Coaching in Supervision

Last updated September 13, 2017

Coaching in Supervision

Last updated September 13, 2017


Learn how utilizing coaching methods can enable you to more effectively supervise your direct reports. Throughout the training we will cover four common situations where coaching can be useful and explore five coaching skills in action. Whether delivering difficult feedback or encouraging direct reports to take the next step in their career, coaching can be a helpful tool for supervisors.

Included with your registration is a worksheet to help you assess your proficiency with the coaching skills we talk about and apply new ideas to your everyday work.

Who should attend?

These modules will help supervisors of any tenure create more awareness and action in supervisees.  Whether you’ve been supervising someone for ten days or ten years, this series will encourage you to check your assumptions and be curious about your direct reports – which will ultimately enable them to solve more of their own challenges.

Because your access to these resources never expires, we encourage you to include the modules in HR training programs, internal leadership academies, new department chair training, and any programs serving academic or non-academic managers.



Big Ideas of Coaching

What is coaching, and when do you use it?

SKILL 1:  Designing the Relationship

How can you pay attention to the relationship and not just the work?

SKILL 2:  Asking Questions

What kinds of questions create more awareness and action in supervisees?

SKILL 3:  Giving Feedback

How can you create space for even the most difficult feedback?

SKILL 4:  Listening Deeply

How can you listen to uncover the motivations and values of your supervisees?

SKILL 5:  Acknowledging vs. Praising

Why do our usual compliments of “Good job!” and “Nice work!” often fall flat?