Coaching others to coach
Coaching others to coach

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6 Forum posting

This final activity invites you to respond to the ideas you have read and heard about in this session and elsewhere in the course in order that the wider coach developer community voice is heard.

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Figure 10 Making your voice heard

Any consensus evident on this forum will be communicated to Sport England, UK Coaching, CIMSPA and other appropriate organisations to help meet the needs of coach developers. You are reminded that a posting is not a requirement in order to obtain a digital badge.

Activity 6 Your chance to contribute and share ideas

Timing: Allow about 20 minutes or more

Go to the course forum page [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)]   and create a posting articulating your thoughts on one or both of the discussion threads below.

The digital age

Which aspect(s) of facilitating coach learning and development in the digital age do you feel show promise? Which should not be pursued?

You are commenting on the topics you have learned in this session. Here is a reminder of what you have explored:

  • using digital messaging
  • curating online content
  • fostering more mentoring
  • video sharing and peer support (e.g. IRIS Connect)

The course as a whole

What is your feedback on your experience of this course? Is there anything that needs more or less attention and is there anything that was not covered? As a reminder here are key words from the titles of each session:

  1. coach developer role
  2. coach learning
  3. learning relationships
  4. power and self-awareness
  5. teaching repertoire
  6. questioning
  7. observing practice
  8. the digital age

Discussion

This forum represents a valuable place for you to express your opinion and, if they can be identified, the needs of coach developers. It will be interesting to capture your views and suggestions regarding the future potential of digital technologies. Is this an area where coach developers might require further training and support?

The two discussion threads also represent very important feedback mechanisms to improve this course so that potentially it can become part of any new or existing support to coach developers.

In the next section you will read the final part of the coach developer 101 guide. The guide is now complete with 36 practices you can use, share, discuss and draw on to develop your expertise and capability as a coach developer.

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