Group Coaching Skills Workshop


“I have recommended this course to lots of fellow coaches already. It was a really enjoyable week and a rich learning experience – the perfect mix of challenge and support.”

Charlotte Gibson

Group coaching programmes are on the rise within organisations as they provide an effective way of maximising the impact of the coaching provision and return on investment.

For example, group coaching programmes are being offered to specific groups of leaders, providing transition support for a new role; parents returning to work; or perhaps as part of an L&D strategy (i.e., leadership or peer reflection circles).

From our supervision of coaches, we are seeing that 1 to 1 coaches are being asked to provide group coaching without appropriate support or development.  

The questions about group coaching that coaches typically bring to discuss are:

  • How do I set up an effective group coaching programme?
  • Will my 1 to 1 coaching skills be enough?
  • What other tools and approaches do I need to learn?
  • How can I manage specific group dynamics?
  • How do I build my confidence to move into delivering group coaching?

As a coach, your ability to authentically facilitate an individual and group’s development process with skill, insight and presence is key to the success of an intervention.

Yet when you first step into this role and into a group coaching environment, you may find that your personal anxiety and vulnerabilities are dialled up dramatically. In addition, in the group coaching space, you will also be meeting the anxieties and vulnerabilities of the group along with those from the wider system; so there’s a great deal for you to hold! This can all have an impact on authority, presence and capacity to build the container for the group coaching space, and to intervene. 

Our group coaching skills workshop has been designed to meet this gap and is delivered by a faculty team that has a wealth of experience within the field of group and team coaching, group dialogue and adult learning.

The workshop combines elements of theory, demonstration, skills building and role modelling alongside extensive practice, feedback and discussion.

The workshop will enable you to:

  • deliver effective Group Coaching Programmes face-to-face or online.
  • understand how to contract for an effective group coaching skills programme
  • learn how to create an effective container and learning environment 
  • deepen self-awareness of own triggers and relational patterns when holding the group coaching process
  • develop a group coaching toolkit 
  • understand the continuum of group coaching approaches 
  • develop and practice core dialogue and group coaching skills
  • understand ways to support a group to cross the threshold into a more dialogic space where participants not only talk together but think, learn and grow together.
  • learn a model of four dialogic actions that allow people to ‘read the room’, style flex and participate in more meaningful conversations.
  • learn ways to develop trust with and within a group
  • build capability to work with and manage group dynamics 
  • understand how to manage resistance and conflict within the group
  • develop an authentic and congruent style as a group coach
  • build confidence and appreciation of own group coaching style through practise and feedback from our faculty and fellow participants.

On completion you will receive a Certificate of Attendance.


“The group coaching workshop exceeded my expectations in every way. It was both practical and transformative. I gained a great deal from the workshop’s highly experiential methodology and internalised the learning in many ways. The two wonderful and highly skilled coaches, Damion Wonfor and Sarah Rozenthuler, expertly created a safe, engaging and inspiring environment for us to learn, practice, reflect and grow, individually and as a group. Their extensive knowledge, experience and passion for their field was evident in every aspect of the workshop. The frameworks, strategies and principles I learned are highly applicable and have provided me with valuable tools for coaching, facilitating and training others. I am incredibly grateful for the opportunity to have participated in this workshop and I wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone seeking to excel as a coach, facilitator and/or trainer.”

Nomi Sharan, June 2023

Location

This workshop takes place either face-to-face in Central London or online.

Face-to-face training takes place at Coram, based just 10 minutes’ walk from King’s Cross, the venue offers bright and spacious training rooms and outdoor space in which we can work. By basing our programmes here, we are also supporting the work that Coram are doing to improve the lives of children across the UK. Based on feedback from our courses, we have found that participants greatly value being able to chat informally with cohort colleagues and faculty during breaks, which is why we always include lunch and refreshments on our face to face workshops at no extra charge.

Group coaching skills workshop participants
June 2023 Course Participants with Sarah and Damion

Audience

Our Group Coaching Skills workshop is aimed at accredited coaches who wish to transition into being a group coach and facilitate insightful dialogue and learning conversations.

It enriches participants’ ability to connect colleagues and groups with skill and confidence in all situations, and to create the conditions for conversational change and insight.


“I cannot express enough appreciation for the exceptional quality of the group coach training provided by Damion and Sarah. Their unwavering commitment to fostering a safe and nurturing environment allowed us to embark on a transformative learning journey with absolute ease. Throughout the training, both trainers demonstrated their deep expertise, skilfully guiding us through practice sessions that empowered us to apply our new found knowledge. The three days spent in this training was nothing short of remarkable, and it was with a tinge of reluctance that we bid farewell to this transformative experience. The practical skills acquired during the training are invaluable, as they can be immediately implemented within my professional work. Furthermore, the profound sense of camaraderie fostered among the participants will undoubtedly endure, leaving an indelible mark on my personal and professional journey. Damion and Sarah’s attentive approach and unwavering support have not only imparted valuable knowledge but have also shown genuine care for our growth and development as individuals and as a collective. Their dedication to our success was evident in every aspect of the training, leaving a lasting impression that goes beyond mere instruction. I wholeheartedly recommend their training to anyone seeking an enriching and transformative experience that will undoubtedly leave an enduring impact.”

June 2023 Course Participant

Faculty

The course is delivered by Damion Wonfor and Sarah Rozenthuler.


Dates and Fees

This three-day workshop takes place twice a year, once in person in London
and once online, the dates for the next cohorts are as follows:

In Person

  • London on 25, 26 & 27 June 2024 from 09:00 -17:00

Online

  • 29,30 & 31 October 2024 from 09:00 -17:00

The fee is as follows:

In Person

    •Individuals: £1,700 + VAT
    •Corporate clients / organisations: £2,000 + VAT

    Online

    •Individuals: £1,200 + VAT
    •Corporate clients / organisations: £1,500 + VAT

    Please familiarise yourself with the course terms and conditions, including payment and refund policies, before applying – and if you have any queries at all, please don’t hesitate to contact us.


    “I would thoroughly recommend this Group Coaching course to any executive coach looking to expand their repertoire beyond their one to one work. Whilst being highly practical, the course (and the fabulous facilitators, Sarah and Damion) had a real depth to it. I enjoyed the whole experience and can’t wait to start bringing the benefits to my own clients!”

    June 2023 Course Participant

    “Many companies are still struggling to integrate a culture of coaching in their organisation. Catalyst 14 has now provided me with the tools , practice and insight I need to bring one on one and group coaching techniques to the next level at my organisation . This is in my opinion a critical element required to retain and engage talent and employee wellbeing . Excellent programmes!”

    Mark Olivier, Lead for Corporate Talent , Air Canada. June 2023

    I would highly recommend the Catalyst 14 Group Coaching Skills course to anyone who wants more experience with working with groups. The 3 days were absolutely fantastic – a wonderful mix of theory and practicing, and seeing dialogue unfold for us as participants in the group. I really valued the experience, came away feeling confident and inspired, and give it 5 stars! Thank you Damion and Sarah!

    Meg Lyons, December 2023 course participant