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Cognitive Coaching Seminars® is a Course

Cognitive Coaching Seminars®

Mar 30 - Nov 17, 2022

$4,800 Enrol

Full course description

Date and time

Day 1: Thursday 28 April, 2022, 9.30 am to 3.30 pm

Day 2: Friday 29 April 2022, 9.30 am to 3.30 pm

Day 3:  Thursday 16 June 2022, 9.30 am to 3.30 pm

Day 4:  Friday 17 June 2022, 9.30 am to 3.30 pm

Day 5:  Thursday 25 August 2022, 9.30 am to 3.30 pm

Day 6:  Friday 26 August 2022, 9.30 am to 3.30 pm

Day 7:  Thursday 20 October 2022, 9.30 am to 3.30 pm

Day 8:  Friday 21 October 2022, 9.30 am to 3.30 pm

Delivery mode

In person at 40 Rosslyn St, West Melbourne


This learning event is right for you if you have a desire to learn the best approaches and strategies to help people plan, reflect and solve significant problems.


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.

School Leader- Adelaide

“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.”

Key takeaways                 

  • ability to develop trust and rapport and recognise your identity as a mediator of thinking
  • conversation structures for planning, reflecting and problem resolving
  • capacity to develop teachers’ autonomy and sense of community
  • higher levels of efficacy, consciousness, craftsmanship, flexibility and interdependence
  • how to apply the four support functions: coaching, evaluating, consulting, collaborating
  • premier coaching tools of pausing, paraphrasing, and posing questions
  • knowledge of the 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.  Gavin is co-author of Collaborative Teams that Transform Schools (2016), Transformative Collaboration (2016) and Teachers as Architects of Learning (2018)