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Looking after your health and wellbeing through coaching (session 2)

Looking after your health and wellbeing through coaching (session 2)mon21feb8:00 ammon11:00 am8:00 am - 11:00 am Blended Learning Event OrganiserCOBIS

Event Details

Karen Ardley Associates are delighted to be offering this interactive programme as part of our Autumn 2021 Blended Learning Calendar.

The coaching for wellbeing workshop explores how coaching can be a powerful mechanism to help people take better care of their health and wellbeing.

Two group facilitated workshops 3 weeks apart give participants practical tools to promote their health and wellbeing, based on theory and research. The tools can then be applied to support colleagues as we seek to foster greater health and wellness in our schools.

David Porritt’s doctoral research concluded that not only is receiving coaching a benefit to the overall health and wellness of people in our schools, but so also is becoming a coach, given that there are significant benefits for those who adopt a coaching approach in their work.
Coaching is understood as a tool to help people promote their professional ambition, unravel professional challenges and is increasingly adopted as a day-to-day leadership process of providing support, to help employees identify opportunities and achieve individual development goals. Those who succeed with a coaching style enable employees to gain awareness and reflection, generate their own answers, require less control and directing, and have a desire to help them develop and flourish (Porritt, 2021). As Moore and Jackson have found, coaching also impacts a range of health and wellness issues that can benefit from coaching. It is a marked contrast to the medical expert approach more commonly associated with wellness and health.

The position we take is that it is never too late to receive coaching or to foster the attitudes, attributes and behaviours associated with becoming a coach.

By that we mean…
• Curiosity
• Openness
• Agency
• Conscientiousness
• Healthy practices

Additional Information

This course will run over 2 x 3 hour group facilitated workshops plus additional self-study and reflection time.

Session 1: 31st January 2022, 8.00am – 11.00am GMT
Session 2: 21st February 2022, 8.30am -11.00am GMT

Target Audience

This programme is suitable for any Professional educators across the COBIS network who are keen to foster healthier lifestyles, look after the health and wellbeing of their colleagues and themselves and/or who are interested in getting into coaching.

Delivery and Format

This programmes will use a blended approach of facilitated online discussion and online self-study using the KAA Online Learning Platform.

  • Facilitated group session – 31st January 2022, 8.00am – 11.00am GMT
  • Self- study online module which include film, audio and presentations
  • In school reflections, activities to support discussions and implementation
  • Facilitated group session to review progress and prepare for the next steps – 21st February 2022, 8.30am -11.00am GMT

The facilitated sessions will be delivered using Zoom and the online self-study modules will be accessed via KAA Online Learning Platform.

Booking process:

Delegate fees:

£125 per COBIS Member delegate
£135 per Non-Member delegate

Please note, bookings from within the UK (or from individuals rather than schools) will be liable for VAT. Please email [email protected] to process your registration.

To book online, please use this link

For more information or any queries, please email [email protected]

KAA Presenter

To book please use the online booking form further down this page or contact [email protected]

Dr. David Porritt, KAA Director

David has been a Headteacher and Principal for 24 years in the UK, Singapore, The Netherlands, and China. He holds an MBA in Educational Leadership (International) a Level 7 Certificate in Executive Coaching and Leadership Mentoring and has facilitated several cohorts of international teaching staff through the International Programme for Middle Leaders for the Council of British International Schools.

David has recently completed his Doctorate in Leadership and Coaching at UCL Institute of Education with the focus of the doctorate, understanding how leaders use coaching to impact their organisations.

He is a Fellow of the Institute of Leadership and Management and coaches several clients, helping them to promote desirable and sustainable change.
Outside of school, David is a keen road cyclist and musician. He plays in a rock band when time allows and enjoys long rides with friends in a cycling club.


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