THE STRUCTURE OF THIS COURSE
In this training, the classroom is in part a reflection of a coaching relationship. The initial contract invites the students to be involved in the progress of their own learning. This approach is informed by an educational philosophy called Cooperative Learning. In traditional learning, the student is taught a skill and then goes on to use it where and when they can. In Cooperative Learning, the student is asked what they want to achieve, then they are taught the skills that they need to learn to reach that outcome.
Students set personal goals, and are invited to adapt exercises and homework assignments so they are relevant at the moment, not in a future "what if" time. Students enrich and deepen their own character from the coaching they receive. In addition, when they practice coaching others, they are coaching real life in real time. It is the difference between role-play and real play.
Following the Cooperative Learning philosophy and the idea of the self-initiated and self-paced learning, we have structured this program so that it is student-centric and flexible.
The class room training is structured in two parts:
- Craft and Art of Coaching 1 (CAC1) (10 days)
- Craft and Art of Coaching 2 (CAC2) (10 days)
CAC 1 covers
- Pure Coaching: Coach state of curiosity, Client choice and responsibility, Co-creation, Action
- Auditory and Linguistic: Deep listening, Linguistic maps, Stories and Programs, Moving forward
- Kinesthetic: Paying attention, Emotions, Beliefs, Doing and Being, Intuition
- Visual: Focus, Perspectives, Metaphors, Interferences
CAC 2 covers
- Auditory and Linguistic (advanced): Life, Authenticity, Creativity, Engagement and Flow
- Kinesthetic: Truth in the Body, Resourceful State, Core Outcome, Hanlding Limiting Beliefs
- Visual: Vision, Priorities, Voting, Time and Systems
- Pure Mixtures: Identity, Resiliance, Not Knowing, Ongoing and Incremental
Going for CAC1
Once you complete the CAC1 you will have the required number of hours of coach-specific training for pursuing Associate Certified Coach (ACC) accreditation with the International Coach Federation (ICF). You can then follow the PCC ACSTH Path of Accreditation with ICF.
Going for CAC1 and CAC2
After completing both CAC1 and CAC 2 you will have the required number of hours of coach-specific training for pursuing Professional Certified Coach (PCC) accreditation with the International Coach Federation (ICF). You can then follow the PCC ACSTH Path of Accreditation with ICF.
Going for the entire ACTP
The Aligned Action International program is an Accredited Coach Training Program (ACTP), therefore by completing the entire program you can follow the fastest and the easiest accreditation route with ICF – the ACC/ PCC ACTP Path of Accreditation.
The entire program consists of:
- 10 hours of mentoring
- Performance evaluation
The completion of the entire program typically takes one to two years, but the experience and mentoring hours (after the classroom training) are self-paced, so each student determines the timeline. The “fastest” graduate completed in 10 months from the start of class to an Aligned Action International ACTP diploma, followed by ICF Associate Certified Coach (ACC).