The resources wheel is a possibility to collect strengths and resources of an individual in an easy and appealing way. Just draw a circle or use a round card and defined draw in slices such as in a cake. For every slice resources or strengths can be added.
There are internal resources like strengths, health & your values and external resources like nature events, family & friends, moments of pure happiness, successes, and so on.
There are other ways to visualize resources e.g. in a Mind-Map.
Another very popular way is the resource tree. At the bottom is the level of the roots, it follows in the middle the level of the trunk and above the level of the treetop. Then there are branches, too.
The level of the roots is for:
basics of development
what “nurtures” and what is needed to grow.
The level of the trunk is for:
The level of the treetop:
The branches stand for:
(Berninger-Schäfer 2008, pp. 38; Berninger-Schäfer 2011, p. 101)
Berninger-Schäfer, Elke (2008). Interventionsmethoden im Coaching. Führungsakademie Baden-Württemberg: Karlsruhe. [not published training material]
At the moment there is a team in EmployID working on a competence framework that tries to make competences, skills, abilities and knowledge visible that is needed for coaching and faciliation. This competence framework supports trainings for EmployID Academy as well as EmployID trainings for PES.
Clearly for peer coaching there are less skills, abilities, knowledge needed as for individual coaching, since in peer coaching there is no need of a professional coach. The process is lead by peers/ collegues.
Still there are some things all peer coaching participants should be able, “trained” at or at least made aware off to improve these skills during their practice within the peer coaching groups.
This is a quick an incomplete overview!
This term is derived from an unpublished paper of two EmployID consortium members. For peer coaching it means basically that there is a need of being able to develop in certain ways.
peer coaching and self-coaching training: This is of course needed to learn about the peer coaching concept, the background and to have the possibility to “try out” and learn within the process. The peer coaching OOC is one possibility to get an overview and to “get going”. Other possibilities could be on-site training, workshops etc.
Management and leading competence
These competences focuses on management and leading within coaching and facilitation. For peer coaching it is mainly on managing and organization of a intervision group and on progress.
(change) management skills
managing progress and accountability
management & organization
Ethical and human competence
This is a very important point for all coaching and facilitation activities. For peer coaching, the following is important:
idea of man: This rests upon Carl Rogers humanistic or client-centered approach. The idea of men there is that the person who searched for help has already everything in it to solve the problem, since he is the expert on the situation and only he can analyze the problem correct to find fitting solutions. This is so important, because it makes clear, that to understand the problem situation, there is much need of listening and asking questions.
meeting ethical guidelines and professional standards: In coaching trust is a very important issue. To develop trust there needs to be clear rules and transparency on the way of working. Also, concerning professionalism in coaching, the associations take much value on that.
sense of responsibilty / accountability
context (person/work/organization) awareness
group dynamic skills/awareness
realistic perception of oneself: peer coaching can be a very helpful instrument to learn on oneselfs perception and how others see you.
Process and process-organization competence
basics of the coaching process, the procedure of coaching
goal and need orientation
planning and goal setting
transfer & implementation
moderating the process
Social and interaction competence
supporting the learning of others
facilitation learning & results
solution/ resource oriented interventions
inner vision and future work
establishing trust and initmacy with client/ relationship building
summarising: Summarizing what was said by the client in own words and asking, if that was understood correctly.
Field- and professional competence
basic understanding of business administration (depending on field)
Roles of peer coaching (see peer coaching concepts)
(EmployID WP 8, 2014)
EmployID (2014) Coaching to Facilitation Competence Framework. (not published yet; deliverable for WP 8) based on different sources.