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Bitesize Coaching

Bitesize Coachingmon13jun8:30 ammon10:00 am8:30 am - 10:00 am Remote Facilitation OrganiserCOBIS

Event Details

Delivered by Karen Ardley Associates, this interactive course consists of 4 modules which are designed to help coaches and mentors to understand the skills and attitudes required for excellent mentorship.

It will take place over 4 sessions of 1.5h each: 23, 30 May, 6, 13 June; 08.30-10.00 BST (UTC+1).

Bitesize 1: Mentoring – what’s it all about? (23rd May 2022)
This module explores the history and background to mentoring and identifies the key principles involved in working as a mentor with colleagues.

Bitesize 2: Mentoring and Coaching Skills: Listening (30th May 2022)
There are key skills which good coaches and mentors need to practice. Good listening is at the top of the list. Listening is not as easy or as straightforward as we may imagine. We need to listen to understand our coachee/mentee rather than listening to reply. This module explores different reasons to listen and levels of listening. Improving your listening has the potential to benefit all aspects of your life.

Bitesize 3: Mentoring and Coaching Skills: Questioning (6th June 2022)
Among the key skills demonstrated by good coaches and mentors, questioning is key. It is great to work with someone who asks you questions which promote reflection, encourage problem-solving and help to identify solutions and possible actions. In this module, we will help you to improve your questioning techniques and skills, enabling you to offer support to your coachees and mentees.

Bitesize 4: Mentoring and Coaching Skills: Giving Advice (13th June 2022)
This module explores the potentially thorny topic of giving advice. Coaches work hard to enable their coaches to find their own solutions and we try not to give advice. However, there are situations where advice is requested or necessary. In this module we explore what a coach/mentor needs to consider and how best to offer advice to colleagues. The modules are designed to be stand alone modules or can be taken as a sequence.  

Target audience
School-based professionals who have heard about coaching but have not used it in their work. For those who are curious and keen to explore if this powerful professional tool is for them, or experienced coaches who would like a refresher on their coaching skills.

Additional information

This interactive online course is delivered by Karen Ardley Associates and will only be confirmed when minimum numbers have been met. Participant numbers are limited and early booking is recommended.
This course will be facilitated remotely and each module will be followed up with access to the online self-study module.

This course will run for four sessions of 1.5h each:
Session 1: 23 May; 08.30-1.00 BST (UTC+1)
Session 2: 30 May; 08.30-1.00 BST (UTC+1)
Session 3: 6 June; 08.30-1.00 BST (UTC+1)
Session 4: 13 June; 08.30-1.00 BST (UTC+1)

Please note, recordings will not be made available; participants will be given access to the KAA Online Learning Platform. Certificates will be issued to attendees.

Booking process
Delegate fees:
£135 per COBIS Member delegate
£145 per Non-Member delegate

All booking needs to go through COBIS. Please follow this link to book your place.


Dr David Porritt is an experienced UK and International School Principal in Budapest. He is a regular programme facilitator, executive coach and leadership mentor. As director of coaching services at KAA David has facilitated several coaching programmes in schools and works directly as a coach with numerous school leaders worldwide. He has recently completed a Doctorate in leadership and coaching in schools. David facilitated several cohorts of international teaching staff through the International Programme for Middle Leaders for the Council of British International Schools and has taught several Heads and principals how to facilitate their own programmes. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Leadership and Management.


(Monday) 8:30 am - 10:00 am


Remote Facilitation