MicroCoaching™ is a three-dimensional coaching model designed to turn even short interactions into meaningful interventions. This three-part virtual educational program is designed for both front-line and support staff who interact with clients, including those whose roles engage them only in short interactions with clients. MicroCoaching™ equips staff with the tools to maximize the effects of even brief encounters to establish the foundations for positive and productive client-staff and client-organization relationships. This practical and interactive session will offer learners the opportunity to understand the coaching model and practice applying the competencies necessary for effective MicroCoaching.
NOTE: This is an interactive, virtual training session, which is different from a webinar. Participants will be expected to participate through voice and video, and to engage with each other and the facilitator in large and small group discussions, to learn from each other and practice skill development.
The MicroCoaching Model
Any staff whose roles limit their engagement with clients in terms of time or focus. Examples include intake staff, administrative support staff, receptionists, greeters, employment resource centre service providers, staff responsible for client follow-up, and other specialized functions.
Staff in other coaching roles, such as case workers, income support staff, employment support staff etc., may also find this brief workshop useful to refresh their coaching competencies.
This course is also a good refresher for anyone who has taken 3D-Coaching through SAIL. MicroCoaching is a modernized edition with upgraded practical tools for applying the model in the workplace.
Three, three-hour sessions over three consective days
Session Dates and Registration
Members: $425 + HST
Non-Members: $550 + HST
OMSSA will be hosting this virtual training using Zoom, an online, interactive training platform that you can join straight from your web browser, or by downloading 'Zoom Client for Meetings' on your computer or tablet.
Participants will be expected to join the session via both video and audio. Participants should therefore have access to a desktop computer, laptop computer or tablet with:
a webcam or built-in camera
a built-in microphone or a headphone jack where you can plug in a headset or earphones
We strongly recommend that participants use a headset or earphones with a built-in microphone in order to limit background noise.
System requirements: Click here for more detailed information on system requirements from Zoom.
John Howley and Marianne Seaton are the pre-eminent designers and deliverers of professional development curricula in Ontario Works and related social services programs and agencies throughout the province, and beyond. Marianne has been consulting in the social services sector as the principal of Collaborative Strategies Inc. since 2008 and John through his company, Labour Market Partners Inc., since 1997. Their work encompasses many Consolidated Municipal Service Managers and District Social Services Administration Boards, from the largest urban municipalities to the most rural and remote.
Following their careers as social assistance and employment program front-line workers and managers, each achieved subsequent success and recognition as a leader in program development and change. Marianne is the former Acting Executive Director and Director of Professional Development for the Ontario Municipal Social Services Association (OMSSA). John is the former Director of Employment and Training for the Municipality of Metropolitan Toronto, Social Services Division (now the City of Toronto).
Their work in helping multi-barriered Ontario Works clients achieve success in the world of work includes the design and delivery of SAIL for Clients, a competency-based program that they have delivered in various areas of the province, often in association with community colleges, including Sault College, Confederation College and St. Clair College. John and Marianne also collaborate on designing and delivering employment programs for social assistance clients in a range of other programs, including Movement to Employment (employability profiling); Movement to Improvement (life skills development), and Movement to Learning (literacy and skills training preparation).