WELCOME TO STAR® COACH PRACTITIONER!
STAR® Coach Practitioner - Driving Success at University of Exeter!
Following employee feedback in our Employee Engagement Survey and our ongoing commitment to support our academic and Professional Services employees to thrive we are seeking ways to develop managers to improve their coaching skills. We believe that developing a coaching style of communication will play an important role in developing people and support employees to be the best they can be.
We have partnered with Notion to deliver their STAR® Coach programme and are delighted to be able to offer 10 places, each year, to individuals across colleges and professional services who are interested in their own development and who will support the university to find development options that are leading edge and innovative.
The annual programme will run for 3 months from December, closing on 31 March each year. All learners on the Notion STAR® Coach Programme will be given access to the online content so they can work through the programme at their own pace. Learners will have continued access to the online content for the full 3 month period and can repeat modules as many times as they like, and also continue to attend the live learning stations even after they have completed the formal aspects of the programme to consolidate their learning.
We are inviting applications from Academic Leads and HoDs, PS Heads/Assistant Heads of Department or those with substantial line management responsibility and large portfolios.
This programme is aligned to key University strategies and initiatives.
Encourages the use of coaching skills and style to support students and others
Integral to our leadership and management development plan
Supports the Exeter Academic Programme
Supports our HR and People Development strategy
Supports the Positive Working Environment Programme
How do I apply?!
If you would like apply to join the STAR® Coach programme, please click on the button below to complete a short application form. Applications will be open from mid-September to mid-November, with successful applicants starting their programme at the beginning of December. Applications will be assessed and the final list of 10 participants will be selected to ensure representation of Colleges / Professional Services across grades and job families.
What is STAR® Coach Practitioner?
Your programme is made up of 10 interactive learning modules plus a 90 minute live Tutor session in a small group with 2-3 other learners on the programme.
You'll also be invited to join your Tutors on Live Learning Stations which they run every fortnight to answer any questions you have. You can join as many of these as you'd like to and each one lasts an hour.
How does the programme work?
The STAR® Coach Practitioner programme is made up of a series of workplace missions each set up by a short module of online learning and then followed by a guided reflection exercise to tease out new insights and embed the learning.
Prepare - Do - Review! - these 3 simple steps are all that’s needed to keep your learning journey on track and help you complete each module of your programme.
Prepare - at the beginning of each module we’ll introduce you to the core concepts you’ll need to understand to carry out your Mission
Do - in each module you are given a workplace Mission, to be completed as part of your normal working day, to put into practice concepts that will transform your interactions with others
Review - at the end of each Mission you’ll be asked to reflect upon its success, identify the benefits it brought you and how taking this approach can help you again in the future You will need to block out time in your diary each week for these 3 steps! Committing to a couple of half-hour slots a week will see you power through the programme! Act now, get out your diary and set aside the time required to achieve success!