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Fundamentals of Coaching

MSB Fundamentals of Coaching is an introduction to coaching for teachers and leaders in international schools.

This course provides a foundation for enhanced communication and leadership skills with hands-on training and a focus on experiential participation.

Coaching is now widely acknowledged as an essential leadership competency. A coaching approach to professional dialogue creates the conditions for better thinking and therefore, greater access to creativity, innovation and commitment across an organisation.

You will experience the powerful tools and communication techniques of coaching and have numerous opportunities to coach your peers and receive feedback on your newly acquired skills.

Who is it for?

There is no prerequisite to participate in this course, other than working as a teacher or leader in one of the world’s schools.

The course can be taken stand-alone and is recommended to anyone seeking practical tools for managing relationships with others, leading teams and having more effective professional dialogue.

These flexible skills are compatible with different contexts and roles. You will quickly observe the benefits of taking a coaching approach to conversations with your colleagues.

This programme is an ideal stepping stone towards future coaching courses if you are interested in achieving a professional qualification.

The Experience

Participants are introduced to the principles of coaching, with a focus on experiential learning rather than traditional front of room (zoom) delivery. The entire programme is run online, but this is not at the expense of it being interactive, dynamic and highly engaging.

What You'll Learn

  • A range of coaching models

    Exploring OSCAR, GROW and the MSB model, you will understand how you can apply coaching models in your context.

  • Coaching distinction

    The difference between coaching, mentorship, and traditional leadership.

  • Communication style

    How to use coaching skills to enhance your personal communication approach.

  • Leading teams

    How to design effective relationships with your teams so as to improve communication and team effectiveness.

  • 3 levels of listening

    How to use the three levels of listening — internal, focused, and global — to deepen your relationships.

  • Powerful questions

    How to use powerful questions in coaching conversations to acutely identify what really matters.

  • Utilising coaching

    How you can use coaching within your current school-based role; whether this is for leading teams, managing others, having generative challenging conversations or with students in the classroom.

Who's it for?

The course will run on Zoom over four days, with two 3-hour sessions each day (with plenty of breaks).

The format is 2 x 2 x 2.

  • 2 consecutive days of training

  • 2 week break to apply your learning

  • 2 consecutive days of training

Will I get a qualification?

MSB Fundamental of Coaching is an International Coaching Federation (ICF) accredited training programme.

This means you will acquire 28 hours of certified training hours, which, if you choose, you can put towards building a portfolio to gain further accreditation with the ICF.

The ICF is the largest accreditation body in the world, providing the gold standard for coach training.

What's the Cost?

The cost of the programme is £1,249. This includes…

  • All 9 live training sessions

  • Access to our online support community

  • An array of learning materials

  • ICF-accredited course certification

100% Guarantee

We want you to be completely comfortable with your decision to undertake MSB Fundamentals. If you are not completely satisfied after completing all of the programme then we will refund 100% of your money back

Your Lead Coaches

The Fundamentals of Coaching programme is led by two of Making Stuff Better’s dedicated coaches. Together, Matt Hall and Caroline Beckett have a combined 40 years of experience in education and teaching and will be with you every step of the way on your coaching journey.

Fundamentals of Coaching