Coaching for Healthcare Professionals: Developing Skills & Processes
Monday 4 July 2016
Cavendish Conference Centre, London
The aim of this 1-day masterclass is to provide an understanding of what coaching can offer to clinicians and other healthcare professionals who want to develop their personal effectiveness and that of their team. It will be highly practical, with skills practice to enhance your coaching conversations, and an overview of different coaching approaches.
Coaching is now recognised as a key part of the development of clinical leadership. Benefits can include greater engagement and motivation, confidence and ability to handle difficult work relationships, and in many cases, more effective delivery of the clinical service.
Coaching is a highly skilled activity which requires a great deal of self-awareness, skill and empathy. There is an increasing requirement for coaches to ensure that they are formally trained and accredited in order to ensure professional practice. However, not everyone necessarily wishes to become a formally trained coach. There is a place for developing coaching skills within a managerial or leadership role, as well as building a coaching culture within a team or organisation. This has been found to be a positive antidote to some of the more “command and control” approaches that have been found to be so detrimental to engagement and motivation. Research shows that this is one of the least well-developed styles in leaders, yet one of the most beneficial styles in terms of creating a positive climate at work.
This Masterclass therefore focusses on developing the skill and understanding of clinical managers and leaders who want to incorporate a more effective coaching approach into their management or leadership style.