For highly experienced coaches who have the potential and commitment to join the top flight.
An exciting and diverse programme delivered over 15 months that will strengthen and deepen your practice to master practitioner level, consistent with the International Coach Federation’s (ICF) Master Credentialed Coach (MCC) level of practice.
The ICF MCC requires 200 hours of ‘tutor-facilitated’ training. The MPD provides a minimum of 123, and if you have completed the Advanced Diploma, you already have 127 toward this total. You will also need to pass the ICF MCC exam.
The Programme sets out to facilitate:
- Honing and extending your coaching skills and capability
- Benchmarking, testing and refining your coaching model
- Developing a Signature Presence – stretching into uncharted areas
- Expanding your knowledge in applying coaching in different business/leadership contexts
- Enhancing your credibility as an executive coach.
What you will learn
- Experiential learning: learning by doing and reflecting on the work on an ongoing basis in the supervision sessions
- Input from expert practitioners: Masterclass sessions provide input and opportunities for discussion and comparison
- Self-managed and self-directed learning: the Learning Journal documents development and learning and provides participants with the opportunity for reflection and ongoing self-assessment
- Learning from other learners: discussion, peer assessment and feedback are essential developmental components
- Being Assistant Faculty on either the AoEC’s Practitioner Diploma or Advanced Practitioner Diploma programmes
- Learning from external sources: participants are encouraged to reflect on and improve their coaching practice from coaching commercial clients
- One-to-one tutorials: learning is supported by tuition, supervision and rigorous feedback from faculty members
At the start of your programme, you will have a personal tutorial with one of the faculty members to establish a Learning Plan for the Programme plus two further individual tutorials with a faculty member during the programme, to discuss and review learning.
2. Six supervised coaching practice group sessions
You will attend 6 half-day supervised coaching practice group sessions led by a faculty member. These sessions provide practice as coach in a learning environment that provides discussion and feedback from fellow participants and faculty.
3. Six personal development group sessions
You will attend 6 half-day personal development group sessions led by a faculty member. These take place on the same day as the supervised practice groups, and on the day following the Masterclasses, thus making six coherent two-day modules, plus one additional Masterclass.
4. Assistant Faculty on Diploma or Advanced Diploma Programme
If you are not experienced in ‘delivering’ coach development, you will be given the opportunity of working alongside the Core Faculty to deliver the Diploma or Advanced Diploma Programme in executive coaching, primarily giving feedback on Triad practice sessions. Alternatively you may wish to find an equivalent project of your own.
5. Peer coaching work
You will co-coach with one of your colleagues for ten coaching sessions. You will be asked to include in your Learning Journey Reflections (see below) a short written piece that summarises your coaching journey with your peer-client, and what you have learnt about your practice along the way.
6. Peer exchange supervision
You will co-supervise with one of your colleagues for ten supervision sessions. Again you will be asked to include in your Learning Journey Reflections (see below) a written piece that summarises your supervision journey both as a supervisee and as a supervisor, and what you have learnt about your practice along the way.
7. Coaching commercial clients
You are expected to have a range of coaching clients throughout the programme. You will be asked to provide evidence of 54 hours of coaching, and produce written notes on your practice in your Learning Journey Reflections.
8. Deliver one Masterclass to the AEC Alumni
Part of your development as a Master Practitioner coach can be to move into the realm of contributing to the development of the profession of executive coaching. To this end, you can design and deliver one Masterclass as part of the AEC Alumni development programme.
This will be a two to three hour session (the time of day is your choice) on a topic that you feel is an area of expertise, and you will receive feedback from your audience. Once again you will be asked to include in your Learning Journey Reflections a written piece that summarises your experience of this process.
9. Personal study, further reading and the Learning Journey Reflections.
You are required to document your own learning journey throughout the programme, and to submit your Learning Journey Reflections (LJR) for assessment. The LJR tracks your learning and development during the programme.
10. Peer assessment
Peer review is a very important way of having your work under scrutiny and, as a result, showing that you take the quality of your work seriously. You will be required to assess the work of your colleagues in two ways:
- Be part of a group viva process in assessing a number of your peers’ coaching models and frameworks;
- Be the peer assessor of the coaching practice for one of your colleagues.
Likewise your work will be assessed in this way by your colleagues.
Support provided by the AoEC
- Input from expert practitioners at Masterclass
- One-to-one tutorials
- Observation and supervision of practice
- Rigorous feedback from faculty members
Who is it for?
Advanced level coaches with significant experience working with senior executives in organizational settings who are ready to build their knowledge and skills and make a significant contribution to improving practice and raising the level of achievement in the Coaching community.
In addition you will need a true dedication to self-reflection; a willingness to both give and receive high quality feedback; a genuine desire to develop yourself and commitment to the learning of all your peer group of learners.
Fill in on-line application form and Attach your CV
Fill in and return the 4 Self-Assessment coaching competency questionnaires that are sent.
If you are not a graduate of the AoEC’s Diploma in Advanced Executive Coaching, you will:
- Have an informal telephone conversation with our entry assessor about your current practice and framework. Have the requirements for the MPP explained.
- Have a 60 – 90 minute ‘Tutorial’ 2 weeks before your entry assessment day to ensure that you are ‘on track’.
- Attend a Practitioner Entry Assessment day where you: undertake a 30 minute ‘viva’ about your coaching framework and practice , and conduct a demonstration of your coaching in practice by actively coaching one of your peers.
- On the Entry Assessment day pass / fail will be agreed.
- Entry assessment dates – TBA
You will participate in a highly rigorous assessment process where you will be assessed on 5 aspects of your work:
- A written submission that describes your ‘model in action’ of your coaching practice your Framework of knowledge and experience that informs your practice
- Your own Personal Competency Criteria for Master Practitioner level coaching
- A peer and faculty viva on your Model in Practice and Framework and your Personal Competency Criteria
- Coaching Case Study with 2 audio recordings of your client work
- A Learning reflections document that shows how you have reflected on your learning experience through the MPP and how your learning has translated into your coaching practice.
On successful completion of the programme, you will be awarded the Master Practitioner Diploma confirming that you are coaching at a competency level that is consistent with the International Coach Federation’s (ICF) Master Credentialed Coach (MCC) level of practice.
You may then choose to do further research and progress onto a Masters Degree programme.The AoEC can assist you with this process.