Coaching Accreditation Program
2 x 2 Day Workshops
Coaching skills are increasingly recognised as important skills for educational leaders at all levels.
The three-phase Coaching Accreditation Program is a highly practical and evidence-based coach training program for teachers and educational leaders looking to make a positive contribution to professional practice and impact whole-school improvement.
Over 5000 school staff have already completed this program and have seen the positive effects of coaching impact staff and student well-being and success. The transformational effect of coaching has become a key factor in the way schools engage with their communities.
An optional Phase 4 is offered to those who would like to proceed to full Growth Coaching International Coach Accreditation which attracts university accredited prior learning status at post-graduate level.
The Coaching Accreditation Program is suitable for any educational leader who wishes to significantly build coaching skills and develop a solid platform of practical skills, knowledge, models and tools for effective coaching of staff, students and the wider community.
This program can be run within a school (minimum 12 participants) or within a community of schools. Individuals may wish to attend a public program - these are available in all regions. Refer to Current Workshops for dates.
The Coaching Accreditation Program involves participation in three phases. An optional Phase 4 is required for full Growth Coaching International Coach Accreditation.
Two day workshop.
Flexible external learning phase including telephone coaching, readings, coaching practice and a coaching-in-action project.
Two day workshop.
coaching sessions and completion of coaching project.
This phase will provide a balance of theory and practical application, including significant modelling of coaching practice. Participants will have opportunities to practice coaching in a highly supportive environment.
Introduction and intensive training in the following concepts and coaching applications will be provided:
Phase 2 serves to build upon and reinforce concepts introduced during Phase 1. In addition, you will work on managing the coaching process whilst learning about, and applying, the GCI coaching system.This phase will include:
Note: Participants will cover their own costs for telephone connections associated with Phase 2 coaching practice.Phase 3:
A significant focus of phase 3 includes input and modelling on managing challenging conversations and giving feedback. This Phase will have a highly participatory focus.Specifically, the 2 days will address:
Completing the four-day Phase 1 to 3 Coaching Accreditation Program addresses the following domains and standards for Lead teacher from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers as published by the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL): 3.1.4, 3.5.4, 6.1.4, 6.2.4, 6.3.4 and 7.3.4 The duration of the program is 30 hours.
Completing Phase 1 to 3 of Coaching Accreditation Program will contribute 30 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing 1.3.4, 2.2.4, 2.3.4, 3.1.4, 3.5.4, 4.3.4, 5.2.4, 6.1.4, 6.2.4, 6.3.4, 6.4.4, 7.1.4, 7.3.4 and 7.4.4 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Lead Teacher Accreditation in NSW.
Upon completion you will receive a GCI certificate of participation. You may also wish to add the program to your LikedIn qualifications.
Upon completion of Phase 4 of the Coaching Accreditation Program, Recognition of Prior Learning is offered on the following:
Under Macquarie’s Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) policy you may apply for up to four units of credit based on previous postgraduate studies, professional development and training, and work experience. This could mean a reduction of up to one third in the cost of, and time taken to complete, your degree.
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Master of School Leadership, The University of Western Australia - 1 unit (6 Points)
Master of Education, Edith Cowan University - 2 units (15 Credit Points)
Master of Education, University of Notre Dame WA - 1 unit (25 Credit Points)
Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Positive Psychology and Coaching Psychology and MSc in Applied Positive Psychology and Coaching Psychology, University of East London UK, which is offered via distance learning. Phase 4 Graduates may be eligible for credit points (30 Credit points, non-UK residents only).
Outstanding professional learning development. The professional learning in GROWTH COACHING has contributed to further shaping my educational leadership style in the way in which I engage in conversations.
"The best Professional Development I have ever done. Brilliantly run, great group of positive people, Loved it!"
"This was a very powerful learning experience balanced with practice and feedback. Confronting yet safe! This was the best leadership experience I've had. Absolutely fabulous!"
"I have gained so much from completing phases 1-3. It has changed the way I work with our teams for the better – I have stopped trying to fix everybody up!"
"An empowering professional program focused on giving me skills to coach in a variety of contexts."
"Very well organised and structured. This has been fulfilling and one of the best professional activities I have been involved in."