Proposed Structure of peer-coaching activity


We agreed to continue working in smaller sub groups to help us in implementing the action plan, we have established before. The final objective is to improve the quality of placement mobility in our priority area, inspired and supported by benachmarks, tools and good practices we have seen so far.

The following structure is a proposal to help us to make the group work as effective as possible for us. Each group should agree on the final layout of group work in its kick-off meeting.

Structure of peer-coaching activity

Step 1 – Design your goal in a SMART way and your expectation of the peer-coaching process (Who: each group member) and present it to your fellow group members in the forum before the meeting and during the meeting

  • Tell the other group members in a specific, measurable, attractive (motivational), realistic and trackable (timed) way, what you want to achieve in the next months (your action plan). What are criteria/indicators of success?

  • Tell the other group members what you expect from the peer-coaching activity. What kind of feedback/ support do you want to have?

Step 2 – Be a “critical friend” – (who: each group member; when: at the kick-off meeting)

  • Can the goal from your perspective and experience be more specific, measurable, …. etc.? Is there anything else you can add as a “critical friend”?

Step 3 – Dealing with challenges (when: at regular on-line meetings)

  • everybody reports about progress regarding his/her action plan/goal and challenges encountered

  • the group selects one challenge to deal with. This step results in roles for the next steps:

    • the coachee (who encountered the callenge)

    • the coaches to help dealing with the challenge

    • the moderator

    • the minute taker

  • the coachee explains the challenge in more details; the group asks questions and helps to specify the request/core issue of the coachee as specific as possible

  • the moderator decides about the method to deal with the issue; e.g. the group (coaches and moderator) can provide feedback and discuss it with each other (not with the coachee, the coachee is only listening); only after that the coachee provides feedback about what he or she takes home from the discussion; as a follow-up direct interaction and further brainstorming on solutions is possible (alternative methods such as inverse brainstorming can be applied – it is up to the moderator to decide about the method(s) to be applied)

  • depending on timing the process from step 3b) can be repeated with another challenge/issue

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