Coaching Leader Program Curriculum and Objectives
The CLP is organized in 5 modules delivered in 3 Weekends accompanied by 7 Micro Learning Webinars which can be attended in real time or on demand Library of On Demand Only videos.
In addition each student will participate in 6 Group Practice Sessions with Mentor Coaches and 3 one on one sessions with a Mentor Coach.
Coaching Leader Program: A Step Beyond the traditional Coaching Curriculum
- De-mystify coaching and coaching presence into actionable steps.
- Identify and deepen key coaching skills, including active listening, powerful questioning, providing useful feedback, working through resistance, creating actionable goals, and empowering others.
- Explore how flexing coaching styles to fit different situations will maximize your impact as a coach.
- Create a unique coaching model, guidebook, and toolbox that you can use as a reference to inform your own coaching approach.
After completing this 125-hour program, you will be able to:
- Integrateadult learning principles into your coaching practice
- Unlockyour creativity using powerful questions and systems thinking to help your client come up with innovative solutions to complex problems
- Applya systems approach to coaching by helping clients analyze organizational cultures, build teams and work within their organizational structures
- Practice,review, and recognize the underlying science of all the ICF Core Competencies*
- Makethe connection between being a coach and being a coach leader.
Curriculum Elements Include:
- Emotional Intelligence and Competencies
- Gestalt methods for working through resistance
- Clinical psychology skills for coaching
- Research in neuropsychology and leadership
- Intentional conversation skills using tools like SAVI™ ( System for Analyzing Verbal Interaction)
- Mindfulness and Presence Activities
- Diversity and Inclusion in inclusion including the DDM™ ( Diversity Development Model)
Module 1: Foundations of Coaching
Foundations of Coaching covers coaching as both a practice and a leadership development methodology. Participants will practice foundational coaching skills including understanding and practical usage of the ICF Competencies and ethical guideline. We will differentiate coaching conversations, coaching skills and coaching engagements. Participants will explore the history and relationship of adult learning, leadership development and coaching.
Objectives Module 1
- Define coaching and distinguish coaching from other disciplines
- Differentiate between coaching skills and the coaching process
- Introduce the ICF Competencies and Ethical Guidelines
- Practice coaching conversations through active listening, questioning and positive client impact
- View coaching through the lens of adult learning
- Practice establishing a coaching agreement and creating a safe environment
- Discuss coaching cases by participating in Coaching Clinics with Mentors
Module 2 – Leadership and Emotional Intelligence
Participants will define and take part in activities that will build coaching skills like coaching presence, powerful questioning and building trusting relationships.
Emotional Intelligence Competencies will be introduced as a leadership model for coaches to use with clients and as a practice to develop participant coaching competencies. We will introduce and the arc of a coaching engagement including the introduction of assessments, feedback and interventions that serve the client.
- Discover how to use the Emotional Intelligence as a leadership model and coaching framework
- Practice using Emotional Intelligence competencies to develop self-management and social awareness (empathy)
- Experiment with the role of coach through the Person- Role skill
- Introduce and experiment with multiple assessment methods
- Define and experiment with coaching presence
- Practice designing actions and interventions using powerful questions, competency development, cognitive experiments
- Practice direct communication
- Continue to practice establishing a coaching agreement and creating a safe environment
- Discuss coaching cases with Mentors
Module 3 – The Psychology of Coaching
Participants will be introduced to psychological theories and models that help coaches thrive in complex and diverse work environments. Transformation is examined through positive psychology. Approaches will include an introduction to the Systems Centered framework for communication theory using the System for Analyzing Verbal Interaction – SAVI™ model. Participants will practice goal setting and managing progress and accountability. Ethical Guidelines are again explored.
- Recognize the significance of change
- Practice using goal setting and problem-solving tools
- Discover the power of roles and goals in coaching relationships
- Become familiar with theory of personality
- Using resistance to change as a force of change
- Experiment with working with feelings
- Ethical issues that require calling in a specialist
- Communication using Systems Centered Theory (SCT)
- Practice coaching competencies at the PCC Level
Module 4 – Gestalt Methods in Coaching
The most powerful instrument we have in helping our people navigate change, is ourselves. Participants will experience the theory and application of the powerful Gestalt approach to coaching. Through a combination of readings, demonstrations exercises, and practice, the participant will enhance their ability to make deeper contact with clients and utilize the Gestalt Cycle of Change to guide the coaching relationship. Focusing on various awareness lenses, such as embodied awareness and reflective awareness, the coach can heighten their use of self, the client’s awareness of self, their context, and the systems they work in.
- Review the history of Gestalt through a therapeutic OD and coaching lens
- Build awareness and use of Self
- Use the Gestalt model for contracting for experiments
- Identify the differences between Figure and Ground and apply to a coaching context
- Build powerful questions based on the Cycle of Experience
Module 5 – The Business of Coaching: From Assessment to Intervention
Participants will practice, discuss and create a map that integrates all of the models we covered and the ICF competencies. Deep discussion about ethical guidelines is central to this session as is building awareness of diversity and inclusion. This final session is also used to cover areas of special interest to participants like future certifications in assessment instruments, life-long learning, and the business of coaching. This session is a jumping off point and will be a chance for each participant to build a roadmap for their practice of coaching and next steps as leaders.
- Practice Assessments
- Introduction to the Diversity Development Model™
- Build Awareness as a competency
- Integrate and apply multiple models to coaching
- Practice 30-minute coaching sessions using the PCC Markers
- Create a coaching learning plan