CoffeeChat Launches New Digital Credentialing Initiative with Credly
Pan-African leadership development platform provides new way to recognize members of its fast-growing Peer Coaching Network
CoffeeChat, a coaching platform trusted by top companies across Africa, has launched a new digital badging program for members of its Peer Coaching Network. Individuals who complete the required Peer Coaching Essentials course and successfully participate in at least 3 two-way peer coaching sessions with other Peer Coaches from the network will earn a CoffeeChat Peer Coach digital credential.
Launched at the start of 2022, the CoffeeChat Peer Coaching Network already includes managers from over 100 companies working across Africa. Membership is limited to individuals who hold a management role at a company or organization with an operational footprint in an African market. Participants first engage in a self-paced e-learning module and comprehension quiz that introduces the principles of peer coaching and how to use the GROW model.
Upon completion of this training, participants are matched monthly with managers from different companies with similar experience levels to both provide and receive peer coaching over a two-way, 1-hour call. Through these calls, managers practice and hone a range of skills relevant to coaching their own teams, including active listening and crafting powerful questions. Participants also benefit from high-impact networking as they engage with emerging leaders working at interesting organizations and discover new strategies for their key challenges from others in different industries.
CoffeeChat is working with Credly, the digital credentialing leader, to provide digital badges. Credly collaborates with top global training providers, credential issuers, associations and academic institutions that are similarly focused on the power of verified skills and achievements. Credly transforms knowledge, skills and achievements into digital credentials that empower individuals to connect with learning and career opportunities.
For more information about CoffeeChat’s digital credential program, visit https://www.credly.com/organizations/coffeechat/badges
CoffeeChat is a Future of Work technology company on a mission to democratize access to coaching support for the estimated 15 million managers working across Africa. Founded in early 2019, CoffeeChat has worked with dozens of companies to facilitate access to both professional coaches and peer coaches. CoffeeChat was featured in the HolonIQ Africa EdTech 50 list in 2020 and was ranked as a top startup during the Village Capital Future of Work Africa program in 2021. Visit www.coffeechat.co to learn more.
Credly is helping the world speak a common language about people’s knowledge, skills, and abilities. Thousands of employers, training organizations, associations, certification programs, and workforce development initiatives use Credly to help individuals translate their learning experiences into professional opportunities using trusted, portable, digital credentials. Credly empowers organizations to attract, engage, develop, and retain talent with enterprise-class tools that generate data-driven insights to address skills gaps and highlight opportunities through an unmatched global network of credential issuers. Visit www.credly.com to learn more.