The Power of Coaching: Voices from the Field
Join us for a lively panel discussion exploring how successful educators in a range of roles use coaching skills to foster autonomy, efficacy, and growth for other educators. Facilitated by Sharron Helmke, Learning Forward’s vice president for professional services, the panelists will explore when and how they choose coaching interactions over other modes of leadership, including how to embed coaching into both collegial and supervisory conversations. Representing research and practice, the panelists will discuss the power of coaching to sustain learning, bolster collaboration and collaborative organizational cultures, and engender equity among the educators they support. They will also share how they’ve deepened their own professional expertise through being coached themselves and by coaching others.