Coaching and Mentoring in the Workplace

Module code: 6HURM006W
Faculty: Westminster Business School
Credit Level: 6
Credit value: 20
Available to: Westminster Business School students only, however students on some courses are unable to choose Westminster Electives  – see list of exemptions. Please note elective modules are subject to availability.

This module focuses on the theory and applied practice of coaching and mentoring. You will explore the principles, theories, models and emerging trends from the discipline of psychology that contribute to the mainstream coaching of individuals and teams in an HR context.

The content of the module focuses upon the core psychological approaches and their application when coaching individuals and teams within organisations. Subjects you will study include the principles and models of coaching and mentoring, developing an integrative model of coaching and mentoring, reflective learning, the coaching relationship, coaching and mentoring sessions and frameworks, evaluating barriers to coaching and mentoring, and ethical and moral implications.

The module will equip you with a wide range of skills, including goal setting, establishing rapport, self-disclosure and using emotion, empathy, using effective listening skills, body language, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, emotional intelligence, and critical coaching and mentoring tools and techniques.

The teaching and learning methods for this module will include tutor-led lectures, with participative, small group seminars and workshops – using methods including role-play, presentations, online learning, blended learning and individual and group exercises – as well as individual tutorials. Assessment will be based around an individual case study report (2,000 words), and an individual ‘portfolio of competence’ (2,000 words).

This module will only be available from 2017/18 academic year.