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Instructional coaching positions and programs are often created quickly and with a sense of urgency, which usually means the question of how to evaluate coaches and coaching programs becomes an issue later on in the process. Trouble ensues when instructional coaching positions and programs do not have a clear focus from the very beginning regarding what constitutes success and how to evaluate it.

This workshop led by Sharon Thomas, author of Evaluating Instructional Coaching: People, Programs, and Partnership, aims to address one of our most frequently asked questions: how to evaluate coaches as employees and how to evaluate coaching programs around best practices in both coaching and best practices in human resources. This workshop can be tailored to focus on particular elements of evaluation, as well as practice for evaluators, using our tools and resources.

1-day, 5-hour course

$450 per person

Designed for:

  • Instructional Coaches
  • Administrators
  • District Leaders


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Course Outline

This workshop addresses the following topics: 

  1. Why Evaluation Matters
  2. Evaluating Coaches
  3. Evaluating Programs
  4. Recruiting & Hiring Instructional Coaches
  5. Retaining Coaches & Sustaining Coaching Programs



Participants will:

  • Identify concerns regarding evaluating coaches and coaching programs in their districts
  • Examine best practices in coaching to clarify job descriptions, hiring practices, and evaluation processes

Leave the session with:

  • A deeper understanding of how to develop and organize coaching roles and programs
  • A deeper understanding of how to evaluate coaching effectively
  • A plan for improving their coach and program evaluation processes


Additional Information

For individuals with schedule conflicts or who live in different time zones, this workshop is recorded and available for registrants to watch on-demand for 30 days. 

This workshop is offered in both a virtual and an on-site format. If you would like to bring Evaluating Instructional Coaching to your school or district, please email [email protected].

If you are interested in attending with a group of 14+ from your school/district and want to ensure you are experiencing this workshop as a team, contact us to register for a private session >>

Click here to register here for an upcoming workshop >>

  • April 20th, 2022 9:00am – 3:30pm CST
  • June 23rd, 2022  9:00am – 3:30pm CST
  • August 19th, 2022  9:00am – 3:30pm CST



Sharon Thomas, Senior Consultant at ICG, is a National Board Certified English teacher, instructional coach, student advocate, and writer. Along with her work leading ICG workshops, Sharon coordinates the ICG Coaching Certification process. She is also a consultant for the Touchstones Discussion Project and a Certified SIM Professional Developer in the area of writing. She is the founder of the Cecil County [Maryland] Teacher Leadership Network and has presented at conferences across North America on the issues of secondary school literacy and teacher leadership. Her experience with teacher leadership in school reform was published in Principal Leadership. Sharon lives in Maryland with her family.

Sharon is the author of Evaluating Instructional Coaching: People, Programs, and Partnership and co-author of The Instructional Playbook: The Missing Link for Translating Research into Practice.