Team Coaching Program

From Individual Coaching to Team Coaching

Now Enrolling for Fall 2021

Module 1:
September 14-16, 2021 (Virtual)
9:00-4:30pm EST

Module 2:
November 9-10, 2021 (Virtual)
9:00-4:30pm EST

Module 1 Learning Objectives

  • Definitions of team coaching vs. facilitation, leading, consulting, and managing  
  • Team Coaching mindsets and core skills and concepts 
  • Create safety and trust with the team, using team coaching skills to foster and navigate difficult and/or  authentic conversations that promote better performance 
  • Create more inclusive teams which invite diversity of thought and contribution  
  • See teams as a system – human dynamics and patterns of behavior 
  • Co-design an enabling culture that allows teams to flourish
  • Train team members how to apply coaching skills and concepts so they become responsible and not dependent on the team coach
  • Help teams become aware of reactive tendencies and help them recover back to peak performance
  • Create a team coaching engagement structure 

Field Application Session:

The field application session will take place in-between Module 1 and 2.  The focus will be on applying the team coaching skills and concepts from Module 1.  

Module 2 Learning Objectives

  • Stretch your range as Team Coach to work with varying teams and contexts
  • Integrating team coaching skills, using skills as the situation demands, shifting the energy of the group 
  • Facilitate a team values session (using a simple tool) for team members to work towards alignment with each other and the organization 
  • Establish a balance between achieving results and sustaining team connection
  • Agility and confidence to create from any situation that arises
  • Context for using Team Coaching assessments
Approach:
  • We use the mindsets, skills and concepts from the coaching profession and apply them to teams. From a developmental psychology perspective, we explore how natural human “reactive tendencies” impact team performance.
  • The program is a mixture of training, team coaching, observations and leadership development.
  • The program is highly experiential with a high emphasis on practice for easy application in the workplace.
  • The coaching skills and concepts will be “assumed knowledge” and the focus of this program will be on applying them within a team context. 

The ACT team has worked with organizational teams in various roles including consulting, team coaching and facilitation. Our team coaches also have extensive functional experience as employees within organizations. We have observed how teams interact and become curious about the factors that impact performance and effectiveness. Hierarchical challenges, dialog skills, personality styles, unclear expectations, and unclear decision-making processes all contribute to teams failing to live up to expectations. 

The results of our observations form the basis of our team coaching program, which focuses on group dynamics: how individuals interact with each other, share their collective talents, collaborate and hold each other mutually accountable to achieve a common purpose.