University of Bath

Coaching conversations

A workshop exploring using a coaching approach to develop the performance of your team.


Date and time:

  • Wednesday 7 November 2018, 9.30am - 4.30pm

Presenter(s): Red Door Coaching and Training

2018/19 courses: This course is likely to run in November and February. Course dates will be published approximately 6 to 8 weeks beforehand.

To book/cancel your place once a course date has been arranged - please see the instructions below for using Employee Self Service (ESS).

About this course

Successful managers understand and practice good coaching skills with their teams. Quality coaching conversations can be some of the most difficult to have but are essential when developing the performance of a team and individuals.

This workshop highlights the value of using good coaching skills, explores the different methods and allows plenty of opportunity to practice. As part of the session you will explore:

  • the definition of coaching
  • essentials required for effective coaching
  • having one to one conversations and maintaining motivation
  • team coaching
  • links to the University strategy and the Effective Behaviours Framework, where appropriate
  • further available resources that you may find useful in the Development Toolkit

Intended Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • describe a coaching approach
  • identify how you can use coaching skills in your own role and in relation to leadership and management
  • recognise different methods of having coaching conversations
  • apply coaching skills to conversations with individuals and teams

Pre work

The pre-work for this course will be available on Moodle approximately 1 week before the course date and will take approximately 20 minutes to complete.

To download the pre-work log-in and self-enrol on the Moodle course called 'Pre-work for Workforce Development (Staff Development) programmes and courses'.

Effective Behaviours Framework (EBF)

The Effective Behaviours Framework (EBF) has nine key behavioural areas. This course will help you to develop skills and knowledge related to the EBF behavioural groups highlighted below:

  • Achieving results
  • Managing self and personal skills
  • Developing self and others

Please note that attending the course does not provide evidence of achieving these behaviours; you will need to demonstrate them by applying your skills and knowledge.

Who should attend

This course is relevant for:

Managers, Supervisors & Team Leaders who would benefit from using coaching conversations with individuals and teams within their roles, and who wish to increase their leadership and management of people

Book or cancel your place using ESS

Discussing your learning and development with your line manager

We assume that if you need permission or agreement to attend this course you will have arranged this before booking, and have also jointly discussed the following with your line manager to ensure that the training is suitable and your learning can be transferred back to the workplace:

  • how this training will help to deliver your individual/team goals
  • the expected outcomes (i.e. what is expected to change/improve as a result)
  • any support required post-course to enable you to transfer your learning back to the workplace

Book a place

Once a course date has been arranged you can book your place using Employee Self-Service (ESS). You must book a place to be able attend.

Please note that we do not hold a waiting list for this course.

Cancel your place

You can cancel your place using Employee Self-Service (ESS).

Please cancel your place as early as possible, and at least 3 days in advance, to allow others to book instead.

Online learning and resources

Access online tools and support about coaching on-demand via the Development Toolkit, such as: