Coaching for Development

Imagine what you could accomplish with the power to build capabilities and evoke excellence within only 6 months

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Coaching for Development
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*In response to current circumstances and the uncertainty we all face in the coming months (regarding both travel and meeting in person), we have taken our highly acclaimed certification programmes online, taking utmost care to ensure the same quality and engagement from the Centre for Coaching, enabling our students to experience the same transformative journey as they would in face-to-face sessions.

Coaching for Development

EXCLUSIVE* VIRTUAL CERTIFICATION COURSE

Next start dates:
CfD1: February 2022 – September 2022
or
CfD2: April 2022 – October 2022
or
CfD3: August 2022 – February 2023

Total 8 days,
combined in blocks of
3 virtual sessions

Bi-monthly virtual
learning pod with
your mentor

Reflections for your individual growth & development as a coach.

Flexible learning,
approx. 2 – 3 hrs per
week

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This course is for you if you are:

  • A leader or manager who wants to support and sustain the development of new competencies in your team.
  • An advisor, coach or human resource specialist looking to expand your own capabilities and those of your organisation.
  • A consultant or private practitioner who wants to deepen or develop your coaching skill set as you support your clients.
  • A trainer or facilitator wishing to obtain an ICF-credentialed coach certification.
  • Wanting to step into a different career path.
  • Willing to freely question your own assumptions and explore integral methods to enable sustainable personal growth.
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You’ll walk away with:

  1. A coaching certificate in an Integral approach to coaching through the Centre for Coaching, as well as the University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Business Executive Education department, and New Ventures West (USA).
  2. Ability to apply to the International Coach Federation (ICF) for your credential as a coach. The Coaching for Development course provides the requirements needed, including 90 hours of ICF Approved Coach Specific Training Hours (ACSTH)
  3. Access to the Centre for Coaching alumni network, consisting of senior leaders and practitioners in every industry.

Course outline

Starting February 2022 or April 2022 or August 2022

6 MONTHS – 3 MODULES – 8 CONTACT DAYS

MODULE 1: FOUNDATIONS OF COACHING

MODULE 1: FOUNDATIONS OF COACHING

3 Days:
CfD1: 22 – 24 February 2022
or
CfD2: 06 – 08 April 2022
or
CfD3: 24 – 26 August 2022

MODULE 2: EXTENDING COACHING IMPACT

MODULE 2: EXTENDING COACHING IMPACT

3 Days:
20 – 22 April 2022
or
13 – 15 June 2022
or
26 – 28 October 2022

MODULE 3: DEEPENING COACHING PRACTICE

MODULE 3: DEEPENING COACHING PRACTICE

2 Days:
07 – 08 September 2022
or
13 – 14 October 2022
or
27 – 28 February 2023

See the course brochure for a complete description of each session
as well as the written reflections and assignments to complete in
order to certify.

Your Programme Leaders

Your Programme Leaders

Craig O’Flaherty

Director BA MBA PCC

Craig O’Flaherty is a highly experienced Leadership Development Facilitator & Integral Coach who has worked to facilitate strategic direction and to develop & coach senior executives in leading South African and international organisations. He is Director of a centre of excellence – The Centre for Coaching – at the Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town, as well as a Director of the Centre for Coaching Consulting (Europe, Africa and Middle East), a global leadership consultancy and executive coaching practice.

Your Programme Leaders

Janine Ahlers

Academic Director BA PDM (HR)
LRSM MBA MCC

Janine Ahlers is a Master Certified Integral Coach and Director of the Centre for Coaching Consulting (Europe, Africa and Middle East), a global leadership consultancy and executive coaching practice, as well as Director of the Centre for Coaching, a centre for excellence situated at the University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Business (GSB). She also holds the position of Senior Lecturer at UCT, where she lectures in Coaching and Leadership Development to MBA and Executive Education students. She has delivered and published research papers, as well as having published book chapters and articles on the topic of coaching in leadership development.

A virtual education that sets you apart

This programme is delivered under the stringent coaching certification requirements of New Ventures West (San Francisco), the International Coaching Federation (ICF) and the Graduate School of Business of the University of Cape Town:

Gain verifiable and relevant competencies and earn invaluable recognition from a top FT 50 Business School (GSB, Cape Town), a coaching pioneering school (NVW, San Francisco) and the Centre For Coaching (CFC, Cape Town)

Feel supported at every step through the on-going support provided by Centre for Coaching faculty over the six months.
Enjoy learning in small groups (learning pods) — facilitated by your mentor coach, a Professional Coaching Course (PCC) graduate.

Learning takes place in many different ways: Group sessions: flow and philosophy of coaching; exploration of coaching models. Individually: reflections, assignments, your own development as a coach. In pairs:with a self-chosen buddy coach from the class.

 

Application Process


If you are interested in our Coaching for Development course, please complete
the enquiry form below and we will send you more information. If you would like
to apply right away, please indicate this in the comments section and we will
send you our Application Form.

Complete enquiry form

Frequently asked questions

Watch the video (link below) to get answers to common coaching questions.

What is an integral approach to coaching?

How can coaching help improve my performance and experiences in life?

What are the
fundamentals of the
Centre for Coaching?

1. How is an integral approach to coaching different from other models of coaching?

Coaching grounded in an integral approach takes a holistic approach to personal and professional development by taking into account the mental, emotional and physical aspects of a client – so that true insights arise and lasting growth can take place. Other forms of coaching may only focus on one aspect of a person – e.g. your career – and work on that area in isolation.

2. What can I expect from the CfD programme?

Participants meet as a group for three modules. Learning takes place in many different ways:

Group sessions – flow and philosophy of coaching; exploration of coaching models.

Individually – reflections, assignments, your own development as a coach.

In small groups called Learning Pods – supported by your Mentor coach, who is a Professional Coaching Course (PCC) graduate.

In pairs with a self-chosen Buddy Coach from the class.

The balance of work between modules is self-paced, including readings, written assignments, and three detailed case-study applications of this coaching method with clients.

Each delegate receives written feedback on each of their assignments – a rich source of learning and reflection

There is on-going support provided by the Centre for Coaching faculty over the six months.

3. What international experience and approach does the Centre for Coaching bring to their programmes?

For over 15 years, the Centre for Coaching is now clearly established as a centre for excellence, based at the University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Business, a world top 100 executive graduate school. Today, the Centre for Coaching is present in South Africa, Australia and Switzerland, in addition to linking to over 25 years of cutting edge coaching course development through its alliance with New Ventures West in San Francisco.

4. Who is the course for?

This course is ideal for those who are interested in evoking excellence in others while also being open to receiving coaching themselves so they too can bring forward excellence in their own endeavours.

 

60% of participants in this programme are not necessarily aiming to become coaches themselves, but rather are looking to become more effective at what they do by building the capabilities of the people with whom they interact. Participants who have gained value from CfD include but are not limited to:

 

  • Advisors, coaches, and human resource specialists looking to expand capabilities throughout their organization.
  • Consultants and private practitioners wanting to deepen or develop their coaching skill set as they support client growth.
  • People willing to freely question their assumptions and try out new methods
  • Those wishing to obtain an ICF-credentialed coach certification
  • Those wishing to step into a different career path

 

Imagine what you could accomplish with the power to build capabilities and evoke excellence in others within only 6 months.

 

Contact us to set up a call with one of our directors to explore if the Coaching for Development is the right fit for you.

5. Will I receive a coaching certification following my completion of the CfD programme?

Yes. The Coaching for Development (CfD) is a stand-alone, fully complete programme that gives you a coaching certificate in an Integral approach to coaching through the Centre for Coaching, the University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Business Executive Education department, and New Ventures West (USA).

Further FAQ

Video Testimonials

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“Thank you for providing a course that has resulted in me finding not only new skills, but also a new way of being. Thank you especially for the innovation and dedication that you and the wonderful members of your faculty have shown – it is such an excellent modelling of how we are to be in this world. Was about to say it goes without saying…, but I will stop and say, before I go, that I received enormous value from the course, and that I think you and those members of faculty who gave of their time and input to guide us are providing a service that is truly noteworthy and necessary for future-proofing. Thank you to you all.”

Robin Allen

Robin Allen

Head of Clinical Services, Lentegeur Psychiatric Hospital


The International Coach Federation

The International Coach Federation is the leading global organisation dedicated to advancing the coaching profession by setting high standards, providing independent certification and building a worldwide network of trained coaching professionals.Under the auspices of our learning partner, New Ventures West, completion of Coaching for Development will earn you 90 Approved Coach Specific Training Hours (ACSTH). Coaching for Development is a prerequisite for the one-year Professional Coaching Course, which is an Accredited Coach Training Programme through the ICF. The Professional Coaching Course is also run under the auspices of our learning partner, New Ventures West. For more information on how to become or find an ICF-credentialed coach, please visit coachfederation.org

 

The Centre for Coaching

The Centre for Coaching is based at the University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Business (GSB) – one of Africa’s leading business schools. Its courses form part of the GSB Executive Education suite of offerings and are informed by both academic rigour and coaching practice. www.gsb.uct.ac.za

 

New Ventures West

The Centre for Coaching is present in South Africa, Australia and now in Switzerland, and is affiliated to New Ventures West. New Ventures West, one of the leading coaching schools in the USA, founded in 1987 and present on 5 continents, is a San Francisco based organisation dedicated to having people be both effective and fulfilled in their work as integral coaches. www.newventureswest.com

 

The Health Professions Council
of South Africa (HPCSA)

HPCSA is a statutory body, established in terms of the Health Professions Act No. 56. It has accredited the CfD course for 20 general Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and 5 ethical CEUs in level3 .www.hpcsa.co.za

 

Application Process

If you would like to apply or would like more information, please complete the enquiry form below.