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CERTIFICATE IN COACHING (OPTION 1 - for managers, executives, supervisors and HR Professionals) (Equivalent to Level 5)

This 5-day intensive or 6-day programmes each have the same aims and objectives but cover the theory and practice of coaching from different perspectives. The pre-course reading includes Life Coaching: A Cognitive-Behavioural Approach (Neenan and Dryden, 2002). These courses form part of the Centre’s Diploma in Coaching programme and take a cognitive behavioural approach to coaching. 

This course is suitable for managers, executives, supervisors, personnel staff, trainee coaches, management consultants, psychologists, trainers and others interested in learning about coaching and the cognitive-behavioural approach.

NB. These Level 5 courses are not suitable for experienced coaches or those professionals already accredited in the cognitive behavioural approach. AIMS

These programmes provide delegates with an underlying philosophy of coaching together with a range of practical skills required to be able to undertake coaching with individuals.

KEY OBJECTIVES

• be able to define coaching

• understand the difference between coaching and counselling

• become knowledgeable about types of clients and their problems

• understand the concept of the life audit and how to structure initial meetings

• develop and have an opportunity to practise a range of relevant skills

• become proficient in using a coaching assessment form

• explore four learning styles and relate these to the learning cycle

• explore and resolve difficulties impeding goal-attainment

• understand the importance of keeping a time log to improve time keeping

• troubleshoot obstacles to action plan implementation


ASSIGNMENT & CERTIFICATE

A Centre and Academy certificate is awarded to participants who successfully complete the course and the assignment undertaken at home. There is an additional administration and certification fee  for students wishing to obtain the University Credit Award.

STAFF

Trainers and supervisors include Dr Siobhain O’Riordan, Professor Stephen Palmer and Nick Edgerton.

CERTIFICATE IN STRESS MANAGEMENT AND PERFORMANCE COACHING (equivalent to Level 5)

CONTENT

This course is accredited by Middlesex University. This is a modular six-day course. Students must attend Module a) and b) plus one additional module as below (details elsewhere):

a) Primary Certificate in Stress Management (2 days) OR Primary Certificate in Occupational and Organisational Stress Management (2 days)

b) Primary Certificate in Performance Coaching (2 days)

c) Primary Certificate in Problem Focused Counselling, Coaching and Training (2 days)

d) Primary Certificate in Assertion and Communication Skills Training (2 days)

e) Primary Certificate in Redundancy Coaching and Counselling

A certificate is awarded to participants who successfully complete the courses and the assignments undertaken at home (modules a–e). There is an enrolment fee. The aims and objectives are the same as for the specific primary courses undertaken. This certificate programme provides training in specialist areas relating to coaching and forms part of the Centre’s Diploma in Coaching programmes. The certificate course is run in association with the Centre for Stress Management and is recognised by the International Society for Coaching Psychology and the Chartered Association of Business Administrators.

ASSIGNMENT & CERTIFICATE

A certificate is awarded to participants who successfully complete the courses and the assignments undertaken at home [modules a)–e)]. There is an administration and certification fee of £70.

STAFF

The Trainers include Professor Stephen Palmer, Dr Siobhain O’Riordan, Kasia Szymanska and Nick Edgerton.


CERTIFICATE IN PSYCHOLOGICAL COACHING (Equivalent to Level 6)

This course is recognised by the International Society for Coaching Psychology. A five-day intensive programme covering the psychological theory and practice of coaching. It builds on the Centre’s Certificate in Coaching and Certificate in Stress Management and Performance Coaching courses. The course takes a cognitive behavioural, rational emotive behaviour and solution focused approach to coaching and is based on the published books and articles of Professor Stephen Palmer, Professor Windy Dryden, Dr Tony Grant, Gladeana McMahon and Michael Neenan.

Pre-course reading includes articles and Life Coaching: A Cognitive-Behavioural Approach (Neenan and Dryden, 2002). The course is suitable for coaches, managers, personnel staff, management consultants, counsellors, psychologists, trainers and others interested in learning about coaching. Delegates should have basic coaching skills and be currently coaching coachees, clients or staff. If delegates have not attended a formal coaching training programme, they are strongly advised to consider undertaking the Centre’s Certificate in Coaching course.

General Information & Training Programme

Students are required to prepare and deliver a Powerpoint presentation on some aspect of psychological coaching. They should have available two recordings of coaching work for the purpose of group supervision and keep a log of this experience, completing a written assignment at home.

AIMS

This five-day programme provides delegates with an understanding of the psychology of coaching from a cognitive-behavioural perspective together with a range of advanced coaching skills.

KEY OBJECTIVES

• understand the nature of psychological coaching

• become knowledgeable of cognitive-behavioural, problem-solving, solution focused and rational emotive behavioural coaching

• understand the psychological concepts of emotional management, self-esteem, self-acceptance, self-motivation, focus on achieving goals, transformation of the coachee into the self-coach (the coaching career), low frustration tolerance and practice relevant skills that can be used in coaching

• develop and have an opportunity to practise a range of advanced coaching skills

• become proficient in the use of challenges and disputation in coaching

• learn how to overcome blocks in coaching

• make a presentation on an aspect of coaching or the psychology of coaching

• understanding how to deal with emotional interference when implementing and/or maintaining action plans

• learn how to maintain their newly acquired advanced coaching skills

• consider the psychological coaching models and their application to life, business, executive, performance and speciality coaching

• practise coaching sessions and skills training in pairs or triads

• group supervision of recorded coaching sessions with coachees, clients or staff

• consider what further training, if any, is required

STAFF


Trainers and supervisors include Dr Siobhain O’Riordan, Professor Stephen Palmer, Kasia Szymanska and Nick Edgerton.

As an
ISCP Approved Centre, the Society recognise our workshops and seminars for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and Initial Professional Development (IPD) for Associate Members working towards accredited status.


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