Are you looking for in depth, accredited, professional coach training?
Coaching Development’s comprehensive coaching training courses are geared to developing effective, authentic professional coaches. They challenge individuals to move beyond technique and embody the attitudes and skills essential to empowering coaching.
Our reputation for excellence in this field is based on clear ethical standards, thorough face-to-face experiential coaching training, and a commitment to ongoing professional training.
Coaching Development’s highly regarded coaching training courses are accredited by the International Coach Federation (ICF), the only globally recognised professional coaching body.
Coaching Development runs courses in South Africa, London, Ireland, Finland, India and Lithuania.
Courses in South Africa
The Coaching Practitioner (TCP)
This programme, delivering 83 learning hours, will equip you to take the International Coach Federation’s (ICF) entry level exam, the Associate Certified Coach (ACC). The programme consists of a thorough immersion in the ICF’s core competencies, the structures and processes of coaching conversations and an ethical approach to this type of developmental work. The learning is primarily experiential, and is supported by reading and reflecting. In between the taught days you will be engaging in coaching conversations which will enable you to consolidate and deepen your learning.
Course approach to learning
The didactic part of TCP will provide you with a robust foundation in coaching theory and approaches. The psychological models used come from Transactional Analysis - a collection of psychological models enabling understanding of who we are and how we communicate with others. Coaching Development’s philosophy is that the best learning happens when we can apply what we are learning to ourselves as well as others. Thus you will have many opportunities to reflect on yourself, how you be in the world and how you can use these theories when coaching others. Through a combination of theoretical input and experiential work, observations of your coaching and regular formal feedback from your mentor coach, you will develop the knowledge, attitudes and skills required of a competent, ethical practitioner of coaching. The first module is face to face in Africa and India (a week apart), after which the 2 groups combine for real time, experiential online learning days. This adds an exciting dimension of learning within diversity.
Through taught input and experiential work, with extensive practice, and observation and feedback, students develop the knowledge, attitude and skills required of a proficient, ethical professional coach.
Our focus is on developing the individual as coach. Our purpose is not simply to provide you with a toolkit of powerful techniques and processes. Techniques have their place and can be useful in moving us forward in various ways, but the point for us is that, essentially, as a coach, you yourself become your principle tool.
”The approach of learning through a disorienting dilemma I found highly effective. I liked that it was ‘hands on’ and not technology based. It provides a rock solid foundation through the practical nature of the course. It gives much more than we need to be effective coaches.”
”The learning methodology of the course enables a learning experience like being able to ride a bike – so powerful to make coaching feel like second nature upon completion! I realise it’s an ongoing journey of learning and I am glad to have the best foundation.”