Systemic Team Coaching Diploma

Our Masters-level Systemic Team Coaching Diploma enables experienced coaches, Organisation Development consultants and team leaders to become among the most highly qualified team coaches in the field today.

One of the longest-running team coaching programmes available, this ICF-accredited team coaching training deepens your practice by supporting you in applying your learning to a live client assignment. It offers the expertise of highly experienced coaching faculty and support of an experienced, international learning community.

“Systemic Team Coaching is an ongoing partnership and the Masters-level Diploma helps you learn how to partner with a complex team during a coaching programme lasting 9-12 months. It provides a very rich action learning cycle with theories, practice with your learning group, applying your learning to your client project, as well as review, reflection and supervision from expert faculty.”

peter.hawkinsProfessor Peter Hawkins – AoEC Honorary President

Who is it for?

Before starting the Diploma (next programme starts February 2019), you must have completed the Systemic Team Coaching Certificate – a three-day programme which doubles as Module One of the Diploma. Visit the Systemic Team Coaching Certificate page or contact for more information.

Hear Professor Peter Hawkins explain how the STC Diploma helps people develop as team coaches.

What you can expect on the Master-Practitioner Diploma Programme

As part of an international cohort meeting in London for five modules throughout the year with expert faculty, you’ll be part of a knowledgable, supportive and experienced learning community. Learning opportunities include:

  • Explanation of the theoretical foundations and practice of systemic team coaching
  • Exposure to a range of team coaching approaches, tools and techniques with the opportunity to practice with peers and get feedback
  • Tutorials providing one-to-one guidance from faculty on your continued learning and development as a team coach
  • The opportunity to put your learning into 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
  • Feedback on your team coaching model and practice from peers and faculty members

Learning outcomes

  • The skills, experience and knowledge to be an AoEC qualified Systemic Team Coach
  • A thorough understanding of the theory and practice of Systemic Team Coaching® 
  • Experience of applying the Hawkins’ Five Disciplines model to a client team
  • Enhanced confidence, authority, presence and resilience when working with teams at all levels
  • Understanding of yourself in your role as team coach
  • Development of your own signature model of systemic team coaching and a supporting marketing statement 
  • A license to use the Team Connect 360 diagnostic and experience of interpreting a TC360 report

“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.” 

“The programme is transformational; I am a different coach as a result. It’s offered me an opportunity to develop my practice at all levels; when working with individuals, teams and organisations. It allowed me to bring together my life experience, previous training and development, as well as the learning during the programme, to create my signature approach. The faculty and participants were generous with their time and created a safe, but challenging, place to learn and grow as a systemic team coach practitioner. Highly recommended.” 

Qualification and Accreditation

The Systemic Team Coaching® Diploma involves 121 hours of coach training that can be used towards PCC accreditation with the International Coach Federation (ICF).

This course is also accredited 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.

Structure & eligibility

Participants are typically experienced coaches or consultants with:

  • at least four years’ practice and training equivalent to PCC (ICF) Practitioner Level (EMCC)


  • OD practitioners working in-houseor with significant consultancy experienceOR
  • Be a consultant with about ten years in Organisational Development, which includes extensive coaching or team development

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


“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.” 

Frequently Asked Questions

We run this course every 12 to 18 months in London. A North American course is under development.

We restrict the maximum number of delegates on each course to 24 in order to maintain a minimum faculty / student ratio of 6:1.

The course is accredited with the International Coach Federation (ICF) for 106 ACSTH (Accredited Coach Specific Training Hours).

The course is not residential, if you will need to stay in London, we can provide a list of hotels local to the venue.

We suggest that you allow the same amount of time that you spend attending the training, for working with your own client team and for the course work between modules – so on average, you should anticipate an additional 11 days over the duration of the course (about a year). We also provide a reading list with mandatory and discretionary reading.


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

Upcoming Course Details

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Systemic Team Coaching Diploma 7 - Module 2, 11 – 13 Feb 2019

Systemic Team Coaching Diploma 7 - Module 3, 01 – 03 May 2019

Systemic Team Coaching Diploma 7 - Module 4, 15 – 17 Jul 2019

Systemic Team Coaching Diploma 7 - Module 5, 14 – 15 Oct 2019

ETC Venues, Bonhill House, 1-3 Bonhill Street, London, EC2A 4BX
Course Location Venue Dates Price exc. VAT   Status
Systemic Team Coaching Diploma View Dates London; Bonhill House London: Bonhill House 11 Feb – 15 Oct 2019 £7,495.00

Systemic Team Coaching Diploma

London; Bonhill House

London: Bonhill House

11 Feb – 15 Oct 2019

£7,495.00 exc. VAT


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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.
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.
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.
John Hill
John Hill
John is an accredited Systemic Team Coach, Executive Coach and works with leaders and senior teams in the UK and internationally. He has a background in the cut and thrust of the business world gained in global organisations, SMEs and start-ups, and moved into coaching and leadership development around 10 years ago. John is passionate about being an agent of positive change, drawing on his fascination with the ‘why’ and the ‘how’ of people and organisations, which informs what makes them the way they are – and what they could be.
Maxine Gooding
Maxine Gooding
Maxine Gooding is a team coach, facilitator and organisational dynamics consultant. She has over 25 years’ experience in business leading teams, developing strategy, managing global change initiatives and improving customer experience. She knows first-hand the complexity of working in fast moving large-scale organisations. A graduate of the Systemic Team Coaching Diploma and OD practitioner, Maxine focuses on liberating the human element of business through leadership, teamwork and organisational performance.

Find out about Maxine Gooding’s experience as a delegate on the Diploma.

Ongoing Supervision Support

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

Programme Dates

Our next Diploma starts in February 2019 with an introductory webinar in November 2018. Please contact for more information.

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