Clinical Coaching for Excellence Program

Coaching relationships are wonderful opportunities for growth and development, taking risks, expanding perspectives as well as learning new skills and abilities. When done well, a coaching relationship can truly have life-changing effects.

The Clinical Coaching for Excellence Program, developed by the University of British Columbia’s Division of Rural Continuing Professional Development (UBC RCPD) in collaboration with the Rural Coordination Centre of British Columbia (RCCbc), supports family physicians and nurses in rural British Columbia to optimize their clinical practice through personalized and context-specific coaching. The program aims to improve confidence and comfort with clinical and non-clinical skills, improve quality of care, establish and enhance collaborative peer-to-peer relationships, and support a clinical coaching culture in rural BC.

Most of the coaching is done within the specific rural community. Coachees have the unique opportunity to choose their own coach, who will provide constructive support including direct observation of the participants’ usual clinical context. The scope and structure of the program is driven by the community and practitioners’ needs. Coaches from external sites will provide support for their rural site over the course of a year, and all participants are encouraged to continue their relationships after this first year is over.

Confidential feedback provided by the coaches will support coachees in designing specific and actionable goals, encouraging continuous quality improvement. Feedback is provided in a non-evaluative manner, and kept separate from the College’s and Health Authority’s privileging process.

The Clinical Coaching for Excellence Program is a fully integrated research and education program. Program activities are designed to both support program participants and collect data to assess and improve the program. Participants’ feedback will provide critical contributions for improving future iterations of the Clinical Coaching program and will inform best-practices in CPD program design. Click here to learn more about the research activities associated with this program. 

The Clinical Coaching for Excellence program is made up of a number of separate streams focused on different clinical areas and approaches to coaching. If you are interested in more information about each of these streams, please visit the individual stream pages.

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