What is coaching and professional development. Coaching and development are designed to improve employee engagement, increase trust, increase retention, strengthen relationships, and most importantly, help you invest in your employees so they can achieve their full potential. There is no single model of what a good coach should be in the workplace, but there are essential qualities one should possess. Coaching in a professional environment is not only about improving oneself, but also about the relationship between the company's employees, especially a leader and his members.
Hiring a professional development coach may seem unnecessary, especially since it will only involve additional costs, but it will definitely benefit you and your career in the long run. The Institute's trainers provide training for directors, executive directors, educational directors, family workers, teachers, assistant teachers, and assistants. Coaching is a unique form of professional development, since it is individualized, continuous and actively supports the translation of newly acquired knowledge into practice. The New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) now awards professional development credits for training conducted by a T-TAP accredited coach.
The coach's approach is collaborative and based on strengths; the coach works with the coach through a non-linear process of goal setting, implementation and reflection. Coaching is a process based on relationships and is effective as a result of the trust that is built between coach and coach over time. The Institute's coaching team serves dozens of teachers and principals in the five boroughs, averaging 35 hours of training per person. Goals are what motivate a person and a coach will help achieve them, while guiding others to their achievement by asking them the right questions, providing feedback and suggesting new perspectives.
The training team also produced training videos that can be used individually or in groups to describe and analyze the training process. A good coach also follows the SMART goal technique, which means specific, measurable, achievable, relevant and timely. We describe professional development coaching as a series of guided conversations that allow the “coachee” to discover and implement professional and personal solutions to advance the goals of the coachee. Coaching is a relationship-based process designed to develop the capacity to adopt specific professional provisions, skills and behaviors.