Chapter 15What Is Professional Development for Coaches?

Read this when:

  • You are a coach seeking to develop your practice and looking for some exercises and activities you can do on your own
  • You are in a team of coaches engaging in professional learning
  • You supervise coaches and want to design support structures and a course of professional development

The Importance of a Team

For a couple years, I belonged to a team of transformational leadership coaches in the school district in which I worked. Our manager was a brilliant master coach and every week we gathered for reflection and professional development. We used structures and protocols (many of which I'll share in this chapter) to learn, to push each other's thinking, and to refine our ...

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