The Coaching Tools for Clinical Educators (CTCE) programme made its first debut with 18 Allied Health Professions (AHP) educators from National Healthcare Group (NHG), on 20 Sept 2019 at the Ng Teng Fong Centre for Healthcare Innovation.

Initiated and facilitated by NHG AHP Educators: Ms Suhana Salim, Principal Physiotherapist, Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH); Mr. Lawrence Lim, Principal Medical Social Worker, (TTSH); and Ms Wong Hui Mei, Senior Medical Social Worker, (TTSH), the programme aimed to equip participants with the essential coaching skills and knowledge, which they can share with their colleagues in their respective institutions.

Interactive activities, including formulating and voting for the most 'powerful' Coaching Questions in a ‘world-cafe’ styled format, were among the highlights of the day’s session. The participants were also given the opportunity to coach, and be coached using the GROW (Goal, Reality, Options, Way Forward) conversation model, based on their individual professional goals.

The participants agreed that the skills and knowledge shared have enhanced their ability to facilitate the professional development of their learners and fellow colleagues.  "Now that I am cognisant of the coaching tools, I would use GROW to guide me during my moments of coaching," said one of the participants. "I am now confident to take on different roles as an educator."