Level 7 Diploma in Coaching (Institute of Leadership and Management)
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.
About the course
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 5 workshops, self-study and access to additional coaching seminars. This period of supported study and practice usually lasts over 12-18 months whilst you build up your coaching hours and complete your assignments.
Part 1 and Part 2 together are accredited at postgraduate level with the Institute of Leadership and Management.
£1,800 plus VAT for each part of the course (Total £3,600 plus VAT)
If you commit at the outset to undertaking both Part 1 and Part 2 and pay fully in advance, the price for each part is reduced to £1,500, saving £600.
Applicants who are self-funding will have the VAT deducted from their fee – saving up to £720. We can also offer payment by instalment for self-funding applicants. Please contact Michelle Gardiner for more information.
Please note: These offers cannot be combined.
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 and John Paul.
Part 1 dates and venues for 2015
1, 2, 3, 6, 7 July 2015
2, 3, 4, 8, 9 December 2015
The July course will be held at the October Gallery in Bloomsbury in central London. Please note – there is no disabled access at this venue.
The December course will probably be held at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in the Barbican, central London. This is to be confirmed.
For more information on fees and how to apply for a place on the course, please contact Michelle Gardiner.
Alternatively, to speak to one of the course tutors direct about the content of the course or the qualification, please phone Jane Cook on 07969 962957 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 fifith 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 (Part 1) has 25 years of leadership experience using a coaching approach, including as an Assistant Director in the Department of Education, as a National Advisor and as a Headteacher. She now works as a coach and coach trainer, helping clients to maximise their own potential and to learn how to unlock potential in other. Jane’s current clients include senior leaders in schools, universities and local authorities, creative and performing artists and young business leaders. Jane holds a post-graduate coaching Diploma from the Institute of Leadership and Management and is an associate member of the Association for Coaching (AMAC) and European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC). She is also an accredited Myers Briggs practitioner and Action Learning facilitator.
Rachel Paul (Part 2) has been delivering ILM coaching qualifications for five years and qualified as a cognitive coach, and supervisor, with the Centre for Stress Management. 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.
SOME WORDS FROM OUR 2014 GRADUATES
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.