Many organizations have carefully designed their coaching programs. However, in cases where clear plans have not been developed, one day of focused planning can have a huge impact on the effectiveness of programs. For that reason, ICG consultants meet with districts to help them create plans for developing and supporting highly effective coaching programs.
ICG consulting usually involves a one-day meeting with a small number of key decisions makers (Coaching Champions, superintendents, central office staff, principals, and coaches). The sessions are either held in Lawrence, Kansas, with Jim Knight or onsite with ICG consultants. While centered around a custom-made agenda, sessions often address the following issues:
- Establishing goals for the coaching program
- Establishing measures of success for coaching programs
- Planning professional development for coaches, administrators, and teachers
- Determining how and how frequently coaches will meet in coaching professional development teams (we suggest at least every other week)
- Determining what other supports need to be in place for coaches to work effectively
- Determining the percentage of time coaches should focus their work on coaching
- Identifying which coaching model (facilitative, dialogical, directive) a district will adopt
- Identifying the teaching strategies that will be included in the coaches’ instructional playbook
- Establishing how coaches will be evaluated
ICG Partners with School Districts
ICG is deeply committed to positioning everyone we work with as partners, which means we are transparent about what we share, what it costs, and how we can help organizations provide their own training for their staff. Our goal is to help our partners create the best possible coaching program, and we intend for that goal to be obvious in every interaction we have with partnering organizations. If you are interested learning more about the Instructional Coaching Group, or if you would like a free coaching call to discuss how you can set and meet goals for your organization, please contact us.