Coaching in Systems - CPD Event

Wednesday, 4th October, 2017 9:15am to 5:00pm

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This highly participative and interactive day provides coaches with tools and techniques to help their clients deal with the issues related to working as part of a system.

Session 1


  • Individual objectives and learning outcomes
  • How we will work together
  • Style and format of the day

Working in the system

  • 'Flocking' exercise to explore changes and movements in the system
  • Exploration of what it feels like when working outside of a familiar structure.

Session 2

Keeping the organisation in the room

Listening to the level the coachee is speaking from 

  • Society
  • Organisation
  • Group
  • Individual

Session 3

Stakeholders – who are they and what are their interests and concerns?

  • Stakeholder analysis
  • Perceptual positions

Session 4

Creating awareness creatively

Change the medium. When we are thinking about complex situations, we often miss the patterns or connections. Some options for doing this are:

  • Drawing the issue
  • Use buttons, or cutlery on a table to represent the system

Session 5

Story telling using archetypes

Stepping into the system from the perspective of a range of ‘characters’ can open a range of possibilities and insights. In the system who are the following?

  • The Guardian
  • The Gatekeeper
  • The Fairygodmother
  • The Joker
  • The Dragon
  • The King
  • The Queen
  • ……….who is missing?

Session 6

Review and action planning

  • What have I learnt?
  • How will I use it?

Please see agenda attached for the running order of the day - please note this is subject to change.

For further information, please contact Kerry Chapman, Programme Coordinator, at

Trent Vineyard

Easter Park, Lenton Ln, Nottingham NG7 2PX
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