Internal Coach Certification

Our vision is to deliver a state of the art internal coaching program that will address the heart of internal coaching challenges, equip participants with in depth coaching skills and practical tools designed and tested to work within organisations.

WHAT YOU GET:

  • Practical capacity building coaching tools for internal coaching at ever-changing organisations.    
  • In-house executive coaching skills accelerating a culture of coaching within the organisation.    
  • Coaching services with a high Return on Investment.
  • Empowered internal coaches with ΙCF accredited ACSTH learning and an all weather coaching kit. 
  • A growing impact of HR.    
  • A-Z Internal Coaching Framework with coaching policies and procedures to communicate to the business.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Conceived and designed with the Internal Coach in mind, this program envisions to deliver a state of the art internal coaching program that will address the heart of internal coaching challenges and equip participants with in depth coaching skills as well as practical tools designed and tested to work within organisations. 

This is a rigorous program of 90 hrs spread over a period of six months. You participate in 3 highly practical and intensive workshops, with a total of 56 coaching training hours (face to face). During this time a Mentor Coach supports you in the process of mastering all the coaching tools taught. At the same time, the latest technology in Learning, the Practify social learning platform, contributes to the creation of a community of learners and the exchange of experiences. By completing the full training program and all the assignments successfully, internal coaches earn their Certificate in Solution Focused Internal Coaching and also 70 hours of ACSTH (Accredited Coach Specific Training Hours) by the ICF.

As Internal Coach, we define members of an organisation who after training and certification in coaching skills, undertake A-Z coaching assignments with employees from the same organisation outside their hierarchical line.

It has exceeded expectations! The blended methodology of workshops, social learning digital platform and group peer / mentoring sessions accommodates for the different learning styles of the participant group, whilst pushing individual comfort zones.

Alexandra FILLIPIDOU - Talent Manager & Internal Coach Certification participant - Eurobank

PROGRAM STRUCTURE


PROGRAM BUILDING BLOCKS

Face to Face Training in 3 Modules: 3 + 2 + 2 Workshop days

A carefully designed highly interactive in person training spread in three modules over a six-month period. You will receive a total of 56 training hours, during which you will practice and receive detailed feedback from your instructors at least 6 times. You will master coaching tools and methodologies especially designed for coaching within organisation. You will get functional coaching manual, tool cards, reminder cards and a complete Coaching Kit with everything you need to coach with confidence. 

Mentor Coaching - 6 hrs

Within the program, you will receive 6 Mentor coaching hours. We assign you into small groups with a Mentor Coach instructor who will take you through the process of mastering all the coaching tools in live coaching situations. You will get support and feedback on your coaching. 

If you decide to proceed with credentialing with the ICF, you will have covered 6 out of the 10 required mentor coaching hours.

PRACTIFY Social Learning Platform

Throughout the course duration, the Practify innovative social learning platform is used to assist the creation of an internal coach community and a culture of sharing experi­ence amongst learners. Through the Practify missions designed by your instructor, you will be in close contact with your class in-between-module assignments, you will have a space to share experiences and support to new learnings from your course instructor and your class. 

Practice with Real Clients

Your Practicum is where you take everything you have learned in class and start applying it with real clients. It's one thing to coach your peers - it gives you great practice in a safe setting, but we also want to make sure you are confident coaching clients within your organisation. 

Your mentor coach will support you with feedback, answering your questions, discuss challenges and how to deal with them. 

Internal Coaching Framework

You will get a full Internal Coaching Framework kit.This includes how to: Define your internal coaching role in combination with your current role; Navigate between key Sponsor needs & Ethical Dilemmas; Communicate internal coaching processes internally; Asses coachability; Monitor and measure progress; Forms, Contracts, templates to start internal coaching assignments as of next day.                                                                

CERTIFICATION

By accomplishing the full training program requirements, the peer practice assignments, the mentor coaching, and the real client practice requirements successfully, you will earn your Certificate in Internal Coaching as well as 70 ACSTH (Accredited Coach Specific Training Hours) by the ICF. These hours exceed the required training hours for your credentialing at ACC level. 


COACHING METHODOLOGY: Solution Focus

Our coaching methodology is based on the Solution Focus. The approach values practicality and is especially suited for working with leaders within organisations. The focus is on working with people strengths through defining the what is wanted, discovering the what is working and what contributed to that and on making practical progress. It leads to a positive and pragmatic way to work within organisations and beyond coaching it is helping instill a new culture of addressing people at their resources. For a short introduction to Solution Focus coaching watch our video here. More information about our Solution Focus Coaching Methodology here.

Using solution focus methodology helps you to delve deeper into a person's issue and shows the path for improvement/change without making any reference to the problem itself at all. As a coach you need to focus on the person's strengths & achievements, trigger the proper questions and the solution is there coming straight away from the coachee himself/herself it's amazing!

Bilalis Nikolaos - Head of HR Business Partnering Central Units / Internal Coach program participant - EUROBANK

WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?

You will be able to coach with a  pragmatic and brief coaching methodology, the Solution Focus which is particularly fit for the fast-paced everyday conversations in business.

You will  learn how to use tested, practical internal coaching  tools tailored to leadership and performance  based on our experience of designing internal coaching programs since 2002.

You will be able to design and manager an A-Z Internal Coaching assignement as you will be equipped with a full internal coaching KIT. Everything from the Coaching forms, to the detailed process steps, all the key factors to anticipate in communicating the program internally and educating the involved stakeholders (prospective coachees, coachees' bosses, top management).

As a coach you will feel empowered with a Solution Focused coaching mindset, your organisation will get high ROI from a professional internal coaching service, and HR will grow its impact through supporting capacity building and transformation through coaching leaders through it.

WHO IS THIS FOR?

  • This program is addressed to organisations wishing to develop a team of credible, effective Internal Coaches that will support the organisation's People Strategy and plan to support this role with an internal coaching framework.
  • It is designed for experienced HR and other leaders who wish to undertake an Internal Coach role together with their existing tasks and have a strong interest in people development.
  • Participants need participate voluntarily, and have commitment to fulfilling the program's requirements.

LOCATIONS & FEES

Athens, GreeceFees
Module 1: 6 -7-8 Nov 2018Early Bird (before 30/9): 3300 Euro
Module 2: 16 -17 Jan 2019                 After 1/10: 3600 Euro
Module 3: 13 - 14 Mar 2019Not for Profit: 3100 Euro

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Lausanne, Switzerland Fees
Module 1: 13-14-15 Feb 2019                      Early Bird (before 30/11/18): 4350 CHF
Module 2: 3-4 Apr 2019After 1/12/18: 4650 CHF
Module 3: 12-13 June 2019Not for Profit: 4150 CHF

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FAQs

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.

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 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/icf-credential/acc-paths

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.

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