Emotional intelligence and coaching skills for teachers, school and adult education staff

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Coaching offers a powerful way for you to take a step back, reflect on your practice and find the courage to do things differently and recently we have withstood a trend of schools adopting coaching tools and strategies to foster and improve students’ learning process, attainment and emotional intelligence.
Emotional Intelligence is crucial in our society for both teachers and learners and it is a greater predictor of success and accomplishment than IQ or academic results.
Participating in this course you will discover the power of emotional intelligence, coaching and leading as well as emerging trends to support students in their challenges. We will practice and master concrete coaching activities, working methods and tools that you will be able to use the day after the course in your school.

This structured course aims to enhance the understanding of Emotional Intelligence and to guide participants through the possibilities offered by the emerging trend of using coaching methods in formal education pathways to boost learners’ learning process and motivation.
The general aim of this course is to foster excellence in education by equipping teachers, school staff and managers with the needed knowledge and skills to enhance staff and learners emotional intelligence and effectively apply coaching methods in school settings.
Thanks to this course the participants will:
- Get acquainted with the key elements and growing trends related to coaching and Emotional Intelligence; - Develop a greater awareness of the learning process to support teaching methodologies tailored for the students;
- Learn how to enhance their own and their learners Emotional Intelligence;
- Practice and get acquainted with coaching tools and strategies to support and intensify the work on attitude;
- Get insights and concrete ideas on how to manage challenging situations in the school setting (e.g. how to manage lack of motivation, lack of communication, apathy…);
- Exchange best practices and share experiences with teachers and education staff coming throughout Europe;
- Network with individuals and organizations working in the education field in Europe through everyday cooperation and team-building activities.

This course is open to: teachers, trainers, educators, headteachers, headmasters, school and education managers, classroom mentors, educational counselors, other school staff, other adult aducation staff, other highr education staff, other non-governamental organization staff.

Please find below the standard indicative daily programme that will be personalized on participants needs and professional profiles.
Our standard programme comprises 7 days, of which the first one is dedicated to networking, preparation and cultural immersion and the last one to follow up, specific needs and cultural activities. Please note that we always do our best to accommodate the specific needs of our participants in a flexible way, including but not limited to budget restrictions and travel arrangements. Participants can choose to arrive 1 day before the start of the course and/or leave 1 day after the end of it in order to enjoy a deeper cultural immersion. Upon specific request we can organize longer or shorter version of this course.
Day 1
- Participants arrival
- Individual orientation and information about the venue and the city
- Networking activities
- Guided visit in Bologna
- Welcome dinner
Day 2
- Course introduction
- Teambuilding exercises
- Competences ex-ante evaluation
- What is emotional intelligence and why it is so important?
- Basic concepts and principles about the coaching and the learning process
- Reflections on current teaching practices and styles
Day 3
- Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) basic concepts
- Emotional intelligence and how to develop it
- Coaching skills and tools for teachers and education staff
- Ontological coaching and the importance of the Way of Being
- Cultural activities in Bologna and traditional Italian aperitif
Day 4
- Working on attitudes: how foster motivation and engagement
- The rules of the mental status
- How to adapt your coaching style to your coachee (students/teachers/parents)?
- Guided visit in Florence (optional)
Day 5
- Effective and responsible communication principles
- How to use the power of the questions during lessons
- Feedback for learning: giving and receiving feedback
- The magic of the descriptive feedback
Day 6
- Best practices and guidelines for addressing challenging situations in the education setting
- Practicing, designing and delivering lessons using coaching skills and tools
- Creating your own coaching and mentoring style
- Dinner in traditional Italian restaurant
Day 7
- Space for discussion of future cooperation and planning follow up activities
- Course roundup and final evaluation
- Validation of learning outcomes and certification ceremony
- Additional training session tailored to specific needs (optional)
- Cultural activities or additional guided visit in another major Italian city (optional)
- Participants departure

We tailor the working methods based upon participants’ needs, attitudes and professional profiles in order to ensure high productivity, effectiveness and transferability into practice.
The standard methodology is highly practical and participative with hands-on approach that comprises real-job examples, case studies examination and simulations. We embrace collaboratively working methods that foster mutual learning and cooperation among participants. Our focus is on learning outside the classroom in an interactive and international environment. The pedagogical methods that we use are based upon experiential training, group and peer activities, learning-by-doing and best practices’ exchange.
Morning Wrap-up and brief daily evaluations are foreseen to ensure quality of education and to adapt the learning programme to participants' needs better tailoring the education.
Free time has been planned to give to the participants time to assimilate the concepts, develop further the group activities, ask trainers for further clarifications, etc. Networking and cooperation among participants will be supported and stimulated at each stage.
We organize optional social, networking and cultural activities in order to give participants the opportunity to know Italy as well as to exchange best-practice and establish professional cooperation and links.
The training and staff team is multinational thus giving a full European dimension to the course.

You can find below the sessions planned. If none of these dates suits you please mind that we may organize an additional session ad-hoc for your school if there are at least 6 participants interested so feel welcome to contact us at staff@ifom.info to let us know about your needs. When adding an ad-hoc session we may be able to organize it in your language.
Bologna, Italy
19.01.2020 - 25.01.2020
19.04.2020 - 25.04.2020
23.08.2020 - 29.08.2020
17.01.2021 - 23.01.2021
27.06.2021 - 03.07.2021
07.11.2021 - 13.11.2021

Tenerife, Spain
21.03.2021 - 27.03.2021

Course fee: EUR 490 per participant
Support fee: EUR 200 per participant covering personal and cultural support, dissemination activities and production of a sum-up video, support in the validation and certification process, all coffee breaks and organization of two walk tour in the city where course is taking place
Accommodation and meals fee: depending on the participants’ requests
Course fee and support fee are both mandatory

Teachers, trainers, headmasters and any other staff of education organizations are eligible to receive an Erasmus+ grant covering all the costs including travel, board and lodging, cultural activities and all fees. Our training courses are tailored to be fully funded by Erasmus+ and are available in different options to ensure that the Erasmus+ grant will be sufficient.

The most common option that we offer to schools and organizations costs EUR 1220 and includes course fee, support fee, accommodation in single room, all coffee breaks, 3 meals per day, walking tour in the venue’s city and local transport during the course. Based on your preferences and budget you can request different services, a less inclusive/cheaper option or you can choose to organize the board and lodging by yourself and opt to just attend the training course.

At the end of the course, each participant will be awarded a certificate of attendance, together - if requested - with the Europass Mobility Certificate.
We support the participants in every step of certification an d validation of learning outcomes with specific focus on European instruments and Erasmus plus requirements such as staff mobility/learning agreement, quality commitment and Europass mobility certificate.
We experienced that schools and education organizations may require additional documents to certify the competences learned or the presence in the training course. Upon detailed request we can provide those documents as well as we provide photos of the training course and a sum-up video that can be used for visibility and dissemination purposes.

The Institute for Training, Employability and Mobile learning (IFOM) is a training centre that holds extensive experience in designing and implementing learning mobility projects for teachers, education staff and students with the support of European programmes, especially Erasmus+.
IFOM offers a range of innovative and practice-driven training courses tailored for education staff, especially teachers. Our focus is on learning outside the classroom in a cooperative and international environment and the pedagogical methods that we use are based upon experiential training, learning-by-doing and best practices’ exchange.
IFOM designs and organises training courses and structured training events as well as job-shadowing and study visits for teachers, trainers, headmaster and other education staff in order to support them to improve their competences and the quality of education provided by acquiring transversal skills and specific knowledge on innovative teaching methods and practices. At the same time IFOM organises national and transnational work-based experiences for students, graduates, apprentices and unemployed people.
IFOM works closely with schools, teachers and students at regional and national level. Some of the IFOM trainers are working as well as teachers in local schools and are organising specific project-based and non formal activities for the student as such they can bring to the course concrete and real-life classroom experiences based on their practice.

IFOM is member and participates in eTwinning particularly in the European Corner and notably using the teachers' corner to find teaching resources about European Union and European best practices. IFOM uses eTwinning as well to network with fellow teachers and schools, both at Italian and European level and to find interesting events, projects and partners.
IFOM has a long-standing and successful experience in delivering teacher training courses under the LLP and Erasmus+ programme. Past participants appreciated our interactive and hands-on approach focused on practice and experiential training and our support in project application, practical arrangements, certification and dissemination. IFOM, as partner, brings a strong added value to an Erasmus+ project thanks to:
- Its experience in more than 100 Erasmus+ projects
- Its international activity and presence (e.g. eTwinnig, SEG, EPALE…)
- Its involvement as stakeholder in EC initiatives and networks
- Its dissemination and visibility capacity and support

We comply to the 10 principles set in the European Quality Charter for Mobility:
- Information and guidance: we provide every participant with access to clear and reliable sources of information and guidance on mobility and the conditions in which it can be taken up, including details of the Charter and the roles of sending and hosting organisations
- Learning plan: we draw up a learning plan describing the objectives and expected outcomes, the means of achieving them and the evaluation measures, taking account of reintegration issues
- Personalisation: we tailor the mobility based on participants’ needs and we ensure that the training course fits in with personal learning pathways, skills and motivation of participants and develops or supplements them
- General preparation: before departure, we can provide participants with general preparation tailored to their specific needs and covering linguistic, pedagogical, legal, cultural and financial aspects
- Linguistic aspects: we support the participants both before, during and after the course, we speak 10 languages do we can fully support the participants form the linguistic point of view
- Logistical support: our venues are easily accessible and based on our vast experience in mobility projects we provide detailed information and assistance concerning travel arrangements, insurance, the portability of government grants and loans, residence or work permits, social security and any other practical aspects
- Mentoring: we provide continuous mentoring to advise and help participants before, throughout and after their stay
- Recognition: we’ve vast experience in recognition of learning outcomes and we assist participants and sending organizations in the recognition and certification process including the issuing of the Europass mobility certificate
- Reintegration and evaluation: during the training we run daily evaluations as well as a final evaluation to monitor and assess all aspects of the training courses and ensure its quality, when appropriate we run an ex-ante and ex-post evaluation to assess the learning outcomes and the competences acquired, after the training we support participants in order to enhance their reintegration
- Commitments and responsibilities: we draw up and sign with the participant a learning agreement and quality commitment and we monitor that the training course comply with these standards

In addition we follow the best practices identified by the IQAIST network:
- Innovative, modern and practice-driven content
- Practical, participative and hands-on methodology
- Tailored programme based on actual professional needs
- Knowledge applicable to the real contexts and/or in the classroom
- Collaborative learning and best practices’ exchange
- European added value and exchange of best practices between countries
- Attention to personal growth and development
- Needs assessment before the training
- Distance learning support before and after the training
- Continuous monitoring and evaluation after the training
- Validation and certification of competences
- Clear communication, practical information and guidance
- Full support, commitment and responsibility
- Easy accessibility
- Flexibility
- Cultural immersion and social activities

The course is held in English. For groups with at least 8 participants, we can organize an ad-hoc session in a different language.
Please write an email to staff@ifom.info to get more information about it.

Istituto per la formazione, l'occupazione e la mobilità
Bologna, Italien

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19.01.2020 > 25.01.2020 (ID: 84274)
19.04.2020 > 25.04.2020 (ID: 84277)
23.08.2020 > 29.08.2020 (ID: 84276)
17.01.2021 > 23.01.2021 (ID: 122759)
27.06.2021 > 03.07.2021 (ID: 122757)
07.11.2021 > 13.11.2021 (ID: 122758)

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Teilgenommen am 27.10.2019 - 02.11.2019

The course was very intense: every day for five days we had intensive group activities mixed with theory about emotional intelligence, conflict management and coaching methods. We learned about positive language usage in the classroom and coping with difficult behaviour in the classroom. I really enjoyed talking to colleagues from different countries and educational backrounds.

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Teilgenommen am 27.10.2019 - 02.11.2019

The course was well organised and based on practical approach: constant group work, discussions, wrap-up activities were engaging and easily applied at work. It was nice that there were colleagues from many different countries, which helped to get an idea of what other education systems are.

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Teilgenommen am 27.10.2019 - 02.11.2019

The practical approach in this course was useful for good discussions in the group. The wrap-up of information from the previous day was very helpful and a good tip for my job as well. It was interessting to meet colleagues from other European countries and to learn about other school systems.

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Teilgenommen am 03.02.2019 - 09.02.2019

A course which promoted cooperation among participants and a practical approach, with real-job examples and simulations. We engaged in group and peer activities, with constant care to wrap-up the information provided previously, in learning-by-doing and best practices’ exchange. The social, networking and cultural activities facilitated by the course provider fostered the background for further professional cooperation as well as participants' self development.

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