Diploma in Team Coaching
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Performance improvement is required at the level of the team, as well as at the level of the individual. Teams need to deliver increasingly challenging outcomes in the face of often chaotic organisational change in this VUCA (volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity) environment. Also, the nature of teams are changing from traditional hierarchical structures to more transient, lateral and distributed leadership structures.
The team coach is therefore becoming an ever-more important component of the coaching strategy of forward-thinking organisations.
The aim of this programme is to equip experienced coaches with the competence and confidence to provide a high-quality team coaching service with the ability to make sense of, and work with, the often-complex dynamics with which the coach is faced
The UCD Diploma in Team Coaching is a highly practical and experiential programme where learning is delivered through a blended approach comprising:
- Theoretical input, group discussion and classroom input from experts in the field;
- Practical elements using the programme participants as a proxy team;
- Experiential learning focused on personal and professional development;
- Team coaching with a real team between workshops.
The programme is designed to develop practitioner competence and confidence by:
- Challenging and expanding thinking around working with teams;
- Equipping participants with the theory, tools and practical experience needed to develop in this area;
- Increasing confidence and competence in practicing as a team coach, especially in the key areas of contracting and diagnosis;
- Providing significant personal development and a greater understanding of personal ‘ways of being’ with teams, through experiential exercises designed to bring the theory to life ‘in the room’, using the class as a proxy team;
- Creating a network of like-minded and equally well-trained team coaches for support, co-consultancy and learning;
- Professionalising your team coaching practice and setting participants apart in the market, by training with expert team coaches and thought leaders in the field of team coaching.
Delivered over a series of 12 days involving 5 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 as a coach and their clients’ teams and organisations. Assignments include an essay, written commentary on a team coaching session and reflective learning journal.
AN INTRODUCTION TO TEAM COACHING
Workshop 1: An Introduction to Team Coaching (3 days) focuses on the science of team effectiveness and the importance and complexities of contracting when working with teams.
TEAM COACHING MODELS AND APPROACHES
Workshop 2: Team Coaching Models and Approaches (2 days) reviews key models and processes from team coaching practice and research. We also explore the role of team diagnostics as part of the team-coaching process and highlight best practices in gathering and sharing diagnostic outcomes.
SYSTEMS THINKING AND DYNAMICS
Workshop 3: Systems Thinking and Dynamics (2 days) takes a systemic approach to the environment the team operates in and the impact of the system on the team and its members.
Workshop 4: Interventions (3 days) focuses on team dynamics, how to spot, name and work with them.
BUILDING YOUR APPROACH
Workshop 5: Building your Approach (2 days) involves an investigation of leading team diagnostics so participants can use the tool with their own clients as well as asking participants to present their personal market plan and approach to team coaching.
Who should attend
- Minimum least three years of 1:1 coaching experience/180 hours of 1:1 coaching experience;
- The ability to work on psychological dimensions in their 1:1 coaching;
- An interest in personal development and feedback as well as learning about theories and models;
- A natural curiosity for the emergent nature of team coaching as a new specialty within coaching.