Title: Coaching education: staff development strategies for the adult learner

Authors: Gregory S. Sullivan

Addresses: Otterbein College, One Otterbein College, 218 Rike Center, Westerville, Ohio 43081, USA

Abstract: This paper discusses the key theoretical concepts related to staff development strategies for the experienced adult learner. These concepts would include adult learning and transformative learning theories. The focus of this article is on coaching education, but it should be noted that the key concepts discussed are transferable to any staff development strategy where adult education is needed. Furthermore, specific practical strategies are outlined and discussed for the facilitating and conducting of a workshop for adult learners.

Keywords: adult learning; andragogy; workshops; coaching education; transformative learning; staff development; human resources; reflective learning; sports coaches; human resource development; HRD; sport management.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSMM.2009.023237

International Journal of Sport Management and Marketing, 2009 Vol.5 No.3, pp.267 - 276

Published online: 15 Feb 2009 *

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