CTC Application Insights by Nils Bernert

Nils Bernert shared several insights concerning the CTC application in an email exchange in the context of our CTC mentoring group (which is a continuation of the CTC mentoring pilot).

Context: Nils reviewed a colleagues CTC application to give feedback before it was sent for formal review. I obtained his permission to post these lines here.

Some of my insights from the review were:

  • Do not describe „known methods“ (like Open Space Technology) in great detail.
  • Do not generalize what was done.

Instead describe:

  • What you did quite specifically
  • Describe your part
  • Why a „method“ was chosen (and possibly how it relates to coaching)
  • What was the impact, what were the learnings
  • how did you fail and improve over time, what did you change
  • do not ignore the word count, it will help you to focus

Posts in the Certified Team Coach (CTC) series:

  1. CTC Mentoring Pilot: Overview
  2. CTC Mentoring Pilot: Application specific learnings
  3. CTC Mentoring Pilot: Coaching (To be written, tweet me if you want to be notified.)
  4. CTC Application Process Tips by Roger Brown
  5. CTC Quick pointers for candidates by Vernon Stinebaker
  6. CTC Application Insights by Nils Bernert

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