Not currently available in 2020

Unit description

This unit provides a thorough examination of a relatively new area in human resource management and development, namely, coaching in the workplace. The application of coaching skills in modern workplaces is underpinned by the presentation of contemporary psychological theory and research, on which coaching is based. The organisational context and hypothetical coaching activities are explored in relation to theory, research and documented good practice.

Unit content

There are 10 topics in this unit:

Topic 1 Coaching and organisations
Topic 2 Defining coaching
Topic 3 Developing capable coaches
Topic 4 Models of coaching
Topic 5 Adult learning theory and goal setting theory
Topic 6 Coaching at work
Topic 7 HR and coaching
Topic 8 Implementing a coaching program
Topic 9 Ethics of coaching
Topic 10 Evaluating the effects of coaching.

Learning outcomes

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Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

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