BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

AECE-190 - Coaching Skills - 3.00 Credits

AECE-190 - Coaching Skills - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
Leadership and management topics will be explored within the context of the Head Start initiative and Early Childhood Development. Topics include: communication skills, conflict management, motivating staff, bringing out the best in employees, setting boundaries, giving feedback, and self care. This course will be participatory and interactive with coaching concepts woven throughout each module. Participants will work with partners and small groups to practice and enhance their skills. Leadership and management will be examined through online discussions, conference calls (tele-classes) and practical application through the readings and assignments.
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  • Prerequisites : FN ECE Designate; ECE certification or permission of the Dean.
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Master's Degree.
    Office Hours: 1.5 per week
    Contact Hours: 45
    Student Evaluation
    Student participation (Weekly coaching activities (3% x 10 assignments) 30% Personal foundation journal (includes leadership assessment/personal vision/mission statement/self care plan/values/standards) 30%, Group projects (management/leadership) 10%, Final exam 30%. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to:
  • recognize personal management and leadership abilities, strengths, assets and areas for development;

  • develop a vision statement, values and standards for professional and personal life;

  • develop a self-care strategy;

  • demonstrate the basics of coaching: effective listening, appreciative inquiry, curiosity – creating a learning environment, systems theory, creating dialogue, giving and receiving feedback, powerful questions;

  • display coaching techniques with other participants and within their community Head Start programs;

  • strengthen teambuilding skills; recognize group dynamics, process and roles; and

  • demonstrate the benefit of a network of support, sharing of information and resources between Head Start programs.
  • Text and Materials: Crane, T. G. (2002). The heart of coaching: Using transformational coaching to create a high-performance culture. (Current Ed.). San Diego: FTA Press.
    Other Resources: In addition to the coaching text, the participants will be provided with readings from other text, web links, articles, etc. A number of references will be provided for participants to utilize in their group assignments; however, they will be encouraged to research the internet for additional materials.
    Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
    Other Information: Education Council approved May 2006.