First Literacy Workshop Registration (single session via Zoom)

Coaching Skills for Educators

Friday, February 4, 2022
1:00 - 3:00 PM 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 to identify the resources that they have or need to get there. As educators, coaching can also be helpful in clarifying our own goals and living up to our potential. This two-hour workshop 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; and
  • practice coaching skills. 

Emile "Mike" Boutin, Jr. is an executive coach and Assistant Dean for Faculty and Student Success at the MGH IHP in Boston. 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? Mike’s professional career has taken him in many different directions, but always with the same focus: helping others to grow, to change, and to better. Mike has developed and honed deep listening skills, asking questions that both challenge and inspire. Mike’s educational background includes an MDiv with coursework in counseling, philosophy, and psychology, a DMIN ABD with focused work in grief and pastoral counseling, and an EdD in organizational leadership, with research interests in emotional intelligence, adult learning, stress management, emotional regulation, and empathy.

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

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