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What is online coaching?
Why use online coaching?
How does the online COACHING CENTRE work?
How is online coaching a risk management tool?
How can one get the most out of the online COACHING CENTRE?
How do I get my $50 credit for using the online COACHING CENTRE?

What is online coaching?
A quick and simple way to become more productive and effective in your professional and personal life by enhancing the vital people and organizational skills that are essential to being a successful lawyer.

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Why use online coaching?
Learn anytime, anywhere -- at home, at the office, on the road, early or late, at your convenience.

It's a matter of minutes: A complete lesson, including the action plan that you develop as part of that lesson, takes only 5 to 15 minutes from start to finish.

Made for mentoring: Online coaching makes it easy to review learning and thinking with peers, managers and others in your organization so that you all benefit.

You're in the driver's seat: You select the modules that will benefit you the most, either in your work or in your personal life. Assess yourself, then tailor-make your own coaching program to suit your needs. Each modules uses a technique called "solution-focused questioning" to guide you to personally relevant learning.

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How does the online COACHING CENTRE work?
Workshops and modules
The online COACHING CENTRE offers you -- at your fingertips -- 150 skills specific, self-coaching modules organized into 6 workshops:

In each workshop you'll find 20 or more modules that address a specific issue, and provide a set of specific skills related to the topic. For example, in Overcoming Procrastination you'll find one group of modules that coach you on delegating more effectively, another group on time management and still more modules on getting organized and setting priorities.

Each module asks you to think about yourself and the way you currently approach that issue. The module provides tips and advice on different approaches that you may want to consider. But there are no silver bullets: You coach yourself, and the modules only facilitate that on-going self-improvement process.

With the online COACHING CENTRE you can work online, or download a specific module and work offline. You can answer the questions on your computer, save your work, review it at a later date and change your responses or even re-do the whole module to assess what you have learned in the interim. And you can do all that in a fraction of the time it would take if you were working off the printed page.

Self-assessment tools
In each workshop, you'll find a 10-point self-assessment that helps you determine which specific module might benefit you the most. This way you can work through a specific workshop in several different ways and customize your own self-coaching program. Assess yourself helps you get started.

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How is the online COACHING CENTRE a risk management tool?
From our claims data, LAWPRO knows that poor communication skills, poor time management and procrastination are key, underlying causes of claims. Research also shows that these same skills - the so-called 'soft skills' - are as important to a lawyer's ability to thrive as are the legal skills a lawyer offers. With the online COACHING CENTRE, LAWPRO is giving lawyers the tools to practise more professionally and proficiently.

The online COACHING CENTRE also recognizes that each of us learns in different ways, that an important aspect of learning is the "emotional intelligence" we bring to a situation. Experts say that you learn the soft skills - which are the focus of the online COACHING CENTRE - more effectively through personal study. This initiative meets that need.

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How can one get the most out of the online COACHING CENTRE?
Although each module is a stand-alone unit that helps users enhance specific skills, we believe that the online COACHING CENTRE works best if you complete, over time, all modules in specific workshop. That's because the modules reinforce each other, and deliver a consistent but varied learning experience. You approach the problem from many different angles, and build on earlier learning.

To access all modules in a specific workshop at your convenience, click on the "Download Full Workshop" icon on the home page of that workshop. You can then save all modules in that specific workshop in your word processing program, and work through the individual modules as time allows.

We also suggest that online COACHING CENTRE users consider reviewing their responses with a colleague or mentor, as feedback is an important component of the learning experience. But that does not mean you have to adopt this model to benefit from the online learning: The online COACHING CENTRE is designed to be equally effective when used as a stand-alone tool, or as part of a group coaching session.

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How do I get my $50 credit for using the online COACHING CENTRE?
Lawyers who complete at least three modules in the online COACHING CENTRE (OCC), qualify to receive a $50 Risk Management credit to be applied to the 2018 insurance program. After completing at least three modules, lawyers must complete the online Declaration on LAWPRO's website by September 15, 2017, in order to qualify for a $50 premium credit. The maximum credit for using the OCC is $50.

 

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