Certificate in Coaching | E-Learning University of Athens

Certificate in Coaching

Certificate in Coaching
AC Accredited – international recognition

The course provides professional knowledge in Coaching. It combines a concrete content and a balanced combination between the scientific knowledge and the practical approach. Each lesson offers the necessary skills, techniques tools, coaching models and coaching practice for the creation of Professional Coaches based on the international standards and implementations. The combination of the scientific approach and the high levels of practice are in parallel with the international standards of the Association of Coaching and other international bodies.

This online course is more than 100 hours along with coaching practice of more than 26 hours. Furthermore, it is estimated that the study time needed – including the time for assignments – is more than 100 hours too. Every participant has the necessary training hours for those who wish to be credentialed at the levels of Executive & Professional Coach // Professional Executive Coach. Besides the accredited training, working hours will be needed based on the AC standards.

For participating in this training course, the candidate should have the following conditions: a degree from any kind of higher education or relevant working experience or both. After successfully completing the lessons, the participant will receive a certificate of specialized training.

 

Professor of Educational Administration and Human Resources Development
D/Prof in Communications

The Certificate in Coaching – AC Accredited is for all of those who wish to work in the coaching industry professionally and they don’t have a previous training and/or experience in coaching.  More concrete:

-To those who wish to become professionals and work through their own coaching office and/or cooperate with coaching services companies
-To managers, leaders, entrepreneurs, executives and professionals who wish to develop themselves professionally & personally
-To psychologists & scientists 

With the successful completion of the Certificate in Coaching – AC Accredited you will be able to :

1.Develop and create professional coaching relationships with clients with trust, acceptance and empowerment,
2.Cooperate effectively with your clients
3.To be aware, follow and effectively implement the Code of Ethics and Good Practice of AC
4.Cooperate with your client for creating concrete targets and how to implement them, visualize his/her future and work on it.
5.Create and develop your personal office and/or to plan your professional development and growth 
6.Plan and develop your future for professional development in the coaching industry in parallel with the international environment.

Module 1: Introduction – Theory – Qualifications //Lesson: 1-2-3-4

-Key-philosophies, theories and movements, that have influenced coaching
-Coaching and other professions
-The Coach and its qualifications
-Self Directed Learning

Module 2 : Defining the coaching field  // Lesson: 1-2

-The definition and role of the AC competencies.
-Legal and ethical issues on the coaching process and strategies for risk reduction

Module 3 :  Knowing ourselves // Lesson: 1-2-3

-Various existential schools of thought.
-The basis of the existence & the basis of our self-perception and self-knowledge, beliefs, functional-dysfunctional, underlying beliefs.
-Principles and values: definition, importance, consciousness, change.
-The process of knowing & understanding my own self based on various objective (scientific methods) and non objective (practical) – perceptions - the understanding of my own self on the basis of our internal perception and the reality
-Personal SWOT analysis, self development, self-completion.

Module 4  :  Developing Coaching Skills Lesson: 1-8

-the effective communication model, the concept of communication, understanding, and its utilization in the professional, social and personal life - communication tools
-the importance and the development of listening skills ,  the  levels of listening, the creation of a good listener,  the non verbal communication, listening barriers
-the power of questions in the coaching process : asking questions and receiving answers, creating a to-the point- question in depth answer  analysis  in clients favor,  various types of questions
-the meaning and the use of the rapport in coaching meetings with clients. How can a coach build rapport with its clients and how to use it in their favor?
-the meaning and the use of structures in the coaching process in the clients favor
-helping the clients to create a visions or action plan
-the power and the use of acknowledgement
-the right ways to  keep clients accountable

Module 5 : Coaching Models // Lesson 1-2-3

-the module presents, defines and gives practical steps for understanding, using and implementing the Grow, Personal Brilliance and targets planning and achievement models for finding and achieving through concrete steps and in concrete time & cost the desiring goals

Module 6 :  Frameworks and Theories // Lesson 1-4

-the module presents an introduction and understanding of often complex theories in a quite simple approach. The student discovers some of the key theories and philosophies, that have influenced coaching, and still do.
-the student also learns how each of these theories can be practically applied to coaching. More concrete : 

o    NeuroLinguistic Programming         
o    Emotional Intelligence            
o    Mindfulness                
o    Appreciative Inquiry

Module 7: Coaching meeting  // Lesson 1

-coaching meeting, the rules between the client and the coach, the agreement, the results orientation, the beginning of the session. 
-presentation and analysis of the coaching session in details and in depth. How does a coach treat? What and how does he/she asks analyze them and help the client to solve the problem. Set up client expectations, measure and receive feedback from clients managing  difficult or challenging clients.

The successful completion of the training programme requires

-Active participation in the training hours 
-Successful grading of all the assignments
-Successful completion of the needed Coaching sessions
-Completion of the coaching practice
-The successful completion of the final thesis

The e-learning programme is implemented via a user-friendly educational platform adjusted to the Distance Learning Principles. Our training approach, through International e-learning Academy – follows the most modern methods internationally. The training is practical, experiential with the active participation of all the students.

There are practical assignments, workshops, coaching hours in and outside classroom, group discussions (when there are groups) while every participant implements the same knowledge for his/her self-awareness, self-development at personal and professional level.

This approach gives - besides the lectures, the study of the material, the research and the practical based assignments – the necessary knowledge for gaining high levels of professional comfort and confidence.

The training methods used, are:
-Lectures
-Assignments
-Coaching session (in and outside classrooms)
-Presentations
-Role playing

In the classroom, we use:
-Theory and practice -  experiential training
-Observed sessions
-Case studies
-Reflective Group Discussions
-Group Supervision

Personal study :  
The students receive the followings:
-Training material
-Essential bibliography

While they are asked to:
-Study the material in depth
-Do their assignments in every module and every chapter
-Keep
-Reflective journal
-Create a final thesis, with a subject on their own choice to help them in their personal and professional development