INTERNAL COACH CERTIFICATION - ONLINE ENGLISH

The Atom Wave ICF accredited ACSTH program is specifically designed for internal coaches, based on the Solution Focus approach equips participants with professional coaching skills tailored for organisational needs.

WHAT WILL THE PROGRAM EXPERIENCE INCLUDE?

We want to ensure you get everything needed to feel confident in your internal coaching skills. Therefore, this is a rigorous program of 90 hrs spread over a period of six months and requires commitment.

Upon successful completion of the above mentioned requirements, you will earn your Internal Coach Certification by Atom Wave and you will have received 70 ACSTH thus covering more than the 60 training hours required hours  for ACC accreditation to the ICF.

During the workshops, you will practice coaching with at least 12 structured coaching practice sessions, and get observed with feedback from the course instructors.

You will have at least 6 Peer Group Practice sessions, submitting reflections to course instructors for review and support.

You will coach real clients at least 6 times. Reflections and coaching logs are to be submitted to course instructors.

You will receive 6 hours of Mentoring focusing on practicing specific coaching competencies, thus covering 6 out of the 10 required mentor coaching hours for ACC accreditation by ICF.

You will submit one client recorded session which will be assessed based on ICF ACC markers.


COURSE DATES & FEES

  • Module 1: 13/1 -17/2/2021
  • Module 2: 3/3 - 14/4/2021
  • Module 3: 12/5 - 16/6/2021

Classes take place online in ENGLISH every Wednesday between 17:00 and 19:30 (Central European Time)

FEES

2.900 EUR / 2.500 EUR (Early Bird - 30 days before program start)

Included:

  • Live, interactive and highly practical Zoom workshops
  • 70 hours of ICF ACSTH Training,
  • 20 weekly workshops, each lasting 2.5 hours
  • 20 hours of “asynchronous” learning (background reading and coaching practice)
  • Each workshop includes a new coaching skill and the chance to practice it in the workshop
  • Supervision of Peer and Client practice during the program
  • 6 Mentor Coaching hours
  • Course Certification Assessment
  • Coaching Manual and top quality reference material

 

 

MODULE 1: Fundamentals of Internal Coaching Conversations

Module 1 is a 30 hour module with 25 student contact hours, 2.5 hours of Group mentoring and 12 hours of Instructor reviewed practice. It focuses on the basics of Solution Focused coaching conversation and practice of coaching skills required for a successful internal coaching relationship.

Pre-Work Assignement

Module 1 Topics

  • Establishing an Environment of Trust within an internal coaching relationship
  • When to coach and when not to
  • The Formula of Change for solid Contracting
  • The Solution Focused coaching Methodology: Desired Future - Scaling- Exceptions and Resources - Next Step
  • Practicing and observing the ICF Core Competencies

In-Between Module 1 & 2:

  • Peer Group Practice
  • Real Client Practice
  • Practify Assignment
  • Mentor Group Coaching #1: 2 hours

MODULE 2: COACHING METHODOLOGY FOR INTERNAL COACHING

Module 2 is a 29 hour module with 15 student contact hours, 2.5 hours of Group mentoring and 10 hours of Instructor reviewed practice.  It is designed to equip participants with an internal coaching framework and a set of coaching tools to deal with different types of client issues within a coaching assignment. 

 Module 2 Workshop Topics

  • How to run an A-Z internal coaching assignment: Process & Flow
  • Coaching Tools using the space and visualisation to assist coachees:
  1. Clarify Decisions
  2. Get Re-Ignited
  3. Detox work relationships
  4. Open up Possibilities
  • Setting up an Internal Coaching Framework
  • Practicing and observing the ICF Core Competencies

        In-Between Module 2 & 3:

        • Peer Group Practice
        • Real Client Practice
        • Practify Assignment
        • Mentor Group Coaching #2: 3 hours

        MODULE 3: EMPOWER THE INTERNAL COACH

        Module 3 is a 24 hour module with 15 student contact hours, and 7 hours of Instructor reviewed practice. This is a highly practical module focused on deepening coaching skills, on navigating through Ethical Dilemmas and on practicing through the Live coaching sessions with real clients.

        Module 3 Workshop: 3 days

        • Coaching Ethics and client cases
        • "Bracketing" the Manager role and transition into Internal Coach role: Tools and techniques
        • Live Coaching Day-A series of five coaching sessions with real live clients. EacAnalysis of live coaching conversations with trainer and partici­pants' feedback
        • Practicing and observing the ICF Core Competencies

        Until program completion:

        • Real Client Practice
        • Practify Assignment
        • Submit Recorded Session with client
        • Certification upon all program requirements

        Olympia MITSOPOULOU

        Course Leader

        • Atom Wave founder (then HumansToGo - H2gO)
        • 25 years experience in the people development, 100+ client organisations - 15.000 trainees - 1500+ coaching hrs - 180 executive coaching clients
        • Instructional Designer and Program Director of the Atom Wave "Internal Coach Certification" ICF ACSTH program
        • Credentialed PCC coach by the ICF (International Coach Federation),
        • Trained assessor for the European Individual Accreditation and the European Quality Award for the EMCC
        • Organizational Psychologist (B.A. American College of Greece & M.Sc University of Wales, College of Cardiff).
        • Olympia is originally from Greece and since 2004 she is based in Lausanne, splitting her working time between Switzerland and Greece.

        Why is Internal Coaching now more important than ever?

        Read latest research about the important contribution of coaching on change management schemes and how High-Performance organisations have relied on internal coaching to increase profitability.

        How can you tell whether coaching has been an investment worthwhile?

        This is a very good question that is relevant not only for coaching but for most Leadership Development programs as well. Business Impact and measuring ROI is a core area of our own research about coaching and and as such we have incorporated in our ACSTH "Internal Coach Certification" program a simple yet effective methodology to calculate ROI of your internal coaching assignments.

        Does ACSTH accredited training means I am an ICF credentialed coach?

        ACSTH training stands for Accredited Coach Specific Training Hours and it is a term used by ICF to signify that a specific program has been assessed to meet all operational and quality standards to cover training requirements for credentialing via the ACSTH option. Minimum ACSTH for ACC credentialing are 60 hours and the Atom Wave "Internal Coach Certification" program is a 90 hour program with 70 ACSTH hours, so the 60 hours are more than covered. Additionally, in order to get credentialed as a coach at ACC level by the ICF, you would also need to:

        • 4 Hours of Mentor Coaching (within the program you get 6 mentoring hours and therefore only need 4 instead of 10)
        • Submit a Recorded Session & Transcript which will be assessed 
        • 100 client coaching hrs (not with Direct reports)
        • Pass the Coach Knowledge Assessment
        • Pay the respective application fee

        For more information please visit the ICF relevant page: https://coachfederation.org

        How much time would I need to invest to meet requirements of this program?

        The program spans within a 6 month period and it has a 90 hour duration. Therefore, you could estimate an average of 15 -20 hours per month. Of course this varies according to each individual.

        How do you define Internal Coaching?

        An Internal Coach is an employee within an organisation who has been trained and qualified as a professional coach practitioner and has specific coaching responsibilities with colleagues outside own line of management responsibilities.

        Internal Coaching DO's and DON'Ts

        What are the Internal Coaching DO's and DON'Ts? How is it different to external coaching. Download here a practical guide for your internal coaching scheme.

        How is coaching different from mentoring?

        A mentor is an expert who provides wisdom, advice and guidance based on his or her own experience. The coaching relationship is a relationship of partnering and equality independent of hierarchical or professional differences. It does not include any advising or guidance from the coach.