Aims of the session:
- Explain the role of coaching in first year
- Build rapport in the group, self-awareness and group expectations
Transformative Educational Experience: each person will have a timed-2 minutes to share a transformative educational experience followed by 1 minute of questions from the group
the transformative experience could be something from school, an extra-curricular activity, or a special relationship with a teacher, mentor or family member
What you bring to the group (skills + perspectives):
Use this Miro board to brainstorm and discuss the different academic and personal perspectives you can contribute to the group
- Academic perspectives could include the subjects you studied at school
- Personal perspectives could include your nationality, language, accessibility etc
Use the same Miro board to brainstorm and discuss the different skills you can contribute to the group
- What would the closest person in your life describe as the top 2 skills you will contribute to the group?
- When you are stressed and overwhelmed, what tends to fall behind?
- In these moments, how can you keep the group updated and what kind of support do you need?
- If you are not sure, how would the person you thought of earlier best support you?
Next steps and Tracking Outcomes:
Given everything we have discussed, collectively reflect on this question:
What intentions can you collectively set as a group to help you thrive? Consider what these intentions look like both in theory and practice.
In responding to the question, develop a series of ‘In Theory x In Practice Intentions’:
- Here are some examples - build on and tweak these:
- In theory - maintaining open lines of communication
- In practice - creating a Teams chat to discuss projects
- In theory - ensuring we bond as a group (outside of project work)
- In practice - scheduling weekly uni work socials i.e. completing prep as a group and then cooking together or doing some other social activity
- In theory - quickly resolving disputes and tensions in the group
- In practice - carving out space in coaching to raise and resolve any group tensions
- In theory - assuming best intentions from others in the group
- In practice - try to have difficult conversations in person/live versus over message
- In theory - keeping the team updated on progress
- In practice - using a project management tool to share weekly project updates and expected deliverables