• Deakin University

Coaching in the Knowledge Era

Find out how to become a successful coach in the knowledge era and learn key coaching skills.

5,458 enrolled on this course

A sports coach speaks to a group
  • Duration

    2 weeks
  • Weekly study

    3 hours

Adapt your coaching skills to the knowledge era

We live in a world where technology is constantly changing and information can be shared instantly. As a result, coaches need to be able to adapt their skills effectively to working in the knowledge era.

On this course, you’ll explore what it means to be a coach in the knowledge era, and recognise why different coaching techniques are required to be successful.

You’ll familiarise yourself with a number of coaching approaches and learn to apply these to your own practice. You’ll also discover how to harness the collective intelligence of your team in order to motivate and develop others.

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Skip to 0 minutes and 6 seconds ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR PADDY UPTON: In sport, the role of the coach as leader is not to push, but to inspire. Rather than create fear, it’s to foster an inner desire. More than just delivering results, the coach’s role is to grow rounded and grounded human beings. Hi, I’m Paddy Upton, a business coach and high performance sports coach across multiple sports and at the professional level of the game. In this course, we’ll explore the changing landscape in more detail, and investigate how coaches can best navigate this shift to remain current and effective. We’ll also discover insights into different ways of leading others, and practical methods to take your leadership or coaching to the next level.

Skip to 0 minutes and 49 seconds For me, leadership is about creating a fertile environment for others to learn, grow, and achieve whatever is important to them within the context of the team. The importance of this is to grow people, both personally and professionally, ideally to produce valuable outcomes for the world they impact. All this needs to happen within the context of the fast changing and coaching landscape. Whatever your interest in coaching or leadership, whether in sports, business, or any other purpose, I look forward to sharing my insights and, hopefully, helping you become an even better leader.

What topics will you cover?

  • The changing landscape in which coaching/leading happens
  • Approaches to coaching that move beyond instructing
  • An experiential learning cycle for current practice
  • Harnessing the collective intelligence of the team.

When would you like to start?

  • Date to be announced

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Learning on this course

On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Recognise why a different approach to coaching is required
  • Identify your own place within the changing landscape
  • Experientially navigate the changing landscape

Who is the course for?

This course is aimed at anyone with an interest in sports coaching, but may be of particular interest to those already working in the area.

Who will you learn with?

I'm a Professor of Practice at Deakin University, coach of professional cricket teams and athletes, and business coach - which I do to support my surfing, fishing and stand-up paddling habits

Who developed the course?

Deakin University

Deakin University is one of Australia’s largest universities with more than 61,000 students and over 15,000 online.

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  • Location

    Melbourne, Australia
  • World ranking

    Top 280Source: QS World University Rankings 2021

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  • Experience the power of social learning, and get inspired by an international network of learners
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  • Complete 90% of course steps and all of the assessments to earn your certificate

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