Today, Roz and I attended a management class offered through the Professional Development Center titled “Moving from Boss to Coach.” The session provided an interesting overview of the perspectives typically associated with “bosses” versus “coaches” and discussed the utility of these perspectives in different environments.
During the course, many of us got to share an experience which we considered to be a particularly good example of coaching. Hearing these stories really underscored for me the role that we all play in both our work and academic roles here at the univeristy. While the course offered some interesting content, perhaps the most interesting thing for me was the wide range of people in attendance. The session included folks from the library, facilities, information systems, and a host of other departments.
The facilitator was very good and if you have interest and opportunity I would encourage you to sign up for one of the upcoming sessions.