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Coaching Skills Certificate
Coaching Skills Certificate
A two-day programme for those wanting to incorporate coaching skills into their people development expertise or begin their journey towards a coaching qualification.
This programme is available virtually, in-person and is also available as in-house programme to organisations.
This course is perfect for line managers, team leaders, middle managers and aspiring leaders who wish to add coaching skills to their toolkit.
IN-HOUSE DELIVERY - interested in in-house delivery for your team or organisation? Contact Karen Smart in our Organisations Team for more info.
Join us for our next FREE Open Event to learn more.
11 January 2024 - 12 January 2024
23 January 2024 - 23 January 2024
Poland/Live Virtual Sessions
05 February 2024 - 06 February 2024
- Improve your self-awareness to become better at communicating, building relationships and supporting others
- Gain greater insight into others and how to help them realise their true potential
- Learn how to have better, constructive conversations with others
- Gain new strategies to enable you to engage, motivate and empower others to perform more effectively
- Helps support individuals in refining their soft skills
- Reinforces your people development strategies by encouraging employees to maximise self-directed learning and development opportunities
- Improves individual and team performance and resilience
- Helps develop future leaders and high potential employees
What you will learn
What coaching is – this entry-level programme explains what coaching is, how it can be applied in the workplace and how it differs from similar interventions such as mentoring, counselling, training, managing, consulting and life coaching.
Essential coaching skills – you will be introduced to the core coaching skills needed to work effectively with colleagues or clients – listening, questioning, reflecting back and mirroring and paraphrasing and summarising. The course explores the principles behind each and establishes how they are used in coaching conversations.
About the GROW coaching model – one of the most widely used and powerful professional coaching models, you will discover how to apply this framework to everyday conversations to unlock potential and support developmental opportunities.
How to structure coaching conversations or sessions – fine-tune your interpersonal skills by learning how to design better developmental and performance management conversations. You will learn how to contract with the coachee, build rapport, manage expectations and set goals.
How you learn
This live virtual and in-person two-day certificate combines theory and participation to allow you to practise coaching skills in person, gain insights into how coaching is used and how it can be applied in your line of work.
You will work with fellow participants in pairs and small groups throughout the course to practise coaching skills, gain peer feedback and embed your learning.
You will be led by expert faculty who will provide personal and direct feedback as you test your ‘coaching wings’ in small practice triads: coach, coachee, observer.
Your learning experience
Learning is shared through faculty-led sessions with practise in pair and group work.
The programme’s experiential style of learning allows you to practise coaching skills from day one and will enable you to better understand how and why coaching is an effective development tool.
Your learning will be supported in a safe, secure and confidential environment where you will be able to test your skills and grow your confidence from personal and structured feedback.
The Coaching Skills Certificate does not qualify you as a coach but does provide you with 12 hours towards the 60 required to apply for International Coaching Federation (ICF) accreditation via the Associate Certified Coach (ACC) level portfolio route.
Who is this programme for?
Anyone who would like to:
- Learn about coaching
- Develop existing skills
- Improve their management technique
- Become more efficient in the workplace or motivate others
People on previous courses are multi industry and have included:
- Managers or team leaders
- Human resource and talent development professionals
- Leadership and development roles
- People in employment transition or returning to work
- Chief executive officers, business owners and employers
- Employees that have been requested to attend by their managers
- Individuals looking to become a coach or add coaching skills to their own business
How many people will be on the course?
This programme is limited to 16 participants to ensure a high-quality learning experience.
Is the course residential?
How do I apply?
You can apply for any of our certificate programmes online which are available throughout the year and offered in a choice of locations (available virtually dependent on individual country guidance).
If you would like to find out more before applying, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will be delighted to help you in any way we can.
Is there any pre-course work?
No, all training materials will be provided on the day.
Each programme is led by one faculty for up to 12 participants and two if the numbers of participants are more. Faculty members are all highly experienced executive coaches in their own right with a range of backgrounds in various professional sectors. Click here to see a list of faculty.
How much does the programme cost?
The programme is run repeatedly throughout the year and is offered in various locations. Due to its global nature, please check the price at the time of booking or contact us directly to discuss costs in more detail.
What does the programme fee include?
Face to face programme price includes all study materials, refreshments and lunch.
If a virtual programme - lunch and refreshment will not be included.
Is funding available for my training?
We are unable to offer discounts towards the certificate programme.
In the UK, if you wish to attend the Practitioner Diploma in Executive Coaching programme you will receive a £250 reduction if you recently attended the Coaching Skills Certificate.
What is your dress code?
We recommend wearing comfortable, casual clothing.
Are there any language requirements?
In the UK and most countries the programme is delivered in English.
You must be able to speak and understand clear English to undertake this programme.
Some of our global partners deliver in the local language - please contact them to discuss.
“The course exceeded my expectations in every single way. It was delivered with real warmth and encouragement and I feel that I haved definitely acquired a new set of skills which I can apply in every area of my life. Many thanks indeed to John and Kirstie for their excellent teaching!”
Laura Simpson - UK
“The AoEC coaching skills certificate delivered everything I hoped for and more. I was hoping to learn to run coaching conversations with my team members and to improve my listening skills and I absolutely achieved that. The facilitators were excellent and got the pacing just right.”
Tom Foster-Carter - Lillypilly Limited
“A fantastic deep dive into coaching over two days. I found it empowering, collaborative, eye-opening. A discovery of self but more importantly helping others to self-discover. Great trainers, enthusiastic, knowledgeable and patient!!”
“A great experiential course that provided a simple framework for individuals to take coaching forward. We weren’t bombarded with models and instead allowed to find our own style. Highly recommended for everyone wanting to take a first step into becoming a coach.”
Lauren Newton - UK
“I knew from the one-day taster that this course was right for me and, as expected, I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the last two days. I found great value from the easy training style and the realisation that, at the end of the course, we’ve spent a great amount for time putting training techniques into practice rather than simply learning the theory. I am happy to have come away with some practical techniques and plenty of coaching time through the course.”
Jamie Richards - UK
“I undertook this short course to see if I suit Coaching and if Coaching suits me. I felt welcomed into the group, encouraged and supported throughout the 2 days, and came away inspired to take it further. The group was well balanced in every way, the content pitched at exactly the right level and the tone of proceedings was informal, respectful and warm. The 2 days were intense and exhausting but thoroughly enjoyable and inspiring - the best couple of days I’ve had in a while!”
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