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The UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School

Diploma in Business & Executive Coaching

Coaching Expertise at UCD Smurfit Executive Development
Mar 25, 2020—Jan 29, 2021
16 daysModules info
Dublin, Ireland
EUR 13315 ≈USD 14947
EUR 832 per day

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Description

Designed for established and aspiring coaches, this programme will provide participants with the competencies to deliver coaching to senior leaders in organisations, contract appropriately with organisations, address questions of assessment and evaluation and work effectively with the psychological dimension of coaching. Through a process of practice and feedback from tutors, peers and supervisors, they will develop a range of coaching skills and an understanding of coaching cultures in organisations. Coaching supervision is built into the programme with the provision of one-to-one supervision between workshops to support ongoing learning and professional development.

Programme features include:

  • Accredited by the Professional Body, European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC) at the ‘Senior Practitioner’ level;
  • Breadth and depth of theoretical input;
  • Intensive coach practice sessions in small groups with high quality feedback from course tutors;
  • 100 face-to-face training hours;
  • Requirement to build up coach practice hours between workshops;
  • Group supervision and 1-1 supervision;
  • Demonstration sessions from course tutors;
  • University award at postgraduate level - NFQ level 9;
  • Programme design reflects the three higher level competency categories of business and executive coaching: business mindedness, coaching skill and psychological-mindedness;

Key Benefits

  • Accredited by the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC) at the ‘Senior Practitioner’ level;
  • Breadth and depth of theoretical input;
  • Intensive coach practice sessions;
  • 100 face-to-face training hours;
  • Requirement to build up coach practice hours between workshops;
  • Group supervision at workshops;
  • Demonstration sessions from course tutors;
  • University award at postgraduate level - NFQ level 9;
  • Programme design reflects the three higher level competency categories of business and executive coaching: business mindedness, coaching skill and psychological-mindedness.

Upon completion of this programme, the participant will have acquired:

  • A sound understanding of the theory and practice of coaching, in particular coaching people at senior levels in organisations;
  • Highly developed self-awareness and awareness of your impact, enabling you to work with the psychological, relational and cultural aspects of coaching;
  • Competence and confidence using advanced coaching capabilities in organisations and at senior levels;.
  • An integrative understanding of your own unique approach to coaching – putting your “signature” on your coaching practice; and
  • A close network of coaches who will journey alongside you on the course – for support, co-consultancy and learning.

Programme Structure

This programme is delivered over a series of 16 days involving 6 workshops within a 12-month period. 100% attendance is required.

Assessments and Workload

The emphasis throughout the programme is on the practical application of knowledge to benefit the participant, their team and their organisation. Assessments include an essay, reflective practice assessment, written commentary on a coaching session and an EMCC competency self-assessment. Participants are also required to complete 90 hours of pro-bono coaching and 3 coach supervision sessions.

Programme Content

The programme comprises of two modules, ‘The Theory and Practice of Business and Executive Coaching’ and ‘The Practice of Business and Executive Coaching in the Workplace’ and is delivered over six workshops and concentrates on both theoretical and practical input. Upon successful completion, participants will be awarded a UCD Smurfit Executive Development Professional Diploma in Business and Executive Coaching (30 credits at NFQ Level 9).

Content

WORKSHOP 1: GETTING STARTED

Addresses key areas including definitions of coaching, coaching principles, spectrum of coaching skills, the GROW model, coaching supervision and getting started with a client.

WORKSHOP 2: THE PSYCHOLOGICAL DIMENSION OF COACHING

Addresses key areas including the psychological dimension of coaching; the four dimensions of a coaching session (anxiety, threat, self-protection, self and relationship management), the Gestalt approach, emotional intelligence and group supervision.

WORKSHOP 3: CREATIVE APPROACHES TO COACHING

Provides participants with an understanding of the creative approaches to coaching and covers key areas such as identifying your coaching agenda, coach practice, group supervision and coaching demonstrations.

WORKSHOP 4: THE PROCESS OF CHANGE

Examines the process of change and addresses key areas such as the Prochaska model of Change, the Cycle of Experience, Immunity to Change, group supervision and coach practice.

WORKSHOP 5: COACHING AND LEADERSHIP

Explores the key areas of coaching and leadership. It is designed to provide participants with an understanding of authentic leadership.

WORKSHOP 6: COACHING IN ORGANISATIONS

Provides participants with an in-depth understanding of the organisational aspects of coaching. It covers topics such as contracting with the organisation, the emergence of team coaching and the role of line managers in coaching.

CONFERENCE CALLS

In addition there will be 3 x 1 hour group conference call 'check-ins' scheduled to assist with the completion of the 90 hours of coaching programme requirement.

Who should attend

  • Business coaches seeking a more thorough grounding in coaching methodology and general improvement of their coaching skills;
  • HR Directors or Training/OD Consultants wishing to expand their knowledge and skills;
  • Chartered Psychologists and Occupational Psychologists specialising in assessment/development who want to enhance their coaching capacity;
  • Line Managers looking to coach more effectively as part of their management and leadership style;
  • Retiring executives wanting to add Executive Coaching to their portfolio of consultancy activities or to make it their main offering;
  • Aspiring coaches from a related professional background such as counselling, psychotherapy, teaching, business psychology etc.

Experts

Colm Murphy has a wealth of experience in all aspects of coaching. He is a successful executive and team coach whose area of expertise is in taking a psychological approach with leaders and their teams to achieve meaningful behavioural changes that drive business results. Colm set up his own coac...
Pamela is an executive coach, coach tutor and coach supervisor. Pamela has worked as a coach tutor and coach supervisor since 2014 and has practiced as a coach since 2008. Pamela works with clients across a diverse range of industry sectors in Ireland and the UK. Prior to working as a coach, Pa...
Eileen is a qualified Executive and Leadership Coach with passion for working with Leaders and their teams to enhance their leadership capabilities, and assist them in building high performing teams. With a psychology background and 20 + years of experience working in the Financial Services, t...
Anna Rowan is an executive coach and facilitator with over 15 years’ experience. Anna works with middle to senior management from all sectors and is described by clients as supportive, direct, clear, empowering and challenging. Anna has always had a keen interest in psychology. She began in car...
Brendan is an executive coach and trainer who is passionate about all forms of learning. His distinctiveness as a coach is centered on his ability to rapidly build trust; to understand and then articulate the issues and the options for success. Brendan is known for his support, his positive and ...
Glenn Treacy works as a leadership and executive coach across a broad spectrum of organisations. For almost 20 years, he worked in research and development in the asset management industry before training as a somatic psychotherapist with the Institute of Biosynthesis in Switzerland. He trained i...
Colette is an experienced Coach who is passionate about working with individuals and teams to support meaningful and lasting change. Her approach is built on over 13 years’ experience coupled with psychological research. Prior to setting up her own company she spent over seven years in Microsof...

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Mar 25, 2020—Jan 29, 2021
16 daysModules info
Dublin, Ireland
EUR 13315 ≈USD 14947
EUR 832 per day

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