Circl Leadership Experience:

Online Module One ~ Professionals

Welcome to the first online module of the Circl Leadership Experience. This module is designed to make you reflect on the content from the first session and give you some time to think about what is coming up in the second session.

THE MODULE is broken down into 6 parts:

  1. A short quiz on the content from Session 1 (5 minutes)

  2. A short message from you to your student(s), thanking them and explaining the main thing that you felt they improved on in Session 1. (2 minutes)

  3. An assessment of your student’s listening and speaking ability at this stage in the programme. (1 minute)

  4. Self-reflection: a brief look at which coaching skills you found easiest and most difficult and which you want to work on in session 2. (5 minutes)

  5. A reflective survey on what you learnt in the first session. (2 minutes)

  6. A brief introduction to the topics that will be explored in Session 2. (2 minutes)

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Reflections from Session 1 and prep for Session 2

Name *
Don't worry if you get the spelling wrong. (Let us know if you can't remember!)
Student Impact Assessment - Skills Builder Framework ( - Leadership
Thinking back to your first session with the students (these questions will be asked again after session 2), please indicate where they are in relation to the 2 skill levels outlined by the 'Skills Builder Framework' below.
I feel my student(s) have reached Level 10 - Speaking *
Please assess your students based on the competency description below: Speaking - Level 10 - Learners are able to modify language, tone and expression according to the listeners' (you) reaction and response to increase their engagement.
I feel my student(s) have reached Level 10 for Listening *
Please assess your students based on the competency description below: Listening Level 10 - Learners are able to follow a speaker (you) and create their own meaningful, probing questions to check and deepen their own understanding.
In session 1 we explored: Open Questions CLEAR Contracting Using the T-GROW Coaching Model Asking permission to do some mentoring or teaching.
Reflections from the 1st Circl Session
I now have a better understanding of what coaching skills actually are.
I understand the importance of using a coaching approach when trying to help someone learn something new or tackle a challenge.
I am now more self-aware around my use of closed questions.
I now have a better understanding of what open questions are and when to use them.
I now feel more confident at using open questions to help people give more descriptive answers.
I understand the concept of creating a verbal contract with my student(s) as I learn to develop my coaching skills.
As a result of discussing it with the students I have been more aware of mine and other peoples' non-verbal communication and what it says about how they're feeling.
I feel I have a basic grasp of the T GROW coaching model.
I feel prepared to stretch my coaching skills for session 2 with the students.
Preparation for Circl Session 2 - Active Listening as a Coach & Listening as a skill for the pupils
The 2nd Circl Session with your students will focus on being able to build trust with people through listening effectively and understand their intentions and motivations behind what they say.
For this session we will ask you to explore with your student(s) these three workplace scenarios and why the skill of listening is so important in them: 1 . A Job Interview 2. A sales pitch with a new client 3. A performance review with a colleague
As a coach you will be building on the coaching skills that you learnt in Session 1 and then adding on specific active listening techniques
These techniques will include: - Clarifying, summarising and paraphrasing - Being present with someone ~ rather than always thinking. "What will I say next?" - Use of silence and pausing to deepen awareness - Getting into a state of active listening through centring yourself.
Select the situations below that you have experienced or been guilty of effective or ineffective listening *
You can select as many boxes as you like.
Select the main reasons why most people find it hard to listen *
At the beginning of the next session with your student you'll be asked to reflect on these questions again.