Have you ever been on a date with someone that did nothing but talk about themselves? Yep, we’ve all been there. They may have impressed you with funny stories, but they didn’t ask you any questions or take an interest in your life. Of course, they are not getting another date with you. Because they didn’t earn your trust or respect. And it’s the same when it comes to coaching. If you don’t take an interest in your employees and find out what makes them tick, they will not feel motivated to work hard for you and will rely on others to fill in the blanks. By asking the right questions, your employees will be engaged and will start to reflect on how they can achieve their goals. This will inspire them to think for themselves and improve their skills. By the end of this course, you’ll be able to: • Understand the importance of questions in coaching • Know what makes a good question, and why • Use the 5 questions most coaches recommend Why take this course? Coaching isn’t just about having a set of correct questions to ask. It’s about asking the right questions, in the right way, at the right time, to help your team members reflect on their actions and make improvements to achieve their goals. Managers or leaders looking to improve their team’s skills through coaching should take this course to understand how to get staff to think from different perspectives and steer their thinking in the right direction. 10 mins | SCORM | Takeaway Tasks
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Co-operative education is a three-way partnership between the university, students and employers. Students apply their classroom knowledge in a series of four-month work experiences. You, the employer, enhance a student’s education, while reaping the unique benefits of CO-OP employees.
- Year-round access to well-motivated, qualified employees.
- Access to potential full-time staff in a controlled environment, reducing your costs and risks.
- Access to a cost-effective source of temporary employees for peak periods or special projects.
- A say in what students learn by working with the university.
- Promotion of your organization as one that believes in developing the potential of young people.
- Access to a great pool of French-speaking, English-speaking and bilingual students.
Most work terms run at least 15 weeks, or four months. They can be no shorter than 13 weeks. Some master’s students, as well as some science and engineering students, are available for 8 or 12 months’ work terms.
All jobs are reviewed by a CO-OP Program Coordinator, and only those providing students with work experience related to their professional development are approved. Administrative activities involved in a job should be less than 10% of the entire workload.
When you first contact SSC, you are assigned one of our Program Coordinators, depending on your discipline of interest. This person is your main contact in our office. As you move through the recruitment process, you also work with a representative from CO-OP Administrative Services, who assists with job posting and interview scheduling.