British Science Association is a charity working for a world where science is at the heart of society and culture
Introduce a coaching culture at an historic science charity.
What we did
The aim was to help managers use coaching in their management and to improve the level of support that peers across the organisation provided to each other. The senior leadership team wanted to encourage people to think independently and find their own solutions to problems as opposed to always feeling the need to seek advice from management.
As a result, we delivered a Peer Coaching programme for 6 months for all 31 staff members across the organisation.
The project introduced the concept of coaching, what the elements of coaching are, the skills and knowledge around the coaching process, and gave staff an opportunity to practice in groups.
Following introductory workshops, peer coaching pairs were set up and met for 6 occasions across 6 months. The aim was to help people on the programme build a support network of peers, and give them an opportunity to develop the skill of open question-making.