Coaching Foundation Course
Develop & certify your coaching and mentoring skills
The most comprehensive, concise and impactful 6 weeks online course available. Fully accredited. Start immediately.
Duration: 6 weeks starting immediately
Who is this course for? All levels of seniority
Effort: 5 hours of self-paced online learning
Award: 4 CPD Credits & CMI Certificate of Recognition
Accreditors: CMI, FMLM, CPD Certification Service
Content format: Videos with optional reading
Assessment Method: Multiple choice, instant result. Retake if required.
In total there are 8 video courses to watch. This includes 2 CPD accredited courses that require you to complete a multiple choice assessment to confirm your understanding of the topic. A pass mark of 70% is required and this can be re-taken as many times as required. Optional reading and audio book resources are provided to enable you to explore a topic deeper if required. The content of the course is of the highest global standard and has been created by MIT Sloan Management Review. Our learning platform, called Skillsoft Percipio, provides a stunning learning experience.
Key learning areas:
- Managing stress
- Managing difficult professional relationships
- Building confidence, self-belief and assertiveness
- Shared goals & teaming
- Being a good coach
- Increasing engagement
- Creating a vision
- Developing women leaders
- Helping others to grow
- Motivating others
On completion of this course, you will receive:
- A certificate stating 4 CPD Credits- Awarded by the CPD Certification Service
- A Certificate of Recognition from the prestigious Chartered Management Institute (CMI)
- Chartered Management Institute Affiliate membership for 1 year
- A digital badge to share on LinkedIn and add to your resume
You will also be awarded the following additional benefits:
- Chartered Management Institute alumni network access for 1 year
- Access to Chartered Management Institute networking and learning events for 1 year
World leading content supported by cutting edge technology. Made for healthcare professionals.
Did you know this course can be covered by the NHS study budget?
The study budget covers:
- Courses and education activities to support you achieving the curriculum
- Courses to help you prepare for postgraduate exams
- Discretionary courses that add value to you individually and support the wider system
To access the study budget you should discuss this with your educational supervisor or line manager. To help you with this process, view our example study budget application letter here.
- For the duration of this course, you will work through the content below to obtain your CPD Credits and CMI Certificate.
- You can track your progress on the platform.
- You can complete the course sooner than 6 weeks if you wish.
Coaching Foundation Course curriculum
Developing Successful Coaching Relationships
In a perfect business world, all employees would be ideally suited to their jobs, with skills and aptitudes fully aligned to their roles. In the real world, however, successful leadership requires coaching and mentoring. Leaders must foster a culture conducive to coaching and be capable themselves of stepping into a coaching role when it's called for.
In this course, you'll learn coaching techniques for building dynamic and purposeful coaching relationships. You'll learn some coaching principles that will guide you in helping your team members exceed their preconceived limitations and reach their full potential.
Working on Shared Goals through Teaming
After completing this video, you will be able to identify the characteristics of teaming
Initiating a Coaching Relationship
Coaches Build Self-Confidence
Great coaches build self-assurance in the people they coach, so they have the confidence to tackle new challenges. As an example, Jay Conger tells how he taught his daughter to visualize a small change that helped her avoid belly flops while diving into a pool.
Be a Better Coach
Coaching a reluctant employee takes a little more patience and effort.
Coaching Team Members
When someone come to you for coaching, ask them for several solution options, invite them to consider the pros and cons of each option, then brainstorm the best option with them. Don't rush to the first solution. Step back. Ask what outcome you are trying to achieve.
Leading by Developing People
Any leader is only as good as the people they lead, and it is the very rare leader whose team is comprised only of skilled experts at every position. For everyone else, employee development is key for effective leadership. Individual and team development must be a priority for you and your organisation when seeking a competitive edge in the marketplace.
In this course, you'll learn how to use motivational factors and actions for developing your team. You'll explore strategies for performance improvement, as well as how to set and maintain high standards. You'll also learn how to overcome common myths about development, and how to mitigate the challenges leaders face in developing people.
Delivering Results While Developing People
Meetings provide a forum not only for sharing information but also for developing talent.
How to Increase Engagement
About 70 percent of American workers are not engaged. To increase engagement, create an attractive work environment, connect workers with the purpose, and try to make the work fun. Allison describes a competition to encourage hand washing in a hospital.
Leadership Insights on Coaching
Like a physical trainer, good coaches don’t do the heavy lifting for others. Instead, they ask questions, assist in setting up action plans, and most importantly, build skills and self-confidence—even in the most reluctant of employees.
Leadership Insights on Developing Women Leaders
Barriers to leadership often affect women more than men. With these insights on likability versus competence, biases that favour males, networking, and self-limiting mindsets, women can overcome external and internal barriers to advancement.
Leadership Insights on Leading Collaboratively
Collaborative leadership requires reciprocity, humility and modelling collaboration for team members. Discover tools leaders can use to foster collaboration.
Creating a Vision
Becoming A More Effective Delegator
You don't get better by delegating more—you get better by delegating more effectively. That means talking with employees about their responsibilities and yours.
MIT Sloan Management Review on Leader as Coach Special Collection
How do you manage being a leader and a coach at the same time? Do you possess the necessary abilities to lead and develop employees?
In this collection of articles, you'll learn:
• how to approach employee development
• how to rediscover the importance of an annual performance review
• why it's important for leaders to encourage creativity in their people
• how to use data to discover leadership potential
• what to do when jobs become commodities
• how to put together a team to advise you
• how to use sports analytics in business
Anytime Coaching: Unleashing Employee Performance, Second Edition
Whether you lead a cross-functional team on a short-term project or formally manage large groups of people on a daily basis, Anytime Coaching will help you improve performance and achieve results.
Coaching and Mentoring: Practical Techniques for Developing Learning and Performance, Third Edition
Over the last 15 years, Coaching and Mentoring has become the go-to guide for anyone looking to develop their coaching and mentoring skills at individual, team, or organisational level. Clear and accessible, it uses practical tools and best practice to demonstrate how to relate theoretical models to specific situations to gain real benefits. It provides strategies that can be applied to any situation, including life coaching, business coaching and community mentoring.
The Extraordinary Coach: How the Best Leaders Help Others Grow
The Extraordinary Coach equips you with the tools necessary to inspire others to reach for excellence and expand their horizons in ways they wouldn't have thought possible. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
Leading the Unleadable: How to Manage Mavericks, Cynics, Divas, and Other Difficult People
Leading the Unleadable reveals how to use exceptional leadership to deal with difficult personalities and challenges to create a more productive workplace. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
100 Ways to Motivate Others: How Great Leaders Can Produce Insane Results without Driving People Crazy, Third Edition
This new edition includes fresh insights into communication and rapid decision-making, the importance of personal self-leadership and physical energy, and exciting new methods for enrolling clients and selling to customers in service-oriented ways that leave behind the old paradigm of manipulation and persuasion. The authors will help you learn:
• How to slow down and enjoy a new level of focus.
• How to build on your peoples' strengths.
• A simple and creative way to hold people accountable.
• How to enjoy cultivating the art of supportive confrontation.
Communicate Like a Leader: Connecting Strategically to Coach, Inspire, and Get Things Done
When it comes to leading, there is a critical difference between communicating as a boss and communicating as a bully. Celebrated communicator Dianna Booher explains why a leader’s success depends on knowing how to communicate strategically with audiences in an organisation at their level of interest and relevancy.
50 Top Tools for Coaching: A Complete Toolkit for Developing and Empowering People, Third Edition
50 Top Tools for Coaching provides you with everything you need to know to motivate and guide others towards success. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
What people say
Excellent. Highly recommended
I have been on different leadership courses over the past 15 years. This is by far the most complete leadership and management course that I have completed. There are modules for all the key components of how to become an excellent leader. Insights from established leaders provides credibility to the information source. Looking forward to further modules from Generation Leader.
Dr Amit Kaura
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The medical leader program which involves the videos, interviews and presentations are a excellent way to have a insight and real life scenario in how to manage the many but very import challenges that you will face someday as a medical doctor and leader. I’m very delighted to have the opportunity to further develop my management and leader skills.