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Organization Name: Inside Coaching School
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Program Name: Master Executive Coaching Program
Program Type: Level 2
Program Hours: 132.00
Organization Description: INSIDE specialises in organisational transformation, and in the development and enhancement of human capital. Its core activity is Coaching, understood as a reflective and developmental process that liberates potential and encourages people to use this in their own development.
Inside coaching school. A school that develops Coaches who are prepared for the future, as well as for Business, Management and Employment discontinuity. An organisation with solid roots in experience covering the history of coaching in Italy and with a consolidated and broad background in Coaching Training.
Program Description:
The Master Executive Coaching Program has an organisational emphasis and follows a systemic approach.
The focus is on developing key competences that can be applied in professional contexts that are evolving/changing.
The specific importance we place on self-awareness and personal development has a significant impact on participants’ personal growth.
The programme consists of 132 hours, divided into two parts:.
• acquiring and developing the knowledge that is essential for supporting clients in their personal and professional development
• acquiring and using the principal coaching skills
• acquiring and developing basic technical competences for working in a context of organisational development
• working on self-awareness and awareness of one’s own personal and professional objectives, creating an individual improvement plan
• honing and deepening knowledge of organisational coaching
• amplifying and honing the use of coaching skills in order to acquire the necessary level of mastery and reach a high level of expertise
• strengthening participants’ ability to “read” and understand organisational systems and cultures in the various phases of change and evolution
• managing the coaching process effectively, through each of its phases, from the initial contract to the sharing of results
• focusing on personal and professional improvement (required to become a coach)
• Personal branding: identifying and constructing one’s own professional image
• The context in which a coach works, the ethics of coaching and the ICF’s Code of Ethics, limits, roles and responsibilities, the coaching conversation model
• The competences of coaching: its language, presence and partnership
• Awareness of the coach and of the client, improving the effectiveness of behaviours that have a clear impact on performance, to improve job effectiveness
• Management of the client’s and the coach’s emotions
• Identifying barriers to personal and organisational development, and working out how to overcome these
• The organisations, the culture, the coaching supporting organisational development, the systemic approach
• The way neuroscience influences the process of change and transformation, drawing on resources and motivation to improve performance and achieve better results, both for individuals and for the company
• Awareness, Motivation, Capabilities, Practice, Responsibility as conditions necessary to achieve development
• Available coaching tools
The programme has been designed and created to facilitate the acquisition of the knowledge, the competences and the mindset needed to become a professional coach, in line with ICF principles.
The Master is structured as follows: training days (classroom-based), intermodular activities, observed coaching sessions, final evaluation.
The programme involves the integration of various learning methods and tools, and the development of the following competences:
• Individual/team learning by doing
• Debriefing and continuous feedback
• Coaching Lab
• Skills Lab
• Individual and group supervision
Throughout the whole programme tools and resources are constantly available to support learning, and which can be put into practice by both the group and the individual.
The strongly experiential focus of activities ensures effective learning of the contents of the programme.
Organization: Inside Coaching School
Via Conservatorio 22
20122 Milano
Phone: +39027729.7544
Student Contact: Roberta Milani
Phone: +393357701586
Learning Method: In-Person
Language: Italian
Coaching Specialties: Executive
Approval Start Date: December 11, 2018 Accreditation Renewal Date: July 31, 2025
Locations: Italy