Written by Joseph Kanke
I am circling back this quarter to the self-assessment and how you can use the results to guide your individualized learning goals.
To review the self assessment; it is a private reflection of an individual’s coaching skills and needs related to the Coaching Competency Practice Profile (CCPP). There are a series of statements taken from the “expected use in practice” column of the CCPP. Each individual should read the statements and score themselves on a scale from 1 being low and 4 being high. There is also an optional space to provide rationale. Although rationales are optional, information entered will be valuable in informing your professional development and coaching needs.
At the end of the assessment, you will be provided with a high-level overview which provides you with an average rating for each competency. The assessment will also point out competencies where you scored high, “Great! One of your strongest areas,” as well as opportunities for growth, “Consider creating a professional growth goal related to this area.”
Once you’ve isolated a growth competency, return to the PDF of the assessment and dig into the individual statements for that competency. Which ones did you score yourself lowest. Refer back to the CCPP and determine which components match the statement(s). This knowledge will help you use the search functions of DPI’s coaching webpage to isolate professional learning resources that directly match your needs.
Once you’ve determined the matching components, you can use them to search through blog posts and newsletter articles. Once you’ve linked to the blog posts, you’ll see a series of blue hyperlinked tags along the right hand side of the screen. By clicking on one of these, you will bring up any blog post whose content connects, at some level to the component. For example, if you click on 2.a any blog post that discusses coaching around data will be filtered out. Similarly, you can search both current and past newsletter articles by clicking on the Coaching Chronicles tab on the upper left corner of the Coaching webpage. There you will see a search bar. Simply type in the component you are searching for. So if you type in 3d, any article that discusses pushing for details and depth will be generated to a new page.
This search ability will help you be mindful of accessing resources that directly connect to your learning goal.
Related to CCPP Components 1a 1.a. 1.a and 6b 6.b. 6.b