Coaching Agreements

 

Coaching Agreements

  1. We agree to keep appointments: When one of us must change a scheduled appointment, we agree to let the other know in a timely manner and to re-schedule at the earliest possible time.
  2. I agree that to the best of my ability, I will work on the agreed upon goals that my coach and I plan at each visit.
  3. My consultant agrees to follow-up on the items that need clarification and get back to me in a timely manner.
  4. I agree to, as much as is possible, reserve uninterrupted time to meet with my coach at our arranged time.
  5. My consultant agrees to support and encourage me in managing my staff and my workload.
  6. We will work together to solve problems related to program management and seek solutions that support best practice in early learning.
  7. Although my consultant does not know “all the answers,” she agrees to help frame questions that will lead me and my staff to our own answers.
  8. My consultant agrees to treat everything that occurs in our coaching relationship with dignity and confidentiality.
  9. My consultant also agrees to work collaboratively with me about when and how she works with my staff. She agrees to share what she has learned about how to work with staff members successfully.  She agrees to be supportive of the relationship between me and my staff.
  10. My consultant also agrees to work collaboratively with me as I decide how to inform families about the best practices my program decides to implement
  11. My consultant and I agree to each give open, honest feedback on achieving monthly goals.
  12. I understand that the role of my quality improvement consultant is to advise, coach and mentor me and my staff.
  13. I understand that together, my consultant and I will strive to empower staff to take ownership for the quality improvement process and make necessary changes.
  14. I agree to use the expertise of my consultant to assist everyone in my program to make agreed upon improvements. The activities noted below give a picture of some of the things my consultant could do.  Other activities are also negotiable.
  • Orient staff to the quality improvement process
  • Help teachers apply lessons learned
  • Identify resources
  • Brainstorm solutions to problems
  • Track progress
  • Help staff set goals
  • Help develop action plans for improvement
  • Facilitate staff meetings about issues if necessary
  • Identify ways for teachers to implement specific teaching skills & interactions with children, as agreed upon
  • Suggest training opportunities to meet program needs
  • Advocate for the program
  • Give ideas about classroom set-up, as needed
  • Help staff write Program Improvement Action Plans
  • On-site training, as necessary
  • Work collaboratively with stakeholders
  • Connect program with professional development scholarship / opportunities