Distinctives and Rationale
Length of course as a semester of weekly assignments
Like a puzzle being formed: We believe that each week adds one more piece to the puzzle in a trainee’s understanding and skill in coaching. Our goal is for the discovery of a coaching paradigm and the acquisition of skills to lead from this perspective.
Recognizing real growth: The consistent flow of weekly assignment creates a momentum for change. As the trainee moves through the course, the pieces of information and experience begin to connect and form a foundation for releasing empowerment and growth.
Innovative and flexible delivery system
Individualized scheduling: Unlike the traditional class format, REAL Change coach training is individualized, interactive, and experiential. This design allows for flexible scheduling, utilizes technology effectively and offers connections without geographical limitations.
Innovative and varied modes: Consistent with the belief that an evaluated experience releases growth, the courses have uniquely-designed methods of study. Weekly assignments include a variety of activities and information acquisition. The materials include guided reflections, audio downloads, surveys, assessments, and personal growth exercises that provide real-life application.
Experiential learning: In the process of training, the individual can expect personal transformation as well as professional and interpersonal skills for immediate application. The goal is not for information acquisition, but for assimilation of coaching values and skills that will optimize work and personal performance.
Synergy and Community Development
Relationship building: Each trainee will have a peer trainee as a partner throughout the course as well as an assigned coach trainer. Weekly training appointments occur alternately with the peer, the coach trainer individually, and the coach trainer with the peer. These interactions may occur face-to-face or on the phone or via internet calls and are scheduled individually.
Group dynamics: The benefits of collaborative learning are realized in the two group meetings of the process. The creative energy of like-minded leaders in an atmosphere of authenticity releases intensified discovery and change.