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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.

What’s the difference between a free course and an upgraded course?

Free:

  • Access to the course for its duration + 14 days, regardless of when you join (this includes access to articles, videos, peer review steps, quizzes)
  • No access to course tests
  • No certificate

Upgraded:

  • Unlimited access to the course, for as long as it exists on FutureLearn (this includes access to articles, videos, peer review steps, quizzes)
  • Access to course tests
  • A Certificate of Achievement when you complete the course

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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 secondsPADDY 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 Patty 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 an Associate Professor 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 Australia’s eighth largest university with more than 53,000 students from more than 100 countries studying online and on-campus!

What’s the difference between a free course and an upgraded course?

Free:

  • Access to the course for its duration + 14 days, regardless of when you join (this includes access to articles, videos, peer review steps, quizzes)
  • No access to course tests
  • No certificate

Upgraded:

  • Unlimited access to the course, for as long as it exists on FutureLearn (this includes access to articles, videos, peer review steps, quizzes)
  • Access to course tests
  • A Certificate of Achievement when you complete the course

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Get extra benefits, upgrade this course. For $74 you'll get:

Unlimited access

Upgrading will mean you get unlimited access to the course.

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  • Take the course at your own pace
  • Refer to the material at any point in future

If you’re taking a course for free you have access to the course for its duration + 14 days, regardless of when you join. If you upgrade the course you have access for as long as the course exists on FutureLearn.

Access to tests

When you upgrade you’ll have access to any tests during the course.

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  • Validate your learning
  • Ensure you have mastered the material
  • Qualify for a certificate

To receive a Certificate of Achievement you need to take any tests and score over 70%. You don’t get access to tests if you choose to take a course for free.

Certificate of Achievement

Upgrading means you’ll receive a Certificate of Achievement when you complete the course.

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  • Prove your success when applying for jobs or courses
  • Celebrate your hard work
  • Display on your LinkedIn or CV
  • Includes free shipping

To receive a Certificate of Achievement you need to mark 90% of the steps on the course as complete, and score over 70% on any course tests.

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