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Organizational Coaching

One of the institutional capacity building supports of STGM is organizational coaching or mentorship, specifically designed for a CSO.

Why Organizational Coaching?

Although the works, publications and even trainings of STGM focus on specific subjects and areas, they are not particularly developed for a single CSO inherently. For this reason, we try to plan and provide specific supports for organizations by Information Centre. One of these specific supports is an organization-specific, structured and medium-term expertise support, called “organizational coaching”.
As STGM, we have been providing organizational coaching/mentorship supports to more than 100 CSOs so far.

How does the Programme Work?

Organizational coaching programme provides support to CSOs, by call for applications. CSOs who apply to call and are fulfilled eligibility criteria on the guideline of the call will benefit from the programme. 

The capacity development is the process through which individuals, organizations and societies obtain, strengthen and maintain the capabilities to set and achieve their own development objectives over time.1

1.Capacity Assessment Practice Note, UNDP. file:///Users/stgm/Downloads/capacity_assessment_-_undp_2008.pdf

A capacity assessment is an analysis of desired capacities against existing capacities which generates an understanding of capacity assets and needs that informs the formulation of a capacity development response. To support this process effectively requires identifying what key capacities already exist and what additional capacities may be needed to reach these objectives. 

Some of the methods applied in the assessment of organizational capacity are as follows;

  • “Self-assessment”, in which the organization mobilizes its own resources ( such as teams, tools, methods and reports) for examining and evaluating organizational capacities and competencies,
  • “Assessment”, is a process which the evaluation to be outsourced for the analysis of institutional situation and competence of the organization 
  • “Participatory self-assessment”, in which external experts and facilitators are involved but institutional capacity is ultimately assessed by a team formed within the organization. In this method, the facilitators do not lead the process, but support it. In other words, “participatory self-assessment” can be described as a capacity building work itself.