Executive Coaching Training Presentation
Many think of executive coaching as an Art. It requires a complex interplay of knowledge and social skills. Unlike mentors, Executive Coaches must be skilled in the area of personal development. They must provide structure, foundation, and support to help individuals begin to self-generate results. The skill of Executive Coaching, however, is not learned in a vacuum. Like other professions, Executive Coaches must be trained in the effective methods of carrying out their responsibilities.
Acting as a trainer for future Executive Coaches, develop a 3-4 hour presentation to use as your guide during training. Your presentation, developed using PowerPoint, should be based on research in the field of executive coaching. Your presentation should be a minimum of 20 slides. There is flexibility in terms of how you organize your presentation (and slides), but you must include the following required components:
Characteristics of an effective Executive Coach
Essential skills needed to foster the success of Executive Coaches
Best practices of the executive coaching field
Legal and ethical issues in executive coaching
Tools and techniques commonly used in the executive coaching field
Methods of fostering a mutual learning relationship between coach and trainee
Cultural competencies and sensitivity
Coaching through conflict
Your personal list of recommended “Dos and Don’ts” of Executive Coaching
You should use a minimum of 10 sources in addition to the course readings in preparing this presentation. In your presentation, include a minimum of 200 words of explanation/speaker notes for each content slide. Your speaker notes should be written using formal, academic language. Use APA formatting. See research criteria below.
Please refer to the Recommended Website section for information on creating PowerPoint presentations. Creativity is encouraged but it is highly recommended that you review some of the commonly asked questions and answers on the website before starting your PowerPoint presentation.
Here are some general PowerPoint tips:
Do not overcrowd your PowerPoint slides with text
The information on each slide should be easily read by the audience
Depending on the amount of information on the slide, large font sizes (16 to 34 points) are appropriate.
Do not write in paragraph format on slides
Bullet points and short sentences are appropriate
Do not overuse clip art or animation
Do not turn on slide timers
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Content CriteriaTotal: 18
Minimum of 20 PowerPoint slides.
Minimum of 10 sources in addition to the course text.
Utilizes the notes feature to add specific information that cannot be seen by the audience on the PowerPoint slides. For example, may include a slide with bullets points on essential skills needed to be an effective Executive Coach. The note section could include specific examples as to how these skills can be utilized or why they are necessary. This is supplemental information that would be verbalized to the audience were the presentation facilitated in person.
Includes a minimum of 200 words of explanation/speaker notes for each content slide. Speaker notes are written using formal, academic language.
Content is detailed and sufficient to cover a 3-4 hour workshop.
Facilitating a three hour presentation in person with the minimum of 20 slides would average to nine minutes per slide. The information on the slide and within the note section is appropriate to cover the average amount of time that would be spent presenting each slide.
Writing and Organization CriteriaTotal: 2
The central theme/purpose of the paper is clear.
The structure is clear, logical, and easy to follow.
The tone is appropriate to the content and assignment.
The thoughts are clear and include appropriate beginning, development, and conclusion.
Paragraph transitions are present, logical, and maintain the flow throughout the paper.
Sentences are complete, clear, and concise.
Sentences are well constructed, with consistently strong, varied sentences.
Sentence transitions are present and maintain the flow of thought.
Rules of grammar, usage, and punctuation are followed.
The paper uses words and language that are inclusive, clear, and unambiguous.
Spelling is correct.
Research Criteria Total: 2
The paper includes a summary and analysis of research materials that are relevant to the assignment, e.g. scholarly journals, professional articles, legal documents, government documents, legal decisions, media clips, software, measurement instruments websites, personal communication, etc.
Professional/scholarly journals are peer reviewed and focus on the profession/application of psychology (located on Proquest, EBSCOHost, PsycNET, etc.). Non-scholarly articles include newspapers, periodicals, secular magazines, etc, and are not peer reviewed. Websites not approved include wikipedia.com and about.com.
Research focuses on the most current information (past five to ten years) except when citing seminal works (e.g. Freud, Erickson, etc.).
Paper includes the appropriate number of references required by the assignment.
When appropriate, the paper addresses ethical considerations in research.
Style Criteria Total: 3
The paper is in the appropriate APA format used by the institution/program (e.g. the 6th edition).
The paper is double-spaced and in the appropriate length required by the assignment
The paper includes an APA style cover page.
The paper includes an Abstract that is formatted to support the appropriate version of APA Publication Manual (e.g. 6th edition).
The paper properly uses headings, font styles, and white space as outlined in the appropriate version of APA Publication Manual (e.g. 6th edition).
The paper includes an introductory paragraph with a succinct thesis statement.
The paper addresses the topic of the paper with critical thought.
The paper concludes with a restatement of the thesis and a conclusion paragraph.
Citations of original works within the body of the paper follow the appropriate version of APA Publication Manual (e.g. 6th edition) guidelines.
The paper includes a References Page that is completed according to the appropriate version of APA Publication Manual (e.g. 6th edition).
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