The COGUK Training Approach
Our speaker skills training for groups emphasises team-building and leadership speaker skills. Participants build confidence in speaking using simulation exercises , become better at formulating and articulating their point of view, and build skills in handling questions and challenges effectively. Through these skills participants become more effective team members and leaders, better able to understand those around them and to pull people together for a common goal or purpose
Benefits of COGUK Training
Our training and final LIVE audio podcast interview is designed to build confidence and the firm foundations for further personal professional development in participant’s’ particular field of work. We build transferrable skills for speaking with other health professionals, presenting at meetings and working in a group. Whether as a leader or chairperson or a participant, our training helps build the skills required to be heard and understood, bring others together and to make a difference in whatever capacity the participant is working in.
The finished Audio Podcast Interview can be shared on social media or linked to a professional Facebook or LinkedIn profile to demonstrate the individual’s speaking skills and personal mission, providing an introduction to their values and their skills. It can also be used as a professional introduction for websites and speaking events.
“The coaching with Robin has been really beneficial and has provided insights that I definitely wouldn't have got otherwise”
- Coaching Programme Participant
Training Delivery Options
The training is best undertaken as a group although we can now also offer one-to-one coaching programmes.
A group could be just 2 or 3 colleagues or up to 8 individuals taking the training together. Larger “organisation wide” teams can also be accommodated dividing a larger total number or people into a manageable learning group. We bring together mixed groups too for certain parts of the training. This ensures communication and group leadership skills are developed right from the start, as the group progresses through the training and tasks together.
Over a maximum of 8 weeks, the group meets for 5 different modules with their coach. Each module has a different focus, from mapping your own personal attributes, defining your professional mission and vision, and finally culminating in a live podcast-style interview which puts into practice the leadership speaking skills the participants have developed throughout the course.
You will meet your COGUK coach online for a Welcome meeting and you’ll be able to ask any questions you have.
We will look at communication, coaching and feedback styles. Your pre-training survey will inform training needs too.
We will discuss Professional career journeys You’ll have the opportunity to explain what is hoped evolve out of the Leadership Speaker training.
We will use several GOAL setting tools
We aim to help You get to know your drives and motivations better, in your own estimation.
Help you in Learning to Reflect more deeply is a key skill for your future as well as for our COGUK training.
Understanding what drives you forward, is key to a successful collaborative approach.
We will help you discover the underlying motivators , and help you balance out what is most useful and meets your needs best as a communicator.
We will explore how “Mission” and “Vision” are useful to you both personally and professionally and how it will underpin our training work together and encompass any external ethos that is relevant to you and the group.
The group Mission and Vision will evolve from this work and define the essence of your conviction as a Leadership Speaker
In this final “output” module, we will coach you to produce an audio or video interview podcast with the benefit of the learning based on the COGUK training concepts,
Five key questions you and your group would most like to be asked , in your Professional interview audio podcast, will be selected from your “Training Diary” notes.
The answers to these questions and their delivery will aim reveal a more confident, calm and professional voice for the whole group, in sharing their passion and experience.
The recording can then be shared with other professionals, the COGUK website resources and made available to share via social media channels.
Bespoke modules delivered by Our coaches specific to their expertise
We offer a range of opt-in modules and can develop elements to suit different audiences and supply specialist speakers too.
Popular modules include –
- Handling Speaker Anxiety
- Leadership Skills for Speakers
- Overcoming “Imposter Syndrome”
- Enhanced Presentation Skills
- Speaking “up” for BAME Health professionals
- Speaking “out” for Diversity for Health Professionals
We also support developing new material on Health and Wellbeing for Health Promotion
360 Feedback and Train the Trainer
We use a process of continuous 360 feedback as a form of dialogue to ensure all aspects of the training are optimised for the Groups involved and meet expectations
We understand many people in Healthcare Leadership roles may also have clinical work too making developing an understanding of individuals needs imperative
Onboarding and Group Work
Before we start module 1 there is some preparation work, Grouping teams, setting up Notebooks online and an outline of the training days and dates
This comes on the form of an online workbook, background resources and submission of our onboarding survey which is used to assess needs and wants of the group.
Training formats using MS Teams, Zoom, face-to-face
We have designed a programme that could be delivered in a mixture of formats at different points through the modules
We are using MS teams since this allows certain features in NHS settings. ZOOM is easy to use but less integrated in other workstreams
Spreading out modules and group meetings and using an online format allows for more flexibility to meet participants diary demands
Face to Face training works well for some settings and can mean the programme can be covered over a couple of days
“I’d say the key thing I’ve learnt from Robin is how to be truly reflective of my own practice and leadership style through your poignant questions and observations. I went deep into that reflection and got to the root of why I chose my health professional career path”
- Coaching Programme Participant
Exploring a Suitable Programme with COGUK and our Pricing Options
Pricing and Bespoke Packages
- Pricing is calculated on a sliding scale based on the number of people taking the course.
- As a guide Our standard 5 training modules with all materials and Coaching sessions ranging from £195 to £295 per person for group bookings
- Discounted rates are available for charities and other nonprofit organisations as well as Student HCPs in full time education on a recognised course.
- For multiple teams of 6 professionals within NHS Regions, STPs or CCGs we are also able to offer enhanced package rates as well as reporting and outcome analysis.
- Please contact us with your requirements, training module tailoring and to discuss pricing options
Booking the Programme
Once we have booked the training for your group, a COGUK trainer will be in touch to canvas the group for availability and schedule the online meeting dates. These video online meeting sessions will be booked through our online booking platform and confirmed by email. We will use Microsoft teams for the online work throughout the training
This course is sold subject to our terms and conditions.