Frequently Asked Questions About Peer Coaching Groups (PCGs)
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How to Start Your Private Peer Coaching Group.
- What is a PCG? What Process Does a PCG Use?
- Who Joins a PCG?
- What Does “Coaching” Mean in a PCG?
- What Do People Get Coached On in a PCGs?
- What is the Role of a Group Member?
- What is the Role of the Group Facilitator?
- How Many People Are in a PCG?
- How Many Meetings Do PCGs Have?
- How Long Are PCG Meetings?
- How Do I Know What Priority to Get Coached On?
- How Do I Help/Coach a Group Member in a Meeting?
- How Are Meetings Evaluated?
- How Do I Know What Actions to Take Between Meetings?
Choose whatever priority is most important to you now. You are the expert at what is most important to you. Do not worry about how small or large the priority is.
You might ask the member who is getting help during the “Sharing Help” in the meeting, “What kind of help would be most useful to you now? Advice? Materials? Questions? Brainstorming?”
The actions that you take (as a result of the help that you get from other group members) is up to you to select. However, it should be an action that is realistic to accomplish before the next meeting.
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Forming Your Own Study Groups
The above agenda for a support group could be slightly modified to form a study group, as well. During each member’s time in the meeting, he or she can get help, especially with understanding and applying the content from some source of expert knowledge about a topic, for example, a lecture from a class, a chapter from a book, or content from a podcast. Here is more information about forming study groups.
- Five Tips for an Effective Study Group
- How to Form a Study Group
- How to Form a Successful Study Group: Tips and Strategies.
- How To Create an Effective Study Group
- How to Run a Successful Study Group
Forming Your Own Coaching Group
The above agenda could be modified to form a peer coaching group, as well. During each member’s time in the meeting, he or she can get help, especially in the form of thoughtful questions about the member’s perceptions, assumptions and conclusions.
- Ultimate Guide to Coaching Groups
- Effective Group Coaching 101
- Group Coaching: Benefits and Key Characteristics
- All About Coaching
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