Local government professionals, like any other professionals, can benefit from performance coaching. In fact, many local government organizations have started to recognize the value of coaching as a tool for developing their workforce.
One study conducted by ICMA found that coaching is a highly effective way to develop leadership skills among local government professionals. The study found that coaching can help individuals develop the skills they need to lead effectively, including communication skills, problem-solving skills, and the ability to manage conflict.
Another study conducted by the Center for State and Local Government Excellence found that coaching can be an effective way to develop talent within local government organizations. The study found that coaching can help individuals develop the skills and competencies they need to succeed in their current roles, as well as prepare them for future leadership positions.
In addition, many local government organizations have started to invest in coaching programs for their employees. Charlotte, North Carolina, has implemented a coaching program for its mid-level managers, with the goal of developing their leadership skills and preparing them for future leadership positions. The program has been well-received by participants and has resulted in improved job performance and increased engagement among employees.
All local government professionals, members and nonmembers, can take advantage of ICMA’s Coaching Program. Find a personal coach and receive 1:1 mentorship through ICMA’s CoachConnect Program. Browse the Career Compass, ICMA’s monthly career advice columns. Use ICMA’s six coaching webinars as a free professional development track for your team. Watch the webinar as a group and use our questions to facilitate a guided discussion afterward. Register for the coaching webinar Innovative Ideas to Solve Everyday Problems. You do not need to be an ICMA member to register.
Overall, there is growing recognition among local government organizations of the value of coaching as a tool for developing their workforce. By taking advantage of ICMA’s free coaching program for their employees, these organizations can help their staff develop the skills they need to succeed in their roles, and prepare them for future leadership positions. Local government professionals who are interested in advancing their careers can benefit from working with a performance coach to develop their skills, build confidence, and achieve their goals. Create a CoachConnect account today to receive 1:1 Coaching!
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