What you will learn
Advanced coaching skills – businesses have increasingly stricter requirements for hiring coaching professionals as the market matures and becomes more sophisticated. This diploma goes deeper into coaching methodology, psychological theories and practice as it equips you with skills beyond the core coaching competencies that will enable you to expand your capabilities and grow your business.
How to do more in service of your clients – developing a greater understanding and knowledge of leadership models and theory will enable you to better support your senior executive and leadership clients as you learn how to create the right foundations to facilitate personal transformation.
Who you are as a coach and finesse your own signature model – you will be challenged and supported as you create your own learning. With an emphasis on doing, you will be practising a wider range of techniques and will receive rigorous feedback in order to give you a deeper insight into who you are as a coach, allow you to live your values and be able to authentically express who you are.
How to be more confident as a coach – we will work with you to support you as you grow in confidence and learn to truly trust yourself as a coaching professional. Adding a higher level of quality to your coaching approach, you will be stretched in a safe environment and will gain new perspectives as you work closely in your peer group and with faculty.
How you learn
This programme requires 14 days over 13 months and consists of several key elements:
Core curriculum – explores what makes advanced coaching advanced, a number of psychological schools of thought and the systemic context of executive coaching.
Skills practise and experiential learning – the AoEC highly values experiential learning and the importance of practising skills in a safe, expertly guided environment. Working in client-coach-observer practice groups, participants will receive robust feedback in order to drive consistent improvement.
Personal development – greater awareness of yourself improves your understanding of others. On the programme, we focus on us as a system and the interactions that take place within it.
An important element of coaching is the understanding of the relationship – our own, and our clients’ responses. You will also be provided with group supervision.
Your learning experience
Together we will create a learning environment in which you will choose a style that best suits you and your coaching practice. Each participant will also act as the client to enhance coaching practise and address real business and development issues.
In order to achieve a vibrant learning community that reflects the dynamics of an organisational system, we have chosen a structure that draws on all our experience of best practice.
- Orientation day to meet peers and faculty
- Four 3-day modules approximately eight weeks apart to maintain momentum, continuity and integration
- Practice groups, which meet physically or virtually between events to consolidate learning
- 10 hours of mentor coaching at PCC (Professional Certified Coach) level
- An assessment day to complete the programme
EMCC (European Mentoring and Coaching Council)
The AoEC holds the Global Quality Award (Senior Practitioner level) conferred by the EMCC for the Advanced Practitioner Diploma.
Graduates of the Advanced Practitioner Diploma have completed the training requirements for EMCC Global Individual Accreditation at Senior Practitioner level.
For more detailed information see the EMCC Website.
ICF (International Coaching Federation)
The AoEC is a Level 2 ICF Accredited Coaching Education Provider.
The Advanced Practitioner Diploma is a Level 2 programme and accredited by the ICF for 131 total hours of coach-specific education.
Graduates of the Advanced Practitioner Diploma have completed the education hours, mentor coaching, and performance evaluation requirements for ICF Professional Certified Coach (PCC).
For more detailed information see the ICF Website.