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Deakin University

Coaching Skills: Team culture

Deakin University via FutureLearn


Develop skills for sports and business coaching

Coaches play an important role in establishing a cohesive team environment.

On this two-week course, you’ll learn how to use different strategies to support your team members and promote inclusive surroundings.

You’ll understand how to build a strong team that works together to achieve your desired team goals.

Learn the strategies to encourage team development

To understand how to promote growth within your team, you’ll identify the stages of team development including the change cycle, team bank balance and the performance clock.

There are key differences when working with new and established teams, and you’ll have to change your approach to suit each one. You’ll identify the frameworks to support working with new teams and examine the challenges you may face in both scenarios.

You’ll understand the importance of monitoring conflict and reflecting on the changes occurring as your team develops.

Understand team culture and how to promote it

You’ll analyse how successful coaches create and maintain a positive team culture and learn how to apply these concepts in your team context.

By the end of this course, you’ll have the skills and confidence to create an inclusive team environment that promotes growth and a shared interest in working towards team goals.

This course will help you develop your skills as a sports or business coach. You may already be working in the area or you might be looking to turn your interest into a career.


  • Understanding your team
    • Getting started
    • Frameworks for team development
    • Promoting a positive team culture
    • Weekly wrap
  • Advancing your team
    • Leadership approaches
    • Confidence and conflict
    • Facilitating team conversations
    • Weekly wrap

Taught by

Paddy Upton


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