Coaching Laboratory

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Coaching is a highly impactful approach to people development and can support individuals to identify goals, gain insights into challenges, consider options and plan actions. It is a great addition to every manager’s and supervisor’s toolkit.

Our coaching skills workshops introduce managers and (academic) supervisors to the role and benefits of coaching, and when and how coaching skills can be used to support effective line management or supervision practice.


  • Coaching Skills for Managers (open 3.5 hour workshop)
  • Coaching Skills for Supervisors (open 3.5 hour workshop)
  • Coaching Skills for Specialists (CPD sessions for coaches on the Oxford Coaching Network)

University staff - These workshops are for those who have responsibility for line managing or supervising staff and are interested in learning coaching approaches to use with their teams. They are intended to be introductory courses for managers or supervisors with little or no experience of coaching (they are not suitable for qualified coaches).

If you have previously covered coaching skills through one of POD’s management programmes, please note there will be some duplication in content; however, you are most welcome to join us to further develop your skills in this key area.

We will consider the structure and skills utilised in a coaching conversation and introduce an accessible coaching model for use in the workplace. You will have the opportunity to take part in a practice coaching conversation using your own real-life examples, topics or challenges. After the workshop you will:

•    have an understanding of what coaching is and when it can be used
•    be able to use coaching skills appropriately as part of your manager’s toolkit, and
•    be able to apply the GROW coaching model to structure coaching conversations

When dates for these workshops are scheduled we will publish them here.

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