99-Minute Workshops, the brand new addition to Ministry of Testing’s learning platform available only to our Pro Members.

Our short, instructor-led, workshops are the perfect way to explore and experiment with new ideas, keep updated with new tools and approaches to testing. Broadening your understanding of what it means to be a valuable member of a modern software development team.

There's no U in Coach

Explore some of the more common coaching methods in this interactive and fun workshop with Lindsay Strydom and Gareth Waterhouse on the 24th of August 2020 at 12 PM (UK Time).

After this workshop, you will be able to

  • Examine the difference between coaching and mentoring
  • Describe the responsibilities of a coach and coachee in a coaching relationship
  • Identify the difference between open and closed questions
  • Name some different coaching frameworks
  • Identify which framework is most appropriate for a given scenario
  • Use these frameworks in practice coaching sessions
  • Reflect on how you could use these frameworks in your team setting

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What You'll Learn

By the end of this workshop you'll be able to:

Examine the difference between coaching and mentoring

Describe the responsibilities of a coach and coachee in a coaching relationship

Identify the difference between open and closed questions

Name some different coaching frameworks

Identify which framework is most appropriate for a given scenario

Use these frameworks in practice coaching sessions

Reflect on how you could use these frameworks in your team setting

About This Workshop

Coaching is about unleashing the ability and the skills in everyone to help them be as awesome as they can be and it's an amazing feeling.  It can, however, be hard to find the people and the time to actually practice your coaching skills, especially in high pressure environments where you’re dealing with people in real life situations. This interactive and fun workshop will explore some of the more common coaching methods, just what we mean when we say powerful questions (a really useful skill to have as a Tester) and how to go about asking them.  Please bring some problems (or decisions) along to the session that you'd like to be coached on! 

Your Instructors

Gareth Waterhouse

Gareth Waterhouse

Lead QA Engineer

Seasoned QA with a decade of experience, father of two and Sunderland fan (please don't hold that against us). Regularly attends QA/Testing meetups and has given numerous presentations at meetups. Always looking at ways to develop others. Regularly blog about things that I think may be of interest.

Lindsay Strydom

Lindsay Strydom

Senior QA Engineer

Reformed Luddite and accidental QA with years of experience in testing e-commerce native and web applications. Keen gardener and charity shop enthusiast.

What are 99 Minute Workshops?

  • Instructor-led
  • Short
  • Targeted
  • Outcomes-based
  • Learn live with others
  • Convenient
  • Included in Pro

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