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151-0765-00L  Leading and Coaching Focus Project Teams (Basic Course)

SemesterAutumn Semester 2016
LecturersR. P. Haas, I. Goller
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish
CommentThis course is the first part of a two-semester course.

The course "Leading and Coaching Focus Project Teams (Basic Course)" for Autumn Semester is examined together with the course "Leading and Coaching Focus Project Teams (Advanced Course)" for Spring Semester with 4 ECTS.


AbstractAim is enhancement of knowledge and competency regarding coaching skills. Participants should be coaches of focus projects. Topics: Overview of the role and mind set of a coach as, introduction into coaching methodology, building competencies by doing and exchanging good practices from former focus projects.
ObjectiveBasic knowledge about role and mindset of a coach;
Knowledge and reflection about the classical problems in coaching of a focus project;
Development of personal coaching skills;
Knowledge and know-how about coaching methods;
Reflection and exchange of experiences about personal coaching situations;
Inspiration and learning from good cases regarding organizational and team management aspects.
ContentContent of both basic and advanced course (2 semester):
Basic knowledge about role and mindset of a coach
- Introduction into coaching: definition & models
- Introduction into the coaching process
- Role of coaches between examinator and "friend"
Knowledge and reflection about the problems in coaching a focus project
- Knowledge about team development
- Reflection about critical phases in the innovation process for an innovation team
- Know-how about reference model for analysis critical situations
Development of personal coaching competencies, e.g. active listening, asking questions, giving feedback
- Competencies in theoretical models
- Coaching competencies: exercises and reflection
Knowledge and know-how about coaching methods
- Knowledge about basic coaching methods for technical projects/innovations projects
- Know-how about usage of methods in the coaching process
- Facilitating decisions
- Using and applying coaches opinions and knowledge
Reflection and exchange of experiences about personal coaching situations
- Self-reflection
- Exchange of experiences in the lecture group
- Good practice on orgaizational and management aspects
- How to do system and concurrent engineering
- Projct planning and replanning
- Facilitating conflict situations
- Discussing sample cases from former teams and actual cases of participants.
Lecture notesSlides, script and other documents will be distributed via electronically
(access only for paticipants registered to this course).
LiteraturePlease refer to lecture script.
Prerequisites / NoticeParticipants (Students, PhD Students, Postdocs) should be part of the coaching team of focus project teams.

The course "Leading and Coaching Focus Project Teams (Basic Course)" (HS) is examined together with "Leading and Coaching Focus Project Teams (Advanced Course)" (FS) in FS with 4 ECTS.