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Technical IT profiles are expected to learn on the job. Young graduates claim that they learn more about technologies during the first year of their professional career, than during their entire school career. To allow young graduates to learn and grow within your organisation, you need people who can offer them proper guidance. Technical mentors often have very strong expertise, but that doesn’t mean that they know how to transfer their knowledge in an efficient way.
This coaching trajectory supports technical profiles with their first steps in the world of training and coaching, and this in a pragmatic way. The goal is to give them the tools they need to transfer their technical knowledge to young professionals.
The course consists out of 3 modules:
Module 1: Think as a trainer
Module 2: Think as a coach
Module 3: Share experiences
The programme includes the intake, 2 days of training and at 3 sessions of follow-up coaching afterwards.
Intake: face-to-face or online, ca. 1 hour
Training days: 2 days of classroom training
3 follow-up coaching sessions: face-to-face or online, ca. 1 hour per session
Technical IT profiles who are responsible for guiding their colleagues on a technical level.
People who regularly practice knowledge sharing, for example by giving workshops, training courses, etc.
This learning trajectory has two objectives:
Training: the participant should to be able to prepare himself for the knowledge sharing sessions in the best way possible. This can be a workshop, for example, but it can also be about transferring a technical message during a presentation, or being able to sketch a complex problem in a simple way during meetings.
Coaching: the participant should to be able to guide their colleagues with less technical knowledge, and take their skills to a higher level by coaching them in the right way. This will be discussed extensively during the trajectory. By the end of the training, you will have learned essential coaching skills to set targets for your colleagues, and you will have received tips for an efficient follow-up.
There are no prerequisites for this training, but we assume that you have technical knowledge that you want to share with others.
Module 1: Think as a trainer.
We look at how people process knowledge and new information. We search for supporting didactic models that we can apply to a technical context, and use these models to transfer knowledge in an efficient way.
Module 2: Think as a coach.
During the coaching module, we dive deeper into techniques you can use on the job to handle questions in the right way. We’ll learn that asking questions is a work of art, and we’ll teach you how you can guide new employees to work towards a solution on their own. We’ll also show you what you need to do to set up a training plan, and how we can guide people in the long term.
Module 3: Share experiences.
Technical coaching is mostly about doing and evaluating. That is why we offer three coaching sessions during this trajectory. This way, we can help attendees who are already offering technical coaching to their colleagues with handling certain situations.