Virtual coaching courses, virtual consulting, and other distance learning resources for professional development at home

Now Available!

virtual Coaching Courses

As coaches, teachers, and administrators everywhere adjust to distance learning, we are quickly adapting our coaching PD to make it accessible and impactful in work-from-home environments. Starting the week of March 30, we will be offering new virtual services in the form of 5-week coaching courses. The second cohort of virtual courses is now open for registration, and all dates and times are listed below.

We hope to continue providing our on-site and face-to-face learning opportunities later this year.

A Process for Distance Coaching

For distance coaching to succeed, coaches need to have a proven approach that they can use to ensure coaching success. Neither teachers nor coaches want to waste time or find themselves in unsuccessful conversations. At the Instructional Coaching Group, we are partnering with Growth Coaching International (GCI) to share coaching processes, skills, and beliefs that will help any coach be more successful.

All times are listed in Central Time Zone

Course Duration: 5 weeks
Session Length: 60 minute sessions
Times (pick one):

Tuesdays April 21 – May 26,  11am–12pm
Wednesdays April 22 – May 27, 1:15–2:15pm
Location: Zoom virtual meeting
Price: $189 per person

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The Instructional Playbook

A major reason why effective strategies are not implemented successfully is that professional developers struggle to clearly describe those strategies to educators. When coaches’ explanations lack precision, implementation lacks effectiveness, but a well-designed instructional playbook addresses this issue directly. This virtual workshop is designed to guide teams or individuals through the creation of the instructional playbook, and will help them develop the depth of knowledge and clear explanations that will lead to high-quality implementation.

All times are listed in Central Time Zone

Course Duration: 5 weeks
Session Length: 60 minute sessions
Times (pick one):

Tuesdays April 21 – May 26, 7–8pm
Wednesdays April 22 – May 27, 2–3pm
Location: Zoom virtual meeting
Price: $189 per person

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Better Conversations

Better Conversations is one of the most popular workshops we offer. Based on the book Better Conversations: Coaching Ourselves and Each Other To Be More Credible, Caring, and Connected, the workshop offers an intensive exploration of six Better Conversations Beliefs and ten Better Conversations Habits that can help anyone communicate more effectively at work or at home.

All times are listed in Central Time Zone

Course Duration: 5 weeks
Session Length: 60 minute sessions
Times (pick one):

Tuesdays April 21 – May 26, 9:30–10:30am
Wednesdays April 22 – May 27, 11am–12pm
Location: Zoom virtual meeting
Price: $189 per person

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Better Leaders

All educators (whether they acknowledge it or not) are leaders. Their words and actions shape the minds and hearts of their students and colleagues. This virtual workshop has been created so that all educators can learn about essential leadership concepts and deeply reflect on how they lead others and themselves. By reflecting on why and how they lead, everyone can become a better leader. Participants in this course should be better leaders at the end of five weeks of content, reflection, and discussion.

All times are listed in Central Time Zone

Course Duration: 5 weeks
Session Length: 60 minute sessions
Times (pick one):

Tuesdays April 21 – May 26, 2–3pm
Wednesdays April 22 – May 27, 9:30–10:30am
Location: Zoom virtual meeting
Price: $189 per person

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Helping and Partnership

Neither teachers nor coaches want to waste time or find themselves in unsuccessful conversations. Whether face-to-face or via a virtual platform, helping adults sometimes is often more difficult than helping students. Why do adults resist? This virtual workshop focuses on why helping for change is complex and what research says about what we can do to lessen resistance to change.

All times are listed in Central Time Zone

Course Duration: 5 weeks
Session Length: 60 minute sessions
Times (pick one):

Tuesdays April 21 – May 26, 12:30–1:30pm
Wednesdays April 22 – April 27, 12–1pm
Location: Zoom virtual meeting
Price: $189 per person

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The Impact Cycle

Based on The Impact Cycle (2017) by Jim Knight, this workshop describes the coaching cycle process for instructional coaches. All teachers, schools, and classrooms face their own unique challenges. An established process for guiding the coaching experience ensures that instructional coaches have all of the tools they need to help teachers set and achieve their goals for students. 

All times are listed in Central Time Zone

Course Duration: 5 weeks
Session Length: 60 minute sessions
Times (pick one):

Tuesdays April 21 – May 26, 3:30–4:30pm
Thursdays April 23 – May 28, 1:30–2:30pm
Location: Zoom virtual meeting
Price: $189 per person

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Virtual 1-on-1 or team consulting

Ideal for coaching champions, superintendents, central office staff, principals, and coaches, our virtual consulting consists of one ICG consultant partnering with a small number of key decisions makers. Sessions will be facilitated using Zoom or Google Hangouts.

While centered around a custom-made agenda, sessions often address the following issues:

  • Establishing goals for the coaching program
  • Establishing measures of success for coaching programs
  • Planning professional development for coaches, administrators, and teachers
  • Determining how and how frequently coaches will meet in coaching professional development teams (we suggest at least every other week)
  • Determining what other supports need to be in place for coaches to work effectively
  • Determining the percentage of time coaches should focus their work on coaching
  • Identifying which coaching model (facilitative, dialogical, directive) a district will adopt
  • Identifying the teaching strategies that will be included in the coaches’ instructional playbook
  • Establishing how coaches will be evaluated

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coaching webinars

Better Conversations 

The Instructional Playbook 

The Impact Cycle