What is Coaching about?

This SpecCon course on coaching, also known as cultivating,  is intended for those who need to select and coach first-line managers. It is important to select a first-line manager that has the potential to grow into an identified role. It is crucial to know the key performance areas and the key result areas before filling a position. A job profile must be evaluated in order to determine the key performance areas for a first-line manager. The purpose of a job profile is to define the function, accountabilities, and requirements of a position. This course explains the difference between Key Performance Areas (KPAs) and Key Result Areas (KRAs). It looks at the employee selection process, assessments and the interview process

Keith Hamilton

I have learned a lot in this course. This will help me in the human resources department where I work.

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What are the prerequisites?

  • Computer/Laptop
  • Email for notifications and communication
  • Internet connection
  • PDF viewer (e.g ADOBE Acrobat)
  • Microsoft Word for notes
  • A web browser

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Course Content

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Unit 1- Selecting a firstline manager

1. (incl. 1.1)Selecting a first-line manager

1.2 Identification of key performance areas from a first line manager’s job profile

1.3 Understanding the requirements of the first line manager position

1.4 Process of selecting candidates

1.4.1 Verification methods

1.4.2 Video assessing candidates against position requirements

1.4.3 Interview process

1.5 Making decisions and providing feedback to candidates

Unit 2- Planning the coaching process

2. (incl. 2.1) Planning the cultivation process

2.2 Developing a coaching plan 

2.2.1 Steps to take when developing the plan

2.3 Preparing records of expected performance or performance standards 

2.4 Creating a system for recording decisions and commitments prior to coaching

Unit 3- The coaching process

3. (incl 3.1 & 3.2) The coaching process

3.2.1 Role of a coach

3.3 The purpose, content and schedule of the cultivation process

3.4 Conducting a session

3.4.1 Elements of an effective coaching session

3.4.2 Coaching strategies

3.4.3 Coaching meeting checklist

It takes between 4 days and 2 weeks, depending on your speed.

only $1 + 36c 

(The 36c is the administration fee)


Negotiation Skills

Decision Making


Leadership Theories

Recruitment Process


Cathy Pearson

Unit 4- Monitor and measure results of coaching sessions

4. (incl. 4.1 & 4.2) Monitor and measure results of coaching sessions

4.2 Guidelines for assessment

4.3 Giving feedback during and after sessions

4.3.1 Giving positive feedback

4.4 Recording corrective action where requirements were not met

4.5 Conducting follow-up action