Typically we understand coaches to be those who provide expertise and advice to others. Cognitive CoachingSM, in contrast, defines coaching as an act of developing the capacity of the individual being coached to become more and more high performing on his/her own by becoming more aware of their thinking and actions. The training consists of hands-on skills development in a variety of essential interpersonal skills, which permit the coach to confidently and effectively support the thinking of a valued colleague.
Schools, districts, and organizations engage in the Cognitive Coaching Foundation Seminar primarily through two avenues:
1. Contract directly with trainers to conduct a training at a group rate, and
2. Register for periodically offered OCDE trainings at a per-person rate.
Trainers are certified with the Center for Cognitive CoachingSM. Training includes a textbook, learning guide, and support tools for each participant.
Check our Training Calendar for possibilities.
Contact Melissa Alvarado, with Orange County Department of Education, to discuss training possibilities at email@example.com