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 ptofessional experience in their fields of coaching.

MODULE 1

TITLE: Introduction to the Course                                            Class 1 of 16

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.

HOURS SPENT:                                                                                          2 hours 30 minutes

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TITLE: Introduction to the Course                                            Class 2 of 16

BRIEF DESCRIPTION

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:                                                                                          2 hours 30 minutes, 2 hours Homework

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TITLE: Introduction to the Course                                            Class 3 of 16

BRIEF DESCRIPTION

Teaching on the Different Coaching Arenas, explaining nine different Coaching Arenas, Explaining Coaching Models, Practicum: Introduction to Coaching.

HOURS SPENT:                                                                                          2 hours 30 minutes, 2 hours Homework

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MODULE 2

TITLE: Practical Coaching Guidelines                                      Class 4 of 16

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:​                                                            Coaching Presence, Powerful Questioning, Active Listening

HOURS SPENT:                                                                                          2 hours 30 minutes, 2 hours Homework

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TITLE: Practicum - Practical Coaching Guidelines                    Class 5 of 16

BRIEF DESCRIPTION

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

CORE COMPETENCIES TAUGHT:                                                            Coaching Presence, Powerful Questioning, Active Listening.

​HOURS SPENT:                                                                                          2 hours 30 minutes, 2 hours Homework

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MODULE 3

TITLE: Meeting Ethical Standards                                           Class 6 of 16

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:​                                                            Set the Foundation: Meeting Ethical Standards

HOURS SPENT:                                                                                         2 hours 30 minutes, 30 minutes Homework

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TITLE: Coaching Agreement; Establishing Trust & Intimacy.      Class 7 of 16

BRIEF DESCRIPTION

Setting the Foundation – Establishing the Coaching Agreement. The practice of a Coaching Agreement is practised in Break-Out Rooms and observed by Facilitators. Establishing Trust and Intimacy: The practice of this competency is practised in Break-Out Rooms and observed by Facilitators.

CORE COMPETENCIES TAUGHT:​                                                            Set the Foundation: Establish the Coaching Agreement, Co-Create Relationships:                                                                                                                           Establish Trust and Intimacy

HOURS SPENT:                                                                                          2 hours 30 minutes, 30 minutes Homework

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TITLE: Coaching Presence                                                     Class 8 of 16

BRIEF DESCRIPTION

Overview of the Core Competencies as set out by the ICF, Focus on Coaching Presence.  The practice of a Coaching Presence is practised in Break Out Rooms and observed by Facilitators.

CORE COMPETENCIES TAUGHT:​                                                            Co-Create Relationships: Coaching Presence

HOURS SPENT:                                                                                         2 hours 30 minutes, 30 minutes Homework

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TITLE: Active Listening                                                           Class 9 of 16

BRIEF DESCRIPTION

Overview of the Core Competencies as set out by the ICF, Focus on Coaching Presence.  The practice of a Coaching Presence is practised in Break Out Rooms and observed by Facilitators.

CORE COMPETENCIES TAUGHT:​                                                            Communicate Effectively: Active Listening

HOURS SPENT:                                                                                          2 hours 30 minutes, 30 minutes Homework

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TITLE: Powerful Questioning                                                   Class 10 of 16

BRIEF DESCRIPTION

Overview of the Core Competencies as set out by the ICF, Focus on Powerful Questioning. The practice of Powerful Questioning is practised in Break Out Rooms and observed by Facilitators.

CORE COMPETENCIES TAUGHT:​                                                            Communicate Effectively: Powerful Questioning

HOURS SPENT:                                                                                          2 hours 30 minutes, 30 minutes Homework

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TITLE: Direct Communication                                                  Class 11 of 16

BRIEF DESCRIPTION

Overview of the Core Competencies as set out by the ICF, Focus on Direct Communication.  The practice of Direct Communication is practised in Break Out Rooms and observed by Facilitators.

CORE COMPETENCIES TAUGHT:​                                                            Communicate Effectively: Direct Communication

HOURS SPENT:                                                                                          2 hours 30 minutes, 30 minutes Homework

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TITLE: Creating Awareness                                                    Class 12 of 16

BRIEF DESCRIPTION

Overview of the Core Competencies as set out by the ICF, Focus on Creating Awareness.  The practice of Creating Awareness is practised in Break Out Rooms and observed by Facilitators.

CORE COMPETENCIES TAUGHT:​                                                           Learning and Results:  Creating Awareness

HOURS SPENT:                                                                                         2 hours 30 minutes, 2 hours Homework

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TITLE: PRACTICUM - Core Competencies                              Class 13 of 16

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:                                                                                         2 hours 30 minutes, 2 hours Homework

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MODULE 4

TITLE: Impactful Coaching Tools and Models                           Class 14 of 16

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:                                                                                          2 hours 30 minutes, 2 hours Homework

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TITLE: Impactful Coaching Tools and Models                           Class 15 of 16

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:                                                                                          2 hours 30 minutes, 1.5 hour Recorded Coaching Practicum

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MODULE 5

TITLE: Putting it all together                                                   Class 16 of 16

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:                                                                                          2 hours 30 minutes

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Pretoria, South Africa