About Professional Coach Training Program (PCTP)
“Over 40 years ago, no one talked about executive coaching. Twenty years ago, coaching was mainly directed at talented but abrasive executives who were likely to be fired if something didn’t change. Today, coaching is a popular and potent solution for ensuring top performance from an organization’s most critical talent. Almost half the coaches surveyed in a Harvard Business Review (HBR) study reported that they are hired primarily to work with executives on the positive side of coaching – developing high-potential talent and facilitating a transition in or up. Many leaders said that they are mostly being called in to act as a sounding board on organizational dynamics or strategic matters. Relatively few coaches said that organizations mostly hire them to address derailing behavior. Hence your role as an Executive Coach is a strategic one which will impact and influence the sustainability of an organization by developing its future leaders who will drive their organizations to success.”
Diane Coutu and Carol Kauffman,
What Can Coaches Do for You?, Harvard Business Review (HBR), January 2009
The “Professional Coach Training Program” (PCTP) consists of 3 Phases which illustrates that the development of a Coach is a journey and not a destination or with a specific duration of time. In between the Phases, participants will be involved in “Peer-to-Peer Coaching” and support one another through a Community of Practice (CoP) of Coaches.
In this highly intensive and experiential training program, participants will be provided with a comprehensive and holistic approach to developing their professional coaching competency based on insights from quantitative research and best practices. From these best practices and their own coaching challenges, they will learn and experience the core elements effective professional coaches need to embrace, demonstrate and embody, as they coach their clients (coachees) to success.
As part of the Pre-Workshop Preparation, the participants will be asked to review a set of Readings related to the theme of Leadership or Managerial Coaching at the workplace.
The Six (6) Day PCTP series of workshop will be delivered in 3 Phases as follow:
- Phase I – 2 Day (Managerial Coaching Skills Workshop)
- Phase II – 2 Day (Advanced Coaching Skills) (to be held 3 months from completion of Phase 1)
- Phase III – 2 Day (Assessment of Coaches) (to be held 3 months from completion of Phase 2)
Participants spend more than 75% of their time in the workshop session practicing and applying concepts taught in the Program and developing the skills and competencies required as an Executive Coach or Managerial/Corporate Coach.
Workbooks are provided for each participant, which are used throughout the Program and for personal reflection after the sessions.
Certification by the International Professional Managers Association (IPMA UK)
The PCTP is certified by the International Professional Managers Association (IPMA), an International Examining, Licensing and Regulatory Professional body formed for the purpose of providing practicing managers with the opportunity to participate and to be part of the process of improving managerial performance and effectiveness in all areas of business, industry and public administration.
Participants who have successfully completed the PCTP will be eligible to obtain direct entry IPMA Post Experience Qualifying Programme (PEQP) which is designed to enable participants to improve their competence and skills to improve their performance for their organizations.
Graduates of the PEQP may elect to further their studies to attain a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree. Entry to various Universities MBA programs is at their discretion. However, with IPMA close relationship with the IPE Management School Paris, the PEQP has been accepted as direct entry to their MBA program of studies.
Successful graduates of the PEQP will be granted membership subject to relevant work and executive responsibilities. Membership is an acknowledgment of their status and underscores that ability to be a high performing manager for their organization.