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Organization Name: Università dell’Equitazione
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Program Name: Dog & Coaching Program
Program Type: CCE
Program Hours: Core: 6 Resource Development: 3 Total: 9
Organization Description:
The "Università dell’Equitazione" was born with the idea of placing people to the center of the system, by modeling the offer of real needs.
The Organization aims to transform the relationship between horses and people into concrete projects to maximize the personal and professional growth of the students.
Combining passion, experience and innovation the "Università dell’Equitazione" wants to develop talents.  
Program Description: Dog & Coaching Program is a 1 day and a half training for Coaches, Managers, Individuals to create effective relationship during a coaching process or when leading team in an organization or when interacting with others. The program trains relational abilities and stimulate reflections on the elements which enable the capacity of creating connections with the other. The training is based on an experiential approach, called MANIMAL, using the power of the relation between humans and dogs to explore and train the abilities during sessions. MANIMAL has been tested on the field during the years through projects conducted both in profit and non-profit organizations, led by Professional ICF coaches and supported by ENCI (Ente Nazionale Cinofilia Italiana) Instructors. The program alternates exercises with the dog with mindfulness meditation practices, group dialogues, peer coaching supervised sessions, structured 1:1 dialogs, practices and tools to improve consciousness, self-mastery, motivation, empathy and social skills. The goal of this program is to go beyond words, to co-create a relationship with a partner, focusing on ICF core competencies. Participants will learn: how a mindful breathing space can be used as a method to practically step out autopilot, develop a present moment awareness and notice thoughts and feelings; how to develop the ability to collect information through senses; how to use awareness and intention (the capacity to be “At Choice”) to develop awareness of self (being grounded and centered) and awareness of others (connecting with others); how to reduce unworkable strategies and how to identify workable strategy embracing the process of acceptance; how to merge physical awareness with habitual pattern recognition to also develop awareness of the context.
Dog & Coaching Program offers a path of growth and transformation preparing participants to integrate learnings into their everyday practices and life.  Exercises can be done with owner’s or instructor’s dog, depending on the location and based on instructors evaluation.
Organization: Università dell’Equitazione
Via Giovanni Canestrini 82
00134 Rome
Phone: +3358468319
Student Contact: letizia carbonetti, PCC
Phone: 00393358468319
Learning Method: In-Person
Language: Italian
Coaching Specialties: Business/Organizations, Coaching Other Coaches, Leadership, Relationship
Approval Start Date: April 1, 2023 Accreditation Renewal Date: April 30, 2024
Locations: Italy