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What are coaching circles?

Coaching circles are organized groups of university faculty and staff who come together around a common topic.  Unlike a typical workshop, a learning circle is focused on support and real-world conversation about challenges university faculty/staff are facing.  In a coaching circle, the members actively guide the direction of the discussion and learning.

Why join a coaching circle?

There are a lot of great benefits! A network of supportive peers you can call upon for support, encouragement, and input (a “community of care,” as the Cardinal Principles describe). They offer a  focus on a specific topic for deeper exploration of how to address them effectively, and it provides time for listening, asking good questions, and reflecting that helps every member discover their own answers and celebrates the expertise that each person brings to the conversation.

"Open" and "Closed" coaching circles

Some of our coaching circles are considered “open”. These are designed so that you can join at any time for one or all the meetings. Other circles are considered “closed”. This means that once the original deadline is past to apply, there is an established cohort that will then participate in the coaching circle going forward.

Coaching Circles

The Power of Flexing Coaching Circle

Explore leadership through The Power of Flexing coaching circle. Coaching circles are small, organized groups of university supervisors committed to learning together about effective supervision and leadership in monthly meetings. Unlike a typical workshop, coaching circles are focused on support and real-world conversation about challenges leaders are facing. In a coaching circle, the members actively guide the direction of the discussion and learning. Why join a leadership coaching circle? The benefits include:
  • A network of supportive peers you can call upon for support, encouragement, and input (a community of care as the Cardinal Principles describe). 
  • A focus on real leadership concerns you are facing and deeper exploration of how to address them effectively.
  • A coaching model that includes listening, asking good questions, and reflecting that helps every member discover their own answers and celebrates the expertise that each person brings to the conversation.


Apply here!

The circle is limited to 15 people. If we are unable to place you in the current cohort, we will let you know and be sure to notify you when future opportunities arise.
 
Sessions take place on weekly. Please note the dates/times below.

Please indicate your interest using the form below by Friday, January 21st at 5:00pm. Those that are selected will be notified the following week. Please hold the dates/times until notified of selection.

Leadership Coaching Circle Facilitator: Dr. Ryan Quinn,  & Ramie Martin-Galijatovic, Program Director

  • Session 1: Friday, January 28, 1:45pm-3:00pm
  • Session 2: Friday, February 4, 1:45pm-2:45pm
  • Session 3: Friday, February 11, 1:45pm-2:45pm
  • Session 4: Friday, February 18, 1:45pm-2:45pm
  • Session 5: Friday, February 25, 1:45pm-2:45pm


As part of the Tyra Family Distinguished Conversation Series, the Project on Positive Leadership is excited to host a book discussion and Q&A with Sue Ashford.  This event is open to the public. 

Friday, January 28, 2022
1:45 PM-3:00 PM
Belknap Academic Building (BAB), Room 218
To Receive a Free Book, Register Here:  https://forms.gle/cz7V2JkkuUwxK3uu6
 
Susan (Sue) Ashford is and award-winning scholar and Professor at the University of Michigan, Stephen M. Ross School of Business. Sue’s passion for helping people to be maximally effective in their work lives has driven her teaching and research work on self-management, proactivity, change from below, and leadership and its development. Her published work has been summarized in the Harvard Business Review, New York Magazine and The Conversation. Sue currently teaches worldwide across several programs at the Ross School, in corporate leadership settings, and for senior executives at various companies. Most recently, she authored the book, The Power of Flexing-How to Use Small Daily Experiments to Create Big Life-Changing Growth.  https://susanashford.com/book 

"Open" Coaching Circles

Social Media Coaching Circle

This social circle is available to anyone who manages social media for their area. Coaching circles are organized groups of university faculty and staff who come together around a common topic, in this case innovative and effective social media practices. A coaching circle is focused on support and real-world conversation about best practices and trends in social media. The group will meet during the fourth week of each month in the spring semester. If you are interested in joining the coaching circle, join the Social Media Coaching Circle Team. Have any questions? You can reach out to Christopher Dye or Amanda James.

Next meeting: The next Social Media Coaching Circle meeting is November 30 at 1 PM.  Join the Social Media Coaching Circle Team to get login information. 

Campus Event Planners Coaching Circle

Available to anyone who considering how to successfully hold their events in the university’s “new normal.” Join the Campus Event Planners Coaching Circle