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Organization Name: SolutionsAcademy -- Speaking! GmbH
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Program Name: Solution Focused Coaching Supervision
Program Type: CCE
Program Hours: Core: 35 Resource Development: 5 Total: 40
Organization Description:

SolutionsAcademy has been running coach training since 2001 and our programs were accredited as ACTP by the ICF in 2015, as Level 1, 2 and 3 in 2022. In the meantime, we have trained over 1500 coaches in 33 countries and offer courses in multiple languages such as English, German, Italian, Romanian, Polish, Spanish, Turkish, Czech, Chinese.

Staying true to our commitment to the highest quality and “one-stop-shop” all our programs are also accredited with EMCC (European Mentoring and Coaching Council) and IASTI (International Alliance of Solution Focused Training Institutes), so that at the end of any of our programs, participants can receive a triple accreditation.

We are pioneers of participative, engaging virtual education, “virtual gurus”. Our first live online Coach Training ran in 2005, when nobody even thought it was even possible. We are collaborating with large organizations to develop their people in their coaching skills by delivering our outstanding, fun, engaging, global community building programs.

Our programs provide innovative online training with a focus on building real relationships. The classes are small (maximum 12 people), and we make frequent use of breakout rooms and other easy-to-use technology to generate interactive learning. While our content is cutting-edge and at the forefront of coaching science, our approach is practical, hands-on. We are firm believers in adult learning using a coaching approach to teach and offer many ways to engage with the program: coaching practice, a modern learning platform with coaching videos, readings and discussion forums, peer-group practice, etc. We support our participants to gain client coaching experience by offering opportunities for reciprocal coaching across all of our graduates and by actively seeking cooperations with organizations for pro-bono coaching.

All our trainers are all accredited at least as PCC and most of them are on their way to MCC. On top of that, they hold an EMCC accreditation. They have extensive experience as online coach trainers, must meet stringent requirements to work with us and keep up with the development in coaching standards from both ICF and EMCC.

Our coaching approach, Solution Focus, is positive, target oriented and leads away from analysis paralysis into exploring what clients truly wants in their lives. Solution Focused principles are not only applicable in coaching but useful for most business and private conversations. Solution Focused conversations are an evidence-based practice for creating sustainable solutions for clients. What we do is scientifically sound and far away from the ever-changing market driven hypes in HR development.

In our courses, you develop into a professional coach: you will learn the ins and outs of coaching and how to integrate coaching into your business and life. Our graduates receive the chance to join our Business Development Mastermind at a highly discounted rate so that you can learn to market and sell your services.

We are dedicated to creating an environment where our students can explore and thrive. Sharing the joy of learning to coach in a global community of peers, challenging and supporting each other is our mission.

Program Description: One of the few coaching supervision trainings offering EMCC accreditation (ESIA)
This course helps experienced coaches hone their coach supervision skills. You will gain a thorough understanding of what coach supervision entails, how coach supervision is different from psychological supervision and will develop your own style of coaching supervision in line with the EMCC supervision competencies.
Our program vision and learning goals:
This online course helps experienced coaches hone their coach supervision skills. You will gain a thorough understanding of what coach supervision entails, and what is your preferred stance as a supervisor. Discovering tools, methods of Solution Focused group and individual supervision is an integral part of the highly practical program that will lead you on a path of discovery of your own skills and impart all necessary skills and knowledge for a successful coach supervision practice.
There are a few prerequisites:
- You fulfill the requirements for EMCC senior practitioner.
- If you do not have an EMCC senior practitioner at the beginning of the course. We can recommend you as an EMCC senior practitioner together with your ESIA application, as long as you meet the requirements.
- You have at least 250 hours coaching experience
- You are planning to offer or are actively offering group or individual coaching supervision
What this course offers:
Definition of Supervision
Introduction to Solution Focused Supervision
An in depth look at ICF and EMCC coaching competencies
Introduction to adult education / deliberate practice / developing excellence
Ethical considerations of Coach Supervision
Structure of a Coach Supervision Process
Lots of practice with group and individual supervision
Tools, methodologies …
Discussion of most common issues in coaching supervision
Practical issues: contracting, administration …
Languages offered: English, German, Italian, Romanian, Russian
How the course is organized:
One 2 hour session per week (48 contact hours and 102 hours peer group and self study to make up for a full EMCC accredited course)
Live, interactive online (not a webinar — real interaction with real people)
Theory and practice are interwoven to provide a great balance
Global experience and exposure
A thorough program which you can integrate easily into your busy life
Comfortable, fun participation from anywhere in the world
Recorded sessions available to support intensive learning
Ideology free: we use Solution Focus and will support your unique coaching supervision sparkle and help you to supervise coaches using various approaches and models!
Gives you access to free weekly meetup sessions in our community after the class
Organization: SolutionsAcademy -- Speaking! GmbH
Schaberweg 23
61348 Bad Homburg Hessen
Phone: +496172684905
Student Contact: Chris Bekker
Phone: +496172684905
Learning Method: Virtual
Language: Chinese, Chinese -Simplex, English, German, Italian, Romanian
Coaching Specialties: Coaching Other Coaches
Approval Start Date: April 1, 2023 Accreditation Renewal Date: April 30, 2024