Discover the importance of defining meaning and purpose to create a positive, supportive and inclusive team culture.

  • Duration

    2 weeks
  • Weekly study

    3 hours
  • 100% online

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Develop skills for sports and business coaching

Coaches play an important role in establishing a cohesive team environment.

On this two-week course, you’ll learn how to use different strategies to support your team members and promote inclusive surroundings.

You’ll understand how to build a strong team that works together to achieve your desired team goals.

Learn the strategies to encourage team development

To understand how to promote growth within your team, you’ll identify the stages of team development including the change cycle, team bank balance and the performance clock.

There are key differences when working with new and established teams, and you’ll have to change your approach to suit each one. You’ll identify the frameworks to support working with new teams and examine the challenges you may face in both scenarios.

You’ll understand the importance of monitoring conflict and reflecting on the changes occurring as your team develops.

Understand team culture and how to promote it

You’ll analyse how successful coaches create and maintain a positive team culture and learn how to apply these concepts in your team context.

By the end of this course, you’ll have the skills and confidence to create an inclusive team environment that promotes growth and a shared interest in working towards team goals.

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.

Prove you're job ready

Highlight the new, job-relevant skills you’ve gained and supplement existing qualifications with a hard-earned, industry-specific digital certificate – plus one for every course within your ExpertTrack.

  • Learn the latest in your chosen industry or subject.
  • Complete each course and pass assessments.
  • Receive certificates validated by the educating organisation.
  • Impress employers with learning outcomes you can add to your CV.
  • Make your career dreams a reality.

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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...

  • Identify key differences between working with established and new teams
  • Apply principles and strategies for creating a cohesive team in your context
  • Investigate the role successful coaches play in developing a positive team culture
  • Reflect on conflict, change and team development

Who is the course for?

This course will help you develop your skills as a sports or business coach. You may already be working in the area or you might be looking to turn your interest into a career.

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.

  • Established

  • Location

    Melbourne, Australia
  • World ranking

    Top 280Source: QS World University Rankings 2021

About this ExpertTrack

Learn valuable sports coaching skills to lead and motivate your high-performing team with this ExpertTrack from Deakin University.

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After your free trial you can:

  • Pay $39 per month to keep learning online
  • Have complete control over your subscription; you can cancel any time
  • Work at your own pace and set your own deadlines at every stage
  • Only pay while you’re learning; the subscription will cancel automatically when you finish
  • Complete online assessments to test your knowledge and prove your skills
  • Earn digital course certificates and a final award that you can share online, with potential employers, and your professional network
  • Keep access to the content of courses you complete even after your subscription ends

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Your learning, your rules

  • Courses are split into weeks, activities, and steps to help you keep track of your learning
  • Learn through a mix of bite-sized videos, long- and short-form articles, audio, and practical activities
  • Stay motivated by using the Progress page to keep track of your step completion and assessment scores

Join a global classroom

  • Experience the power of social learning, and get inspired by an international network of learners
  • Share ideas with your peers and course educators on every step of the course
  • Join the conversation by reading, @ing, liking, bookmarking, and replying to comments from others

Map your progress

  • As you work through the course, use notifications and the Progress page to guide your learning
  • Whenever you’re ready, mark each step as complete, you’re in control
  • Complete 90% of course steps and all of the assessments to earn your certificate

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