What you will learn
A wide range of theories, methods and tools - as well as live coaching practise to stretch you in your thinking and approach, you will learn from thought leaders and experts in their field of coaching to give you deeper knowledge.
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 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 increase your capacity to coach at a more senior level – you will gain the confidence to dive deeper and get results faster.
How you learn
The Online Senior Practitioner Diploma is comprised of eight modules structured over 10 months. The elements of the programme include:
Weekly 60-minute webinars from the AoEC faculty and specialists on coaching theories, models and techniques. These are illustrated by case study examples and/or demonstrations and are designed with practical exercises to take away and use on your own and in your practise group.
Weekly 90 minutes facilitated discussion – used to expand your own thinking and reflection on the webinar topic and examine how this helps you to further develop your personal coaching model.
Working in peer practice groups (self-managed) for six hours each month – you will carry out exercises identified on the webinar, discuss and apply new tools, take part in coach/client/observer practise with new techniques, integrate learning to further develop your own personal coaching model and help to build your coaching ‘business’.
Regular practice with coachees outside the modules – you will be required to have four practise coachees who you can meet face to face or virtually and the emphasis will be on practising then reflecting on practise to expand your style and technique.
Evaluating practise – you will take part in four evaluated coaching practise sessions with monthly supervision in your practise groups along with bi-monthly meetings with faculty in your practise group.
Reflection on practise – you will keep reflection notes on all coaching sessions, maintain a learning journal and give as well as receive peer feedback.
Final assessment – this will include a presentation of your coaching model, an assessment of your coaching practice and a written submission.
Your learning experience
The theory half of the programme will be delivered online. Spanning 32 weeks over 10 months, the programme includes at-home access to study when it suits you and weekly facilitated discussions by AoEC faculty.
The other half will be monthly live peer practise sessions and regular practise with coachees outside of the modules. This will be essential as application of theory will be a key part of supervision.
Participants can achieve 81 accredited coach specific training hours (ACSTH) with the ICF, if all elements of the programme are completed. The ICF requires 125 Coach Specific Training Hours when applying through the ACSTH path for individual coach accreditation for PCC (Professional Certified Coach).
Support for applications to the EMCC is in the form of a statement of attendance showing the number of hours completed and a factsheet outlining the course details.
We can provide further course information to participants if requested by the ICF or EMCC.