OPM Launches Governmentwide Database of Federal Coaches
Back in June, then-OPM Director Katherine Archuleta announced the launch of a Governmentwide Database of Internal Federal Coaches.
“In an effort to help Federal agencies enhance their development efforts while minimizing costs and maximizing impact, OPM has created an inventory of current internal Federal coaches, whose services may be shared across agencies at no cost,” Archuleta stated in the announcement.
The initiative is sponsored by OPM and the Chief Learning Officers (CLO) Council.
“The goal of the program is to build a coaching culture across the Government, and promote coaching at all levels,” OPM spokesman Octavio Santiago told FEDmanager. “Because coaching is so valuable to development, and has been linked to positive outcomes such as increased productivity, retention, and engagement, we aim to make coaching training and services available to all interested Federal employees.”
OPM initially launched the coaches database with about 110 registered coaches, but hopes to train many more over time.
OPM has asked each agency Chief Human Capital Officer (CHCO) to submit a point of contact responsible for canvassing their agencies internally for coaches to populate the database, as well as helping identify agency employees and leaders interested in receiving coaching find coaches via the database.
The database can be accessed on OMB’s MAX portal by designated points of contacts within agencies.
“This is a shared service concept where agencies will allow their internal coaches to serve employees across Government, and benefit by accessing coaches from other agencies for their own staff,” said Santiago.
The creation of the coaches database evolved from efforts of the Federal Coaching Network, a community of individuals committed to leveraging shared resources to advance coaching across agencies.
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