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Coaching for Social Action: 2010

November 20, 2009

A framework for coaches partnering

with agents for social change.

Overview

Pre-requisite: Foundatinal Course or Equivalent

This 12 session course is ideal for coaches working with clients in the non-profit sector or clients involved in social action.  Non-profit organizations and change agents often face unique challenges of leadership development, organizational effectiveness, and individual growth as they organize themselves, groups and organizations to create social change.  This course is designed for coaching over the phone or in-person and will provide coaches with a diverse set of tools, practices and systems to support clients become empowered to make social change, address issues of culture and power in the workplace and in their theory of change, and bring attention to self-care along the way.  The basic coaching conversation model from the foundational course will be applied to the nuances of coaching individuals creating social change.   Coaches could be managing supervisors, consultants.

Objectives:

  • To gain an Ariel view of the landscape of social justice work to familiarize yourself with cultural nuances
  • To apply a cultural competency framework to coaching conversations in order to support holistic healing and practices
  • Explore power dynamics from a theoretical and practical point of view
  • Apply a framework for cultural competency, to bring intention to your coaching language, understand movement building, and tools to bring coaching conversations into organizational settings for work with groups.
  • Learn how to create a theory of change with clients, as a tool to bring clarity to how personal mission connects to larger scale change
  • Practice integrating a variety of tools for individual and group coaching practices into your existing coaching technique.
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