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Lead instructor Darcy Luoma talks about the PLCC curriculum—its rationale and flow.

Module 1

Coaching Fundamentals: Setting the Foundation

Touch on every aspect of the coaching process and lay the foundation for deepening your development as a professional life coach. You acquire the fundamentals you need to begin your coaching career.

When: Th-S, Sept 26-28, 9am-5pm
ICF Core Competencies: All

Module 2

Supervision and Mentoring: Increasing Your Impact Through Experience

This virtual module, which runs throughout the program, is where your coaching will truly flourish. We begin with a 2-hour teleconference to review the process and goals of supervision. Then you have 6 individual sessions in which an ICF-certified coach observes your coaching and provides written and verbal feedback based on the ICF Core Competencies. You also have an additional 4 hours of group supervision where you are mentored on your coaching skills and you mentor other students.

When: Initial teleconference, Tu, Oct 8, 11:30am-1:30pm; throughout program: 6 one-hour individual supervisions, 4 hours group mentoring with coach and peers
ICF Core Competencies: All

Module 3

Coaching Presence: An Inside-Out Perspective

Focus on your development as a person and as a coach. Discover core values, beliefs, and perspectives that shape your frame of reference and then learn how to self-manage in order to heighten your coaching presence. Know yourself better so you can be a more effective and powerful agent of change.

When: Th-S, Nov 14-16, 9am-5pm
ICF Core Competencies: Coaching Presence

Module 4

The KSA’s (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities) of Empowered Coaching

Increase your knowledge of coaching practices and principles, practice communication skills that guide the client to a higher level of awareness, and develop your abilities that will increase your confidence and help the client deepen their learning and achieve their vision.

When: 5 teleconferences, Tuesdays, 11:30am-1:30pm:

  • Dec 3
  • Dec 17
  • Jan 7, 2014
  • Jan 21
  • Feb 4

ICF Core Competencies: Active Listening, Powerful Questioning, Direct Communication

Module 5

Co-Creating a Coaching Relationship

Learn how to create a safe and supportive environment based on mutual respect and trust, which in turn helps the client be bold and courageous in achieving their goals. Understanding the coaching process and the importance of coaching logistics helps you co-create a strong coaching relationship.

When: Th-S, Feb 20-22, 9am-5pm
ICF Core Competencies: Establishing Trust and Intimacy with the Client, Establishing the Coaching Agreement

Module 6

Coaching Ethics: Understanding ICF Ethical Guidelines

Examine the ethical guidelines and professional standards created by the International Coach Federation. ICF is the leading global organization dedicated to advancing the coaching profession, setting professional standards, and providing independent certification. Understanding the ethics and standards of coaching is a major part of the credentialing process.

When: 5 teleconferences, Tuesdays, 11:30am-1:30pm

  • March 4
  • March 11
  • March 25
  • April 8
  • April 15

ICF Core Competencies: Meeting Ethical Guidelines and Professional Standards

Module 7

Forwarding the Action: Facilitating Learning and Results

Learn how to guide the client from awareness to creating what they want for themself. Understand how to establish, create, design, and plan with the client to facilitate progress, deepen learning, and forward the action.

When: Th-S, Apr 24-26, 9am-5pm
ICF Core Competencies: Creating Awareness, Designing Actions, Planning and Goal Setting, Managing Progress and Accountability

Module 8

Integration: Bringing it All Together

Understand how all the pieces fit together to create a powerful coaching relationship that includes action and accountability. You will have a higher level of self-awareness, an understanding and basic practice of coaching skills, and the ability to co-create dynamic coaching relationships.

When: Th-S, May 15-17, 9am-5pm
ICF Core Competencies: All