Collaborative Leadership Coaching
Professional Development Credit – This micro-credential may be eligible for continuing professional development credit in your state. Contact your state affiliate association to learn more.
Overview – The Collaborative Leadership Coaching micro-credential requires that the practitioner demonstrates proficiency of all essential outcomes and research-based subskills. These include facilitating collegial, partnership coaching skills in which the coach and educational leader are focused on jointly working together to raise and improve the level of educational leadership skills. These two-way conversations, will demonstrate the coach engaging the educational leader in collegial, collaborative conversations to address leadership issues or initiatives and while developing a plan of action, directing, and guiding the conversation while ensuring shared analysis and decision-making. The practitioner demonstrates their ability to provide support while working with the educational leader collaboratively to jointly develop plans to improve performance and work with the educational leader to strategize in co-developing plans to improve performance.
Essential Outcomes – Collaborative Leadership Coaching includes the following four identified essential outcomes:
- Engage in a collegial, trusting relationship to address and analyze leadership issues or initiatives.
- Communicate collaboratively in an outcome-based conversation.
- Provides evidence-based communicative feedback, resources, and support to guide or direct the collaborative, collegial conversation.
- Strategize to co-develop goals and a plan of action to improve performance.
Part 1. Overview Questions
Develop a responsive narrative that answers the following questions (1,000-word minimum):
- Describe the strategies you use during collaborative conversations with a school leader that build and further preserve trusting relationships while addressing leadership issues or initiatives.
- What dialogue and questioning strategies do you use to ensure a collaborative outcomes-based conversation with an educational leader?
- How have you prepared for and provided actionable, evidence-based feedback during a collaborative coaching conversation?
- What strategies do you incorporate with an educational leader to ensure regular follow-up, so they might reflect on what worked, what could have worked better, and proposed changes?
Part 2. Work Examples/Artifacts
Develop a 10-15-minute video of you coaching an educational leader that captures the essential outcomes for Collaborative Leadership Coaching. The video should allow the assessor to see both you and the individual you are coaching so that both verbal and non-verbal language are audible and visible. The video should allow the assessor to evaluate demonstration of all essential outcomes and details.
Videos must include time stamp and use a short scripting technique or narrative summary to demonstrate to the assessor how you have shown evidence of indicated essential outcomes.
For each EO detail you will be required to reference an uploaded artifact(s) and guide the assessor to the specific evidence (page number, video time stamp, etc.) within the uploaded artifact(s). An explanation of how the evidence demonstrates proficiency of the outcome detail is also required. The practitioner must clearly and compellingly demonstrate proficiency of every detail under each essential outcome.
Part 3. Reflection and Application
Submit, in writing, a summary of your experience of Collaborative Leadership Coaching (500-word minimum); highlight and provide specific examples of how you applied the four components of Collaborative Leadership Coaching. This could include topics covered and how you supported and coached the educational leader and worked collaboratively to develop a plan to improve. Include a reflection about the impact of these skills on your professional practice and how you will continue to apply it in the future.