Developing a Coaching Culture Short course

Overview of the workshop

The Thinking Environment®, developed over the last thirty years by Nancy Kline, enables team members to feel more engaged and nurtures respectful relationships.  A coaching culture is developed amongst teams where individuals are empowered to think for themselves, within a supportive environment. 

This course will demonstrate a range of practical applications in order to enhance a coaching culture among teams.  There will also be opportunity to practice the necessary skills and behaviours which are the foundation of a Thinking Environment® in order for true teams to emerge.

York St John University
Course fees
A limited amount of funded places are available from Health Education Yorkshire and Humber. For those not eligible for funding, Promedics have places available from £70.
One-day study day
Further dates TBC
Course Leader
Rachel Martin, Certified Facilitator
Level and Credit:
Study Day

What will I learn?

Attendees will learn about the Ten Components (behaviours) of a Thinking Environment® by experiencing them first-hand and applying them in different scenarios.

Attendees will learn and practise the applications of a Thinking Environment® and apply them when working in teams.

Who should attend?

People who manage teams or work cross functionally, to achieve shared objectives.

What difference will it make to attendees?

Attendees will be equipped with a range of skills and applications they can further develop within teams.

What difference will it make to my work?

This course will enable managers to:

  • Encourage inclusivity and trust amongst team members
  • Enhance communication and empower individuals
  • Improve quality of decision making and commitment
  • Increase creativity and idea generation

What difference will it make to my employer?

This course will equip managers with skills and knowledge which will support organisations to:

  • Develop a coaching culture and a stronger team working environment
  • Engage people and make them feel valued
  • Create an environment where people enjoy coming to work, positively impacting on performance

Programme specification

Further information on this course is available in the programme specification. Please note that the programme specification relates to course content that is currently being studied by students at the University. For new programmes, the programme specification will be made available online prior to the start of the course.

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Fees and funding

A limited amount of funded places are available from Health Education Yorkshire and Humber. For those not eligible for funding, Promedics have places available from £70.

Tuition fees

UK & EU 2019 / 20


Overseas 2019 / 20


Course leader biography


Rachel Martin

As an experienced lecturer, facilitator and coach, and Subject Director for CPD in the School of Health Sciences, Rachel teaches on a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.  Rachel also designs and facilitates bespoke leadership programmes for organisations, including the NHS.  Rachel is a Certified Facilitator for Time to Think (Nancy Kline) and is inspired by generating independent thinking and enhancing individual and team communication.

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