First Literacy Workshop Registration (single session via Zoom)

Coaching Skills for Educators

Friday, February 4, 2022
1:00 - 3:00 PM (single session via Zoom)

Workshop Description:
The International Coaching Federation (ICF) defines coaching as a partnership with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential. Coaching skills are helpful in getting students to articulate their short or long term goals and obstacles to those goals, and resources that they have or need to get there. For educators, coaching can also be helpful in clarifying our own goals and living up to our potential. This 2 hour workshop with Mike Boutin, executive coach, will introduce you to coaching skills, why they matter in adult learning, and give you an opportunity to practice them in a safe space. Additionally, each participant will have the opportunity to set up a one hour coaching session with the facilitator to discuss personal goals and challenges. 

Learning Objectives: Participants will be able to

  • define coaching;
  • differentiate coaching from advising, mentoring, or counseling;
  • explain why coaching is helpful in adult learning;
  • experience a mock coaching session;
  •  practice coaching skills.

Emile R "Mike" Boutin, Jr, EdD is the Assistant Dean for Faculty and Student Success in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at the MGH Institute of Heath Professions in Charlestown. He is also an executive coach and higher education leader with a focus in group dynamics, interpersonal communication, leadership, and second career development. Three questions inspire Mike’s work as a coach: what brings you joy? What are you good at? What does the world need you to be? He works closely with students and faculty around issues of academic and professional success, team dynamics, communication, and diversity and inclusion, and teaches Counseling Skills for Speech Language Pathologists. 

This workshop is free to staff of all Massachusetts non-profit ABE and ESOL Programs.

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