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Developing accredited internal UCL coaches: closing date for applications 19 June

14 June 2013

At UCL we offer internal coaching as integral part of our development provision for staff. We currently have a number of trained UCL staff from across the institution that form a group of internal coaches, who help colleagues think through their options in relation to a range of situations they may be encountering in the workplace.

The Developing Accredited Internal Coaches Programme aims to increase our number of internal coaches through offering 12 UCL staff an opportunity to receive a comprehensive programme of development. The Programme will help you to:

  • further develop your skills to be able to build rapport, be a great listener and to coach people with a range of working styles.
  • further develop your ability to demonstrate credible and effective networking and to coach within your current role.
  • explore the role of coaching in support of UCL's values


Applications are welcome from employees from all staff groups.

What does the course involve?

The programme is a blend of workshops, self reflective and experiential learning designed to prepare you to become a UCL Internal Coach. The programme will be run over 4 months, there are:

  1. 2 hours of pre-work
  2. 4 workshops, in blocks of 2 days, 0930-1700 which will be held on

    • 3-4 July 2013 and 7-8 October 2013.
  3. 5 x 90 minute coaching circles
  4. Reading 1 short book
  5. 2 hours of final paper work
  6. participation in a final supervised coaching circle that will be assessed.

There are only 12 places on this course and each place has a market value of over £3,500. All staff on the UCL payroll may participate for free as the costs for your place will be met by Organisational and Staff Development, Human Resources Division. The closing date for receipt of applications will be 19 June 2013. Please note that acceptance of an offer will be a commitment by you to participate in all elements of the programme and on successful completion you will be added to the database of UCL ‘s Internal of Coaches.  

More information is available on this website, please scroll down to the bottom of the webpage to download an application form: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/hr/osd/timetable/programme/coaching/SDCM_DAIC

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you need anything else.  Again many thanks for all of your help.

Ruth Hargreaves, OSD Programme Manager Organisation and Staff Development Team, Human Resources Division