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Coaching in the Knowledge Era

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

Coaching in the Knowledge Era

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 secondsASSOCIATE 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 secondsFor 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?

  • Available now
  • Date to be announced

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?

Paddy Upton

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 is one of Australia’s largest universities with more than 58,000 students studying online and on-campus.

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  • Includes any articles, videos, peer reviews and quizzes

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  • Tests to validate your learning
  • Certificate of Achievement to prove your success when you're eligible

Get a taste of this course

Find out what this course is like by previewing some of the course steps before you join:

  • Focus on your learning
    Focus on your learning
    video

    Being a coach or leader is primarily about being an active learner.​ Watch Paddy Upton explain more.

  • Where to next?
    Where to next?
    video

    Watch Paddy Upton outline what you'll be covering in Week 2 of Coaching in the Knowledge Era.

  • Team leader motivating team at boot camp obstacle course
    Coaching the mental game
    article

    The coach can only see so much; what they can’t see is what’s going on in the player’s mind. Read Paddy Upton's story of his experience.

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