Coaching and Mentoring Skills for
Team Leads and Managers
Detailed Course Outline
Instructional Hours: 3.5
Components: 10% Instructor-led and 90% role playing/practice in pairs/triads
• A bit about neuroscience, social threats, mindsets, and optimal learning conditions.
• The difference between coaching and mentoring, and when to use them.
• How to coach (via multiple paired/triad coaching sessions using different skills).
• How to design onboarding plans for new hires that help them reach productivity fast.
Participants will have fieldwork to (a) complete their first phase of their onboarding plans for new hires and (b) practice noticing different levels of listening and the impact on them and others and (c) practice asking powerful questions beginning with “what” and “how” to learn how to use coaching skills in their day-to-day lives.
2-3 weeks later
Instructional Hours: 3.5
Components: 10% Instructor-led and 90% role playing/practice in pairs/triads.
Learning Outcomes: Participants will reflect on insights gained via fieldwork and practice. They’ll learn how to create team and job specific onboarding content to bring new hires up to speed faster and will work on their plans with their colleagues (if appropriate). They’ll also continue to practice their coaching skills using pairs and triads.
Assessment Method: Sign-in sheet and full participation. There are no written exams with this course.
Total Training Duration/Length (days): 3-4 weeks in total with the second module held 2-3 weeks apart
Total Training Hours: 7 hours
Total Cost of Program: $4,500
Course Capacity (maximum number of people allowed in one course): 24 participants
Delivery Method: In-person
Brad Herbert is a certified Leadership Coach (CPCC, PCC) with 27 years in HR spanning multiple sectors, countries, fast-growth start-ups, and Fortune 500 companies. He was the VP, Talent Development and Organizational Effectiveness for Electronic Arts’ 9,000 employees, and prior to that the VP of HR for its 15 worldwide studios. He’s been the HR Leader for two start-ups and began his career in Silicon Valley working at Netscape and EA during their hyper-growth years. It’s been quite a ride, and since 2008 he’s had the incredible privilege of contributing to others’ success via his own practice, where he specializes in cultivating adaptability via leadership assessments (including pre-hire, online, and stakeholder interviews), leadership coaching for individuals and teams, and custom leadership development programs.
His clients are usually CEOs and their direct reports in high-growth organizations. They are committed to achieving goals in all areas of their lives, and creating thriving, adaptable businesses where people love to work. Promoted to a Vice President and relocated to a new country at age 35, Brad truly understands the experience and pressure executives feel when trying to simultaneously execute strategies and develop the capacity of themselves and the company. Blending progressive talent theory and strategies, pragmatism, and a positive, casual style Brad’s partnership helps leaders achieve results, develop outstanding leaders, and strategically approach people and culture development to stay ahead of the growth curve.
Brad has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business from Michigan State University, a Master’s Degree in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University, is a Certified Co-Active Coaching Professional and graduate of the Leadership Program from the Coaches Training Institute, is certified as a Professional Certified Coach by the International Coaching Federation, and holds certifications in The Leadership Circle Profile, The Leadership System, Hogan assessments, and Myers-Briggs Type Indicator tools. He has deep interest and additional training in adult development (in particular the Immunity to Change methodology), neuroscience, and progressive approaches to organizational adaptability, leadership, and culture. Brad is married, loves learning, travel, dogs, experimenting with ketogenetic diets and intermittent fasting, meditation, early morning workouts, and is an active member of the ICF Vancouver chapter where he was a finalist for the 2016 Coach Impact Award.
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Coaching and Mentoring Skills for Team Leads and Managers
This course is well-received by organizations (a) growing quickly and needing to improve how they onboard new hires, and (b) wanting to improve how leads and managers develop the skills and maturity of employees via mentoring and coaching skills. Configured to your organization’s culture and challenges, your people will learn:
- A bit about neuroscience, social threats, mindsets, and optimal learning conditions.
- The difference between coaching and mentoring, and when to use them.
- How to coach (via multiple paired/triad coaching sessions using different skills).
- How to design onboarding plans for new hires that help them reach productivity fast.
- How to mentor / transfer knowledge in a structured, brain-friendly way.