WSP 113 — Coaching: The Indispensable Leadership Skill
Course Format: On-campus
Duration: 1 day
Date(s): Apr 6
Time: 9:30 am—5:30 pm
Drop Deadline: Mar 30
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, often without being given proper training in these areas. This workshop will focus on coaching, the indispensable leadership skill, to help us motivate and build confidence in others and ourselves. In this highly interactive workshop, we will learn and practice coaching methods that enable those we coach to transform challenges into creative action. These will include an advanced introduction to the GROW model (the most widely used coaching framework: goal, current reality, options, wrap-up), candid and respectful feedback methods, and the development of deep empathy for those different from ourselves. We will also learn how to cultivate an atmosphere of learning and trust. Through thoughtful, insightful feedback and discussion, we will affirm our strengths and address our limitations in our individual coaching styles. Participants will leave enlivened by capabilities that support authenticity, psychological safety, and personal power.
Mark Nicolson, Founder, Nicolson Group and T12NMark Nicolson is a coach and consultant for organizations committed to cultures of learning, high performance, and equity. He has more than twenty-five years of experience growing the leadership of startup teams 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.