18. Group Coaching: Facilitator Challenges and Tips

It was the best of times…it was the worst of times.  We pushed boundaries, limits, and possibilities. Veni, Vidi, Vici! Group Coaching Participant Most of us can’t forget entirely about our jobs when we open the door to our home or conversely, leave behind all thoughts of family life and personal commitments when we arrive…

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17. Group Coaching: Orienting Participants

PART 1—Welcome and Introductions (1 hour) The Sponsor, Project Manager, and Facilitators introduce themselves, their roles, and the reasons for implementing Action Learning in support of the organization’s strategic goals. The Sponsor may address specifically the short- and mid-term goals of the organization and how Group Coaching has the potential to impact these goals. The…

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16. Group Coaching: Selecting Set Members

Our main objective was personal development, and thanks to everyone’s feedback and support, I came away with more than I ever expected. –Group Coaching Participant We humans learn continuously: our survival, evolution, and success require it. Throughout our lives, we identify and solve problems, observe others, seek guidance, grapple with new experiences, explore unfamiliar territory…

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15. Group Coaching: Journaling—Enriching the Experience

The unexamined life is not worth living – Socrates Self-development is the hallmark of Action Learning—a journey rich in challenging new encounters and events. Keeping a journal helps participants draw together the threads of their experience by connecting their recorded observations and insights about themselves, their colleagues, and their work environment. A journal enables the…

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14. Group Coaching—The Role of the Participant

Group Coaching is a rewarding, exciting (and sometimes difficult) endeavor. Yet, the personal and professional benefits accruing from this process are great—even transformational. For example, set members often experience a shift from dependence on their usual expertise, assumptions, and knowledge to learning with and from each other; from concealing their fears and misgivings to disclosing…

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