ICF COACH PRACTITIONER -ACSTH

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ICF COACH PRACTITIONER - ACSTH

Our ICF accredited Coach Practitioner programme is our flagship programme for HR, people managers and consultants aiming to develop professional coaching skills and enable their clients to thrive.

It is ideal for purpose-driven individuals wanting to operate as external or internal coaches, or integrating high-quality coaching skills in their leadership and communication style.

The programme’s unique methodology enables coaches to gain the level of competency they need to professionally work with leaders and teams looking for extraordinary results.

Moreover, it develops the emotional intelligence necessary to align the coach’s inner and outer worlds and to manage the most challenging relational dynamic to produce deep-rooted transformational changes.

The ICF Coach Practitioner programme is officially recognised by the International Coach Federation as an Approved Coach-Specific Training Hours (ACSTH) route, and provides alumni with a simplified and cheaper path to obtain an individual ICF ACC or PCC credential.

The programme includes workshops, virtual activities, one-to-one mentoring, group and peer supervision and coaching practice and is delivered over about 9 months.

BENEFITS

  • Distinguishes you as a professional executive coach, working to rigorous and demanding international standards

  • Provides assurance for users/buyers of coaching services of your competence and ability in understanding the coaching ethics and framework

  • Demonstrates you are continually developing and always improving your coaching competencies

  • Provides you with the insights of a best-in-class faculty of professional coaches with an extensive multicultural corporate experience and wide expertise in the main disciplines and approaches of transformational executive coaching.

COURSE DETAILS

The course is approximately 9 months in length and involves / includes:

  • 5 workshops over 10 days

  • 6 hours of Group Supervision provided by ICF credentialed coaches

  • 2 hours of Individual Mentoring with an ICF credentialed coach operating as your personal mentor throughout the entire programme

  • 4 hours of Co-Supervision with your peers

  • Minimum of 4 observed coaching sessions and written feedback by a credentialed ICF faculty member

  • Reflective practice and coaching assignments

  • Access to our online learning resources

WORKSHOP OUTPUTS – PRACTITIONER LEVEL

Module 1:
Foundation coaching skills

  • Develop core coach competencies

  • Understand the key skills and models for coaching and be able to apply these in a coaching relationship

  • Define coaching and understand the range of coaching styles

  • Understand the boundaries for a coaching relationship and how to contract effectively

  • Explore the importance of coach mentoring and supervision within coaching

  • Learn to self-reflect and appraise coaching capabilities to identify areas for personal development in coaching, and plan for new learning.

Module 2:
Creating insights

  • Exploring your vision and identity as a coach; understanding your signature strengths and areas of focus

  • Becoming more self aware and emotionally intelligent as a coach

  • Learning to self evaluate performance and ways of being as a coach

  • Helping clients develop emotional intelligence and personal insight

  • Exploring a number of different concepts and tools which generate personal insights in others and enable personal change.



Module 3:
Applied positive
psychology in coaching

  • Understand different tools, concepts and approaches from Positive Psychology and how these can be used to impact learning and performance

  • Helping a system and clients to become more resilient and have more of a strengths based focus

  • Working with purpose and meaning

  • Using transpersonal tools and techniques to create deep awareness and personal change.

Module 4:
Coaching leaders

  • Understand key leadership models and frameworks

  • Explore models, tools and concepts for effective leadership development

  • Experience practical tools and techniques which are congruent with developing leaders

  • Enabling leaders to create a vision for their leadership, to think strategically, to problem solve

  • Coaching leaders in transition

COACH INTEGRATION DAY

On our coach integration day you will:

  • Be assessed on your current level of coaching capability

  • Participate in group supervision

  • Reflect on development throughout the programme, identifying key strengths and future focus for practitioner development including supervision

  • Review individual credentialing requirements and prepare for the CKA ICF assessment.

ABOUT THE ICF

The International Coach Federation (ICF) is the leading global organisation dedicated to advancing the coaching profession by setting high standards, providing independent certification and building a worldwide network of trained coaching professionals.

As the world’s largest organisation of professionally trained coaches, ICF confers instant credibility upon its members. ICF is also committed to connecting member coaches with the tools and resources they need to succeed in their careers.

ICF ACSTH

Approved Coaching Specific Training Hours (ACSTH) program accreditation is intended for training providers who have their training program accredited by the International Coach Federation (ICF). Graduates from an ACSTH program may apply for the Associate Certified Coach (ACC) Credential or the Professional Certified Coach (PCC) Credential using the ACSTH application path if they meet the credentialing application requirements.

If you have successfully completed a training programme provided by an ICF ACSTH provider, you do not automatically receive an ACC or PCC credential. You do, however, qualify for a simplified, less costly ACSTH Path application process