Manager as Coach: Developing Employees for Success Now and in the Future

October 12, 2022
9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Virtual Session
Dates OfferedTimeLocationTarget Audience
October 12,  20229:00 – 11:30 a.m.Virtual Classroom via ZoomWashU Managers
(with at least one staff direct report)

Organizations that cultivate a coaching culture are shown to have more engaged employees and higher levels of team and individual performance. The most successful managers and leaders have the qualities of a great coach. They are committed to developing their teams and providing opportunities for their staff to grow and achieve more.

Are you wondering how you would balance managing the business while developing your people? Even better, would you like to know how to do it while improving business results?

One of the ways to support this is by further developing your skills so that you can take a coaching approach to your management style that fosters a climate of communication and collaboration. Coaching is a highly visible and positive demonstration of your commitment to ongoing personal development and performance improvement. Developing these coaching skills will significantly improve your performance as well as positively impact the performance of your direct and indirect reports. Leaders who use coaching skills can improve morale, retain their key people, provide better customer service in their organizations, and experience higher productivity overall.

Course Objectives

Participants will:

  • Understand employee development is an organizational imperative
  • Identify who is responsible for employee development and discover the benefits
  • Learn a common language for coaching and developing others
  • Learn how to deliver ‘on the job’ coaching within your management area
  • Learn a model of coaching for maximum effectiveness
  • Know how to proactively support the adoption of a coaching culture
  • Know how to conduct 1-to-1 coaching sessions to further develop your direct reports

Carla D. Bailey
Sr. Manager, Learning and Organizational Development

An important note: Our goal in Learning and Development is to create the same level of rich engagement in our virtual classroom as we do in our in-person classes. Therefore, the day of the session:

  • Ensure you’re in an environment that will allow you to participate fully! This will be an interactive session and your contribution is important.
  • Turn off your email and phone notifications to avoid distractions.
  • Be camera ready! Participants are expected to have their cameras on during the entire session.
  • Have a pen and paper ready.
  • Log in early to the session through the Zoom link below.

Once registered in Learn@Work, you will receive a Zoom invitation for the date/time selected; instructions will be included in the invitation.

Contact Katie Nolen

All programs are subject to change.

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