ERIC Number: ED435135
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Coaching for Action: A Report on Long-Term Advising in a Program Context.
Guthrie, Victoria A.
This report discusses ways to enhance leadership development in the work setting. It describes a type of advocate role, called process advisor (PA), that was developed specifically for individuals undergoing developmental experiences in a leadership program. The PA concept helps advisees learn with and from the PA, allowing advisees to be more attuned to situations so that they may take effective action. The first segment of the report documents the thinking that went into the program design by describing how and why the PA role was devised. It outlines the philosophy that underpins the PA's purpose, such as how the PA provides a safe environment, and details how to sustain the developmental process over time. The remainder of the report describes some of the key issues and learning since the program's inception in 1990. This includes what PAs do and the roles they play, how to be a more effective PA, PA learning to date, and other modes and mediums to be used with the process advising and coaching methodologies. The last section offers a brief developmental relationship-assessment exercise, focusing on the types and intent of various coaching roles. A series of appendices includes descriptive materials about the program and some of its tools. (Contains 25 references.) (RJM)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Interpersonal Relationship, Leadership, Leadership Training, Mentors, Professional Development, Program Descriptions
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center for Creative Leadership, Greensboro, NC.