Coaching and Facilitation Skills Development

Every individual must be given the opportunity to unearth his/her highest potential

Lailah Gifty Akita

Our range of coaching and facilitation programmes enables individuals to develop, practice and extend their skills.

Whether you are new to coaching or facilitation or wanting to enhance your existing skills, we have a choice of open programmes or the capability to deliver bespoke programmes for your organisation.

Our open courses run at regular intervals throughout the year and are residential on our Brathay Estate in Cumbria. Bespoke coaching or facilitation courses can be run from any location to suit your organisation.

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Coaching Leader Programme

As a manager, supervisor or team leader with responsibility for staff development ; a trainer, consultant, or facilitator working with individuals who need to acknowledge, confront and make attitudinal changes in their personal and professional development; our programme will enable you to develop the skills and competencies of an effective coach.

The programme focuses on approaches for use in formal or informal coaching conversations to assist the coached in making decisions and taking action.

Working alongside delegates from other organisations with similar levels of responsibility you will: 

  • Explore the role of the coach in the context of your work
  • Appreciate the power of coaching and the benefits for your staff and the organisation
  • Be introduced to theoretical models which underpin the coaching process 
  • Be provided with a variety of practical coaching tools and techniques 
  • Practice and develop your coaching skills, and receive feedback on personal style
  • Gain greater confidence and competence in handling difficult staff 
  • Increase your ability to facilitate improved performance in staff 
  • Develop actions to apply coaching skills in your workplace



Our next three-day Coaching Leader courses at Brathay Hall are scheduled for:  

  • 20 - 22 November 2017
  • 16 - 18 April 2018
  • 19 - 21 November 2018

For further information please download the course programme here.

Really, really brilliant. Great pace, enabled discussion, covered loads of material and plenty of time to practise

Coaching Leader Course delegate,  April 2016

Advanced Coaching Programme

As an earlier attendee on our Coaching Leader Programme or a practitioner with an alternative foundation in Coaching and Mentoring you will be keen to review your individual progress and to develop your coaching practice further.

This programme will build on earlier work and support you to develop your coaching practice further.   There will be plenty of opportunity to review progress and to raise issues for clarification and discussion.

Working alongside participants from other organisations with similar levels of experience and responsibility you will:

  • Review your coaching experience and skills, identifying what is working well for you and where you find challenges
  • Benefit from opportunities to practice using the GROW model and incorporate further tools and techniques
  • Develop powerful questions which help unlock the potential of the coachee
  • Select appropriate interventions to distinguish between the presenting and underlying issues
  • Use techniques to move the coachee from 'stuck' relationship issues
  • Explore the psychodynamics of the client-coach relationship
  • Receive feedback on personal style and approach



Our next two-day Advanced Coaching course is scheduled for 2 - 3 July 2018 at Brathay Hall.

For further information please download the course programme here.

Inspirational learning environment, peer to peer relationships and sharing of issues, and a fantastically knowledgeable and patient trainer. 

Advanced Coaching programme delegate, June 2016

Professional Facilitator Programme

As a training professional within an organisation you will be keen to develop your skills to become a truly effective facilitator and to deliver stimulating and attitudinal changes in your delegates.

The programme introduces practical approaches to experiential learning and facilitation and provides the opportunity for you to receive feedback on your personal impact and style from Brathay's master facilitators.

Working alongside delegates from other organisations from the public, private and voluntary sectors with similar levels of responsibility you will;

  • Explore the role of the facilitator in creating highly effective learning environments
  • Appreciate the power of experiential learning and how to maximise learning potential
  • Be introduced to theoretical models which underpin experiential learning and facilitation
  • Be provided with a variety of practical tools and techniques to support the facilitation process
  • Practice and develop your facilitation skills and receive feedback on your personal style
  • Explore techniques for the transfer of learning and discover how you can apply your own learning immediately on your return to work



Our next four-day Professional Facilitator course is scheduled at Brathay Hall on; 

  • 2 - 5 October 2017

For further information please download the course programme here.

Fantastic group dynamics, appropriate pace of delivery and highly skilled facilitators in beautiful surroundings.   A brilliant programme!

Professional Facilitator programme delegate, January 2017

Call our Client Services team on 015394 39700 or contact us for more information and to book your place.