Linden Learning is proud to announce that we will now be running our flagship 5-Day Intensive Coaching Skills Course in partnership with the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. As a world-class performing arts institution and a centre of excellence, the Guildhall shares our commitment to support, challenge and inspire you.
The Level 7 Diploma in Coaching and Mentoring is suitable for people from all industries. Past courses have included clients from the private and public sectors, business and professionals and the self-employed. We find that this mix adds greatly to the quality of the experience of all.
Looking for something shorter? See also details of Leader as Coach, our 3 Day Coaching Course for Leaders and Managers
WHAT YOU WILL GAIN FROM TRAINING TO COACH
In a world of complex relationships, instant communication and constant change, coaching is increasingly being seen as an essential tool in helping to bridge the gap between potential and achievement. Coaching has its own unique set of skills, harder to do well than they first appear. Whether you want to develop your coaching skills as a leader or manager within an organisation or as an independent coach working with a range of clients, this course will equip you with state-of-the-art skills and knowledge.
YOU WILL LEARN
- What coaching really is – and how to distinguish it from its close cousins mentoring and counselling
- Why coaching is so powerful as an agent of change – the neuroscience and psychology which explains it
- How to work with people on their blocks and barriers, engaging their motivation and natural sense of resourcefulness
- How to ask the powerful questions that challenge and support in equal measure
- How to give feedback in a way that promotes change and dismantles resistance
- How to deal with strong emotion in a coaching session
- Managing the flow of a coaching conversation
- Why coaching works as a way of creating engagement in teams and individuals – and how it links with successful organisation performance
- How to use very brief interventions in coaching style for maximum impact.
Part 1: The five-day intensive skills course
Venue: Central London
This can be taken as a stand-alone event or as part 1 of the ILM L7 Diploma coaching qualification. It will be a rigorous blend of theory and practice and highly interactive. You will be expected to work in both coach and client roles on real issues with ample opportunities for carefully managed practice, observation and feedback. There will be a comprehensive manual of hand-outs as well as a copy of Jenny Rogers’ Coaching Skills: A Handbook and full MBTI assessment.
Part 2: Developing a portfolio for assessment by the ILM for the L7 Diploma in Coaching
This takes the learning into more depth, with a personal learning journey for developing coaches. We will provide you with an experienced coaching supervisor who will give you one to one supervision in developing your practice as a coach in addition to 3 face to face workshops, 3 virtual seminars, 3 best practice events and supported self-study. This period of study and practice usually lasts over 12–18 months whilst you build up your coaching hours and complete your assignments.
Completed Part 1 and thinking of Part 2?
Here is some feedback from past and current students…
I found the Linden Learning course gloriously rigorous and stretching, challenging my existing coaching knowledge and developing my practice considerably. Importantly, the tutors Jane and Jenny share their vast experience generously and the rich content is delivered with flair, wit and integrity. I learnt so much, rediscovered my passion for coaching and – despite the rigour and hard work – had fun. I’d recommend the course professionally and personally.
Liz Molyneux, Executive Producer and Coach
The coaching approach should be an essential component of any management course. It is straightforward, user friendly and engaging. It has made me (and will continue to make me) a more effective leader and manager by enhancing my awareness of what I need to do to get the best out of the people around me. This type of self awareness is so overlooked and yet so critical to the success of any relationship, personal or professional. This is a great course! Enjoy every minute.
Alan Watt, Chief Executive, Academy of St Martins in the Fields
This course was no less than a revelation for me. Jane and Jenny’s inspired and generous teaching made what felt like a vast amount of information exciting and a joy to absorb, and the interactivity of the class brought everything to brilliant light. I also always felt hugely supported and encouraged. Every day felt like a great adventure. I learned what an infinitely versatile and invaluable skill coaching is when done well. I also, somewhat unexpectedly, learned a lot about myself. I could not recommend this course more highly, both for those who want to enhance their existing coaching skills and also for those who are new to the discipline.
Lisa Zeff, International Television Executive & Recruiter
The course is delivered in small numbers and intensive but in a very positive way. Both Jenny and Jane are wonderful coaches who are extremely adept and professional.
Jason Wing, Executive Principal, Neal Wade Academy
This coaching course is the best and most effective training I have undertaken in recent years. It has allowed me to reflect both personally and professionally and due to this I feel liberated. Jane and Jenny are hugely inspirational and they support you to enhance your strengths but also to develop and grow your mind.
Bryony Surtees, Executive Head Teacher, Chesterton & Isle of Ely Primary School
The Linden Learning Course was a fantastic opportunity to uncover, in the most friendly and supportive environment, the wealth of the art of coaching. The content was rich and detailed, theory always balanced with practice and learning made approachable and fun. I have found every raised subject interesting and fascinating. The generosity and genuine enthusiasm of our tutors – Jane & Jenny – enabled me to go beyond my comfort zone and fast forward my learning.”
Aurélia Jonvaux, French Language Coach, GSMD
Part 1 and Part 2 together are accredited at postgraduate level with the Institute of Leadership and Management.
|PRICE*||TOTAL PRICE||TOTAL PRICE
|Part 1 only||Certificate||£1,800||£1,800||£1,440|
|Part 1 & Part 2||Level 5 Certificate
Level 7 Certificate
Level 5 Diploma
Level 7 Diploma
*All prices shown above are exclusive of VAT. Linden Learning and Consult East are VAT registered companies and VAT will be applied to all invoices.
** 20% deduction will be applied to pricing if delegate is paying for both parts of the course on enrolment and/or is self funding.
We can also offer staggered payment plans for self funding delegates.
WHO ARE WE?
We are a partnership of Linden Learning and Consult East, bringing together expertise from across the public and private sectors. Part 1 is taught by Jenny Rogers and Jane Cook and Part 2 is facilitated by Rachel John and John Paul.
4, 5, 6 December 2017 and 4, 5 January 2018
4, 5, 6 July and 12, 13 July 2018
The venues will be in central London location. Details to be announced.
For more information on fees and how to apply for a place on the course, please contact Michelle Gardiner.
Jenny Rogers (Part 1) has 24 years of experience as an executive coach. Her current clients include HM Ambassadors and other senior civil servants, chief executives in healthcare, medical directors, partners in the ‘big four’ consultancy firms among many others. She has been training and supervising other coaches all over the world for 17 years. Jenny has a life-long interest in development, starting with 6 years as a teacher in early career then as an Education Advisor for the BBC where she later ran the management development department after 16 years as a TV producer. Her book Adults Learning is now in its fifth edition and she has written extensively on coaching and on psychometrics as well as four books on career themes. Her book Coaching Skills: A Handbook is widely regarded as the standard work internationally on how to coach.
Jane Cook is an executive coach and coach trainer. Her previous experience as a headteacher, government policy advisor and managing director of consultancy firm, Linden Learning has given her insight into leadership and change in a variety of settings. She has had particular success working with clients from the arts and education sectors, helping them to maximise their own potential as well as learn how to unlock potential in others. Her current clients include Norwegian Academy of Music, Active Learning Trust, The Arts Council and South Thames Early Education Partnership as well as senior leaders from settings across the education sector. A philosophy graduate, Jane holds a postgraduate coaching Diploma from the Institute of Leadership and Management and is a Senior Practitioner with the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC).
Rachel Paul (Part 2) has been delivering ILM coaching qualifications for seven years and qualified as a cognitive coach, and supervisor, with the Centre for Stress Management recognised by the Association for Coaching. Her passion is helping people achieve their goals through self-awareness, learning and, more importantly, the application of learning. Her interest in helping people to find their own solutions began as a VSO Development Worker for a multi purpose co-operative in Zambia servicing thousands of refugees in a rural settlement. In this role Rachel learnt just how resourceful people can be and how powerful helping people find their own solutions can be. After returning from Africa Rachel worked as a co-operative development worker in the UK helping start up businesses and then moved to delivering business start up courses for a further education college. She went on to deliver business and management qualifications and started to work closely with the energy sector in the east of England.
John Paul (Part 2) has over 20 years experience as a manager, leader and coach. As well as being a coach and delivering coaching programmes, John undertakes interim technology assignments with social housing providers. His passion is to help others gain new skills and the confidence to use them to achieve their goals. His experience as a manager taught John that it is people working together that gets things done and to provide effective support you need to really understand what they need. John’s work in technology has been all about change and learning. With an MBA, Post Graduate Certificate in Leadership and an ILM Coaching qualification John has an understanding of the theory as well as the practice and uses a coaching approach throughout his work. John has guided many learners through the ILM assessment process. He has a deep understanding of the requirements and will help you find an approach to your studies that is right for you, fits with the rest of your life and will help you achieve the goals you are aiming for.
I found myself amazed by the week: the ease with which we coalesced into a positive and supportive group, under your tutelage, the sheer quantity of new ideas to consider and learn, and the fun.
What did the facilitators do that made the week work well?
Excellent judgment around pace and flow of sessions, and utilizing a wide variety of materials and approaches (modelling; explaining; group discussion; small breakout groups; slides; flipchart; great use of spaces around the building etc).
What might you say to anyone considering doing this course in the future?
Just do it! It’s such a hugely rewarding week on so many levels. The quality of the teaching and learning is so high, and it will inform not just your work but also your whole life.
Over the weekend, I had a new feeling (yet entirely familiar in another way) of not being able to stop thinking about the learning – including asking myself new questions, wondering about things and relating every thought in my head to coaching. Early on Saturday evening, I found myself thinking with some surprise ‘Gosh, I’ve just noticed that I have thought about something other than coaching for a good 20 minutes,’ only to recognise that what I had been thinking about – whilst not directly to do with coaching, had come out of the coaching session on Friday afternoon! The familiar bit was that I often have that feeling, but usually with music which I can’t get out of my head. I have never experienced it with learning before! I can honestly say that I don’t think I will be able to see the world in the same way again. It brought a new understanding to the word ‘agency – both my own, and that of others…
To be in the role of coach, coachee, as well as trainee etc throughout was challenging in the best possible way. I think this also meant that the level of learning was increased and deepened as a result.
I feel the strongest element for me was the opportunity to gradually assimilate the key principles through a series of related though gently evolving exercises. It helped to work in groups of different sizes – the levels of intensity varied and the learning varied too. Highly recommended.