How It Works
Presented with 18 everyday coaching situations, managers select the action response they are most likely to take. Scoring the inventory produces an overall coaching-effectiveness profile, and the subscores measure their skill level in each of the seven steps of the coaching meeting model process.
The self-assessment takes approximately 20 minutes to complete, and an additional 40 minutes (minimum) is required for the scoring, interpretation of results, debrief, and goal setting. You can expand the learning into a three-hour program using the workshop outline and PowerPoint presentation that's offered in the facilitator guide. Also included is follow-up assessment you can administer to measure progress post-training. Trainer certification is not required to administer or facilitate the Coaching Skills Inventory.
- Identify strengths and weaknesses in the skills needed for effective coaching meetings
- Compare skill levels with a normative group of managers from a wide range of industries
- Acquaint managers, supervisors, and team leaders with a seven-step model for effective coaching meetings
- Help employees to improve their performance through effective performance coaching meetings
- Measure the development of coaching skills pre- and post-training
Uses and Applications
The Coaching Skills Inventory is excellent as a stand-alone learning instrument or part of a more comprehensive training program. It's appropriate for use with managers, supervisors, and team leaders. The Coaching Skills Inventory can also be used with prospective managers to help them prepare for their coaching responsibilities when they are promoted.
Use the assessment to:
- Introduce a new performance management system within an organization
- Assess the coaching strengths and weaknesses of individual managers
- Identify the collective skill level of managers within an organization
- Reinforce performance coaching skills after a training event
- Examine the effect and results of training using pre- and post-training scores