Coaching Mastery 2018 Integration

Coaching Mastery 2018 Integration

Held on 22nd and 23rd March 2018

The eight delegates spent two days at Sipala under the guidance and assessment of the Fields of Learning team, headed by Catherine Doherty, Jill Savage and Lorna Leeson, and supported by James. The delegates demonstrated all the skills and techniques that had been developed and honed over the previous five months. 

We were delighted that all the delegates passed the integration process and are now fully qualified coaches, with the accreditation provided by the Association of Coaching.

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Narrative Workshop for Coaches

Narrative Workshop for Coaches

Sue hosted another of her Narrative Workshops for Coaches workshops on March 19th at Sipala and the delegates thoroughly enjoyed the day which was tailored to their particular interests. This workshop will be run again in autumn 2018 so if you are interested let Sue know and she will add you to the potential participant list.

Here is feedback from some of the delegates:

  • "Imaginative, thought provoking, enabling”

  • "Really interesting and powerful in looking at our dominant stories and recognising how these can change as we move on."

  • "I found this workshop incredibly stimulating and energising. Sue is an excellent and intuitive coach, able to tailor the course to suit the pace and particular interests of the attendees.

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MK Community Foundation Leadership Integration Day

MK Community Foundation Leadership Integration Day

Held at Sipala on January 8th 2018

We recently welcomed the Leadership team from the MKCF to complete their leadership development programme. 

Sue facilitated the day and led the group through a number of exercises and learning modules.

Comments included:

·      Energy and attentiveness, you bring to each training session – you make it safe and easy to share things that can be challenging

·      How easy and open you have made the sessions and that you have helped to affect an important cultural shift for the organisation – we all understand each other much better now.

·      Wow, I enjoy your company. You are incredibly interesting and knowledgeable. I love your style and embrace of various cultures and learning. Thank you for sharing.

·      Thank you for being so generous with yourself, It is great to see a creative free spirit being so successful – you are an inspiration.

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Coaching Mastery 2017/18 Module 3

Coaching Mastery 2017/18 Module 3

Held on December 13th - 15th 2017

The third module of the six month long 2017/18 course took place at Sipala this week with eight delegates continuing their journey towards coaching qualification. This module would not have been possible without the invaluable assistance of David Pougher, who ran the show during our absence. The second day featured a masterclass by Lucy Ryan on Positive Psychology with an additional seven delegates getting to know more about:

  • The happiness equation
  • Balancing the pathways to happiness with PERMA
  • Reflected Best Self 360 feedback tools

There are two further modules plus two days of integration to demonstrate proficiency. The course is being run by Catherine Doherty and Jill Savage of Fields of Learning.

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Coaching Mastery 2017/18 Module 2

Coaching Mastery 2017/18 Module 2

Held on 13th, 14th & 15th September 2017

Our favourite course is back up and running! The first module of the six month long 2017 course got underway at Sipala this week with eight delegates getting to know each other and beginning the journey towards their coaching qualification. There are four further modules plus two days of integration to demonstrate proficiency. The course is being run by Catherine Doherty and Jill Savage of Fields of Learning.

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Coaching Mastery 2017 Module 1

Coaching Mastery 2017 Module 1

Held on 13th, 14th & 15th September 2017

Our favourite course is back up and running! The first module of the six month long 2017 course got underway at Sipala this week with eight delegates getting to know each other and beginning the journey towards their coaching qualification. There are four further modules plus two days of integration to demonstrate proficiency. The course is being run by Catherine Doherty and Jill Savage of Fields of Learning.

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Storytelling for Facilitators

Held at Sipala on 10th April 2017

The delegates who attended Chris Smith's Storytelling workshop thoroughly enjoyed the day and gained new skills to bring to their work as facilitators and coaches.

This is what one of the delegates said afterwards: "This is what one of the delegates said afterwards: "I have already discussed how to integrate the Plot matrix and the understanding/feeling/doing triangle into our course!  So application already underway!  Was such a deep and valuable set of learnings!"

Why Story?

Whatever a group’s purpose, story-skills can provide a great set of techniques to engage, energise and creatively explore themes, issues and processes with which the group is concerned. Whether in the realm of fact, fiction or fantasy, story-skills allow a group to explore story-sharing, inventing and learning from the stories themselves.

What did the workshop entail?

In this workshop we explored the single story idea – the plot matrix - as an integrative tool for working with story in groups. Using the matrix we investigated how to:

-       Create playful icebreakers / story making games

-       Build confidence and skill in the telling of stories

-       Listen constructively to the stories of others and give feedback

-       Create, develop and explore one’s own spontaneous stories

-       Evoke stories relevant to a given theme/ group/ situation

-       Investigate how stories provide new insights and learnings

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