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Course Title: Coaching as a Powerful Leadership Tool
Categories: 1 - Management/Professional Development
Instructor(s): Janice Sabatine Course Number: 67
Affiliation: Avanti Strategies
Course Date: 03/08/2016 - Tuesday Course Length: 1/2 Day Course
Start Time: 08:30 AM End Time: 12:30 PM
Fee: $300 ($400 after 2/12/16) Textbook Fee:

Course Description
Intelligence and technical expertise contribute to making a successful scientist, but they are often not sufficient for strong and effective leadership. One of the most effective leadership skills involves coaching employees’ behaviors. Developing strong coaching skills and recognizing when to coach rather than manage or mentor is critical to good leadership. This hands-on workshop will provide an opportunity for participants to recognize their leadership strengths and to consider how to leverage them for maximum effectiveness. It will also allow participants to learn and practice 2 key coaching skills: active listening and asking powerful questions. Participants will also develop an action plan for continued practice of these skills in their work environments.

Target Audience
Anyone in a supervisory role in academia or industry: faculty, department chairs, deans, senior administrators, business managers, or executives.

Course Outline
Introductions and overview. Benefits of a coaching approach to leadership and how it differs from managing and mentoring. Identify strengths and motivators and then discuss with each other how they can leverage those characteristics as a leader. Presentation on 2 key coaching skills. View a video clip and evaluate observed coaching behaviors. Short listening assessment and an active listening activity followed by a large group discussion. Large group activity to practice forming powerful questions. Participants will then practice both active listening and powerful questions in practice coaching sessions. Design an action plan for continued practice of these skills and behaviors in their roles as leaders.

Course Instructor's Biography
Dr. Janice Sabatine is President of Avanti Strategies, LLC, a firm specializing in executive coaching for scientists and physicians. She is a certified executive coach through the Pennsylvania State University Smeal College of Business and earned a BS in chemistry from the University of Notre Dame and a PhD in biochemistry from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. With over 30 years experience in biomedical research and as director of publications for several biomedical research programs as well as an independent publications consultant, she has been influential in the publication of over 50 journal articles and book chapters and nearly 30 funded grant applications. As an executive coach, Janice has helped numerous scientific and healthcare professionals become stronger, more effective leaders and successfully publish and secure funding. Her coaching approach focuses on behavioral change to improve workplace effectiveness. Janice has used her coaching and teaching skills as faculty at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, Carnegie Mellon University, Penn State University, Rocky Mountain University of the Health Professions, Chatham University, and Seton Hill University. She is a Co-Director of Training in the Duquesne University Professional Coach Certification Program. She has developed and provides leadership, team building, and writing workshops for numerous academic and scientific associations. She is a member of the International Coach Federation, the American Medical Writers Association, the Institute of Coaching Professional Association, and is a Past President of ICF Pittsburgh.