°Guidelines Peer Coaching Group

Guidelines Peer Coaching Group

Prerequisites…

…for starting a peer coaching group.

  • You have participated in EmployID peer coaching online course OR you are a professional coach and informed yourself about the peer coaching process.
  • You are motivated to facilitate others learning and you are also interested in bringing in your own challenges.
  • You accepted the code of ethics for your peer coaching grour OR actively created this code of ethics and then accepted it.
  • Your are okay with organizing the first sessions (e.g., meeting schedule, facilities, moderation of the group).

…for participating in a peer coaching group:

  • You have participated in EmployID peer coaching online course OR you are a professional coach and informed yourself about the peer coaching process.
  • You are motivated to facilitate others learning and you are also interested in bringing in your own challenges.
  • You accepted the code of ethics for your peer coaching grour OR actively created this code of ethics and then accepted it.
How do you start a peer coaching group?

There are different possibilities to start a peer coaching group.

  1. Ask other participants of this online course if they want to participate in your peer coaching group.
    1. Either ask participants directly (personally) or
    2. write a post in the forum, that you are searching for members for your peer coaching group.
  2. Ask other participants from the onsite workshop.
    1. Either ask participants directly (personally) or
    2. write a email for request to the organizers of the workshop.
  3. Ask other peer coaching interested colleagues to take the next peer coaching course to start with you a peer coaching group.
How do you participate at a peer coaching group?
  • Volunteer for participation in a peer coaching group, when someone is starting a group.
Checklist for the first peer coaching group meeting:
  • Make a list of the participants and decide with the group how often, when and where you want to meet as well as how you plan and organize your sessions (e.g., via email).
    • Usually peer coaching groups meet, when someone in the group has a challenge to work on. Then appointments are made between the one who organizes the peer coaching group and the one who has the challenge to solve.
    • Some groups meet every month and do their priorizing of topics as part of the warming-up before the first session starts.
  • Decide together with the group on ethical guidelines or create a group code of ethics to be distributed to all members of the peer coaching group and for all to agree on.
  • After the code of ethics is agreed on by every member of the group, the first peer coaching sessions can start.
  • Ask the group members who is facing (urgent) challenges and who would like to volunteer as a peer coaching facilitator.
  • Prioritize the challenge and start with the most urgent and important one, if the group agrees.
  • The client should decide for his or her peer coaching facilitator. There is NO asking on why the client chooses or not chooses for a peer coaching facilitator. The client does not need to explain him- or herself.

 

 

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