Speed Coaching Network
Have you ever wished that you could get an expert opinion or coaching by talking to someone for 15 minutes or so? Do you often find yourself needing a quick piece of advice on a problem you have at work as a member of Purdue faculty?
Twenty-six faculty across the WL campus (widely respected as accomplished, ethical, and supportive senior colleagues within their units) have been invited to serve as speed coaches. Speed coaches will make themselves available to offer brief ad-hoc coaching sessions (virtual and 1:1) to any participating Purdue faculty who are dealing with a specific issue at work.
Some examples of speed coaching conversations would include: (1) quickly reviewing an important email (e.g., to a department head or potential collaborator); (2) providing advice about handling critical feedback (e.g., from course evaluations or a review); and (3) helping to navigate on-campus resources. All coaching conversations shall be treated as strictly confidential.
This 8-month pilot program (called “Speed Coaching Network”) will start in October 2023 and conclude in May 2024. Participants will have access to the list of speed coaches along with their availability and preferred method of contact at the start of the program.
The Speed Coaching Network is intended to supplement and further support the existing mentoring programs run by individual units on campus (as well as those available outside of Purdue). As such, participants will be encouraged to schedule coaching sessions with coaches outside of their college and department.
Speed Coaching Network Participant Application
You can apply to participate in the Speed Coaching Network program here. This program is open to all Purdue faculty - including both tenure-track and non-tenure-track faculty (e.g., clinical/professional professors, research professors); faculty members in their early to mid-career stages are particularly encouraged to apply. Applications will be reviewed and accepted on a rolling basis.