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  • NACE Orientation to Coaching Series

  • Summary

    The Orientation to Coaching Series closely examines the essential components for coaching clients using the fundamental coaching model with respect to coach and client roles, obtaining informed consent, and establishment of client goals.

    Part I: The Coaching Process

    In the first webinar, attendees will articulate the differences between coaching and counseling while clearly defining the role of the client and the role of the coach. Attendees will learn how to establish an environment that is conducive to coaching and learn ways to maintain a safe environment for clients.

    Following this program, you will be able to:

    • Differentiate between coaching and counseling;
    • Describe measures to establish the coaching process;
    • Create an environment that supports mutual respect and trust; and
    • Define roles as they pertain to the client and to the coach.

    Presenter: Debra J. Stark, MA, Assistant Director of Employer Relations and Alumni Career Advisor, Ramapo College of New Jersey

    Part II: Coaching Considerations

    Attendees will examine the coaching process and describe the importance of obtaining client consent. Attendees will learn how to communicate effectively during a coaching session and explore communication strategies that meet the needs of the client while developing their understanding of factors that affect the coaching process.

    Following this program, you will be able to:

    • Define informed consent and explain importance of establishment prior to initiating a coaching session;
    • Use effective communication strategies to coach diverse populations;
    • Describe characteristics that contribute to a safe coaching environment.

    Presenter: Ann Garner, Associate Director of Career Development, George Mason University

    Part III: Coaching in Action

    Attendees will explore coaching theories and strategies and use empowering skills to monitor clients’ progression. Attendees will expand their knowledge and understanding of the coaching plan and describe methods for assessing outcomes of the coaching plan.

    Following this program, you will be able to:

    • Describe methods for identifying client’s motivational level to construct appropriate goals;
    • Identify factors affecting client goal attainment: client disposition, life experiences, existing support systems, and social factors; and
    • Establish client goals that are specific, measurable, assignable, realistic, and timely.

    Presenter: Julie Swaner, Director of Alumni Career Services, The University of Utah – Career Services

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