday 1 March 2020

Saturday am:  Intervention skills.

Saturday pm:  Working with different layers of awareness.

Sunday am:  Key concepts from psychology, group analysis and systems theory.

Sunday pm:  Integrating group coaching into our work/life.     

 

Recommended reading

Background Reading:

Thornton, C., Group and Team Coaching: The essential guide

Cockerham, G., Group Coaching: a comprehensive blueprint

 

PLEASE NOTE - It is NOT essential for participants to have read these books - they are provided as background for those who are particularly interested.

 

Certification

This linked weekend course is accredited with 10 CATS Points at FHEQ Level 4. All students who enrol are expected to complete some coursework during the weekend. The coursework is fully integrated into the weekend teaching sessions and plenty of guidance will be given.

Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS)

 

Accommodation

Accommodation is not included in the price, but depending on availability it may be possible to stay at Rewley House, 1 Wellington Square, Oxford on Friday and / or Saturday night.  Please contact our Residential Centre on +44 (0) 1865 270362 or email res-ctr@conted.ox.ac.uk  for details of availability and prices.

Accommodation in Rewley House - all bedrooms are modern, comfortably furnished and each room has tea and coffee making facilities, Freeview television, and Free WiFi and private bath or shower rooms.

Fees

Tuition (includes coffee/tea): £350.00
Baguette Lunches for both weekends Saturday & Sunday: £20.00

Funding

If you are in receipt of a state benefit you may be eligible for a reduction of 50% of tuition fees.

If you do not qualify for the concessionary fee but are experiencing financial hardship, you may still be eligible for financial assistance.

Concessionary fees for short courses

 

Payment

Payment of fees must be made in full at the time of booking.

 

Tutor

Dr Graham Wilson

Course Tutor

A PhD in animal behaviour, and initial career in organisation development - creating exceptional places to work - followed by psychotherapy training, led Graham to coach, write, and speak on leadership development, as an executive confidant for 20+ years.

Course aims

To introduce the essentials of group coaching, practice the core skills, then build on these in a supportive environment, so that participants will feel confident using them in their work, and day-to-day life.

Course Objectives:

1.  To understand group coaching as an educational tool helping others to achieve change individually and collectively.

2.  To have the knowledge and skills to apply group coaching in a variety of contexts.

3.  To appreciate our own skill levels and appreciate ways to enhance them.

 

 

Teaching methods

Large and small group discussion - variously led by the tutor and participants; self-reflection; triads; pre- and post-session tutor-led input via VLE (Moodle); online and offline peer dialogue.

 

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course students will be expected to:

1. be capable of explaining core concepts of group coaching to a lay person;

2. be able to assess the needs of people within a group, develop and implement an intervention plan, and monitor its effect; and

3. have a balanced perspective of their own group coaching development and plans to develop themselves further.

Assessment methods

Students will prepare two short (750 words each) reflective pieces (one at the end of each weekend) based on their experience in the practical groups.

Students must submit a completed Declaration of Authorship form with any piece of work that is part of the assessment criteria. CATS points cannot be awarded without the aforementioned form.

 

Application

Please use the 'Book' or 'Apply' button on this page. Alternatively, please contact us to obtain an application form.

Level and demands

This course is accredited with 10 CATS Points at FHEQ Level 4.