Have you ever struggled with creating alignment between the members of a team? What does our approach of coaching individuals leave on the table? What if we focus on interaction between the individuals instead of the individuals themselves? In this workshop, we will demonstrate coaching the interactions between the individuals to create alignment. We will use LandsWork, a group coaching activity from Organisational and Relationship System Coaching, to simulate the coaching technique - a must-have for all coaches.

 
 

Outline/Structure of the Workshop

For the simulation, I will use "Different points of view in an agile transformation, i.e. execs, change agents, team members" as the topic. Participants will play one of these roles in the workshop simulation. The session has three main sections. In the first section (10 minutes), I will share introductory/re-requisite material so that attendees get the most out of the workshop. The next two sections (10+50 minutes) is the workshop simulation of LandsWork (see details and timing of each sub-section below). I will conclude (10 minutes) with an opportunity for attendees to ask questions on how to run this in their contexts.

Session logistics
1) Introduction to group coaching (relationship as a third entity) - 10 minutes
  * everyone is right, partially
  * reveal the system to itself
  * meta-skills (respect, inquiry/awareness, deep democracy)
2) Introduction to Lands Work (and entry criteria and a quick DTA/DCA) - 10 minutes
  * Land metaphor
  * Traveller metaphor (baggage, travel light)
  * No right, no wrong answers, only partial truths
3) Lands Work - 50 minutes
  * Setup & Interview (10)
  * Rotate wedges & export (3*10)
  * Introduce our land & import (10)
4) Closing, Q&A - 10 minutes

Learning Outcome

Unlike the traditional coaching approach where you coach an individual, this workshop presents an activity that is used to coach the relationship between individuals. You will participate in a simulation workshop where we will go through each step of the activity and map out the different viewpoints that each of the different groups held in the context of the simulation. Walk away with a powerful and practical tool in your toolkit as a relationship and system coach that you can use when faced with lack of alignment and help enrich organisations.

By the end of the workshop, the attendees should:

  • Comprehend the importance of relationship as a third entity that can be coached
  • Comprehend the meta-skills required in relationship coaching and how to use it themselves
  • Apply LandsWork to situations where different points of view exist to create alignment, empathy, and relationships to build solutions on

The intent of the workshop is to introduce the concept of coaching a relationship using a group activity that attendees can use in a group coaching setting whenever faced with a situation that lacks alignment. Instead of talking about the activity, I am making it an experimental learning activity by turning it into a simulation.

Target Audience

Leaders, Coaches, Change Agents

Prerequisites for Attendees

This workshop demonstrates a technique of group coaching and assumes that participants having some individual coaching experiences. 

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