Systemic Team Coaching® Certificate

Our three-day Certificate programme provides a thorough introduction to the core concepts in Systemic Team Coaching®.

It’s also the foundation for the Systemic Team Coaching Diploma – participants in the Certificate are able to join our year-long ICF-accredited team coaching diplomaa programme which produces some of the most highly qualified team coaches in the field today.

The Systemic Team Coaching Certificate includes training in our unique Team Connect 360 diagnostic, through which you’ll be accredited to use this powerful online 360 tool with your own clients – only Certificate participants are able to do this.

About Team Coaching

Unlike one-off workshops and team building away-days, team coaching enables teams to identify and resolve their challenges over a programme lasting several months – resulting in deeper learning and more sustainable change. It usually involves coaching the team together as well as one-to-one coaching for individuals.

Through our ‘systemic’ approach, team members also focus on the various systems in which they operate. Most team coaching focuses exclusively on the team’s internal ways of working and relationships; Systemic Team Coaching looks more broadly at the influences outside the team, not just within it.

“I would strongly recommend this high-quality, intensive programme. The focus on the ‘systemic’ part of systemic team coaching was the real revelation and across three days we covered a lot of ground.” Recent Delegate

Who’s it for?

This team coaching training programme is for experienced coaches and OD consultants who already have some team coaching or facilitation experience and who want to deepen their practice. Typically, participants include experienced organisational consultants, executive coaches, business/team leaders and training managers.

Professor Peter Hawkins explains more about the STC programmes in this short video:

Learning outcomes

  • A foundation-level understanding of the core concepts of Systemic Team Coaching theory and practice
  • Knowledge of the STC process for structuring a team coaching project
  • An understanding of the Hawkins’ Five Disciplines model and its application to team coaching
  • Experience of live experiments that explore the nature of team and group functioning and how to apply some of these
  • An understanding of the importance of ‘Self as Instrument’ in the STC role – physical senses, intuition, body as data collector and sense-maker
  • A license to use the Team Connect 360 diagnostic and experience of interpreting a TC360 report
  • Insight into the one-year ICF-accredited Diploma and completion of the Foundation Module

You need to be experienced in facilitation, coaching, developing teams and organisational development to be able to effectively apply these learnings. It’s therefore ideal to have these skills before taking the Certificate.

Through this programme you’ll be able to integrate the thinking and some of the practice into your coaching, consulting or team leadership. But only on completing the Master Practitioner Diploma will you be an AoEC qualified Systemic Team Coach.

“A really solid, well-designed programme which went through self-discovery and more teaching around the principles and application of the Hawkins’ Five Disciplines. The pace was good throughout and there was plenty of opportunity to practice and reflect.” Recent Delegate

John Leary-Joyce, AoEC Executive Chair, describes the systemic nature of team coaching in this short video:

Materials to prepare you for the programme

  • A WEBEX introducing thoughts about Systemic Team Coaching
  • A free PDF chapter of John Leary-Joyce and Dr Hilary Lines book on Systemic Team Coaching
  • The business simulation used during the programme
  • Information on the Team Connect 360 tool 
  • Recommended reading
  • A case study (for interest only)

Frequently Asked Questions

We run this course a minimum of seven times each year in London, internationally through our partners around the world and with Peter Hawkins and Renewal Associates. See the link at the top right of this page for all our current programme dates.

We limit the maximum number of delegates on each course to 20 in order to maintain a minimum faculty/student ratio of 12 delegates per member of faculty. The maximum number of delegates allowed on programmes with Peter Hawkins is 30 as he rarely deliver this programme in the UK and demand is high.

The STC Certificate course is accredited with the International Coach Federation (ICF) for 19 CCEUs (Continuing Coach Education Units).

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 have run this course in house for a number of companies, a minimum of 8 participants is required to provide a suitably sized cohort.

Quotes from recent participants

“…a well-paced course with a diverse and inspiring group of coaches and leaders…  it helped me practice, test and directly apply the tenets of Systemic Team Coaching in my coaching practice.” 

“The course opened my eyes to new dimensions and considerations in coaching teams and I very much enjoyed the highly participatory nature of the course.”

“The Systemic Team Coaching Certificate is a comprehensive programme which comes to life in this experiential course, run by very experienced practitioners… this is almost “on the job training” with many exercises in systemic team coaching. The instructors are experienced practitioners, providing a lot of examples and advice and they “coach the coach” participants during exercises.”

“The STC Certificate is superb foundation into the approach and techniques of team coaching. The Hawkins model is an excellent lens for coaches to use with teams to take them on a coaching journey towards better alignment, autonomy and achievement, at the same time as building trust and cohesion and a group of individuals. It is extremely valuable for executive coaches to increase their skills, using their sound coaching principles on a wider collective basis that is not team building, facilitation or training. Team Coaching is increasingly being seen as a development opportunity for the more enlightened leaders creating their own high-performing teams and an STC coach is a valuable asset for those leaders to have alongside them.”


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

Dr Hilary Lines
Alan Taylor
Moira Nangle
Nick Kitchen
Peter Hawkins
John Leary-Joyce

Have a look at their profiles on the Faculty page.

Course Dates

We run Systemic Team Coaching Certificates throughout the year. Check our forthcoming programmes in the top right of this page or contact for more information.

International Training

We also deliver the Systemic Team Coaching Certificate internationally. Check forthcoming dates at the top of this page or contact


Team coach training is also available in organisations. Please contact for further details or visit our Systemic Team Coaching® consultancy page.

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ETC Venues, Bonhill House, 1-3 Bonhill Street, London, EC2A 4BX
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Systemic Team Coaching Certificate London; Bonhill House London: Bonhill House 26 – 28 Nov 2019 £1,800.00

Systemic Team Coaching Certificate

London; Bonhill House

London: Bonhill House

26 – 28 Nov 2019

£1,800.00 exc. VAT


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Also available in: Zürich, Dubai and N Ireland.

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