Note: Potential distance learners need to ascertain whether the format for an
online coach training course is matched appropriately to the nature of
the course content. When studying subject matter such as
understanding the principles and benefits of coaching, the course
demands will be different than if the content includes learning to
administer and interpret assessments tools and specialist coaching
techniques. The learner who enrols in the traditional TeleClass may
obtain basic skill development, but, no real time supervision of skill practice.
follows that the videoconference format is today's best available
via a 1-to-1 (face-to-face) Class Format (one facilitator and one
-In Coach training, the relationship is the thing.
trusting relationship needs to be established between the facilitator
and the student. The facilitatorís ability to
establishing a successful working relationship with
the learner, modeling, discussing personal issues and concerns, managing
counter transference, and skill building are critical elements of the learning equation.
learning also means the facilitator can sight any visible cues and
barriers that impede learning and produce the highest level of
participant satisfaction and accomplishment.
People work and learn more effectively in a
positive, intimate and emotionally supportive environment.
Accelerated learning techniques can take anxiety and competition out of
the learning environment and replace them with positive energy, positive speaking
and genuine collaboration. Using '
' techniques (face-to-face)
simply means the facilitator can
accelerate the learning process by working with an individual's
preferred learning style. By optimizing the available time, learning is
accomplished in a much shorter time.
research suggests that professional skills development courses, such as
coach training, best require a face-to-face connection between the
facilitator, participant and the subject matter versus the
"traditional teleclass approach" (voice and email). This personal connection provides:
- a genuine interactive learning environment
- a lively, focused discussion
- the unique opportunity for the learner to spend time developing their
own personal skill set and business needs versus a prescribed "packaged" approach to
- the opportunity to question, learn and practice new skills in
a safe, supportive and highly constructive atmosphere
In recent years, many human resource development departments and training institutes
have become more critical of the results and value of traditional
are replacing the technical skills learning phases in an e-learning program
with face-to-face situations via videoconferencing. In this way many of the above disadvantages
are greatly diminished.
Videoconferencing -the new proven educational delivery platform for
Videoconferencing is now a proven distance learning delivery
Today, most people use a computer that has a video camera. This
provides students with the opportunity to learn by participating in
a 2-way face-to-face communication platform. Furthermore, a
facilitator can be brought to classes in remote or otherwise
isolated places with students from all over the
world. Videoconferencing is a totally interactive medium as students
are able to explore, communicate, analyze and share information and
ideas with one another.
BCI's Virtual Campus (VC) is a student-centered global web of
BCI's Virtual Campus coordinates and supports all distance learning
at the Institute. Virtual Campus is a campus without walls. Our
programs are not limited to one physical location but delivered
across the globe via the Internet. The Virtual Campus's core mission
is to deliver accelerated, customized professional development
courses in people development to busy, professionals across the
globe using the latest proven learning technology. Today, we have
served the needs of individuals, groups, and organizations from over
immersion role-plays, relevant 'hands-on' case-studies via
vital behavioral-based change models, tools and techniques and
assessment instruments a professional coach requires are only available
to coaches trained by an instructor who is also a licensed
Master Coach Course (conducted around the world via 1-to1
videoconference) meets the critical needs for
busy new and experienced coaches to be trained (via
'hands-on' case-studies) in the use of validated,
proven behavioral change models tools and techniques. Read