Foundations of Brief Coaching

In Foundations of Brief Coaching, you'll become familiar with foundational concepts and application of the Brief Coaching method and
enhance your coaching skills, deepen your practice, and learn how to bring a coaching dialogue training to your workplace. 

Who is this course for?
Workplace Learning: People managers, Learning/OD Consultants, Executive Coaches, Freelance/Independent Consultants
Post-Secondary: Student Life Professionals, Teaching & Learning Support Centre Professionals, HR and Organizational Development Teams
PK-12: School Principals, Principal-Coaches

How the course works:
The course runs online (18 videoconferencing hours + 6 self-study hours)

Learning Outcomes

What you will learn:
By the completion of this course, learners will have demonstrated the ability to:

  1. Review the Solution-Focused theory and the components of a Brief Coaching  framework including contract, preferred future, instances, and progress
  2. Establish a contract with practice-Clients as per their desired outcomes and Brief-Coaching framework
  3. Apply positive listening, intentional responding, effective questioning techniques and feedback techniques to explore and elaborate practice-clients preferred future  
  4. Differentiate solution-building process from problem-solving modalities in a coaching context
  5. Articulate how mindset and assumptions deliberately inform the language used in a coaching dialogue









Course can be applied towards

Brief Coaching: Brief Coaching

Full Course Details

Section Title:

Foundations of Brief Coaching

Enrolment Session:

2023 Winter



Total Hours:



Tue, Sat




11:00AM to 1:00PM



14 Jan 2023 to 28 Feb 2023

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Section Note(s):

Deadline to register: January 9, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. EST - late registration beyond this deadline may be available if space permits.

Online - Synchronous & Asynchronous

Your learning will take the form of in-depth online discussions as well as group and individual assignments. Learners will be expected to engage in approximately 2.5 hours of learning per week for a total of 24 hours:

  • 18 hours online synchronous learning (video conferencing & activities) - click "View Details" next to 'Schedule & Location' to view the meeting schedule
  • 6 hours online asynchronous learning (readings, activities, discussion boards)

Requests for withdrawal received by the registration deadline will receive a refund. Requests made after this date will only be considered for extenuating circumstances and require further review and documentation. You can find our withdrawal, refund and transfer policy under Resources » OISE CPL Registration Policies.

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