Program for the 2014 PDI

Monday, January 13th

1:00 PM

Session Title:
Workplace Coaching Skills: Powerful Questions and Levels of Listening
Presenters:
Debra DeVilbiss,Reuel Hunt
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Monday, January 13th 2014
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
3 Hours
Room:
206 Yates Hall
Description:
How would it be if you could think through a project or situation with an un-biased listener who asked insightful questions emerging from their curiosity and intuition and who fully listened without judging you or thinking they needed to solve your problem for you? How different would your workplace be if you could provide that open pondering space for your co-workers or direct reports? What creativity would that unleash? In this session, you will learn the core coaching skills of asking powerful questions using your natural curiosity and intuition, and deeply listening without judgment. This highly interactive session is co-led by two seasoned professional coaches trained by the Coaches Training Institute (CTI) and certified through CTI and the International Coach Federation (ICF). They will create a “fail-free” zone to learn about and to practice these skills. Reading a book or attending a lecture is only scratching the surface of the power of coaching skills; the best way to “get” them is to experience them. You will leave with a different perspective on workplace communication and new skills for creative solutions. Note: if you choose to attend, please commit to the full three hours.
Goals and Target Audience:
To empower employees, supervisors and managers with tools to create a respectful climate for open communication.

Tuesday, January 14th

1:00 PM

Session Title:
Advanced Coaching Skills: Self-Management, Action and Accountability, and Acknowledgement
Presenters:
Debra DeVilbiss,Reuel Hunt
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Tuesday, January 14th 2014
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
3 Hours
Room:
206 Yates Hall
Description:
Really good coaching does two things: it deepens the learning and forwards the action. The core skills of powerful questions and levels of listening are methods of deep inquiry, but how do you move into action? In this session, we will practice those core skills and introduce new skills to help you acknowledge others, self-manage, get the other person into action and hold them accountable. This highly interactive session is co-led by two seasoned professional coaches trained by the Coaches Training Institute (CTI) and certified through CTI and the International Coach Federation (ICF). They will create a “fail-free” zone to learn about and to practice these skills. Reading a book or attending a lecture is only scratching the surface of the power of coaching skills; the best way to “get” them is to experience them. You will leave with a different perspective on workplace communication and new skills for creative solutions. You will benefit most from this class if you have previously attended the Powerful Questions and Levels of Listening session either this year or in previous years. Note: if you choose to attend, please commit to the full three hours.
Goals and Target Audience:
To empower employees, supervisors and managers with tools to create a respectful climate for open communication.