SOWK6314 (Elective)

Theories and practices in coaching in the workplace

This course aims to introduce the basic theories and practices in coaching. Students will be able to distinguish coaching from other learning and development approaches such as mentoring, counselling, consulting, training, facilitating etc. Various theoretical approaches to coaching will be covered. This course also encourages students to evaluate the various coaching models and develop their own coaching model to be applied in their own coaching practice. The emphasis is also on using coaching as a management tool and conversational tool to enhance performance at work for higher motivation and retention. The topic on cross cultural coaching is also a relatively imminent area for further research.