NHS Yorkshire & the Humber Leadership Academy

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Managing Challenge Coaching CPD Session with Anthony Owens

Date: 02 October 2019

Time: 09:00 AM to 04:30 PM

Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes

Venue: Leeds


Coaching & Mentoring

Leadership Dimensions:

Managing Challenge Coaching CPD Session with Anthony Owens

This coaching CPD session is funded by Yorkshire and the Humber Leadership Academy, for qualified coaches (to ILM level 5 or equivalent) who work in the NHS and public sector in our region with an active my e-coach account. 

Aims and objectives

The aims of this session are to increase skills and knowledge on how to approach difficult conversations and manage challenge within the coaching relationship including: 

  • What working with challenge and difficult conversations means.
  • Recognising what helps and hinders ability to deal with challenge competently in a coaching setting. 
  • Working towards integrating behavioural and attitudinal strategies for dealing with challenge. 
  • Considering and integrating the ACAS guide to ‘Challenging Conversations and How to Manage Them’, through exploring self-acceptance, defining confidence, assertive techniques, values and rights.
  • Practicing scenarios of challenging conversations in a coaching-like setting.
  • Recognising the value of Coaching Supervision and its role in working with challenge and safe practice.

About the Facilitator

Anthony’s coaching approach is to work systemically with what matters to you. Invariably this benefits you, your role your organisation and work life balance. “If your working world is a whirlwind of different issues in a spin around you, Anthony can help you calm it down, lay it out and decide what matters and what doesn’t. He’s dead easy to talk at. He listens really hard and he remembers. Coaching with Anthony is fun. He helps you lift big weights off your shoulders.”  (Coaching Client – Medical Director)

Anthony has extensive leadership and team coaching experience working with executives, clinical and operational leaders in often challenging contexts. As an organisational development consultant he has worked with organisations to incorporate coaching and system leadership principles into structures, processes and relationships that support good governance. This includes bespoke development programmes for senior leaders, redesigning development processes and training coaches and wider workforces to use coaching approaches in everyday interactions including those with the public.

In 2017 Anthony worked with a service experiencing significant internal conflict and adverse regulator feedback, working as a coach and developing systemic leadership capability. In 2018 the service had an award winning leadership team, a healthy team environment and the confidence of its regulators.

For further information

Contact Lucy Scarisbrick