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Community of Practice – Team Coaching

an open co-learning peer environment 

Team (or group) work has been around for centuries. It is and has always been the pillar of any great society or community, leading either to its success or its downfall.

 

In more recent times, the need for productive and harmonious teamwork within our organisations and systems has been acknowledged, leading to the birth of what is known today as the practice of ‘team coaching’.

“The way in which a group of people come together and work together will always determine the quality of what they produce.”

 

Tammy Turner

About.

There are particular qualities that a team coach requires to be able to do their job well. These include patience, understanding, compassion, strong organisational skills, the ability to express in their authority, the ability to listen and the knowing of when to respond. Further to these qualities, a team coach needs to be well versed and up to date with the latest in coaching techniques, consulting, group dynamics, conflict resolution and facilitation…just to name a few.  

As a specialty field, team coaching continues to evolve as more coaches are trained with the skills needed in supporting teams to collaborate for positive outcomes. In response to this, Turner International has established a ‘community of practice’ for coaches to come together and share their expertise and experience, strengthening relationships and supporting each other to grow as practitioners and as people.

What is it?

A community of practice is a peer forum, not a master class, supervision or a training program. Each session is an open co-learning peer environment which offers the space for discussion and expansion, and perhaps practice with your peers. Each session will be facilitated by a community member host to offer structure, keep time and ensure any notes that need to be shared are captured. From time-to-time, Tammy Turner, EMCC Master Practitioner Team Coach, and/or other internationally recognised team coaches may attend to enrich the session by offering their wisdom on a topic; though not as hosts, supervisors or trainers.  

What are the benefits?

Each member's benefits may vary depending on their experience level, their openness to sharing and commitment to the community learning on offer. Some benefits might be:

  • Practical sharing of approaches, tools, selling and designing engagements

  • Generating ideas and momentum

  • Exposure to the diversity of team coaching engagements

  • On-going embedding best practices

 

There may also be a follow-on effect that the community decides to share what they've learned with their clients; through blogging or v-logging and/or research. You will be able to claim the hours spent as part of your 40 required ICF Credential Renewal hours and can be claimed as Resource Development hours, not core competencies as the COP does not have ICF CCE's associated with it.  

What will be covered?

Each session currently has a suggested topic, a host and some structure to get the group underway (listed below). However, members can decide what is going to best benefit them and the others and re-contract. Each have some structure - for example: a topic discussion with break-out/small group activities; team coaching practice using a fishbowl approach or mutual learning. 

Who can attend?

Community of Practice members will be graduates of any team coaching training program - AoEC, CMI, Renewal Associates, GTCI, IECL, ORSC, 6 team conditions and/or Turner International. You could be an internal or external team coach or team leader. It is unknown at this stage how many people will enrol in the COP. The opportunity here is for a large group of team coaches so there is diversity, growth and advancement on offer. There will be opportunities for special interest groups, smaller learning forums and/or break out discussions as the COP forms. There could be scope to have niches by interest, experience and/or approaches.

What is the time commitment?

Each session is 90-minutes on zoom. Depending on what the group decides, you may need to read some materials, watch some videos and/or other preparation, though you may decide simply to show up. How involved you get with the community is entirely up to you.

When are the Meetings?

We have two time zones to choose from to suit your schedule: 

  • Asia-Pacific - all meetings will be from 4:30pm – 6:00pm Sydney Australia time

  • The Americas - all meetings will be from 5:00pm – 6:30pm US Eastern Standard time

Join the Community with Annual Membership 

Asia-Pacific COP 

SESSION DATES & TOPICS*

8th September 2022

Converting existing and new clients into team coaching clients

20th October 2022

What is best practice team coaching?

1st December 2022

Advancing your team coaching using a COP Member case

2nd March 2023

Leveraging organisational context for team coaching (impact of the current field, engaging stakeholders, working with your client sponsor)

4th May 2023

COP member topic choice 

8th June 2023

Using your peer network to benefit your team coaching practice

The Americas COP 

SESSION DATES & TOPICS*

8th December 2022

Converting existing and new clients into team coaching clients

2nd February 2023

What is best practice team coaching?

16th March 2023

Advancing your team coaching using a COP Member case

27th April 2023

Leveraging organisational context for team coaching (impact of the current field, engaging stakeholders, working with your client sponsor)

8th June 2023

COP member topic choice 

29th June 2023

Using your peer network to benefit your team coaching practice

* Please note: these topics are suggested topics only and came from existing COP members. There will be the opportunity to refine or change to suit. 

 
COP Annual Membership Fees

FOR AUSTRALIAN RESIDENTS

$220 AUD GST INCLUSIVE

You will be invoiced after registration.

Read our terms and conditions.

FOR NON-AUSTRALIAN RESIDENTS

$200 AUD (no GST)

You will be invoiced after registration. Please indicate the currency you wish to be invoiced in.

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The Americas COP membership is only available until 8th December 2022.