Train the Trainer Week 3 – Lesson Plan

Learning Objectives and Outcomes  
What is the lesson designed to accomplish? 
  • To help students frame the process of thinking about their practice
  • This thinking will lead to the achievement of ICF core competencies for establishing the coaching agreement
  • Outcomes of this class will also feed deeper discussion in AC100 and 200 classes on Creating Structure, Trail Session, etc.

What is the standard for successful learning? 
See the following competencies:

See ICF Professional Core Competencies:
A2 Setting the Foundation: Establishing the Coaching Agreement
Ability to understand what is required in the specific coaching interaction and to come to agreement with the prospective and new client about the coaching process and relationship

Target Audience     
Who is in the lesson? 
  • Adult learners who have recently joined ICA and:
  • have just started thinking about their coaching practice or
  • have been coaching for some time or
  • wish to complete the class to meet graduation requirements
What are the characteristics of the audience? 
  • Adult learners
  • Variety of backgrounds and experience
What will trainees need to be able to do before they 
can benefit from the course? 
  • No pre-requisites
Who is qualified to be in the program? 
  • Registered students of ICA
Who is qualified to be trainer? 
  • employees of ICA
  • supervised students of ICA Train the Trainer course

Lesson Outline      
What topics will be covered? In what sequence?
  • Describing the ideal coaching practice in general terms
  • Why do you want to coach?
  • Who will your clients be?
  • What are your business goals?
  • When will you coach?  7-7 Mon to Sat or 12-6 Tues, Wed, Thu?
  • How will you coach?  Telephone, chat, email, in person
  • What assets do you need to be able to coach?  e.g. computer, telephone line, email, website, chat, office, car, etc.
  • Recognizing the doubt loop and how it affects your ability to manage customer expectations come to a mutually beneficial agreement with a client
  • What is the doubt loop?
  • How does confidence affect you ability to make an effective agreement with a client?

How much time is devoted to each part of the lesson? 
For the first class:
  • 15 min check in and wins and shares
  • 15 min why coach and who are your clients
  • 15 min how and when
  • 10 min doubt loop
  • 5 min takeaways
What will trainees and trainer’s role be during each topic 
  • Trainer: Welcome, inspire, create safe space, ask questions, role play, suggest activity
  • Trainee: Participate, think, write

Support Materials     
What materials and/or equipment is needed for 
delivery of instruction or to facilitate instruction? 
  • Bridgeline
  • Headset
Is a certain size or arrangement of bridgeline necessary? 
  • Class may be up to 25 learners
Do the trainees have homework that needs to be completed 
before the lesson? 
  • Participants should read materials for module
What does the trainer need to do? 
  • Read materials for module
  • Prepare questions
Lesson Topic      
What topic is the lesson going to cover? 

  • Getting Started Week 1
  • Introduction to thinking about practice structure by focusing on unique gifts and interests of the coach, and the role confidence plays in reaching agreement with client
  • What are the gifts you bring to coaching?
  • What are 3 of your objectives as a coach?
  • Business structure – what kind of clients, what time of day will you coach, how many days per week, telephone/in person/chat/email, 
  • Doubt loop and confidence
How will learning be assessed (tests, role plays,etc)? 
  • During class, learners will write and if they want to share, can share their thoughts with the class
  • At the end of the class, ask every person for 3 words that summarize what they are taking away
Transfer and Retention     
What will be done to ensure that training content is 
used in their life, job, etc 
  • Reading and reflections in module
  • Also, ask friends for ideas and help
  • Ask peer coach for ideas and help
  • Design Your Life exercise
  • Will be followed with more detailed modules on structure, confidence, etc.

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