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Cognitive Coaching Seminars® 2024017F is a Course

Cognitive Coaching Seminars® 2024017F

May 28, 2024 - Dec 31, 2024

$5,400 Enrol

Full course description

Non members use promotion code CCS2024 for member pricing

Date and time

Day 1: Tuesday 28 May 2024, 9.30 am to 3.30 pm

Day 2: Wednesday 29 May 2024, 9.30 am to 3.30 pm

Day 3: Tuesday 23 July 2024, 9.30 am to 3.30 pm

Day 4: Wednesday 24 July 2024, 9.30 am to 3.30 pm

Day 5: Tuesday 27 August 2024, 9.30 am to 3.30 pm

Day 6: Wednesday 28 August 2024, 9.30 am to 3.30 pm

Day 7: Tuesday 15 October 2024, 9.30 am to 3.30 pm

Day 8: Wednesday 16 October 2024, 9.30 am to 3.30 pm

Delivery mode

In person at ISV, 40 Rosslyn St, West Melbourne


Principal, Senior or Middle Leader, Teacher


The mission of Cognitive Coaching Seminars® is to produce self-directed persons with the cognitive capacity for excellence both independently and as members of a community.

Research indicates that teaching is a complex intellectual activity and that teachers who think at higher levels produce students who are higher achieving, more cooperative, and better problem solvers. It is the invisible skills of teaching, the thinking processes that underlie instructional decisions, which produce superior instruction.

Cognitive Coaching Seminars® is a research-based model that capitalises upon and enhances teachers’ cognitive processes through the deliberate and highly skilled behaviours of the coach. This eight-day premier coaching program, Cognitive Coaching®, pioneered by Art Costa and Bob Garmston, has been transforming the professional and personal lives of educators around the globe for 40 years.

During the Cognitive Coaching Seminars®, you’ll be provided with the maps, tools and skills to work with others to help them become more engaged, resourceful and self-directed in their work. Put simply, you’ll help people to build their capacity to be truly self-directed in their own work and their work with others.

“The Cognitive Coaching course was without doubt one of the best professional learning opportunities of my career. I would encourage leaders in our schools to consider this as an essential course for their professional development. The course was well structured with helpful strategies and real applications that could be put into practice. It developed a mindset of coaching which sits in a companion model, that is sitting alongside and supporting others in their formation and daily work, rather than just performance management. The eight-day course was packed with practical and interactive activities, superbly led by our facilitator.”

- Previous Participant     

Key takeaways               

  • ability to develop teachers’ autonomy and sense of community, and use data to mediate thinking    
  • enhanced ability to develop trust and rapport with others
  • recognition of your identity as a mediator of thinking and act congruently
  • ability to utilise conversation structures for planning, reflecting and problem resolving
  • increased capacity to develop teachers’ autonomy and sense of community
  • higher levels of efficacy, consciousness, craftsmanship, flexibility and interdependence
  • understanding of how to conscioulsy apply the four support functions: coaching, evaluating, consulting, collaborating to your support of others
  • mastery of the premier coaching tools of pausing, paraphrasing, and posing questions
  • ability to utilise the knowledge of five forms of feedback and how to use data to mediate thinking.

Presenter information

Gavin Grift        

Gavin Grift is the Founder and CEO of Grift Education. Gavin’s passion, commitment, humour and highly engaging style have made him one of Australia’s most in-demand presenters. Through his keynotes, seminars, and coaching services, Gavin connects with national and international audiences on how to cultivate authentic collaboration, build success in others and genuinely commit to reflective practice. His belief in the development of defined professional autonomy for educators both challenge and connect the head and heart of his audiences. Having taught in schools and coached educators for over 25 years, Gavin understands the specific challenges teachers face. He is one of Thinking Collaborative’s most in demand Cognitive Coaching Trainers, having delivered the Cognitive Coaching Seminar® for the past 15 years, working across three continents. As a leading Hawker Brownlow Education author he has combined his beliefs, research and experiences on the importance of collaboration and coaching to co-author numerous books including 5 Ways of Being, Teachers as Architects of Learning, Transformative Talk, and Collaborative Teams that Work.