11:15 – 12:45 Breakout Workshops Morning
1. Is Team Coaching the Answer to 21st Century Organisations’ Biggest Challenges?
Neil Atkinson & Moira Nangle
In the complex operating environment of the 21st Century, organisations can only achieve the changes they need through great teams working together. Organisations are increasingly asking coaches how they can help their teams step up to the next level?
In this session, we will share the latest results of the AoEC’s research into how team coaching is supporting organisations make the changes they need. We will examine the role coaches play when working with teams, ways of engaging with teams on a variety of issues, and we’ll explore the benefits and challenges of adopting a systemic approach to team coaching.
Through this session you will:
- Understand more about the role of teams in addressing today organisations’ challenges
- Gain insights into the role a coach can play when working with teams
- Increase confidence in speaking with clients about the value team coaching can add
Session format: Presentation and interactive workshop
2. Reimagining Technology to Meet our Clients’ Needs
Clare Norman, PCC
Can our clients’ coaching experience be further enhanced through our use of targeted technology? Any technology must be usable, engaging and inspiring, however if it doesn’t meet the users’ needs, it’s simply new and shiny, but pointless.
In this session, we’ll preview some of the technology available, explore how it could enhance our coaching clients’ experience; support them to think more deeply, move forward in that thinking and come away knowing something that they did not know before; or commit to do something that they had not previously committed to.
You’ll hear a 2 minute synopsis of:
- How each tech company identified coaching clients’ needs
- What those changing needs are
- And how their technology addresses the need
You’ll then learn more about the technologies that interest you, with some hands-on demonstrations; reflect with your fellow coaches on how these products meet your clients’ needs and how you might use them.
Session format: Interactive exploration and evaluation of technology products
3. Sh** Happens: A Broader Understanding of Trauma in the Workplace
Clare Myatt & Beverley McMaster
As the workplace becomes more committed to wellbeing, coaches will inevitably be faced with the effects of trauma. Its long-term consequences can be masked by individuals who appear to lead ‘normal lives.’ Although they may not have PTSD, their lives are nevertheless impacted by difficult experiences. Some have had ACE’s (adverse childhood experiences), others loss and bereavement, relationship difficulties, financial pressures, ill-health, depression and anxiety, even sensitivity to the plights of others. Where’s the line between normal/fleeting
Our challenge is to recognise where trauma exists, support or intervene appropriately, and know when to refer to a specialist. This session will offer an overview of what constitutes trauma, how to become more alert to its presence, and guidelines for when to refer.
After this session, participants will:
- Gain insight into what constitutes trauma
- Be more present to the possibility of trauma’s existence
- Have suggestions for when to refer
Session format: Experiential workshop.
NB To provide an experiential component, the session will be limited to 24 participants
4. Could Coaching Change the World?
What if we offered to coach people without hope? Could we inspire change beyond ourselves, our clients and our companies (whilst benefiting all three)?
This lively workshop will use the extraordinary transformation of coaching in prisons as a springboard example to swap top tips and explore where our passions might take us.
We’ll cluster up to develop practical ideas and wish lists. What exists and what’s still needed? Discussion in groups or pairs, with like-minded coaches, to share our energy and create sustainable support networks.
Who knows what positive change you’ll spark.
Participants will be :
- Challenged to push their coaching limits, reach out and use skills in new ways to achieve the greatest possible change.
- Inspired by just how far coaches can help people change their lives: if it can work in a prison, it can work anywhere.
- Supported and encouraged by others to change the world.
Session format: Case study with Q&A and discussions in clusters
5. Coaching for Organisational Performance and ROI
Colin Price & Liz Rochester, PCC
To add value coaches need to understand the ongoing performance demands an organisations has of its senior leaders.
Colin Price will share his extensive experience working with and coaching senior leaders and the value add coaches bring when they understand the finance levers and business dynamics of an organisation. He will take us through a coaches guide to key financial levers all organisations use.
Liz Rochester will share practical examples and case studies of the different ways we can help external and internal coaches answer the question on return. From Return on Investment, Return on Expectations, Contribution to Growth and People Engagement.
- Understand the financial demands senior leaders and organisations are balancing to drive growth and deliver strategy.
- Gain an understanding of tools and techniques to measure impact of individual and team coaching.
- Understand the demands to prove the ROI of coaching interventions.
Session format: Interactive speaker session with case studies, tools and techniques to apply