Comprehensive course analysis
Who should attend
For individuals who wish to enhance their coaching capabilities to facilitate clients in teams and group settings. You are an experienced organizational consultant or executive coach who consults, facilitates and develops teams or groups. Your background may be as an internal or external coach or organization development consultant, learning and development professional, leadership professional or HR business partner
About the course
This Postgraduate Certificate will enable participants to develop their confidence and skills as a team coach. It will deepen their understanding and ability to intervene with teams and groups and hence increase the impact on their organizational clients. It is a stand-alone course with optional accreditation process or can be part of a two year MSc postgraduate degree.
During this program, you will gain a sound understanding of the roles and challenges of being a team coach. You will also integrate theory on team coaching into your practice. Over the module you will deepen your awareness and insight into group process and group development.
You will learn to recognize and appreciate derailment and underperformance in teams, be aware of the impact and meaning of various forms of 'scapegoating', and find ways to respond to and contain such 'dark side dynamics' in teams. Finally you will develop your ability to make judgments about when and how to intervene in a team.
The program will introduce ways of thinking about teams and groups and their development, which are underpinned by a relational orientation to team coaching. It is designed around four workshops:
1 – Contracting with teams and their contexts
2 – Systemic and psychological views on team coaching
3 – Board coaching and board dynamics
4 – Professionalism in the team coaching relationship
A Personal Reflective Journey
At the start of the programme you will receive a range of reflective assignments plus tutoring which helps you to prepare for and reflect upon each of the workshops. The Personal Reflective Journey comprises:
- Tasks intended to make the learning of every workshop more pertinent
- Recommended articles with questions to answer
- Tutorials on the basis of your reflective writing.
David Birch specialises in group facilitation, boardroom consulting and executive coaching. His strengths as a facilitator and coach come from his ability to create safe environments for honest reflection and dialogue, opening up new insights and perspectives on seemingly intractable problems. A...
Charlotte Sills is an experienced coach and coach supervisor. She supervises the Ashridge coaching team and is a member of the faculty of Ashridge's Coaching for Organisation Consultants and Masters in Executive Coaching programmes. She also teaches on the Ashridge Postgraduate Certificate in Adv...
Erik has over twenty-five years of experience in organisational and personal development, bringing to his work a sensitivity to what moves and motivates people, and a strong analytical ability. He aims to support people in their search for what is ‘right and just’ for themselves and for others in...
Ann is a Business Development Adjunct at Ashridge. Her particular focus is on working with clients to achieve high levels of personal and organisational performance. This has included the design and delivery of leadership and management development programmes, group facilitation, executive coachi...
25 years experience as organisation consultant specialising in change and adult learning. 25 years experience facilitating groups and teams. 25 years experience coaching senior leaders and middle managers. 6 years as lecturer in organisation change at the University of Surrey School of Management...
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