LESSONS AND OUTCOMES

"Positive Synergy Coaching:  Certified Competency-based Coaching" offers a balanced integration of knowledge, skill, experience, practical application and creativity, presented by Accredited ICF Coaches with extensive professional experience in their fields of coaching.  Our training teaches the NEW REVISED Core Competencies of the ICF, as implemented in 2021.

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TITLE: Introduction to the Course                                            WEEK 1: Class 1 of 14

BRIEF DESCRIPTION

Personal introductions, Overview of content and structure, Description of Administrative arrangements like Class Attendance requirements, Expected Learning Outcomes, and requirements for certification and membership.  What is Coaching? Definitions of Coaching, The difference between coaching, mentoring, counselling and consulting, When is Coaching needed?, What makes a good coach?

HOURS SPENT:                                                                                          3 hours 

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TITLE: Introduction to the Course                                            WEEK 1: Class 2 of 14

BRIEF DESCRIPTION

 Teaching on the Different Coaching Arenas, explaining nine different Coaching Arenas, Explaining Coaching Models.  Overview of competent coaching and the Positive Synergy approach. 

HOURS SPENT:                                                                                          3 hours, 2 hours Homework

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MODULE 2

TITLE: Practical Coaching Guidelines                                      WEEK 2: Class 3 of 14

BRIEF DESCRIPTION

Overview on a typical Coaching Session, Explanation of the GROW Model in practice, Teaching on the Appreciative Inquiry Coaching Model, General Guidelines for effective Coaching, Explanation of different skills, competencies and resources, it’s relevance and differences between them.

CORE COMPETENCIES TAUGHT:​                                                            Maintains Presence, Listens Actively

HOURS SPENT:                                                                                          3 hours, 2 hours Homework

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TITLE: Demonstrates Ethical Practice                                    WEEK 2:  Class 4 of 14

BRIEF DESCRIPTION

Overview of the Core Competencies as set out by the ICF.  The Ethical Standards as presented by ICF is worked through in detail.

CORE COMPETENCIES TAUGHT:​                                                          Demonstrates Ethical Practice

HOURS SPENT:                                                                                        3 hours, 30 minutes Homework

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TITLE: Embodies a Coaching Mindset                                    WEEK 3:  Class 5 of 14

BRIEF DESCRIPTION

Develops and maintains a mindset that is open, curious, flexible and client-centric.

CORE COMPETENCIES TAUGHT:​                                                            Embodies a Coaching Mindset

HOURS SPENT:                                                                                          3 hours, 30 minutes Homework

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TITLE: Establishes and maintains agreements                         WEEK 3:  Class 6 of 14

BRIEF DESCRIPTION

Create clear agreements about the coaching relationship, process, plans and goals.

CORE COMPETENCIES TAUGHT:​                                                            Establishes and maintains agreements

HOURS SPENT:                                                                                         3 hours, 30 minutes Homework

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TITLE: Cultivates Trust and Safety                                           WEEK 4:  Class 7 of 14

BRIEF DESCRIPTION

Create a safe, supportive environment that allows the client to share freely. Maintains mutual respect and trust.

CORE COMPETENCIES TAUGHT:​                                                            Cultivates trust and safety

HOURS SPENT:                                                                                         3 hours, 30 minutes Homework

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TITLE: Maintains Presence.                                                    WEEK 4:  Class 8 of 14

BRIEF DESCRIPTION

Is fully conscious and present with the client, employing a style that is open, flexible, grounded and confident.

CORE COMPETENCIES TAUGHT:​                                                            Maintains presence

HOURS SPENT:                                                                                          3 hours, 30 minutes Homework

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TITLE: Listens Actively                                                          WEEK 5:  Class 9 of 14

BRIEF DESCRIPTION

Focuses on what the client is and is not saying to fully understand what is being communicated in the context of the client's system and to provide support.

CORE COMPETENCIES TAUGHT:​                                                            Listens Actively

HOURS SPENT:                                                                                          2 hours 30 minutes, 30 minutes Homework

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TITLE: Evokes Awareness; Facilitates Client Growth              WEEK 5:  Class 10 of 14

BRIEF DESCRIPTION

Overview of the Core Competencies as set out by the ICF, Focus on Evoking Awareness.  The practice of Evoking Awareness is practised in Break Out Rooms and observed by Facilitators.   Partners with the client to transform learning and insight into action. Promotes client autonomy in the coaching process.

 

CORE COMPETENCIES TAUGHT:​                                                          Evokes Awareness / Facilitates Client Growth

HOURS SPENT:                                                                                        3 hours, 2 hours Homework

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TITLE: PRACTICUM - Core Competencies                              WEEK 6:  Class 11 of 14

BRIEF DESCRIPTION

Online Practicum where students practice the Core Competencies in Breakout Rooms, while observed by facilitators.  Students rotate in 20-minute slots, and verbal feedback by Facilitator afterwards. 

CORE COMPETENCIES TAUGHT:​                                                       

Meeting Ethical Standards, Establish the Coaching Agreement, Establish Trust and Intimacy, Coaching Presence, Active Listening, Powerful Questioning, Direct Communication, Creating Awareness

HOURS SPENT:                                                                                         3 hours, 2 hours Homework

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TITLE: Impactful Coaching Tools and Models                           WEEK 6:  Class 12 of 14

BRIEF DESCRIPTION

Overview and teaching on the Strengths-based approach in Coaching, with reference to the use of the CliftonStrengths Assessment and language.  Overview on talents, strengths and weakness, and how this is important when coaching someone from the knowledge and application of the Core Competencies. 

CORE COMPETENCIES TAUGHT:​                                                       

Meeting Ethical Standards, Establish the Coaching Agreement, Establish Trust and Intimacy, Coaching Presence, Active Listening, Powerful Questioning, Direct Communication, Creating Awareness

HOURS SPENT:                                                                                          3 hours, 2 hours Homework

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TITLE: Impactful Coaching Tools and Models                           WEEK 7:  Class 13 of 14

BRIEF DESCRIPTION

Review of Homework from Class 14, and then application in Break-Out Rooms, with specific emphasis on aligning the Strengths-based approach in synergy with the ICF Core Competencies. Instructions for recorded practicum Coaching Session with fellow student.

CORE COMPETENCIES TAUGHT:​                                                       

Meeting Ethical Standards, Establish the Coaching Agreement, Establish Trust and Intimacy, Coaching Presence, Active Listening, Powerful Questioning, Direct Communication, Creating Awareness

HOURS SPENT:                                                                                          3 hours, 1.5 hour Recorded Coaching Practicum

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MODULE 5

TITLE: Putting it all together                                                   WEEK 7:  Class 14 of 14

BRIEF DESCRIPTION

Overview of Course. Aligning all competencies within a Positive Psychology & Strengths-based approach. Review. Next steps arrangements towards certification.

CORE COMPETENCIES TAUGHT:​                                                       

Meeting Ethical Standards, Establish the Coaching Agreement, Establish Trust and Intimacy, Coaching Presence, Active Listening, Powerful Questioning, Direct Communication, Creating Awareness.

HOURS SPENT:                                                                                          3 hours

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