Systemic Team Coaching Diploma

The Systemic Team Coaching® Diploma programme has been developed for experienced coaching practitioners, consultants and OD specialists who want to develop their capacity to transform leadership teams. This one-year programme will enable you to apply the discipline of Systemic Team Coaching®,  broaden your theoretical knowledge and deepen your skill base – giving you greater confidence and competence to work effectively with teams.

Before undertaking the Diploma you must have completed or enrolled in the Systemic Team Coaching® Certificate – a three-day course which doubles as the Foundation and Module 1 of the Diploma. Find out about the next dates for the Systemic Team Coaching® Certificate. 

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


What’s involved?

In this highly experiential programme you will:

  • Gain a clear understanding of the theory and methodology of Team Coaching
  • Develop the skills to practice as an excellent Team Coach
  • Apply your learning to your own team coaching clients, with support and challenge from faculty and a supervision practice team
  • Create your own model of Team Coaching based on the Systemic Team Coaching® approach
  • Gain deep understanding of yourself in your roles as a team member and coach
  • Enhance your confidence, authority, presence and resilience when working with your client teams

The Systemic Team Coaching® Model

John Leary-Joyce AoEC, and Dr Hilary Lines, in partnership with Professor Peter Hawkins, Honorary President of the AoEC have developed a highly distinctive, comprehensive and effective methodology for Systemic Team Coaching®.

The model has six levels and focuses on enabling all elements to function effectively in order to harness the power of the team within the organisational system. The levels are:

  • Individual and their team role
  • Interpersonal relationships
  • Team Dynamics
  • Team’s Task, Function & Intent
  • Stakeholder Interface
  • Wider Organisational Context

Who is it for?

The Systemic Team Coaching® Diploma programme (STCD) is for experienced coaches, consultants or OD specialists seeking to develop and expand their team coaching competence and practice and gain a recognised professional qualification.

Entry Requirements

This programme will build on your substantial knowledge and experience of developing people. You will be an experienced individual coach with at least 4 years practice having completed either a training equivalent to PCC (ICF) Practitioner Level (EMCC) or be a consultant with a 10-year career in OD with extensive coaching experience. You will be expected to be able to present your theoretical framework for coaching individuals and teams.

Entry Process

To apply, fill in the on-line application form.


Systemic Team Coaching® Diploma – is 90 hrs of coach training that can be used towards PCC accreditation with the ICF.

Academically the programme is at Masters level.

This course is accredited by Middlesex University. Accreditation is the formal mechanism for the recognition of learning that is achieved outside the University’s validated programmes of study. This course uses Middlesex University’s credit framework to evaluate and quantify such learning in terms of credit points at a particular level. This course is delivered by the AoEC and can lead to the award of 40 level 7 credit points. This course does not result in the award of a Middlesex qualification.


Professor Peter Hawkins
Professor Peter HawkinsAssociate Faculty
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.
John Leary-Joyce
John Leary-JoyceFaculty
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 LinesAssociate Faculty
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 TaylorFaculty
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 NangleAssociate Faculty
Formerly Director of Organisation Development at Virgin Atlantic Airways, Moira is a creative, perceptive OD professional with qualifications in Training, Teaching, Psychotherapy, both one to one and team coaching, and an MSc in Organisation Development. She has Director level experience in all three sectors.
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.
Moira is a visiting lecturer in HRM and leadership at City University London, and is also an associate of Roffey Park Leadership Institute where she works primarily in the areas of leadership and change.

Ongoing Supervision Support

Once you have completed your training with the AoEC we are keen to support your continued development in Team Coaching and provide STC Individual or Group Supervision with a member of the course Faculty. For details please contact Mike Smith.

Coach Training

Upcoming Course Details

Show the next months in

Course Location Venue Dates Price exc. VAT   Status
There are currently no events scheduled. Please register your interest with our Programme Manager - details below.

Have a query?

Mike Smith


New book! Systemic Team Coaching by John Leary-Joyce and Dr Hilary Lines coming this October. Complimentary copy for all participants of the STCD Programme.

Keep up to date with the AoEC’s latest events.