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COACHING FOR DEVELOPMENT

EXCLUSIVE* VIRTUAL CERTIFICATION COURSE

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

*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.

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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.

You’ll walk away with:

  • 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).

  • 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)

  • Access to the Centre for Coaching alumni network, consisting of senior leaders and practitioners in every industry.

Course outline

Starting March 2021 or April 2021

6 MONTHS – 3 MODULES – 8 CONTACT DAYS

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.

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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.

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 program 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:

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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.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Facebook Live Video: Introduction to an Integral Approach to Coaching
How is an integral approach to coaching different from other models of coaching?2020-05-06T23:36:45+02:00

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.

What can I expect from the CfD programme?2020-05-06T23:36:29+02:00
  • 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.
What international experience and approach does the Centre for Coaching bring to their programmes?2020-05-06T23:31:29+02:00

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.

The Centre for Coaching team brings a wide range of experience, covering various industries from manufacturing to services and company sizes from individuals, to start-ups to multinational corporations. Their international background has allowed them to develop a keen appreciation for the challenges facing leaders who operate in or work with multicultural global organizations.

Who is the course for?2020-05-06T23:31:13+02:00

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:

  • Leaders and managers wanting to support and sustain the development of new competencies in their staff.
  • 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.

Will I receive a coaching certification following my completion of the CfD programme?2020-05-06T23:26:59+02:00

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).
In addition, should you wish to become an internationally recognized coach through the largest global coach association in the world, – the International Coach Federation (ICF) -, the Coaching for Development provides the requirements needed, including 90 hours of ICF Approved Coach Specific Training Hours (ACSTH). This enables you to be able to apply to the ICF for your credential as a coach.

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Course Dates

Coaching For Development - Starting March 2021 or April 2021

Starting March 2021:
Session 1: Wednesday 10 March – Friday 12 March 2021
Session 2: Wednesday 9 June – Friday 11 June 2021
Session 3: Thursday 21 October – Friday 22 October 2021

or

Starting April 2021:
Session 1: Wednesday 21 April – Friday 23 April 2021
Session 2: Wednesday 21 July – Friday 23 July 2021
Session 3: Thursday 25 November – Friday 26 November 2021

Testimonials

A video testimonial from our 2016/2017 delegate – Irina Ermolaeva
Irina Ermolaeva, Business HR, CEMA GTM, HP Inc., Meyrin
The [Coaching for Development] for me was everything a coaching course could possibly provide, and so much more. Beside the models, tools and techniques to equip me as a coach, I’ve discovered such a solid base for pretty much any interaction in my professional and personal life now. I am simply amazed by the depth and wealth of conversations I am able to hold now. The course is hard work, for sure, but the outcome is so rich that it’s been totally worth it!
Tatiana Matveeva, Leadership Development Director, Corporate HR Center, JT International, Geneva

Application Process:

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