Employee Coaching Workshop: The GROW Model Framework

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Coaching is a powerful tool for unlocking an employee’s potential and driving their personal and professional growth. Our Employee Coaching Workshop is designed to help managers master the GROW Model Framework, a simple yet effective coaching tool that guides conversations and fosters development.

The GROW Model

The GROW Model stands for Goal, Reality, Options, and Will. It provides a structured framework for coaching conversations, helping managers guide employees from setting goals to achieving them.

Why This Workshop Matters

  • Enhancing Performance: Coaching helps employees improve their performance by setting clear goals and creating actionable plans.
  • Building Trust: Regular coaching fosters a deeper connection and trust between managers and employees.
  • Encouraging Growth: Coaching encourages continuous learning and development, helping employees reach their full potential.
  • Driving Accountability: The GROW Model promotes accountability, ensuring employees take ownership of their development.
  • Fostering Motivation: Coaching helps employees stay motivated and engaged by aligning their goals with the organization’s objectives.

Our Unique Methodology

Our workshop leverages Learning Experience Design and Playful Learning to create an engaging, practical learning experience.

  • Role Plays: Practice coaching conversations using the GROW Model in various scenarios.
  • Group Discussions: Facilitate meaningful conversations about the benefits and challenges of coaching.
  • Interactive Games: Use fun activities to illustrate the key principles of the GROW Model.
  • Case Studies: Analyze real-life examples of effective coaching to understand best practices.

Program Highlights

This workshop aims to equip managers with the skills and confidence to coach their employees effectively using the GROW Model Framework.

Key insights participants will gain include:

  • Understanding the GROW Model: Learn the components of the GROW Model and how to apply them in coaching conversations.
  • Setting Effective Goals: Discover techniques for helping employees set clear, achievable goals.
  • Exploring Current Reality: Learn how to discuss the current situation honestly and constructively.
  • Generating Options: Discover strategies for brainstorming potential solutions and paths forward.
  • Creating Will: Learn how to develop a commitment to action and ensure follow-through.

Customization for Supervisors

While this workshop is designed for managers, it can be tailored for supervisors. The customized version will address the unique challenges and scenarios that supervisors face in coaching their team members, ensuring they too can effectively use the GROW Model.


The workshop will utilize a mix of interactive presentations, group discussions, role-playing exercises, scenarios, problem-solving activities, and games to create an engaging and comprehensive learning experience for participants.

Program Flow

Day 1: Foundations of the GROW Model

8:00 AM – 8:30 AM: Welcome and Introduction

  • Welcome participants and provide an overview of the workshop objectives
  • Icebreaker activity to encourage interaction and networking

8:30 AM – 9:30 AM: Understanding the GROW Model

  • Presentation: Introduction to the GROW Model Framework
  • Activity: Reflecting on personal coaching experiences
  • Group discussion: Benefits and challenges of the GROW Model

9:30 AM – 9:45 AM: Break

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM: Setting Effective Goals

  • Presentation: Techniques for helping employees set clear, achievable goals
  • Activity: Practicing goal-setting conversations
  • Group discussion: Sharing experiences and best practices

10:45 AM – 11:45 AM: Exploring Current Reality

  • Presentation: Discussing the current situation honestly and constructively
  • Activity: Practicing reality-check conversations
  • Group discussion: Reflecting on the experience of discussing current reality

11:45 AM – 12:00 PM: Break

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM: Generating Options

  • Presentation: Strategies for brainstorming potential solutions and paths forward
  • Activity: Practicing option-generation conversations
  • Group discussion: Sharing ideas and solutions

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM: Lunch Break

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM: Creating Will

  • Presentation: Developing a commitment to action and ensuring follow-through
  • Activity: Practicing commitment-building conversations
  • Group discussion: Strategies for maintaining motivation and accountability

3:00 PM – 3:15 PM: Break

3:15 PM – 4:30 PM: Role Plays and Real-World Scenarios

  • Role-playing activity: Practicing the GROW Model in various scenarios
  • Group activity: Analyzing and discussing scenarios
  • Group discussion: Sharing insights and feedback

4:30 PM – 5:00 PM: Day 1 Recap and Reflection

  • Summary of key learnings
  • Individual reflection and group sharing of insights
  • Q&A session to address any remaining questions or concerns

Day 2: Advanced Coaching Techniques

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM: Overcoming Common Coaching Challenges

  • Presentation: Identifying and addressing common coaching challenges
  • Activity: Brainstorming solutions to coaching challenges
  • Group discussion: Sharing experiences and best practices

9:00 AM – 9:15 AM: Break

9:15 AM – 10:30 AM: Leveraging Technology in Coaching

  • Presentation: Using technology to enhance coaching sessions
  • Activity: Exploring and using various coaching tools and platforms
  • Group discussion: Integrating technology into coaching processes

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM: Customizing Coaching for Different Roles

  • Presentation: Tailoring coaching approaches for different roles and levels
  • Activity: Adapting the GROW Model for specific situations
  • Group discussion: Sharing and discussing customized coaching plans

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM: Lunch Break

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM: Action Planning and Commitment

  • Individual activity: Developing a personal action plan for effective coaching
  • Group activity: Sharing action plans and committing to implementing them

1:30 PM – 1:45 PM: Break

1:45 PM – 3:00 PM: Best Practices and Insights from Effective Coaches

  • Presentation: Lessons from leaders who excel in coaching
  • Group discussion: Applying these lessons to participants’ own contexts

3:00 PM – 3:15 PM: Break

3:15 PM – 4:30 PM: Developing a Tailored Coaching Strategy

  • Individual or group work: Creating a customized coaching strategy
  • Group discussion: Sharing strategies and receiving feedback

4:30 PM – 5:00 PM: Closing and Evaluation

  • Workshop summary and key learnings
  • Workshop evaluation and feedback
  • Final thoughts and next steps
  • Distribution of certificates and closing remarks

The “Employee Coaching Workshop” equips managers with the tools and insights needed to coach their employees effectively using the GROW Model Framework. Through hands-on activities, role-playing exercises, and meaningful discussions, participants will learn how to guide their team members to achieve their goals and drive personal and professional growth.

Bring the “Employee Coaching Workshop” to your organization today and start fostering a culture of continuous improvement and development.

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