This programme will add significant value to the practice of both independent coaches and internal coaches operating within organisations.
- Utilise a wide range of psychological perspectives to enhance coaching practice, offering new ways to understand clients and what is happening during sessions;
- Gain a much deeper understanding of ingrained patterns of behaviour which can be utilised with coaches and for the benefit of other professional and personal relationships;
- Gain a sound understanding of six psychological traditions of particular relevance to business and executive coaching and the ability to apply this knowledge to the benefit of clients;
- Undertake significant personal development through the highly experiential nature of the training, which is underpinned by Gestalt principles of working with ‘what is’ in the here and now.
This programme is delivered over a series of 12 days involving 6 workshops within a 10-12 month period. 100% attendance is required. A different theme or psychological perspective is introduced at each workshop. Workshops include theoretical input from faculty with ample opportunity for participants to discuss and share thoughts, ideas and experiences, making for a rich learning experience. The learning is supplemented by observed coach practice and feedback. A further component of the programme is the ‘experiential group’ – a unique environment where participants practice the challenging art of relating authentically with one another, through a coaching lens.
Assessments and Workload
The emphasis throughout the programme is on the practical application of knowledge to benefit the participant, their team and their organisation. There are three assessments, an essay, a case study and a reflective journal. Successful completion of the assignments require participants to be actively coaching clients.