workshops at instructional coaching group

At the Instructional Coaching Group, we host a variety of conferences and workshops designed to connect coaches, educators, and administrators to resources, tools, and methods that have lasting impact.

We enjoy hosting individuals and groups from around the globe and hope you can join us soon.

If you have any questions about these events or would like to register, contact us at: (308) 496-4724 or

Intensive Instructional Coaching Institute

July 17-21, 2017 (Full)
October 30 – November 3, 2017

Our goal behind what we do at the Instructional Coaching Group is that “every student receives excellent instruction everyday in every class.” We believe that instructional coaching is the most powerful way to make this happen. We also know that coaches will need support to implement the knowledge and skills necessary for coaching success and that coaches who are not supported by leaders in their school district will encounter many roadblocks.

To succeed, Instructional Coaches need deep knowledge and skills in at least six essential domains: (1) adult learning (2) an instructional coaching cycle, (3) using video recordings to gather data, (4) instructional practices described in an instructional playbook, (5) communication skills, and (6) leadership skills. Based on the content in Jim Knight’s books, this five-day intensive institute offers professional development addressing all six areas.

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Small Group Post-Institute Workshops for Coaches of Coaches

July 21-22, 2017
October 20-21, 2017

These post-institute sessions have been created so that people who are responsible for coaches or who coach coaches will have an opportunity to learn and plan how to set up their coaching program to ensure their coaches have the knowledge and skills they need to succeed. During these workshops, a small group of participants will partner with Jim Knight to (a) learn how to apply all of the coaching coaches tools that have been developed by the Instructional Coaching Group, (b) develop specific plans for supporting coaches and educating others in their district, and (c) learn and share with others who are developing or supporting coaches.

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Teaching Learning Coaching Conference 2017

September 27-28, 2017

Come join us at the world’s leading conference for instructional coaching and instructional practice, where more than 50 education experts and practitioners will lead keynote presentations and learning sessions focused on high-impact teaching strategies, proven instructional coaching practices, and system change strategies designed to lead to high performance schools.

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Better Conversations

July 7 & 8, 2017

All fees for this workshop will be donated to Family Promise.

Effective communication strategies are essential for professional success. Coaches, leaders, and educators who make an impact communicate their message clearly, build healthy emotional connections with others, and maneuver through emotionally complex situations in ways that allow them to speak the truth in way that will be heard.

Effective communication strategies are even more important in people’s personal lives. We live our lives in relationships, and much of the joy or unhappiness we experience is the direct result of our relationships with others. Effective communication strategies enable us to live happier, more fulfilling lives by enabling us to experience healthier personal relationships.

This institute based on Jim Knight’s book Better Conversations: Coaching Ourselves and Each Other To Be More Credible, Caring, and Connected (2016) offers an intensive two-day exploration of six Better Conversation Beliefs and ten Better Conversation Habits that can help anyone communicate more effectively at work or at home.