Leadership Conversations


The Centre for Coaching’s Leadership Conversations programme is designed to develop leaders holistically and amplify their coaching conversation skills through six individual short courses. We highly recommend that you do all these six modules as each one develops and deepens an important skill. You can however, handpick the ones that suit you best and do them individually.

Run in collaboration with the UCT GSB, the theoretical foundations of all these conversations are based on an Integral approach.

Programme Overview


Who will benefit from this course?

You will benefit from this programme if you are an Executive, Manager, or Emerging Leader seeking to develop and grow your teams through the proven principles of transformative coaching conversations.

What will I gain from this course?

  • A deeper understanding of the difference between coaching and other methods of interaction
  • The benefits of being skilled in making requests, promises, and offers to optimise business outcomes
  • An understanding of feedback conversations to ensure that they are constructive and inspire growth
  • How having direct, constructive conversations helps to avoid conflict
  • Tools on building trust in a conscious and coherent way
  • Practical knowledge on the processes, skills, and qualities that will make you a great mentor

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.

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Do you want to know more?

Click Here to Download the Leadership Conversations Brochure

Watch this short video where Janine Ahlers gives an overview of the programme, with a brief description of each workshop including what you will take away.

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In order to indicate your interest in any of the Leading with a Coaching Style short courses, please complete some basic information to start the application process and we can send you the link to complete our Online Application Form.