Coach Practitioner Programme
The Coach Practitioner Programme is a 10-day coach training course designed primarily for practising coaches who require further coach-specific training. Its purpose is to extend and deepen participants' existing skills and enable them to apply for an ICF credential.
The coach training course offers intense skills development (based on the core coaching competencies) as well as advanced input on chosen subjects suitable for people already working in the field of coaching.
The Coach Practitioner coach training course has been accredited by the ICF as providing 65 hours of Approved Coach Specific Training Hours (ACSTH). Participants will be equipped with the necessary knowledge and skills to apply to take the ICF examination for the ACC or PCC credential, depending on their previous coach training and experience.
The training course format provides a combination of advanced workshops and rigorous skills development. The mornings will offer 5 workshops on specific coaching topics, each workshop lasting 2 half days. The afternoon sessions will be devoted to practical skills development and provide an in-depth experiential engagement with the core coaching competencies through in-depth training (taught input, practice, observation and feedback), mentor coaching, supervision and formally observed coaching sessions. As with all our programmes, the approach to coaching is co-active, client-centred, holistic, and non-directive.
For each Coach Practitioner coach training course, 5 workshops can be chosen from the following:
- Coaching in the Corporate World
An advanced workshop for practising coaches, focussing on the skills required and the challenges faced by executive coaches working in the corporate world. It addresses the particular stance of the executive coach, and then explores some of the key conditions in setting up a 'healthy' coaching engagement in an organisational context.
- Releasing the Inner Potential of the Coach
This workshop focuses on how we stop ourselves developing, and on selected methods that we can use, both on a personal level and as coaches for our clients, to release our inner potential.
- Coaching and Physiology - working with the body
Coaching is typically about change in some form, and for some desired changes a verbal/cognitive approach is not the most effective medium. We 'know' the ways in which we want to be different, but somehow the system isn't ready to shift. Working through the physiology can be a profoundly effective route to creating fundamental change in who and how we are.
- Solution-Focussed Brief Coaching
Based on Peter Szabo's work, "Solution-Focused Brief Coaching", and on his book "Brief Coaching for Lasting Solutions" (co-authored by Insoo Kim Berg), this workshop explores the solution-focussed approach to coaching which enables coaches to achieve lasting results within a limited period of time.
- Building A Successful Coaching Practice
This workshop provides the space, support, challenge and framework for coaches to gain clarity about what they need to do, think and be in order to set up a successful coaching practice. The workshop is highly practical and is designed to guide participants to recognise and own their personal ‘brand’ for a successful coaching practice.
- Tips and Techniques from Transactional Analysis
We have all experienced being 'caught' in a loop of thoughts, memories, feelings and beliefs, in which we go round and round, ending up feeling stuck and unresourceful. In the first part of this workshop we will learn how to create a positive or constructive loop, which is affirming and developmental, and enables us to move forward. The second TA-based approach is called 'stroking', where a ‘stroke’ is seen as a ‘unit’ of recognition or attention. We will learn what ignites our own energy – what sort of strokes work for us and how to increase our own (and our clients’) intake of strokes which invite us to feel good.
- Working with Teams and Individuals using Appreciative Enquiry
One approach to coaching is using Appreciative Inquiry. AI is a positive, optimistic approach to change based on the precept that what we focus on will develop. This workshop introduces the philosophy and processes of AI and links them to coaching both teams and individuals. A good read is ‘Appreciative Coaching: A Positive Process for Change’ by Orem, Blinkert & Clancy.
Students will have had some coach training already, or, if not, will have accumulated considerable experience as a coach. They must be willing and committed to embark on a training programme which is both rigorous and personally demanding; and they must be currently working as a coach.
Fees and availability
This programme is available by arrangement through local organisers who wish to host the training. It is also available on request on a bespoke basis to organisations seeking to develop existing in-house coaching capability.
Enquiries, including fee structure, should be directed to: bobbiecoachingdevelopment.com