Arrival Education’s Coaching Programme explained

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Arrival Education works with leading firms to provide innovative, tailored solutions to improve social inclusion and diversity within their organisations.
Our leading coaching programme is one of the ways in which we do this and, with companies including ASOS, Artemis, Investec and Coutts getting involved, we wanted to provide an overview of what makes the coaching programme so special.

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The Coaching Programme

Our 9-month Coaching Skills programme for Inclusive Leaders helps programme participants develop the skills required to lead and manage diverse teams, as well helping our partner companies build relationships with socially and ethnically diverse talent who they can potentially hire.

During the programme we partner ‘coaches’ from our businesses with ‘coachees’ drawn from our network of socially and ethnically diverse talent. Over a 9-month period they work together, 1-2-1, to help the ‘coachee’ fulfill on their objectives and develop the mindsets and behaviours that underpin success in life and work.

The Logistics

On Day 1 of the programme we train the coaches in our ground-breaking CAUSE coaching model, as well as sharing key insights that we have found help others produce exceptional results.

Students then arrive mid-way through the day ready for us to facilitate an ice-breaker session where coaches and coachees meet for the first time, discuss life goals, identify strengths and potential areas for development and set objectives for the 9 month period.

After that, it’s down to them! The pairs aim to meet 6 times over 9 months and at each meeting they review progress against goals, discuss development objectives and together, work through and assess themselves against inclusive leadership behaviours.

Mid-way through the programme all participants meet as group to review progress, and coachees get the opportunity to turn the tables and coach the coaches (always fun!). At the end of the programme we come back together to review and celebrate the 9 months.

The Model

The programme gives the coaches the opportunity to practice, in a safe environment, our CAUSE coaching model. The Arrival Education team developed this model after realising that well-established coaching models didn’t have the elements needed when the coach is really different – in terms of age, life experience, culture – to the coachee. It also felt much more natural in terms of conversation, and crucially led to the coachee (and coach) producing significant results. It isn’t complex at all, but it is surprisingly effective at helping people find connection and create change.


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To stay competitive, companies are increasingly looking for ways to improve their leadership training and create a more inclusive culture. If you would like to hear more about our coaching programmes, which can help achieve these goals, please get in touch using the contact form below.

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