Certificate in Professional Coaching Course

Course #:       G-CPC-101                                                      Hours: 16 Lec/ 2 Lab/ 0 Ext/ 18 Total


Method:          Live Instructor-Led Online                             Schedule: SAT/SUN 8 AM – 5:30 PM

Complete Synopsis                                                                Prerequisites: None

There are observable skills and abilities associated with coaching that make it distinctive and different from vocations outside of ministry such as: consulting, counseling, psychological or clinical therapy, and other support vocations and disciplines. The combination of these observable coaching skills and abilities have been adapted in the form of core competencies that demonstrate and support ministry objectives and the International Coach Federation (ICF) definition for coaching. Setting the foundation for effective competent coaching requires commitment to and consistent use of ethical and professional coaching standards. 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 – EMBODIES A COACHING MINDSET.  ICF is a global independent non-profit credentialing body and organization (considered the Gold Standard for coaching) throughout the world. These core competencies, when studied, practiced, and applied consistently allow a coach or aspiring coach to demonstrate a foundational understanding of the body of knowledge that includes the ICF Definition of Coaching, Core Competencies, Coach Knowledge Assessment, and Code of Ethics and Standards. 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

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the definition of Coaching, including the ICF definitions of coaching.
  • Identify and describe the difference between coaching versus consulting, counseling, therapy or other support disciplines.
  • Identify and describe elements of ethical conduct and standards that are taught from an ICF Core Competencies perspective.
  • Identify and describe integrating ICF core competencies effectively in your coaching work.

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