AD2011: Coaching and Mentoring in Organisations

Credit Weighting: 10
No. of Students: Min 10, Max 30.
Pre-requisite(s): None
Co-requisite(s): None
Teaching Period(s): Semesters 1 or 2 or 3. (depending on client needs).
Teaching Methods: 4 x 6hr(s) Workshops; Other (24 hours' work-based application via assigned coach); Directed Study (recommended reading)
Module Co-ordinator: Dr Séamus O Tuama, Centre for Adult Continuing Education.
Lecturer(s): Staff, Centre for Adult Continuing Education, Staff, Irish Institute of Training and Development.
Module Objective: The focus of this module is to familiarise participants with coaching and mentoring as learning and development intervention and its role within the organisation and its learning and development strategy. In this module the student will explore internationally recognised Models of coaching and mentoring while gaining practical experience in developing coaching and mentoring policy and associated processes. Students will be introduced to the concept and approach to team coaching and mentoring. This module also provides the student with an opportunity to self-assess their skill sets as an effective coach or mentor and to explore ways in which they can best support coaching and mentoring activity in the organisation.
Module Content: Why Coaching and Mentoring as Learning & Development interventions
· Role of coaching and mentoring in an organisational context ¿ boundaries & relationships
· Coaching and Mentoring models
· Developing a coaching and mentoring policy
· Designing and establishing effective coaching and mentoring processes
· Developing team and individual coaching and mentoring plans
· Abilities and skill sets of effective coaches and mentors
· Supporting the coaching and mentoring process.
Learning Outcome: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
  • Support the development of organisational talent using coaching and mentoring
  • Practice the skills of coaching and mentoring
  • Assess the appropriateness of a coaching and/or mentoring intervention in an organisation
  • Develop coaching and mentoring as formalised interventions within an organisation.
  • Act as an advocate of the use of coaching and mentoring in the organisation context.
Assessment: Total Marks 200: Continuous Assessment 200 marks (Conduct, document and evaluate a coaching or mentoring session via a 2,500 word assignment (160 marks). Entry and participation in online programme discussion forum (40 marks)).
Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.
Penalties (for late submission of course/project work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 5% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.
Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.
End of Year Written Examination Profile: No Formal Written Examination.
Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated.

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