DS401: Developing your Practice Skills

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About Course

The unit comprises two modules. During the first module you will explore a variety of approaches to building, maintaining and understanding individual motivation. The second module will introduce you to a further selection of coaching models / tools.

On successful completion of the unit you will be equipped to further build the depth of your life coaching skills and tools as you work with people.

This unit comprises:

  • Adopting a psycho-social approach to practice
  • Science of persuasion
  • Cycle of change
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Working with conflict
  • Post-modern coaching
  • Developmental coaching
  • Integrated coaching
  • Reflecting on your model
  • Planning ongoing learning as part of your development

Assessment of this course is through the completion of a 1,000-word assignment.

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What Will You Learn?

  • Understand the concepts of motivation and how to work with this in practice.
  • Demonstrate the necessary skills and understanding in practice.
  • Appreciate the benefits a variety of models could add to your coaching repertoire.
  • Critically apply the concepts to your own life coaching practice.

About the instructor

Dr Dave Wood
Tutor
Providing innovative, high quality community life coach training and professional, social skills and wellbeing workshops at an affordable cost. Dave is a former Senior Probation Officer, now founder and director of Metanoeo CIC, Realign Coaching and Theolotweet Academy. He also lectures in Psychosocial Analysis and Community Wellbeing and is a community life coach and trainer. Dave holds a BA in Bible and Theology, BA(Hons) in Community Justice, MA in Criminal Justice and PhD in Theology. He is a member of the Association for Coaching, a Fellow of the School for Social Entrepreneurs and also a community member of Forum Housing Association.

Course Curriculum

DS410: Unit Introduction
Introduction to the unit, it's content and structure.

  • Unit Handbook
  • Recommended Reading
  • DS411: Session Content – Unit introduction
    05:00
  • DS411: Additional Resources: A very brief introduction to psychosocial approaches to life coaching
    03:00
  • DS411: The Psychosocial Practitioner

DS420: Building Motivation
Different tools and techniques for understanding change and building motivation.

  • Module Notes
  • DS420: Session Content – Module Introduction
    01:00
  • DS421: Session Content – Science of Persuasion
    06:00
  • DS421: Additional Resources – Science of Persuasion
    11:00
  • DS421: Quiz – Science of Persuasion
  • DS422: Session Content – Cycle of Change
    05:00
  • DS422: Additional Resources – Cycle of Change
    02:00
  • DS422: Quiz – Cycle of Change
  • DS423: Session Content – Motivational Interviewing
    05:00
  • DS423: Additional Resources – Motivational Interviewing
    06:00
  • DS423: Quiz – Motivational Interviewing
  • DS424: Session Content – Working with Conflict
    05:00
  • DS424: Additional Resources – Working with Conflict
    03:00
  • DS424: Quiz – Working with Conflict

DS430: Further Coaching Models
A range of alternative approaches to consider to life coaching.

  • Module Notes
  • DS430: Session Content: Module introduction
    01:00
  • DS431: Session Content – Post-modern coaching
    06:00
  • DS431: Additional Resources – Post-modern coaching
    02:00
  • DS431: Quiz – Post-Modern Coaching
  • DS432: Session Content – Developmental Coaching
    12:00
  • DS432: Additional Resources – Developmental Coaching
    21:00
  • DS432: Quiz – Developmental Coaching
  • DS433: Session Content – Integrated Coaching
    08:00
  • DS433: Additional Resources – Integrated Coaching
  • DS433: Quiz – Integrated Coaching
  • DS434: Session Content – Reflecting on your model
    03:00
  • DS434: Additional resources – Reflecting on your model

DS440: Unit Summary
Summarising the unit

  • DS441: Session Content – Unit Summary
    03:00
  • Ongoing Development

One-to-One Tutorial
Information about booking your one-to-one tutorial.

  • Book your tutorial

Unit Assessment
Guidance on the final assessment for the unit.

  • Unit Assessment
  • Essay Guidance
    02:00