When thinking about coaching, you may imagine a gym teacher on the basketball court or a therapist helping someone work through a phobia. Although these roles have “coach” in their title, what they’re actually doing is “managing.” They’re helping clients reach a goal by giving them instructions, setting tasks, and offering feedback. In the workplace, these tactics push employees in the right direction, but there are more efficient techniques you can use to develop their thinking skills. Coaching employees differs from other managerial behavior. It involves maximizing staff potential by encouraging them to learn, rather than giving them the answer. This allows employees to trust their instinct and come up with solutions, without relying on others for help. By the end of this course, you’ll be able to: • Identify how coaching applies to the workplace • Understand the benefits of coaching in leadership • Apply your new skills to coach your team successfully Why take this course? Being in charge all the time and fixing problems for employees means they’ll rely on you for instruction and won’t develop the skills to learn for themselves. Whether you’re a manager or trainer, or simply want to coach those around you, this course will help. It looks at coaching your team to learn, so you improve your employees’ skills and increase their work efficiency. 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.