Certificate in Group Coaching
Expand your impact from one-to-one to one-to-many.
According to the influential Ridler Report, the demand for group coaching is growing exponentially, and for good reason: It works. Group coaching is both time and cost-effective for the sponsor and participants, transformative for the group, and rewarding for the coach. This course will equip you to take your coaching into a group dynamic with confidence.
Whether you wish to offer action learning sets for senior management, a mastermind experience for entrepreneurs, or a large facilitated session for a whole organisation, group coaching can be used in countless contexts.
The skills needed for group coaching differ significantly from individual coaching. In a group the exploratory space the coach creates for everyone to share their challenges, ideas and wisdom with the other participants is paramount.
As a coach, you might still make direct interventions but you’ll also be calling upon your ability to facilitate participation, manage and harness dynamics and remain sensitive to the constant flow of energy and connection in the room.
Our Certificate in Group Coaching helps you to learn and develop these useful and widely adaptable skills.
Over the course of two days, you will explore:
- What group coaching is and how it differs from other group approaches
- The key roles of a group coach and facilitator
- The theory and relevance of group dynamics and group processes
- How to “hold space” for group coaching to take place
- How to effectively run Action Learning Sets
- How to run Balint Groups
- How to set up and facilitate World Café and Open Space groups
- Managing key group coaching logistics challenges
- Developing next steps for your own group coaching skills
How the course is delivered
The Accredited Diploma in Coaching Supervision is delivered through a range of learning approaches that are designed to help broaden and deepen your understanding and practice of coaching supervision at a practical and theoretical level.
The learning is comprised of a mix of:
- Live training in groups
- 1-2-1 mentoring on your supervision
- Teleclasses and webinars
- Online group supervision of your supervision
- Real-life client work
- Reading and reflection
- Interaction on an online forum
The above elements are all described in more detail in the sections above.
The live training takes place in central London and offers a warm, friendly and enjoyable space to discover and practise coaching.
The live training is a mix of:
- Classroom learning
- Group discussion
- Demonstrations from the course leader
- Fishbowl Supervision
- Practice sessions with your fellow supervisors
- Reflections on your sessions
Outside the live training, you’ll have a wealth of support and resources including a personal mentor who will guide you through your learning journey, group supervision to discuss your client coaching, webinars to focus on specific coaching knowledge and a fabulously vibrant community with whom to share ideas and address questions.
Our aim is to offer a rich and varied experience of learning to help you become an exceptional supervisor.
Structure & Duration
Like all of our Advanced Short Coaching Courses, this course runs over two days from 10.00am until 5.30pm each day.
To help you get the most from the specialist topics covered course, we dive straight into the specific content without revisiting the core tenets of coaching. This ensures that the full two days are focused on the specialist skills, knowledge and concepts which add to your existing coaching skills.
Over the course of two days you’ll enjoy a blend of learning approaches to give you the best foundation for mastering the skills you learn.
The training is both instructional and experiential and includes:
- Trainer led information sessions
- Collaborative group work exercises
- Practice sessions in two and threes
- Question and answer sessions
Course Accreditation and Recognition
12 hours ICF CCE
This course has been evaluated by the world’s foremost coaching body, the International Coach Federation (ICF), and awarded 12 hours Continuing Coach Education.
This is a mark of the course’s quality and counts towards your ongoing recognised coaching education both within the ICF and the wider industry.
Dates and Location
The dates for the Certificate in Group Coaching are:
- Saturday & Sunday, 28th & 29th October 2017
- Saturday & Sunday, 27th & 28th October 2018
The London training takes place at:
24 Eversholt Street
London, NW1 1AD
including VAT and ICF approved certification.
The fee can be paid by card or bank transfer on booking the course and a VAT receipt will be issued. For organisations, we can invoice on 30 days payment terms to allow processing of the payment.
How to Enrol.
To enrol on an Animas Short Coaching CPD Course, you must either be a qualified coach or in-training as a coach. This is to ensure that there is a foundational base of knowledge and skill in the training room that allows us to cover the specialist topic. For that reason, it’s important that we have a conversation with potential students to ensure that the course is right for them.
Applying is easy and painless. Simply click APPLY NOW and complete the fields on the online form. We’ll then call you for chat and make sure this is a good fit.
If you then decide to go ahead, we’ll take the payment of £495 and send you an enrolment confirmation.
All of our trainers are ICF credentialed and remain actively coaching with their own private practices. This ensures that they bring a rich depth of experience in their work which they can draw upon and share with you on your learning journey.
They are also each unique in their approach and bring their particular expertise to bear on the Accredited Diploma in Transformational Coaching, whether that’s in specific modes of psychological practice or their own style as a coach.
A common saying in coaching goes, who you are is how you coach. It’s true and that’s why we ensure you gain training from each of these exceptional coaches across the modules, so you receive a balance of approaches and ideas to help you grow as a coach.
Robert is the Head of Training at Animas and leads the Paradigms modules of the Diploma in Transformational Coaching. With a strong focus on working with people’s narratives, Rob helps individuals and groups discover what they really want and helps uncover the stories they tell themselves to remain stuck, lost or confused. As a former actor, Rob infuses his training with energy, fun and dynamism whilst ensuring that you learn the skills and ideas that will ensure you become an exceptional coach.