Towards Credentials: 7 Hours Group Mentoring
Especially for coaches: counts towards your 10 hour ICF credential mentoring requirement.
The International Coach Federation explains “For the purpose of credentialing, mentor coaching means an applicant being coached on their coaching skills rather than coached on practice building, life balance, or other topics unrelated to the development of an applicant's coaching skills."
The group mentoring programme is delivered via weekly teleconference or webinar sessions. The group program will consist of 1 x 1 hour session and 4 x 1.5 hour sessions over 5 weeks.
Weekly Plan 1-3
Week 1: 1 Hour/ focuses on getting to know you and working through both theoretical knowledge and your current practice to demonstrate ethics and professional standards.
Week 2: 1.5 hours/ we focus on beginning the conversation and establishing the coaching agreement. ICF Core Competencies covered here include: 2 Establishing the Coaching Agreement, and 3 Establishing Trust and Intimacy; with an introduction to and development of Competencies 4 Coaching Presence, 5 Active Listening, 6 Powerful Questioning, and 7 Direct Communication over the next session.
Week 3: 1.5 hours/ this week we explore and practice the intricacies of establishing present situation. We build on all Competencies covered so far. (2, 3,4,5,6 and 7)
Weekly Plan 4 and 5
Week 4: 1.5 hours/ we are developing our knowledge and the coaching conversation richly now. This week we focus on creating awareness and uncovering possibilities and options. Introducing Competency 8 Creating Awareness and once again continuing to build on all previous competencies. (2, 3,4,5,6 and 7)
Week 5: 1.5 hours/ coming to the end of the conversation now. This is the week to focus on setting actions and closing the session. We specifically focus on Designing Actions, and Managing Progress and Accountability; while, as always, continuing to build on all other competencies.
What You Will Gain
- Competence in working with, and an improved ability to demonstrate 11 ICF Core Competencies in your coaching practice.
- Advanced coaching skills – listening to others coach, practicing an aspect of a coaching session each week and receiving robust and effective feedback
- Confidence that you are ready to finalise your ICF assessment process
- Enjoyment and learning from other coaches’ styles within the group.