IOE - Faculty of Education and Society


Foundations for Successful Coaching

29 January 2020, 10:00 am–4:00 pm

Participants in discussion

Develop your leadership coaching skills to support change, personal performance and learning.

Event Information

Open to







Tim Lancaster


UCL Institute of Education
20 Bedford Way

This programme will support you to use coaching as a leadership tool to facilitate professional dialogue and learning, gain commitment to professional and personal goals and to improve practice.

The two-day programme offers a blend of theoretical input with extensive opportunities to practice core coaching skills within the face-to-face sessions as well as between sessions with colleagues in your organisation.

The programme will help you to:

  • develop your knowledge and understanding about coaching and mentoring
  • explore the values and principles that under-pin successful coaching
  • develop the skills of deep listening and effective questioning
  • use a coaching model to facilitate professional dialogue and learning
  • gain confidence in your ability to effectively coach others
  • explore coaching within organisations.

Programme Dates

  • Session one: 29 January 2020 (10am-4pm)
  • Session two: 11 March 2020 (10am-4pm)

Session details

Day one
  • What’s the difference between coaching and mentoring?
  • When do you coach & when do you mentor?
  • Are you a suitable coach or coachee?
  • Practice coaching.
  • Self-reflection in preparation for interim coaching.
Day two
  • How have you progressed as a coach?
  • Can you build emotional intelligence, rapport and trust?
  • How does coaching work in organisations?
  • Coaching practice.
  • Self-reflection and next steps in your professional development.


£490 per person.

Who can apply?

This programme is for leaders at all levels within your organisation. This programme supports those who have undertaken, or are considering, the following UCL Institute of Education programmes: