Coaching focuses on the 'here and now ' in career development by evaluating and advancing personal growth, work related efficiency and corporate commitment. Current government employees (learners) are partnered with senior management (public & private sector coaches) - coaches impart specialized knowledge, experience, and expertise, providing learners with individualized and targeted support.
Are mentoring and coaching the same?
 

No, although related, they have a different focus. Coaching is direct and purpose-driven, which takes a functional approach. Mentoring is long term goal and career skills oriented, which takes a relational approach.

What does a coach do ?
 
  • Focuses on skills the learner requires in current position and in career progression
  • Refers learner to relevant resources; experts, books, workshops and other tools
  • Offers alternative viewpoints and context to situations
  • Creates environment of structure best suited to the learner’s needs
  • Encourages the learner to move beyond his or her comfort zone
Coaching characteristics :
 
  • Focuses on career development and growth
  • Coaching relationship provides support on particular skillsets
  • Coaching relationship facilitates the learner’s thinking and helps him/her progress on the job

Coaching Process and Commitments:

GC organization Commits to coaching in support of individual career development.
Learner Reviews list of available coaches and expresses preferences to management.
GC organization Reviews preferences and approves a coach.
Learner / Coach Makes availability known and is available at agreed-upon times.
GC organization Approves coaching hours (acknowledging that some of this time will be allocated to coach’s preparation and review).
Learner / Coach Defines frequency of meetings based on approved hours, and defines meeting format (online, email, phone, in person).
GC organization Defines what successful coaching means in terms of the learner’s requirements.
Learner / Coach Discusses what successful coaching means in the first meeting to ensure mutual understanding about the goals and expectations of coaching.
GC organization Defines time parameters for kinds of tasks that the coach can assign to the learner (i.e. research, interview preparation and practice, etc.)
Coach Assigns appropriate work to learner, suggest other types of learning experiences, and provide honest feedback.
Learner / Coach Ensures confidentiality with learner. All discussions are private and not discussed with anyone outside of partnership (colleagues, supervisors, or management) ) except with explicit permission from the learner.

Coaching Programs:

Communication

Focuses on the means and methods:
  • a .   Why communicate? How to define the needs behind          the communications
  • b .   What to communicate
  • c .   Who is the audience
  • d .   Governance
    • i.     Who is involved
    • ii.    How to develop the structure
    • iii.   How to develop Terms of Reference
    • iv.   How to develop Roles and Responsibilities
             (the RACI matrix)

Apply for a GC Position

Focus on the processes for applying to a staffing process:
  • a .   Updating your resumé
  • b .   Preparing for the staffing process
  • c .   How to answer the questions
  • d .   Next steps…. The interview:
    • i.     Preparing for the interview
    • ii.    Describing yourself and your goals
    • iii.   Describing your work history


       
 

how to communicate change:

Managing in a Government Context: Cover the most commonly used GC processes:
  • a .   Human resource management
    • i.     Employees
    • ii.    Contractors
    • iii.   Learning plans
    • iv.   Capacity planning
    • v.     Employee evaluation
  • b .   Financial Management
  • c .   Project management
  • d .   Procurement
  • d .   Security

Resumé Building

Master the basics:
  • a .   How to write your resumé;
    • i.     what to include – more than just
             your experience is needed
    • ii.    how to describe your actual role
             (more than the Statement of Work!)
    • iii.   how to format it writing a cover letter
    • iv.   getting feedback from your peers
    • v.     key words and how not to abuse them
  • b .   How to tailor your resumé to the role you want

     
 

Change Management:

Cover the activities associated with change:
  • a .   How to develop a plan to manage change
  • b .   How to identify stakeholders
  • c .   How to communication change
  • d .   How to build buy-in
  • e .   How to transform and transition
  • f .   Prioritization

Coaching to be procured by GC organization for employees.

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