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Unit 5017 Management Coaching Practice

I have just completed my Assignment for Unit 5017 “Management Coaching Practice” as part of my Level 5 Diploma in Management Coaching and Mentoring (via CMI) and have really enjoyed the process.

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Unit 5017 covers the following:-

Understand the tools and techniques used in coaching practice

  • Explain what is meant by the coaching cycle
  • Evaluate the use of reflection, self-awareness, dialogue, questioning and listening techniques within coaching activities to achieve behavioural and organisational change
  • Explain the impact of personalities on the selection of the tools and techniques adopted with individuals
  • Determine when problem-solving techniques are appropriate within coaching activities
  • Explain the differing techniques needed when coaching different groups and individuals

Understand the need to develop relationships to support coaching practice

  • Analyse what is needed for successful coaching relationships
  • Identify how to build the commitment of the individuals to establish a partnership for effective coaching
  • Establish goals and agree action plans with individuals
  • Evaluate individuals’ engagement with the programe through the coaching process

Be able to develop coaching interventions to meet organisational requirements

  • Discuss guidelines and protocols for interventions based on accepted coaching theory and practice
  • Develop coaching interventions against identified organisational objectives
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of the coaching interventions in achieving organisational objectives

Amongst the many and varied resources I used, I found the following books to be particularly relevant and useful:-

SuperCoaching - Alexandar & Renshaw

Coaching Skills for Leaders - Jackie Arnold

Excellence in Coaching - The Industry Guide - J. Passmore

 

 

 

 

 

Brand You - Purkiss & Royston-Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In addition, I have ordered the following book:

  • W.Timothy Gallwey’s The Inner Game of Work, 2000

Unit 5018 Management Mentoring

I have just completed my Assignment for Unit 5018 “Management Mentoring” as part of my Level 5 Diploma in Management Coaching and Mentoring (via CMI) and have really enjoyed the process.

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Unit 5018 covers the following:-

Understand the tools and techniques used in mentoring

  • Evaluate the use of reflection, self-awareness, dialogue, questionning and listening techniques within mentoring
  • Explain the impact of personalities on the selection of the tools and techniques adopted with individuals
  • Identify when problem-solving techniques are used when mentoring
  • Explain the differing techniques needed when mentoring individuals

Understand the need to develop relationships to support mentoring practice

  • Analyse what is needed for successful mentor relationships
  • Identify how to build the commitment of the individuals to establish a partnership for effective mentoring
  • Establish goals and agree action plans with individuals
  • Evaluate individuals’ engagement with the programe through the mentoring process

Be able to develop mentoring interventions to meet organisational requirements

  • Discuss guidelines and protocols for interventions based on accepted mentoring theory and practice
  • Develop interventions of mentoring to support individuals in the achievement of organisational objectives
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of the mentoring interventions in achieving organisational objectives

Amongst the many and varied resources I used, I found the following books to be particularly relevant and useful:-

Excellence in Coaching - The Industry Guide - J. Passmore

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Managers Guide to Mentoring book cover

Brand You - Turning your unique talents into a winning formula

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There was a particularly useful section in “Brand You” about the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (based on the work of Carl Jung) and also on Mark & Pearson’s 12 Archetypes, which has led me to add the following books to my current reading list:

  • R Meredith Belbin’s Management Teams – Why they succeed or fail (3rd Edition), 2010
  • R Meredith Belbin’s Team Roles at Work – (2nd Edition), 2010
  • M Mark & C S Pearson, The Hero and The Outlaw – Building Extraordinary Brands through the Power of Archetype. McGraw-Hill Professional, 2001
  • Carl Jung’s Psychological Types, 1920

 

 

In addition, I have ordered the following books:

  • Anthony Stephen’s Jung: A Very Short Introduction, 1994
  • W.Timothy Gallwey’s The Inner Game of Tennis, 1975
  • Jackie Arnold’s Coaching Skills for Leaders in the Workplace: How to Motivate and Get the Best from Your Staff, 2009

Introduction to management coaching and mentoring

I have just completed my Assignment for Unit 5014 “Introduction to Management Coaching and Mentoring” as part of my Level 5 Diploma in Management Coaching and Mentoring (via CMI) and have really enjoyed the process.

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Unit 5014 covers the following:-

  • Understand the concept and purpose of management coaching and mentoring
  • Describe the purpose of coaching in human resources development
  • Describe the role of mentoring in management
  • Evaluate the difference between coaching and mentoring
  • Be able to determine the use of management coaching and mentoring as a tool in human resources development
  • Evaluate the benefits of coaching and mentoring in performance management
  • Explain the role of coaching and mentoring in team leading
  • Understand the relationship between coaching & mentoring & organisational objectives
  • Analyse the role of a manager as a coach and mentor

Amongst the many and varied resources I used, I found the following two books to be particularly relevant and useful:-

Excellence in Coaching cover page

Excellence in Coaching - The Industry Guide - J. Passmore

Managers Guide to Mentoring

Managers Guide to Mentoring by C. J. Crawford

Excellence in Coaching

I have just finished reading “Excellence in Coaching – The Industry Guide“, edited by Jonathan Passmore, which I have found to be a fantastic resource as I begin the journey of studying for a Diploma (Level 5) in Management Coaching and Mentoring.  I highly recommend it.

In the words of the editor, Jonathan Passmore, this book is different:  “It brings together a range of the best writings on the subject without judgement or favour.  As such, it gives the reader an opportunity to sample the field and take responsibility for their own choice of which path or paths to follow or combine, or whether to carve out a new path of their own.  Any coach, or would-be coach, is bound to gain from the richness that is offered from practical experience of, and advice on , running a coaching practice to important issues such as standards, ethics and supervision, this book embraces many different methodologies.”

Chapter 1 – What is coaching? (Frank Bresser and Carol Wilson)

Chapter 2 – Coaching within organizations (Katherine Tulpa)

Chapter 3 – Leveraging the coaching investment (Katerine Tulpa)

Chapter 4 – Setting up and running your coaching practice (Alex Szabo)

Chapter 5 – Behavioural coaching – the GROW model (Graham Alexander)

Chapter 6 – Solution-focused coaching (Anthony M Grant)

Chapter 7 – Cognitive behavioural coaching (Michael Neenan)

Chapter 8 – NLP coaching (Ian McDermott)

Chapter 9 – Transpersonal coaching (John Whitmore and Hetty Einzig)

Chapter 10 – Appreciative coaching: pathway to flourishing (Ann L. Clancy and Jacqueline Binkert)

Chapter 11 – Integrative coaching (Jonathan Passmore)

Chapter 12 – Intercultural coaching (Philippe Rosinski and Geoffrey Abbott)

Chapter 13 – Coaching and stress (Maria Alicia Pena and Cary L. Cooper)

Chapter 14 – Coaching ethics: integrity in the moment of choice (Allard de Jong)

Chapter 15 – Coaching supervision (Peter Hawkins)

Chapter 16 – Evaluating coaching programmes (Alison Carter and David B. Peterson)

Chapter 17 – Coach accreditation (Diane Brennan and Alison Whybrow)

Management Qualifications

I am researching learning resources for Management Qualifications and am currently reviewing some sample courses which are available for download from the NEC (National Extension College) website.

I am specifically researching CMI’s (Chartered Management Institute) Level 5 in Management and Leadership and would love to hear from anyone who has used these learning resources (or similar from other providers)  to help them obtain this Qualification.

Topics include

  • Unit 5001: Personal development as a manager and leader, 6 credits (Group A)
  • Unit 5002: Information based decision making, 7 credits (Group A)
  • Unit 5003: Performance management, 9 credits (Group B)
  • Unit 5004: Resource management, 7 credits (Group A)
  • Unit 5005: Meeting stakeholder and quality needs, 6 credits (Group A)
  • Unit 5006: Conducting a management project, 10 credits (Group A)
  • Unit 5007: Financial control, 9 credits (Group C)
  • Unit 5008: Marketing Planning, 9 credits (Group C)
  • Unit 5009: Project Development and control, 6 credits (Group C)
  • Unit 5010: Human resource development, 6 credits (Group C)
  • Unit 5011: Managing recruitment and selection, 7 credits (Group C)
  • Unit 5012: Being a leader, 7 credits (Group B)
  • Unit 5013: Leadership practice, 7 credits (Group C)

Here’s what the CMI website says about this qualification:-

Who are these qualifications for?
The Level 5 qualifications in Management and Leadership are designed for practising middle managers who wish to develop their core management skills and practices.  These qualifications focus on the personal development of the individual learner’s management capabilities and competencies.

These qualifications are derived from the National Occupational Standards for Management and Leadership and are accredited on the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) for England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Flexible qualification structure
The Level 5 qualifications in Management and Leadership offer a highly flexible approach to learning. They allow the freedom and choice to select from the broad range of units available (see Centre Assessment Guidance for more details) allowing employers and individuals to tailor the size and elements of the qualifications to suit their specific needs.

The qualifications follow the new Award, Certificate, Diploma format where:

  • Award is a concise qualification aimed at developing basis skills and knowledge at this level
  • Certificate builds and broadens on the areas covered in the Award; and
  • Diploma develops a comprehensive range of skills and knowledge required at this level.

Award:
To achieve a CMI Level 5 Award in Management and Leadership, you need to successfully complete at least one unit to a minimum of 6 credits.

Certificate:
To achieve a CMI Level 5 Certificate in Management and Leadership you need to successfully complete any combination of units to a minimum of 13 credits.

Diploma:
To achieve a CMI Level 5 Diploma in Management and Leadership, you need to complete all core units (Group A) and four optional units (one unit from Group B and three from Group C) to a total of at least 62 credits.