50 Activities for Coaching and Mentoring

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Human Resource Development, 1993 - Business & Economics - 306 pages
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These activities provide stimulating exercises, realistic case studies, and creative role-plays that will enable your managers and supervisors to sharpen their skills in several key coaching roles - as team leader, facilitator, counselor, and director. Each fully reproducible activity is organized in a user-friendly format with detailed trainer's notes, clear objectives, and suggested variations for customizing the activity to meet your group's needs. Training Objectives: Introduce mentoring concepts and peer guidance techniques; Develop skills to express performance improvement goals clearly; Create open, trusting relationships; Refine managers' skills in providing constructive feedback Training Methods: Team games; Group discussions; Icebreakers; Role-plays; Questionnaires and written exercises Time Guidelines: 34 activities take 1 hour or less; 6 activities take between 1 and 2 hours
 

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Contents

Concentrate on
125
Coaching Challenge
131
Opposite Poles
139
Nonverbal Behaviors
141
Fishbowl
151
Recognition Brainstorm
153
Word Search
157
Finish the Sentence
163

Attitudes or Attributes?
39
Picture That
47
How do you rate?
49
Focus on Coaching Skills
53
String Toss
57
Lets Have a BEER
59
Wanna BET?
65
Making a Sandwich
67
Chair Walking
71
Positive Feedback
75
Goal Ladder
77
Construction
85
Origami
89
Card Houses
93
Idea Exchange
97
Reel Movies
99
Coaches Bowl
103
How am I doing?
107
Trivia Quiz
117
Dueling Families
119
Theory XTheory Y Assumptions
165
Letter to a Friend
175
The Lovers
177
Say what you mean
185
ThreeElement Messages
189
Proxemics
195
What are you gonna do?
201
Translation Please
215
Yeah but
221
Making Assignments
225
Coaching Miscues
235
TicTacToe
245
Information Overload
249
Listen up
255
Just Thought Id Ask
257
Say what?
267
Tearing up Communication
273
You want me to do what?
279
About the Authors
291
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