The coaching approach means embracing a new way of working compared with past technical assistance approaches. Moving in this direction requires some explaining and agreement on common principles — for the funders, for the coaches, and the change agents themselves. We all have to work together a bit differently.
To help introduce and build momentum around this approach, SPARC collaborated with Results for Development (R4D), the African Collaborative for Health Financing Solutions (ACS), and the Health Systems Strengthening Accelerator in partnership with Amref Health Africa’s Campus team to develop a virtual orientation to the coaching approach.
The orientation is a series of four e-learning modules in which coaches themselves share the principles, approaches and some tips for playing the role of coach most effectively. The first module provides an introduction to the approach and how coaches can help strengthen country processes and build lasting capacity through this approach.