Goals The goals of integrating a coaching element into the Leadership Academy include the following:
Enrich the overall experience for the Academy participants
Provide confidential career development advice and other support for each of the Academy participants
Enhance the organizational and professional network of the participants
Renew and refresh the senior manager/coaches
Description To provide a one-to-one coaching element to the Leadership Academy, each Academy participant from the local government agency will be matched with the Chief Executive, Assistant Manager, Department Head or Senior Manager from the agency. The organizing committee will approve the matches and provide the names and contact information of the coaches to Greg Larson, Director, BayAreaLeadershipAcademies@gmail.com. The coaches will attend an orientation session. Attending one of the orientation sessions is a requirement for serving as a coach.
It is expected that coaches and Academy participants will meet informally once per month for an hour starting after the second session for a total of at least three sessions. These sessions will be informal and confidential exchanges.
At the discretion of the coach, the coach may invite the participant to an appropriate internal or outside professional meeting.
Responsibilities Agency: The participating agency will identify the coaches from their organization prior to the orientation session. In addition, the agency is responsible for making the one-to-one matches and notifying Greg Larson.
Coaches: The senior managers/coaches will attend the orientation session and meet with their designated Academy participants for at least three sessions. The coaches will be invited to the Graduation Ceremony as well as a debriefing session in August.
As Director of the Leadership Academy, Greg Larson will:
Organize the orientation session for the coaches
Orient the Academy participants
Provide resource materials and guidance for both coaches and emerging leaders
Debrief the ongoing coaching experience at one of the Academy sessions and provide further guidance and support as necessary
Arrange for the coaches to be recognized at the Academy graduation session
Academy Participants: Participants will be responsible for scheduling each of their one-to-one coaching sessions. They are expected to come prepared to discuss their career development goals and needs or to get advice on work-related dilemmas.
Guidelines Guidelines for this one-to-one coaching element include:
1. Conversations between coaches and Academy participants are strictly confidential. 2. The senior manager serving as a coach will not be in the participant’s chain of command.