Peer Coaching: Tri-namics Coaching Triangle System

Peer Coaching: Tri-namics Coaching Triangle System 2017-06-30T04:42:26+00:00

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The Tri-namics Peer Coaching Triangle System is ideal as a follow-up to formal learning, and to help you develop creative leadership capabilities

Do you learn best with others through dialogue, experimentation and from building enriching relationships? Is your learning better when it’s happening right when you need it? Are you interested in a practical way to continue to learn and integrate the theory introduced in course or seminar?

Triangles can help you integrate new knowledge into day to day activities and goals and sustains the learning. Triangles also form around mutual interests, projects or complimenting interests. They have been widely used for leadership development.

The depth and value of the Coaching Triangle is felt through the dialogue and complexity of relationships and the potential interaction with other Coaching Triangle members as the system grows. It can be layered into any existing organizational structure.

The overall value of the system can be realized in measurable results such a lower number of grievances, increased engagement, higher retention, local problem solving, or more effective knowledge transfer.

It can be used in multitudes of ways to extend learning from workshops, to foster a coaching culture or to transfer knowledge. It mines the existing intellectual capital of the organization and fosters new relationships.

Forming a coaching triangle is simple!

Find one other person that you would like to learn with. The two of you then decide on a third person and invite them to join you. It is important to choose people who will help you grow and who you feel are the right people, organizationally speaking, for you to spend time with.

Once formed, the three members then attend a two-hour guided self-directed Orientation, agree to their guidelines and complete their contract and charter. The coaching triangle then meets as determined by the group and as long as members continue to receive value — with guidance and support as required.

The Tri-namics manual contains over 100 exercises and assessments to spark dialogue, to challenge your thinking and guide you in coaching each other. The depth and value of the Coaching Triangle is felt through the dialogue and complexity of relationships and the potential interaction with other Coaching Triangle members as the system grows. It can be layered into any existing organizational structure.

The overall value of the system can be realized in measurable results such a lower number of grievances, increased engagement, higher retention, local problem solving, or more effective knowledge transfer.

Coaching Triangles Applications:
• Providing continuous learning after classroom workshops
• Self-directed leadership development
• Growing an innovation culture within the organization
• Collegial support
• Possibility thinking, and problem solving
• Knowledge transfer
• Mentoring
• Increase organizational and team effectiveness

Tri-namics was developed by colleagues Erna Hagge, founder and leader of the University of British Columbia (UBC) Coaching Services Program, and Debbie Payne, founding partner of Deberna Coaching International

Organizations utilizing the Triangle coaching system include UBC, Terasen Gas, and Vancouver Community College.

Coaching triangles provides space for practicing leadership:

In my own Coaching Triangle we explored and clarified in a candid manner, our leadership strengths and weaknesses. The dialogue allowed each of us to look into the mirror and see the reflection more clearly of how others see us as leaders. The greatest value of Coaching Triangles is that they create the opportunity to practice leadership skills in a non-threatening environment.
—Daryle Britton, Vice President Human Resources, Terasen Gas, Inc.