WSP 113 — Coaching: The Indispensable Leadership Skill
Course Format: On-campus
Duration: 1 day
Date(s): Jan 26
Time: 9:30 am—5:30 pm
Drop Deadline: Jan 19
Grade Restriction: NGR only; no credit/letter grade
Instructor(s): Mark Nicolson
9:30 am—5:30 pm
NGR only; no credit/letter grade
The majority of leaders have expertise in their field and are highly effective at managing business processes and projects. But as they progress in their careers, they are asked to focus more on leading, managing, and collaborating with people. Coaching is what enables us to release the performance and qualities we know are possible in others and ourselves. Yet few of us have received inspiring coaching or formal coaching training. In this highly interactive workshop, we will learn and practice coaching methods that enable us to transform challenges into creative action. We will develop an atmosphere of candor and deep learning. Through thoughtful, insightful feedback and discussion, we will affirm our strengths and address our limitations in our individual coaching styles. Students will be enlivened by new capabilities that support learning, innovation, and leadership.
Mark Nicolson, Founder, Nicolson Group and T12NMark Nicolson directs coaching, training, and consulting for organizations committed to cultures of learning and high performance. His work focuses on “next paradigm” leadership development for Bay Area startups and social change visionaries. He was formerly a partner in Alexander, the pioneer in executive coaching in the United Kingdom, and he received an MA from the University of Oxford and an MBA from Stanford.
Textbooks for this course:
There are no required textbooks; however, some fee-based online readings may be assigned.