Certificate in Professional Coaching Course
Course #: G-CPC-103 Hours: 16 Lec/ 2 Lab/ 0 Ext/ 18 Total
Subject Title: ESTABLISHES AND MAINTAINS AGREEMENTS
Method: Live Instructor-Led Online Schedule: SAT/SUN 8 AM – 5:30 PM
Complete Synopsis Prerequisites: None
In addition to ethical guidelines and professional standards, a key aspect of setting an effective foundation for coaching is ESTABLISHES AND MAINTAINS AGREEMENTS. This specific dynamic coaching interaction begins well before an actual signing of documents to begin coaching, and it continues throughout the coaching relationship. Coaches and aspiring coaches who take the time to cultivate the relationship and conversation to discuss and establish pertinent parameters ahead of the actual coaching and continue to visit and re-visit expectation elements throughout the coaching relationship help clients and themselves to build objectivity and clarity into the scope of the engagement, and to minimize potential for misunderstandings and mal-aligned expectations. Based upon ICF public documents, the D.I.A.M.O.N.D.S. CORE COMPETENCIES FOR COACHING curriculum provide guidelines, suggestions, and opportunities for coach practitioners, mentors, supervisors, trainers, and students in their coaching work and practices to apply competent application of the ICF Core Competency – ESTABLISHES AND MAINTAINS AGREEMENTS. A minimum of 16 class hours is spent in coach-specific training and practice on this essential core competency.
Required Textbook: DIAMONDS Core Competencies for Coaching: Coach-specific Training for Professional Coaches and Aspiring Coaches by Dr Merle Evelyn Ray (Author) (2017), ISBN 978-1720921318
- Identify and describe requiring the right elements in initial and recurring coaching interactions.
- Identify and describe coming into agreement with prospective and new clients on the coaching process and relationship.
- Identify and describe effectively discussing the guidelines and specific parameters of the coaching relationship.
- Identify and describe reaching agreement on what is appropriate in the relationship and what is not, what is and is not being offered, and about the client’s and coach’s responsibilities.
- Identify and describe determining whether there is an effective match between the coach’s method and the needs of the prospective and new client.
- Identify and describe formulating and customizing a written coaching contract tailored to the unique coaching relationship needs of each client.
- Updated ICF Core Competencies – https://coachfederation.org/core-competencies
- ICF Core Competencies Comparison Table https://coachfederation.org/app/uploads/2017/12/ICFCompetenciesLevelsTable.pdf
- ICF PCC Markers https://coachfederation.org/pcc-markers
- A class syllabus is provided for each student upon successful enrollment and acceptance. Also see the section on How to Complete this Certificate.