The Coach Approach: Initiating Dialogues for Effective Outcomes | Weatherhead School at Case Western Reserve University

The Coach Approach: Initiating Dialogues for Effective Outcomes

Use coaching techniques to bring out the best in others

Coaching others is an important aspect of a manager's role. Yet, for many reasons, it is often difficult for managers to make the transition from directing, controlling and evaluating (traditional management methods) to having a coaching conversation. This skill building workshop will ground you in the underpinnings of coaching and offer a "coach approach" to managing others. Using real-life scenarios, you will gain helpful insights about your managerial style, give and receive coaching feedback, and leave with an effective model for framing and conducting intentional coaching conversations.

For your convenience, we are offering a shorter, live and virtual session over 2 days on 7/20 - 27/2020 with self-paced pre- and post-work.
  • Pre-work for virtual offering


    We look forward to your participation in Coach Approach!  This program is designed for online delivery in two 3.5 hour sessions.  To help you optimize this professional development experience and ensure that you still qualify for your full CEU credits and coach certification requirements, you will also complete some independent work outside of the time we'll spend together online.  You will receive details of the assignments upon registration. An overview of the assignments is provided below:

     Pre-program assignments to be completed prior to Session 1 (about 1 hour):

    • Read a short article
    • Reflect on your experience with your best coach
    • Reflect on two current coaching situations
    • Complete a self-assesment of your coaching skills

    Interim assignment to be completed between Session 1 and Session 2 (about 1 hour):

    • Prepare and complete a practice coaching conversation following the Intentional Conversation Model
    • Reflect on your practice and complete a self-assesment

  • Topics

    Learning Outcomes

    As a result of attending this program, participants will:

    Who Should Attend

    Anyone with responsibility for developing others or who wish to develop their coaching skills.


    Individual Participants: $695
    Package Pricing: 1 class day per participant

    Available Discounts