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“I’ve picked up tools that will help me in my life, with those I lead, as well as the protégé’s I will coach and mentor. It is so refreshing to have this type of interactive, engaged training.”
"No matter how high-functioning we may be, if we want to take our management skills to the next level, coach training should be part of the plan."
Two Senior Federal Executives

Build Coaching Skills to Grow Leaders




Coaching is an essential component in preparing your organization’s next generation of leaders. The benefits of coach training extend deep into your organization, adding value and increasing productivity on many levels. Coach training not only empowers you to equip tomorrow’s leaders, it creates a culture of coaching within your organization. The result is coaching clients – employees - who: 

• Have new-found confidence
• Have stepped into a higher level of leadership skills
• Have examined and adjusted their impact on others for greater effectiveness
• Hold themselves accountable
• Consciously utilize their previous training, experiences and skills
• Are strong decision-makers
   • Are more clear on their desired career path
• Employ coaching skills in their own supervisory roles

Format and Length of Training

CI International’s Coach Training is approved by the International Coach Federation (ICF) as an ACSTH Program toward ICF Certification. We provide several options:

1. Coaching Skills for Supervisors. A 1- to 2-day class for supervisors that gives them the skillsto informally coach their employees and know when to use coaching skills as opposed to mentoring or supervising skills.
2. Internal Coach Training. A 3- to 8-day class (24 to 60 hours) to train people to serve as internal coaches in your organization. Through this comprehensive and highly interactive training, participants significantly advance their communication skills and learn how to instill independent decision-making and confidence in employees.
3. Intro to Coaching. A 2-hour webinar to introduce the concept of coaching and the skills required to coach.

CI’s Coaching Philosophy and Model

We make a clear distinction between a mentoring role—where you share career lessons and provide advice gleaned from your own experience, and true coaching—where you inspire participants to find the answers for themselves. You will learn techniques and tools to actively encourage others to acquire a deeper level of independent thinking and cultivate the desire to come up with original solutions to their challenges. Knowing when and how to use a coaching approach is central to this workshop. See the video at the bottom of this page. The CI Coaching Model.

Who, When, Where

We conduct these workshops for specific organizations at their location(s) and on their date(s) of choice. All classes are face-to-face, except for the 2-hour webinar, and are offered in English. While you are responsible for selecting the participants, we recommend that when the intent is to provide formal internal coaching, participants demonstrate:
• An openness to new learning
• A propensity for quality listening
• A desire to help others grow through the Socratic method
• A history of investing in developing others

Learning Goals

For the first 24 hours of training:
• Understand the roles and differences of coach, mentor and counselor
• Enhance listening skills
• Understand and use a coaching model
• Learn 20 key coaching communication skills, and when to use them
• Learn how to design the agreement between coach and client
• Learn how to determine and use core values
• Know what to do and expect on each coaching call
• Understand the role of accountability in coaching
• Observe, practice and receive feedback on actual coaching – 50% of the class time

For hours 25-60:
• Fine tune and deepen the learning of Coaching Skills and the 7 Step model
• Learn and practice next-level exercises
• Observe PCC coaching sessions
• Understand requirements for ICF Certification
• Understand ICF Coaching Ethics
• Know how to use assessments in coaching
• Learn how to close a coaching relationship
• Understand and demonstrate ACC level of the ICF Core Competencies
• Identify various types of ethical issues and respond to them with confidence and clarity
• Practice the DOing and BEing of coaching
• Observe and practice, practice, practice actual coaching toward increased mastery

Lead Instructors

Jill Donaldson, PCC
Bonnie Hill, PCC
Elle Page, PCC
Pamela Ramadei, MCC

Payment and Contracting

All payment and contracting is conducted with the organization sponsoring the workshop(s). It is up to the organization to determine policies on individual tuition and fees, withdrawals and refunds.