I do. You watch. We talk
After the apprentice observes the coach in action, meet together and discuss “What worked?” “What didn’t work?” and “How can we improve?”
I do. You help. We talk
In this step of development, the coach gives his apprentice an opportunity to help lead part of the group meeting. This should be followed up with a one-on-one debrief between leader and apprentice.
You do. I help. We talk…
Now apprentice transitions from helping coach to taking on most of the leadership responsibilities for the group/ministry leader. The Coach will be there the whole time. The apprentice has watched enough and feels comfortable leading and the coach is gradually releasing responsibilities to his new, developing leader.
You do. I watch. We talk
The apprentice process is almost complete as they grow increasingly more confident in their role as a leader. The coach has them lead the entire meeting each week while he watches, and he gives them the responsibility. With both leader and apprentice debriefing after meetings, they begin to plan whether the apprentice will take over the group or lead a new group, and what the coach will lead next.
You do. Someone else watches
This is where the process of multiplication comes full circle. The coach now asks the apprentice if they have started to think about who they can mentor and repeat this process with. The coach continues to work with the apprentice and other leaders in a coaching capacity.