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Diploma Programme Elements & Further Information

1. Programme Dates

All sessions are 2-6pm UK. To check the time in your local region, try www.timeanddate.com

2. Intensive Sessions

The induction and 18 course sessions are key to your development as a team coach, and to the quality of the programme and group learning experience. The sessions are an opportunity to experience core concepts, learn useful tools and frameworks and put them into action. You will develop your skills in the context of small teams and the wider cohort with many opportunities to give and receive feedback. You will receive recordings of the sessions, and there will be ample reflective practice to enhance your learning.

YOUR COMMITMENT

You agree to:

  • Arrive on time and to stay for the duration
  • Actively participate in all sessions (not just sit and observe!)
  • Practice team coaching in co-coaching pairs, role play team members in simulations and be coached in your small teams
  • Have good enough wifi to be fully present, with your camera on, in a non-distracting environment, with no multitasking on each call.
  • You must participate in 16 of the 18 sessions to be certified.  If you miss a session, you are required to watch the full session recording and to post your reflections, insights, questions and learning (1000-1500 words) on the community site before the next sessions. 

3. Course Work

Preparation

You will prepare for the Diploma by reading Georgina’s book, Mastering the Art of Team Coaching, a digital copy will be provided to you on the course platform (alternatively, you can purchase a paperback, Kindle or Audible version from Amazon). You will also complete Team Coaching Fundamentals, an online self-study course that will take approximately 12 hours.  

Together, they will prepare the ground on which the Diploma programme is built. 

Course Assignments

Your course leaders will provide you with individual and small team assignments to complete between sessions. You will need to set aside 1-2 hours for this work. The cohort will be organised into small teams at the start of the programme, and each team will then self-organise to schedule how and when they will meet up. 

Final Assignments

In preparation for the final presentations, you are required to submit a Case Study of a real team that you will coach during the Diploma, describing the brief, your approach, what went well and less well and the learning you are taking from the experience.  This case study will be valuable in promoting your work as a team coach in the future!

You are also required to submit your Personal Learning Journey, reflecting on yourself as a team coach. You will explore how your upbringing and life experience has shaped the work you want to do as a team coach, and your personal philosophy and stance. You will reflect on your strengths and your learning edge as well as your personal development and how you will continue to work on yourself and your capacity to be present to ‘what is’.

Both need to be 1500-2000 words, written in ‘normal language’- we are not looking for an academic piece, this is more about integrating your learning!  Both will provide the groundwork for your own presentations in the final sessions.

YOUR COMMITMENT

You agree to:

  • Submit all written assignments by agreed deadlines
  • To take onboard any feedback from course leaders and review and resubmit assignments if required
  • To undertake the individual and small team assignments between sessions, as this will support the Integration of your learning

4. Small Team Projects

In addition to the reflection and discussion assignments provided between sessions, your small teams are also required to collaborate on a Small Team Project that makes a contribution to the evolving field of team coaching. By engaging in a small team with a meaningful goal, you will gain valuable learning about how teams form and the stages of team development, this will give you tremendous empathy in your work as a team coach!  Each team will experience receiving team coaching during the course, and practising team coaching. Significantly, the projects you collaborate on ensure your voice becomes part of the field of team coaching which, in turn, builds your authority and credibility.

Your course leaders will ask each team to deliver a proposal for their small team project by a given deadline. 

YOUR COMMITMENT

You agree to:

  • Be collaborative and solutions-focused in scheduling time to meet with fellow small team members. 
  • Remember, working in small teams is a key element of this programme and positive engagement in teamwork and the team’s project is one of the programme success criteria. 
  • Submit the small team project proposal by the given deadline
  • Complete the project (or a key stage if you choose a larger project, by the final sessions)

5. Course Platform and Online Community

The course space sits within our wider online team coaching community hosted on Mighty Networks. This provides a space for rich and thoughtful communication between sessions. We will post slides and session recordings to the course space, as well as details of assignments to be carried out between sessions. The conversations between members of the cohort deepen the learning experience, building strong relationships, sharing leadership and generating collective wisdom. 

 YOUR COMMITMENT

You agree to:

  • Be active with fellow participants in the online course space between sessions by posting questions and responding to others and sharing insight.  ideas and resources.
  • Keep sessions recordings confidential. Do NOT download them from the course platform, or record them to any other platform or computer, or share them with anyone outside the cohort.   This preserves the safe container for our learning together. 


Note: we could add the deadlines for these submissions here so they’re always transparent on the website

6. Coaching a Real Team

During the Diploma you are required to coach at least one real business team. This will enable you to put your learning into practice and to develop and fine tune your approach. It will also provide you with great material for your case study. You are required to carry out 3-6 sessions with the team over the 9-month period, alongside any additional briefing sessions.  You may coach individually or in a co-coaching pair. 

Sometimes people are concerned about how they can find a team to coach but, in all the year of running this Diploma, participants find a way!  Think of how many teams there are in the world and how many would benefit from some team coaching.  Former participants have reached out to existing exec coaching clients, asking if they can coach their team. Others have posted on LinkedIn, offering their services pro-bono to charities and other organisations in return for a case study and testimonial. Others have been invited to coach a team alongside another course participant. So, get creative and resourceful, and get going!

YOUR COMMITMENT

You agree to:

  • Find a real team to coach throughout the programme
  • To maintain reflective practice during your work with the team
  • To bring your case team to the programme supervision sessions
  • To write and submit a case study based on your work with this real team

7. Supervision

During the programme, you will receive 5 hours of group team coaching supervision. Sessions will be scheduled by your nominated supervisor once the group is convened. Supervision provides a space for you to reflect on your team coaching practice in order to cultivate clarity and coherence in your approach. self-awareness, resourcefulness, intentionality, and presence. Supervision will provide you with the support and challenge you need along the road to mastering the art of team coaching.

YOUR COMMITMENT

You agree to:

  • Collaborate in scheduling the 5 hours of supervision
  • To attend all sessions
  • To maintain reflective practice during your work with the team
  • To bring your whole self yourself to the supervision sessions

8. Certification

When you fulfill the programme requirements for attendance, participation and submissions, you will be awarded the Diploma in Team Coaching. This will give you all the training hours, observed practice and supervision you need to apply for your ICF Advanced Certification in Team Coaching ACTC (naturally, you need to actual team coaching experience as well to apply, more details can be found on the ICF website.)

The Team Coaching Diploma will be awarded to participants who meet these criteria:

  • Honouring your commitments above 
  • Timely attendance and active participation on all sessions 
  • Three observed team coaching practice session (one with written feedback)
  • Coaching one ‘real team’ for at least 
  • Successful completion of all assignments, including your Case Study
  • Active participation with your small team on all course assignments and your small team projects


If you have any questions or concerns, please schedule a call with Course Director, Allard de Jong….

9. Professional Accreditation 

The team coaching studio are the founders of team coaching. We campaigned tirelessly to get leading professional bodies to recognise team coaching as a distinct discipline, requiring its own competencies and accreditation process.  We are thrilled that the two largest professional bodies, the International Coaching Federation (ICF) and the Association for Coaching (AC) have announced their competency frameworks and accreditation schemes for team coaches. Our course directors are amongst the first in the world to achieve the ICF Advanced Certification in Team Coaching (ACTC).  We are also amongst the first team coach training providers to apply for ICF Advanced Certification in Team Coaching for this Diploma, which means that coach practitioners who undertake this programme will have a straightforward, simple education path towards achieving their advanced certification. Please note that holding an active ACC, PCC, or MCC credential is a prerequisite to apply for an ICF ACTC.

Stand out from the Crowd

We help you find your own way. We take you beyond knowledge and competencies into who you are as a team coach as we know that how you show up, who you are being as a coach and what your guiding beliefs are, makes the greatest impact. This is the difference that makes you stand out from the crowd and do your best work. With our guidance, you will become an impactful team coach with a distinctive personal style who solves problems, creates change and achieves sustainable results.