Coaching - drop-in sessions

Course description

The Professional Development Unit is pleased to offer an opportunity for staff to engage in 1:1 coaching sessions on a drop-in basis.

What is coaching?

Coaching is a structured conversation with a measurable outcome that is collaborative and in the service of the person being coached, aiming to help them reach their potential at work.

Coaching conversations identify strengths and challenges, explore options for sustainable change, help to set goals, and gain commitment for actions.

It is most useful to bring a specific issue you want to work on to the coaching session.

What coaching isn't

Coaching is not performance management nor is it counselling. Expert advice and solutions are not a feature of the coaching conversation - the focus is on the staff member and coach working together to identify options, goals and actions.

Who is the coach?

Your coach is Naomi Madsen, Manager of the Professional Development Unit, and a staff member at Flinders for 11 years.  Certified in December 2019 by the Institute of Executive Coaching and Leadership as a Level 1 Organisational Coach, Naomi brings her experience of working with academic and professional staff at Flinders in learning and informal coaching environments.

Once you have selected a date and morning or afternoon option, the Professional Development Unit will be in touch the week before to set up a 60 minute appointment time with you.  Sessions are available in person or via Teams.

Type of course



Naomi Madsen
People and Culture

Who should attend

Coaching drop-in sessions are available for both academic and professional staff.

What you will learn

The coaching relationship is framed by adult learning principles and is a systematic strengths-based process of:

  • Building rapport,
  • Setting goals,
  • Exploring options for sustainable change,
  • Challenging new thinking in the context of support,
  • Reflecting on new understandings in terms of desired organisational outcomes,
  • Gaining commitment for actions, and 
  • Providing support for sustainability of learning and actions.

Upcoming events

Wednesday, 6th October 2021

Time: 10:00AM - 12:30PM
Location: 1 on 1

Wednesday, 6th October 2021

Time: 1:30PM - 4:00PM
Location: 1 on 1

Please remember if you can't attend a course anymore please unenrol yourself or move to the waiting list so others can attend.

Waiting list

To be notified of upcoming events, you can add your name to the waiting list.