Introduction to Coaching Studies

This event has now finished. Please see our events website for details of upcoming events at Brookes.

Introduction to Coaching Studies

Who this event is for

  • Everyone
  • Prospective students - postgraduate taught
  • Prospective students - postgraduate research
  • Business community
  • Ticket only


Executive Education Suite CLC 1.09, Clerici Building, Headington Campus, Gipsy Lane site


In response to feedback from students on our MA in Coaching, we have designed an optional, introductory, pre-entry 1-day course to build up initial knowledge of coaching.


The workshop is open to anyone looking to increase their understanding of coaching and mentoring and is excellent preparation for those considering undertaking a course of study

leading to an academic qualification such as the MA in Coaching and Mentoring Practice

  • The purpose of the course is to understand basic coaching skills and practice, using a mix of teaching and practical activities. It will introduce the use of a formal Coaching Model, how to become a coach (and/or mentor) and examining how to coach in a range of contexts, from executive level through to life coaching across a number of disciplines.

This course will be highly practical and interactive with participants encouraged to test the ideas in a safe and confidential environment. The focus will be on practice and how to apply the approaches to develop their personal coaching style. Participants will be encouraged to discuss the material and reflect on how they can apply the ideas to their chosen context.

  • The topics covered during the course will include the following.
  • Definitions of coaching and the key process consideration
  • Models and techniques relevant to coaching and how to apply them
  • Core skills and competencies of coaching

By the end of the course, participants will be able to understand how to:

  • Set up and maintain a coaching relationship in line with professional standards
  • Follow best practice ethical and process guidelines for coaching
  • Apply at least one coaching model and structure appropriate developmental interventions
  • Use and develop key skills and competencies required for coaching

Dr. Carmelina Lawton Smith

Associate Lecturer: The International Centre for Coaching & Mentoring Studies

Oxford Brookes Business School