Coaching Accreditation Program (in-person)

This course provides an extended in-depth local cohort experience with the option to progress to individual coaching credentials. A highly practical and evidence-based coach training and leadership development course that provides deep understanding and development of GCI's three elements of effective coaching.


Deep & Extended
53+ Learning Hours
Benefits
  • Confidence and skill to initiate and lead coaching conversations in a range of contexts
  • Development of coaching as a way of leading
  • Enhanced skill in bringing a ‘coaching approach’ to feedback conversations
  • Awareness of theoretical perspectives underpinning coaching
  • A route to individual coaching credentials (Phase 4 Accreditation Module)
  • An EMCC Quality Awarded course
Price

$2250 (+ GST)

Phases 1-3 $2250* + GST

This price is for an individual registering on an open-enrolment course.

Savings are available for organisations who wish to run this course for an in-house group.

Please email info@growthcoaching.com.au to request a quote or discuss this further.

Optional Phase 4 Accreditation Module: $2150 + GST

About Coaching Accreditation Program (in-person)

This course provides an extended in-depth local cohort experience with the option to progress to individual coaching credentials. A highly practical and evidence-based coach training and leadership development course that provides deep understanding and development of the three elements of effective coaching.

Minimum Requirements

This course has no prerequisites. You may choose to enrol in this course as a way of getting started in coaching, or you may choose to undertake this course as a way of extending and deepening your knowledge and skills in coaching.

Structure

This phase will provide a balance of theory and practical application, including significant modelling of coaching practice. Participants will have opportunities to practise coaching in a highly supportive environment.

Introduction and intensive training in the following concepts and coaching applications will be provided:

  • Introduction and overview: coaching and leadership
  • Definitions: What coaching is and isn’t
  • The three elements of effective coaching
  • The GROWTH conversational framework
  • 8 key coaching skills
  • The coaching ‘Way of Being’, including Emotional Intelligence
  • Goal setting

These 2 days will include practical modelling and practising of coaching skills, methods and techniques.

Flexible external learning phase, including video or phone coaching sessions with other participants, readings, viewing videos, workplace coaching sessions and structured reflection. 

Participants will explore typical coaching scenarios and be provided with a range of tools and techniques to address those in the coaching process. This will include goals associated with leadership development, time management, performance management.

Phase 2 resources and reflection frameworks are provided on our online Learning Management System. 

A significant focus of Phase 3 includes input and modelling on offering feedback in coaching. This phase will again have modelling of coaching and considerable time given to practice.

Specifically, the 2 days will address:

  • Review of coaching experiences to date
  • Offering feedback in coaching: Positive, Learning-based and Concern-based feedback
  • Overview of the positive theoretical perspectives underpinning the GCI approach
  • Facilitating change in coaching
  • Establishing the right environment for successful coaching
  • Identification of individual coaching goals for skill/knowledge development
  • Leadership coaching: Practical and ethical issues, establishing a coaching agreement, accountability and action tracking
  • Next step planning through a group coaching process

Undertaking the Phase 4 Accreditation Module provides the opportunity to deepen your knowledge, skills and experience of coaching. This is achieved by:

  • Gaining additional insights into coaching through the experience of being coached by a skilled coach
  • Receiving coaching supervision and support for the coaching that you undertake with real coachees in your workplace
  • Receiving feedback on your coaching through the 'Coach the Coach' process
  • Ongoing structured written reflection on the experience of coaching your coachees and your own development

Specifically, the Phase 4 Accreditation Module comprises the following activities:

  • Six 1-hour sessions with your GCI coach. This will provide you with support and supervision of your coaching. 
  • You will coach 2 coachees (6 x 1 hour sessions each) and submit a coaching log for each.
  • You will complete a 'coach the coach' session, where you will coach your GCI coach and receive feedback.
  • You will keep a reflective journal or log on your coaching journey which will be evaluated through a short written summary of your key insights.


Learning Design

At GCI, we believe that we act our way into learning rather than learn our way into acting. With this principle in mind, all of our courses have a strong emphasis on practice.

GCI courses are designed by educators for educators with a commitment to interactive and engaging learning experiences delivered by skilled facilitators with extensive experience in education.

When we are engaged in praxis we are reflecting in action – taking what we are learning and applying it in real-life situations. Our in-person courses enable praxis through a ‘coaching approach’ to facilitation combined with a range of thoughtfully designed adult learning experiences including:

  • individual and group reflection activities
  • co-operative learning tasks
  • practise opportunities using real workplace scenarios
  • modelling
  • observation and feedback
  • debrief sessions

The spaced learning design of the Coaching Accreditation Program consisting of live interactive workshops complemented by self-paced modules (Phase 2) on our Learning Management System (LMS) provides the opportunity for participants to apply skills and techniques in their workplace.

The Coaching Accreditation Program (Phase 1-3) is only available as an in-person course.

The optional Phase 4 Accreditation Module is delivered 1-1 online allowing for flexible scheduling. 


Certification

Upon completion of Phase 1-3, participants receive a Certificate of Completion showing 53 hours of learning on an EMCC Quality Award endorsed course.


Upon successful completion of all requirements of the Phase 4 Accreditation Module, participants receive:

  • A Certificate of Completion showing 87 hours of learning on an EMCC Quality Award endorsed course.
  • Permission to use the GCI logo and title “GCI Coaching Accreditation Program Trained Coach” in professional communications and profiles. 
  • An invitation to gain individual coaching credentials - EIA Practitioner Level - with the EMCC at a significantly reduced rate. 


Reviews

Kathy Powzun
Principal, Liverpool West Primary School, NSW

"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."

Marilyn Gwilliam
Principal, Papatoetoe Central School, NZ

"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!"

Terry Brown
Nyangatjatjara College, NT

"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!"

Julie Percy
Deputy Principal, St Peter’s Primary School, VIC

"An empowering professional program focused on giving me skills to coach in a variety of contexts."

Barbara Munt
Leadership Advisor, DECD, SA

"Very well organised and structured. This has been fulfilling and one of the best professional activities I have been involved in."

Rebecca Godfrey
Deputy Principal, Blackwater State High School, QLD

"The best Professional Development I have ever done. Brilliantly run, great group of positive people, Loved it!"

Before you register
  • The cohort learning experience is an important aspect of this course. It is essential that intending participants are able to attend Phase 1 and Phase 3 workshops with the same cohort. Please ensure that you are able to do this prior to completing your registration.
  • In exceptional circumstances when participants have completed Phases 1 and need to change cohort groups for Phases 2 and 3, it will be necessary for them to redo Phase 1 with another cohort. A transfer fee of $400 plus GST will be applicable.
  • To be eligible to register for the Phase 4 Accreditation Module you need to have completed Phase 3 of the Coaching Accreditation Program within the past 12 months.
Pricing

$2250 (+ GST)

Phases 1-3 $2250* + GST

This price is for an individual registering on an open-enrolment course.

Savings are available for organisations who wish to run this course for an in-house group.

Please email info@growthcoaching.com.au to request a quote or discuss this further.

Optional Phase 4 Accreditation Module: $2150 + GST

Register for upcoming Coaching Accreditation Program (in-person) workshops
Sydney

2 x 2-day workshops

16 Feb 2022 09:00 - 17:00
17 Feb 2022 09:00 - 17:00
18 May 2022 09:00 - 17:00
19 May 2022 09:00 - 17:00

Venue:

Vibe Hotel

111 Goulburn Street

Sydney NSW 2000

Phase 1: 16 & 17 February 2022

Phase 2: Independent learning

Phase 3: 18 & 19 May 2022

Hobart

2 x 2-day workshops

24 Mar 2022 09:00 - 16:30
25 Mar 2022 09:00 - 16:30
23 Jun 2022 09:00 - 16:30
24 Jun 2022 09:00 - 16:30

Venue:

Hadley's Hotel

34 Murray Street

Hobart, TAS 7000

Phase 1: 24 & 25 March 2022

Phase 2: Independent Learning

Phase 3: 23 & 24 June 2022

Brisbane

2 x 2-day workshops

21 Mar 2022 08:15 - 16:30
22 Mar 2022 08:15 - 16:30
20 Jun 2022 08:15 - 16:30
21 Jun 2022 08:15 - 16:30


Phase 1: 21 & 22 March 2022

Phase 2: Independent Learning

Phase 3: 20 & 21 June 2022

Phase 4 - Register Your Interest

Optional Accreditation module for those who have completed Phases 1-3.


To register, please fill out this enquiry form and our Accreditation Assistant will contact you.

Adelaide

2 x 2-day workshops

28 Mar 2022 09:00 - 17:00
29 Mar 2022 09:00 - 17:00
20 Jun 2022 09:00 - 17:00
21 Jun 2022 09:00 - 17:00


Phase 1: 28 & 29 Mar 2022

Phase 2: Independent Learning

Phase 3: 20 & 21 Jun 2022

Melbourne

2 x 2-day workshops

24 Mar 2022 09:00 - 17:00
25 Mar 2022 09:00 - 17:00
23 Jun 2022 09:00 - 17:00
24 Jun 2022 09:00 - 17:00

Venue:

Karstens

123 Queen Street

Melbourne VIC 3000

Phase 1: 24 & 25 March 2022

Phase 2: Independent learning

Phase 3: 23 & 24 June 2022

Sydney

2 x 2-day workshops

24 Mar 2022 09:00 - 17:00
25 Mar 2022 09:00 - 17:00
23 Jun 2022 09:00 - 17:00
24 Jun 2022 09:00 - 17:00

Venue details will be confirmed via email 2-3 weeks before the workshop start date.

Phase 1: 24 & 25 March 2022

Phase 2: Independent learning

Phase 3: 23 & 24 June 2022

Brisbane

2 x 2-day workshops

19 May 2022 08:15 - 16:30
20 May 2022 08:15 - 16:30
08 Aug 2022 08:15 - 16:30
09 Aug 2022 08:15 - 16:30


Phase 1: 19 & 20 May 2022

Phase 2: Independent Learning

Phase 3: 08 & 09 August 2022

Melbourne

2 x 2-day workshops

16 Feb 2022 09:00 - 17:00
17 Feb 2022 09:00 - 17:00
18 May 2022 09:00 - 17:00
19 May 2022 09:00 - 17:00

Venue:

Karstens

123 Queen Street

Melbourne VIC 3000

Phase 1: 16 & 17 February 2022

Phase 2: Independent learning

Phase 3: 18 & 19 May 2022

Brisbane

2 x 2-day workshops

15 Aug 2022 08:15 - 16:30
16 Aug 2022 08:15 - 16:30
24 Nov 2022 08:15 - 16:30
25 Nov 2022 08:15 - 16:30


Phase 1: 15 & 16 August 2022

Phase 2: Independent Learning

Phase 3: 24 & 25 November 2022

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