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A guide to coaching for performance at January’s Learning Technologies Conference
We know that coaching is an important part of learning and development, but it can be hard. So hard that it seems we prefer to concentrate on the latest trends in technology than on this fundamental method of learning. Yet it requires only the ability to listen and to say the right things,” argues Michael Bungay Stanier.
In Michael’s session the conference will learn that coaching need not be hard and that there are fundamentals that can be learnt in an hour and used immediately. For L&D professionals understanding coaching is a must and this session opens the door to successful practice.
“Coaching is a vital part of performance improvement, and a crucial part of learning at work. Yet we tend to ignore it, either it seems too vague to really make work, or because we just have too little time to focus on it. And if that is true of us, it’s also true of the managers that we work with.”
In this hands-on and engaging session, leading Canadian coach Michael Stanier takes us through some vital techniques to improve our understanding and application of coaching, including: discovering that people already know far more than they thought about effective coaching; hearing what the research tells us is the biggest barrier to effective coaching; learning about the only three "coaching moments" a manager needs; seeing how it's possible to coach anyone in ten minutes or less; and practicing one of the three coaching moments during the session.
Michael’s session ‘The guide to effective, rapid coaching in 10 minutes’ at Learning Technologies takes place at 2.00 pm on day two, Wednesday 30 January.
Michael Bungay Stanier is a founding partner of Box of Crayons, a company that helps organizations do less Good Work and more Great Work. He’s written a number of books, the best known of which is Do More Great Work, created a series of short internet videos, such as The Eight Irresistible Principles of Fun, that have been seen by millions and designed a wide range of training programs that are being used around the world.
About Learning Technologies 2013, Tuesday 29 and Wednesday 30 January 2013, Olympia 2, London
The Learning Technologies Exhibition and Conference is Europe's leading showcase of the technology used for learning at work and provides a wealth of content from the leading exhibitors in the field and a free seminar programme running in five theatres in the exhibition hall. The conference, running alongside the exhibition has expert sessions on learning technology, strategy and the issues facing L&D from some of the leading learning thinkers and visionaries in the industry.
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About Learning and Skills 2013, Tuesday 29 and Wednesday 30 January 2013, Olympia 2, London
Learning and Skills 2013 is co-located with the Learning Technologies Exhibition and Conference. The Learning and Skills exhibition showcases the entire spectrum of methods, products and services for workplace learning with a focus on people development, learning and performance, learning resources and HR systems and services and is built around a multi-streamed programme of free seminars in four theatres on the exhibition floor.
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The combination of Learning Technologies and Learning and Skills provides access to more than 200 exhibitors and over 120 free-of-charge seminars and is the must attend event for all learning and development professionals.
About the Learning and Skills Group
The Learning and Skills Group (LSG) is an international community of L&D professionals interested in organisational learning and learning technology and currently has over 5,000 members.
It is also the official community of the Learning Technologies & Learning and Skills exhibitions and conference at Olympia 2 London (29-30 January 2013).
Membership provides many benefits including online resources, free online events, collaborative tools and knowledge sharing opportunities - and enables interaction with other L&D professionals throughout the year.
Membership of the Learning and Skills Group is free-of-charge and available at: www.learningandskillsgroup.com.