Leadership Coaches assume a variety of roles throughout their relationship with the student(s) with whom they work. However, at its foundation, the coach is responsible for guiding the student through the leadership process. This requires coaches to:
While satisfying the above requirements with one student may look very different than with another, a good rule of thumb is provided here to help you get started. Coaches should:
The coach also serves as the first evaluator for students in determining whether they have successfully completed the first and second tiers. If coaches have questions or would like feedback themselves, the Center for Leadership can provide answers or feedback for them.
There are as many ways to coach a student through the LEAD program as there are students enrolled. If you have any questions or concerns as a Coach, please contact the Center for Leadership.
The Center for Leadership can provide active and prospective coaches the support they need to feel successful in their coaching responsibilities. These support initiatives include:
2. The Center staff also coordinates an annual Opening Ceremony every fall to bring students and coaches together in a larger community. This is a great chance to connect with your Certificate student(s) and meet other participants and coaches in the program, while learning about program updates and be inspired by a leadership speaker.
3. Within the Leadership Center, there is a Resource Library that includes books and articles related to coaching and mentoring. All library resources can be checked out by any leadership coach. Additional materials are located in Belk Library.
4. Lastly, Center staff is interested in meeting individually with any coach who has questions, concerns, or would like advice. Please contact the Center at 336-278-5323 to schedule a meeting.