Evidence-based Executive Coaching – Intensive Professional Development Cert

Facilitated Dr Michael Cavanagh, one of the founders of the Coaching Psychology Unit at School of Psychology, the University of Sydney and Dr Travis Kemp, Adjunct Professor, University of South Australia

Our Approach
The framework for coaching used the ICCP is a theoretically-grounded, but highly practical
evidenced-based model. We strongly believe that the best preparation for effective coaching is a solid
grounding in the principles of solution-focused-behavioural change and the supervised application of
these principles in systematic coaching practice, both in the training situation and in the workplace.
The frameworks, methodologies and coaching skills are the same as are taught in the MSc Coaching
Psychology (Sydney).

The number of participants will be limited to maintain the level of personalised feedback and supervision that we believe is critical to the learning process.

Days One and Two, Modules 1-6 on 26/7 and 27/7
Clarifying coaching; the Quality Conversations Framework;. Advanced listening – the core coaching skill; the Seven Principles of Effective Coaching; Applying self-regulation to coaching practice. The Road-map of Change; Skills, Performance and Developmental coaching (Traps and pitfalls to avoid). The reflective practitioner; Solution-focused Coaching; The House of Change and cognitive behavioural coaching; Informal and Formal Models of Coaching; exploring goals in coaching.

Day Three:
Structured peer-reviewed coaching practice using tools and models from Days One and Two. Delegates will work in groups of three, coach, coachee and observer, to practice their coaching skills in a structured supportive environment. The notes and reflective practice outputs from Day Three form the basis for Days Four and Five

Days Four and Five: modules 7-12 29/7 and 30/7
Recap learnings from Days One and Two. Debrief and reflective practice from Day Three (this is an extremely valuable part of the course, so please come fully prepared to engage in the learning discussions). Working with change; understanding and applying models of change in coaching; dealing with the “difficult” coachee; Mental health issues in coaching practice; when to, and how to refer to a mental health professional; Personality “disorders” in coaching client and how to deal with them; Understanding and working with complex adaptive systems.

Attendance at all modules is required for the award of the Professional Development Certificate.

If travel restrictions/lockdowns occur that will affect the face-to-face dates, the programme will be delivered virtually:
Each day starting 9.00 – 11am NZ time, an hour break and then 12-2pm finishing.
Modules 1-4, 28-29 July,
Modules 5-8, 4-5th August and
Modules 9-12, 11-12 August

This course is hosted NZ Psychological Society’s Institute of Organisational Psychology (IOP). Register at https://www.psychology.org.nz/events/nzpss-events#id=262&wid=301&cid=8841&cid=884