Systemic Team Coaching® Diploma

Our Masters-level programme, accredited by Middlesex University, enables experienced team coaches to become among the most highly qualified in the field today. The one-year Systemic Team Coaching® Diploma deepens and strengthens your team coaching practice by supporting you in applying your learning to a live client assignment.

“Systemic Team Coaching is an ongoing partnership – not a series of events – and the AoEC Systemic Team Coaching Diploma helps you learn how to partner with a complex team during a programme lasting 9-12 months. During that time, you set a process in place which leads to learning and coaching occurring with your client team even when you’re not there with them.”

peter.hawkinsProfessor Peter Hawkins – AoEC Honorary President

Who is it for?

The Master Practitioner Diploma has been designed for experienced executive coaches. As a participant on the programme, you’ll need to:

  • Be an experienced individual coach with at least four years’ practice
  • Have completed coach-specific development events that are equivelent to International Coach Federation (ICF) ACC level or European Mentoring & Coaching Council (EMCC) Practitioner Level


  • Be a consultant with a ten-year career in Organisational Development, which includes extensive coaching or team development experience

The Master Practitioner Diploma provides:

  • In-depth input on the theoretical foundations and the practice of systemic team coaching from highly experienced Faculty
  • Broad exposure to a range of team coaching approaches, tools and techniques, with the opportunity to practice with peers and get feedback
  • Rigorous feedback on your team coaching model and practice from peers and faculty members
  • One-to-one guidance from Faculty on your continued learning and development as a team coach
  • The opportunity to put your learning during the programme into immediate practice in a real client case study
  • Supervision of your team coaching practice by experienced Faculty
  • Feedback on and in-depth assessment of your team coaching work by the faculty

Learning Outcomes

In this highly experiential team coaching training programme you will:

  • Gain a clear understanding of the theory and methodology of Systemic Team Coaching®
  • Create your own model of Systemic Team Coaching based on our Systemic Team Coaching® approach, and also your own marketing statement
  • Develop the skills to practice as an excellent Systemic Team Coach
  • Gain deep personal understanding of yourself in your roles as a team member and coach, and clarity about how to further build your expertise in this professional field

“This course not only transformed my approach to coaching teams, it helped transform my business by breaking into an area I had long wanted to involve myself in.” 

Programme Structure

After the Systemic Team Coaching® Certificate, the Diploma training programme continues with a further four modules.



The Systemic Team Coaching® Diploma involves 90 hours of coach training that can be used towards PCC accreditation with the International Coach Federation (ICF). This course is validated by Middlesex University and leads to the award of 40 level 7 credit points. Graduates can take their study further and complete a Masters at Middlesex University.

“I wanted to spend more time in a learning environment and tap into the collective knowledge of the faculty at the AoEC. This team coach training programme has enabled me to do just that. It has been the most significant, stretching and rewarding learning experience of my career to date.” 

Interested in becoming a Team Coach?

Find out more at our free Open Event

Find out more about the AoEC and all our programmes, including Systemic Team Coaching® (STC) training opportunities at our open afternoon. Mike Smith will be available to answer any questions you have from 4pm. Please follow the link to book your place.  

Tuesday 24th April 2018

The National Gallery
Trafalgar Square



We have highly trained and experienced team coaches who deliver this programme, some of whom also played a key role in developing it.

John Leary-Joyce
John Leary-Joyce
As entrepreneurial founder and leader of AoEC, John understands the importance of teamwork and the value of team coaching. Over the last 20 years he has become widely recognised as a senior transformational coach, combining this with an initial 20-year career as a Gestalt psychotherapist, group facilitator and trainer. Author of the highly acclaimed book: Fertile Void, Gestalt Coaching at Work, a practical and effective methodology for individual and team coaching.
Dr Hilary Lines
Dr Hilary Lines
Hilary is an executive and team coach, educator and facilitator, with over 25 years’ experience of working with senior executives in a range of sectors. She helps clients unlock their full potential as leaders, enabling them to develop the relational presence and agility to engage productively with their teams, peers and clients.
Alan Taylor
Alan Taylor
Alan specialises in working with managers and leadership teams, building both individual and collective capabilities via the application of a systemic coaching focus. Clients experience the benefits of working with a coach who has walked-the-talk, a coach with a unique combination of senior operational management and leadership experience, coupled with a high level of coaching competence and accreditation.
Moira Nangle
Moira Nangle
Moira has designed, delivered and evaluated OD interventions from Board to Shop-floor level ranging from business strategy to organisation design, new product development, talent management, culture change, and customer service. During the last few years she has worked with senior teams in a coaching or consulting capacity across Europe and in Hong Kong, Malaysia and the Middle East to develop the internal capability and capacity to lead and manage change.
Professor Peter Hawkins
Professor Peter Hawkins
Peter Hawkins is Honorary President of the Academy of Executive Coaching (AoEC). For the last 30 years he has been helping organisations in many parts of the world connect their strategic change, their organizational culture and their leadership development. He has written extensively about leadership, leadership teams, coaching and supervision. Currently his major concern is the growing gap between the increasing and changing challenges for individual and collective leadership and how leadership development is failing to evolve at the same speed.

Programme Dates

Our next Diploma starts in late 2018. Please contact for more information.

Ongoing Supervision Support

We can support your continued development with individual or group supervision. For details please contact

Have a query?

Mike Smith


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