Overview of the four-day Intensive Professional Development Certificate Program
This course is designed to align with the International Coach Federation’s portfolio track coach accreditation program requirements. The hours spent on the course may count towards coach-specific training hours.
Day One:
• Defining coaching and distinguishing between counselling, mentoring, training and consulting.
• Three types of coaching and implications for organisations.
• Foundations of the coaching relationship.
• Remedial, reactive and proactive coaching.
• Cognitive-behavioural models and frameworks.
• Models of change and their use in coaching.
• Various ways to structure the coaching session.
• Coaching micro-skills.
• Live modelled demonstration of coaching with de-brief.
• Supervised coaching practice.
• Participants complete set homework task to consolidate day’s learning.
Day Two:
• Review Day One.
• Solution-focused approaches: Theory and application.
• Identification and management of mental health issues in coaching (when and how to refer).
• Case study discussion/s.
• Live modelled demonstration of coaching with de-brief.
• Supervised coaching practice.
• Participants complete set homework task to consolidate day’s learning.
Between Session Action Learning
Participants will engage in a structured workplace coaching exercise and are required to write up a brief case study and self reflection report. We have found this to be a very powerful learning experience and one which helps both consolidate taught coaching skills and raise awareness of ongoing developmental training needs.
Please note: Participants will need to coach one person face-to-face for this action learning task. For this learning task we recommend that participants do not coach family, friends or direct reports.
Day Three:
• Debrief from action learning.
• Coaching in complex adaptive systems
• Triangulation and systemic sensitivity in coaching
• Issues in organisational and workplace coaching: Ethics, confidentially, and managing the coaching relationship
• Live modelled demonstration of coaching with de-brief
• Supervised coaching practice
Day Four:
The content of Day Four is flexible and can be adapted to suit the needs of the workshop participants. The following are some of the topics covered:
• Working with difficult coachees.
• Case conceptualisation
• Conversational Mapping
• Using needs and values in coaching.
• Using the Will/Skill Matrix for individual and team coaching.
• Strategic Emotional Intelligence.
• Leadership styles and coaching.
• Other issues as identified by participants.
• Presentation of attendance certificates.