MQM2ACP-Advanced Coaching Practice

Module Provider: Leadership, Organisations and Behaviour
Number of credits: 20 [10 ECTS credits]
Terms in which taught: Autumn term module
Non-modular pre-requisites:
Modules excluded:
Module version for: 2016/7

Module Convenor: Dr Patricia Bossons


Summary module description:

This is the first module of three, making up the Post-Graduate Diploma level of the programme. This module develops some of the themes begun in the Certificate in Coaching, and explores some of the more difficult situations a coach can face. This includes interpersonal issues, coaching topics, and contextual issues, such as cross-cultural coaching, coaching and behavioural change in the international arena and the business of coaching itself. The module runs over 2 months, consisting of two workshops, each of three days, including a 2-hour coaching supervision session, and inter-workshop activity including peer coaching and learning group work. Work with external coachees, with real coaching issues, will form part of the experience of this module.

• To equip students with knowledge, understanding, judgement and skills to recognise difficult or challenging coaching and behavioural change situations, and handle them effectively
• To ensure students are able to manage their own coaching business or practice in an ethical way, with appropriate boundaries and contracting practices
• To broaden students’ horizons in the field to enable them to engage with more challenging assignments, with individuals and organisations

Assessable learning outcomes:
• One 5000 word reflective piece
• Observed skill in working in the topic areas covered by the module
• Feedback from external coachee, tutors, learning advisor and peers, as part of the supporting portfolio for the reflective piece

Additional outcomes:
• Increased confidence in working in the areas covered by the module
• Enhanced diagnostic and reflective ability demonstrated in supervision sessions
• Enhanced ability to consider boundary issues and manage these appropriately within context

Outline content:
• Introduction to the major neuroses
• Psychological issues and mental health in the workplace
• Conflict management and difficult conversations
• The use of humour to provoke and enable behavioural change in the workplace
• The various organisational contexts and opportunities for coaching
• History, sociology and politics of executive coaching
• The psychology and sociology of leadership development
• Talent in organisations – its identification and development
• The psychology of behavioural change
• Coaching multi-culturally
• The use of language to provoke and enable change
• Ethics, boundaries and contracting
• The business of coaching in organisations – buying it, selling yourself, the impact of coaching in organisations

Brief description of teaching and learning methods:
• one three day and one two day workshop, over 3 months
• inter-workshop coaching assignments and learning group work
• workshops run by core tutors with additional specialist input
• external coachees provided for additional experience
• multi-cultural case studies reviewed in learning groups
• coaching supervision and learning advisor work
• requirement to complete reflective learning written piece and receive feedback
• reading from recommended reading list
• preparation for personal project/dissertation work for Masters stage

Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Lectures 50
Practicals classes and workshops 50
Work-based learning 100
Total hours by term 200.00
Total hours for module 200.00

Summative Assessment Methods:
Method Percentage
Written assignment including essay 100

Other information on summative assessment:

What is ‘mastery’, or ‘advanced coaching’? Research the different views of the progression of coaching capability and then consider where you are. Which of these models works for you? Reflect on where you are now, where have you been, and where you aspire to be. How do you know you have moved from place a to place b? Is a linear model of development of coaching capability appropriate?

Formative assessment methods:

Penalties for late submission:

10 marks will be deducted for an assignment submitted within 30 days of the original deadline or an approved extended deadline.

zero marks will be awarded for an assignment submitted more than 30 days after the original deadline or an approved extended deadline.

Penalties for late submission on this module are in accordance with the University policy. Please refer to page 5 of the Postgraduate Guide to Assessment for further information:

Length of examination:

Requirements for a pass:

Reassessment arrangements:
1 resubmission, in line with overall programme regulations

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Last updated: 31 March 2017

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