Coach Approach

Develop your team into innovative leaders and transform your school today!

Organizations that have a strong coaching culture benefit from improved retention, stronger management relationships, greater productivity, and increased employee engagement and communication.

Great school leaders strive to create a culture of coaching in order to better the school and strengthen the team. In this 1.5-day training, you will:

  • examine what coaching looks like in your school setting
  • find out why coaching is critical to the development and success of your teachers and administrative personnel
  • learn how you can most effectively integrate coaching into your schools and division to bring about positive change

Learning Benefits

  • Differentiate between Leader and Coach
  • Build on your existing coaching & communication skills
  • Apply your skills to a variety of coaching situations
  • Spark creative thinking
  • Maximize team member performance
  • Promote ownership

Who should attend?
This program is designed to benefit anyone who supervises school division employees, especially:

  • School leaders
  • Department heads (finance, human resources, technology, etc.)
  • District-level leaders
  • Instructional coaches
  • Team leads


Michelle Hairston

Janet Crawford


Richmond, VA
Oct. 6-7, 2020

Newport News, VA
Oct. 8-9, 2020

Abingdon, VA
Feb. 9-10, 2021

Roanoke, VA
Feb. 11-12, 2021

Coach Approach is a 1.5-day workshop.

Foundations of Coaching - 1-5 p.m.  

  • Defining and distinguishing coaching from mentoring, counseling, managing and sports
  • Shifting ownership for improvement; moving from judging and evaluating to collaborating
  • Learning coaching competencies to have effective and empowering conversations:  the essence of coaching!

Dinner provided to participants on this day.

Coaching in the School Setting - 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

  • Moving from foundations to application and practice
    - application and practice through role playing
  • Differentiating between Leader and Coach and identifying the responsibilities of both
  • Coaching the novice employee
  • Coaching the veteran employee
  • Coaching the highly-skilled employee
  • Coaching the resistant employee

Putting it All Together

  • Reviewing a Coaching Case Study
  • Identifying characteristics of a successful Coach Approach program
  • Taking it home:  applying the learning to your everyday life and work

Breakfast and lunch provided to participants on this day.

Registration fee

$399 per person, includes all course materials and lunch on day two

For more information
Contact Robyn Smyth, Regional Outreach Program Manager,