Leading with a Coaching Style – Alignment & Delegation


Have you ever felt overwhelmed? Let down by others? Making requests of people and then landing up fixing things yourself afterwards? Unable to trust those around you to get things done?  Learn how to delegate effectively, become more efficient, effective and less overwhelmed with chaos and complexity

The Centre for Coaching Leadership Conversation – Alignment, is a one-day course run in collaboration with UCT GSB. It gives you an understanding on the power and importance of clear requests and promises in making things happen as a leader. This establishes a defined communication path that fosters an effective and efficient leadership style.

It forms a part of a series of six Leadership Conversations under the Integral theory and practice approach.

Who will benefit from this course?

You will benefit from this course if you are an Executive, Manager, or Emerging Leader willing to sharpen your communication skills and become more effective in the workplace.

What will I gain from this course?

Participants in the Leadership Conversation – Alignment course will gain:

  • The benefits of being skilled in making requests, promises, and offers to optimise business outcomes
  • Essentials of delegating authority and tasks to achieve maximum results
  • An understanding of the theory of Language as Action – Speech Acts
  • A greater appreciation of how you can become a better leader by understanding requests and promises made and given

Our short courses deliver learning experiences that are personally transformative because better people make better leaders.

We run our programmes using adult learning principles:

Own experience:
Adults learn through their own experience – we therefore insist that we focus on real issues, not role play

Safe environment:
We take the time to create a safe, non-judgmental / confidential space to facilitate exploration and open curiosity

Anchor learning:
Participants anchor their learning in what really happens to them and their Organisation (i.e. apply to themselves and to each other, not told)

We ensure the framework is in place for participants to hold one another accountable

What does ‘live-virtual’ mean?

The following key elements are necessary in order to keep our workshops focused, interactive and dynamic and still meet the desired outcomes.


  • we ask participants to read course material where possible before, we then deepen in dialogue
  • In the workshop, we keep to max 15 mins of theory bursts with minimal use of PowerPoint
  • Regular breakouts in small groups to keep a high level of interaction and deepen understanding of the theory.  Where possible we have a member of faculty present to facilitate the discussion / answer questions

“Zoom fatigue”:

  • Regular breaks: in order to keep the energy & engagement high, we have found that a short 5-10min break every hour including a body exercise (stretching, breathing, standing) works. This replaces coffee/tea breaks. We take an hour for lunch.

High faculty to participant ratio:

In order to ensure an optimum online learning experience, the ratio of faculty to participant should be 1:5

We are able to offer this ratio by making use of the Centre for Coaching’s large international faculty of professional integral coaches who have all trained with us and who have been supporting our academic and/or organisational programmes for a number of years.


30 AUGUST 2022

See what Janine Ahlers, Director at the Centre for Coaching has to say about how these short courses fit in

Application Process:

In order to indicate your interest for any of these short courses, please complete some basic information to start the application process. If you would like to apply right away, please indicate this in the ‘Other’ below and  we will send you the link to complete our Online Application Form.