Coaching Workshops

Introduction to Coaching

Using coaching skills to improve interpersonal relationships, communication effectiveness, productivity and satisfaction

Presenter speaking to workshop participants

This workshop explores fundamental coaching skills and practices that can be used for coaching or in everyday interactions to improve communications, foster new thinking, and produce meaningful outcomes. We distinguish how coaching is different from other support roles such as mentoring, managing and consulting, and discuss the benefits of coaching, especially for those who lead or manage others. The workshop emphasizes core coaching skills that heavily influence communication and relationship efficacy: listening, asking, and encouraging. Through group discussion, we will identify listening best practices, and the nature of powerful questions. The workshop also introduces the "GEM" coaching model for how to frame and phrase questions powerfully to elicit insight, discovery, new thinking, and new pathways for action and results. Workshop participants have the opportunity to observe a coaching demonstration, practice using coaching skills and the "GEM" coaching model, and receive constructive peer feedback to build and strengthen their coaching competencies. In addition, each participant creates a personal plan for incorporating and implementing these coaching practices in their lives.

"I thought that this workshop was fun and full of great information. I took the workshop to expand my professional portfolio and think this is a wonderful way to gain a new skill and learn to be a good leader in the workplace.” – December 2020 Attendee

Workshop Format:

Given the COVID-19 pandemic and current public health safety concerns, this workshop is only being offered via Zoom videoconference at this time. The workshop is limited to 25 participants and is delivered over two days (3 hours each day). The workshop sessions are highly interactive, including breakout groups and practice exercises.

“This was a very informative and helpful training, with lots of opportunities to practice the learned skills in the moment!” – December 2020 Attendee

This workshop will not be recorded and participants should be prepared to attend all sessions in person.

Workshop Dates:

  • Wednesdays, May 11 and May 18, 2022, 9:00am - 12:00pm (MDT) both days


  • Early Bird Registration Rate: $150 (through April 8th)

  • Regular Registration Rate: $175

Registration closes May 8, 2022


Due to limited seating, we request that you cancel at least three business days before the start of the training. This gives us the opportunity to fill the class.

Cancellations made:

  • 7 business days or more in advance of the training date - the registration will be 100% refunded.
  • 24 hours to 6 business days in advance of the training date - no refund will be processed, but the registration may be transferred to another person, to a future date for the same training, or to another RIHEL program of equal or lesser value.
  • Less than 24 hours in advance of the training date - no refunds or transfers will be processed.

To request a registration change or cancellation, please submit the details of your request through the contact form at the bottom of this event web page and a staff member will follow up to complete your request



Leanne Jeffers, MPH, ACC, CMC

Program Director, Regional Institute for Health and Environmental Leadership




If you have any questions about this workshop or need to make changes to your registration, please use the form below to contact us. This message will be sent directly to a staff member. (PLEASE NOTE: submitting this form does NOT complete a registration for this workshop. This is a separate form.)

Thank you!