Human Resources

Introduction to Leader and Manager as Coach

The Leader and Manager as Coach programme provides leaders and managers with additional skills to conduct PDRs in an effective and engaging way, work towards a coaching style of management and be empowered to lead staff to achieve institutional goals and support staff in dealing with change.

The programme consists of three half-day workshops over a period of 3 months, including pre, post and interim exercises between sessions to embed the learning and provide an opportunity to use the tools learnt and put the skills into practice. A variety of further support and resources will be available including online resources and support from colleagues on the programme using an action learning style format.

Cohorts will be no more than 16 delegates per programme to encourage interaction, sharing and a valuable learning experience.

In order to be eligible for the Leader & Manager as Coach programme, you must currently lead and/or manage people, conduct PDRs and have the full support of your Line Manager.

The Benefits to Coaching

There are multiple benefits to cultivating the appropriate coaching skills and leadership / management styles, including:

  • building on PDRs and ensuring effective reviews which are fully aligned with departmental plans and lead staff to achieve institutional goals
  • improving performance and commitment
  • improving job satisfaction and morale at all levels
  • creating a shared language of leadership
  • encouraging idea generation
  • working towards a coaching style of management
  • better communications across departments

To ensure accessibility, the programme will run concurrently throughout the year, taking into consideration peak periods for departments. For a full list of programme dates and to book a place, please visit the programme of events.

For further details on the aims and objectives for the programme and who should attend, please visit your questions answered or to self nominate for the programme, please contact learninganddevelopmenty@port.ac.uk confirming your eligibility for the programme.

The programme is supported by a reading list where you can find associated books and online resources within the field of coaching.