University of Wisconsin–Madison

Coaching and Developing Others

Course Description

Coaching is an indispensable and underutilized tool. This module will help you get clear on what exactly coaching is, as well as appropriate (and inappropriate) times to use this tool. You will improve skills needed to coach others, whether that is peer to peer, supervisor to supervisee, or with family and friends. We will spend the first half on content and the second half practicing.

Why should you attend?

  • Define and compare coaching, mentoring, and counseling
  • Learn the why, who, what and how of coaching
  • Understand the components of a good coaching question
  • Practice coaching another participant


UW–Madison Faculty and Staff




Theresa Kim, Learning and Talent Development, Office of Human Resources


This course is part of the Fully Prepared to Lead program.

“This class was particularly challenging – and rewarding as a result. Coaching people to come up with their own solutions is a powerful and rewarding skill to have.”
Tim, Instructional Staff, English/ Program in ESL,

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