Be a more effective coach or mentor — Level 7 Postgraduate Certificate

Level 7 virtual Postgraduate Certificate - be a more effective coach or mentorLearn to be a more effective coach or mentor with this Level 7 postgraduate certificate (PGC) in coaching and mentoring for leadership in organisations. Join a diverse group of like-minded individuals from April 2022. The PGC is suitable for existing internal or external coaches or for those looking to develop as a coach or mentor.

How do I become a more effective coach or mentor?

Experience, skills, knowledge? Learning and practising in a safe supportive environment? All of these elements will come together in our next cohort of graduate level students keen to improve their ability. Suitable for those who work as an internal coach in an organisation, or as an external/independent consultant.

What is the format of the Postgraduate Certificate?

Weekly virtual sessions at 2pm (UK) over 12 months comprising three modules totalling 76 hours contact time. There are breaks for summer and Christmas/New Year. Each module requires additional self-study throughout and submission of a 6000 word assignment. The course is accredited by our partners Leeds Beckett University.

Postgraduate certificate 2022/23 module timeline

Professor Bob Garvey and Auriel Majumdar will co-host each module’s kick-off, with other sessions shared and presented individually. By consensus, session timings can be altered to suit changing circumstances, or indeed the mix of US west-coast or Asia-Pacific region students on a first-come-first-served basis.

The Essentials of Coaching and MentoringModule one — The Essentials of Coaching and Mentoring

Bob and Auriel will introduce you to a variety of concepts, theories, models and techniques to help develop systematic understanding and critical awareness of coaching and mentoring within the context of practice.

Module Content and Learning Activities

  • Coaching and mentoring concepts, frameworks, theories and models, their potential and limitations
  • Reflective practice
  • Emotional intelligence: silence, questions, listening
  • Personal and organisational change
  • Coaching/mentoring Triangle – agenda, transparency
  • Tools and techniques for coaching and mentoring
  • The professional standards in executive, team and organisational mentoring
    and coaching
  • Transference and counter-transference
  • CPD – professional and ethical dichotomies

Coaching and Mentoring for Organisation DevelopmentModule Two — Coaching and Mentoring for Organisation Development

The aim of this module is to develop a greater perspective of the role of the coach and mentor as an enabler of organisation action, professional practice and the protagonist for cultural change. Students will gain an understanding of differing roles and forms of specific coaching/mentoring intervention for the practitioner in the workplace. Through critical reflection you will secure a clearer understanding of challenges and dilemmas confronting coaches/mentors.

The module will enable students to develop a broader understanding and critical awareness of the role of the coach/mentor in the process of organisational development. You will explore topics such as: 

  • Culture and scheme design
  • Working with teams and leaders
  • Discourses and approaches in coaching and mentoring
  • Coaching and mentoring for diversity, decolonizing and neo-feudalism
  • More sessions to partake in and observe real-play practice

Module Three — Coaching and Mentoring Reflexive Practice

You will learn an appreciation of the range of diverse forces and inputs impacting on the development of a successful executive and business coaching/mentoring career. Through effective reflective practice you will develop insight into yourself as a coach/mentor in relation to time, space and context.

You will evaluate a range of personal development tools to support personal learning. Further, students will learn critical reflective perspective to appreciate and navigate a range of diverse forces in a coaching/mentoring career. You will explore topics including:

  • Gestalt approach to coaching and mentoring
  • A taster of Action Learning Sets
  • Use of self in intervention
  • Supervision
  • Working at depth
  • Further real-play practice sessions

The applied nature of the reflective assignment requires a critical evaluative and selective approach and the ability to reflect on the coachees/clients’ needs set within the dynamics of a working context. It requires reflection on the implications for professional practice from an ethical, professional and continuous professional development standpoint.

I want to be a more effective coach and mentor. How do I find out more?

Do something great — be a more effective coach or mentorRegistrations are now open. Contact us to reserve a provisional place and make sure you receive further information as enrolment approaches.

This PGC suits both those already working as coaches or mentors, as well as those with little or no formal experience. Further information is available on the PGC product page, you can download the PGC brochure and review the PGC Open Programme Schedule 2022.

Join a free taster webinar to learn more about the PGC

During December and January, attend an example session to get a taste of the environment and meet your tutors. You’ll be able to ask questions and get a feel for the course and how you will benefit. Let us know you’re interested so be sure to hear about the dates as they are confirmed.

What is the cost of the course?

The cost is £3980+VAT per person. VAT is not payable for delegates outside of the UK. Applications are now open and operate on a first-come-first-served basis.

How do I book on to the PGC?

Get in touch to reserve a place — a 20% deposit within 10 days will confirm your place.

When do applications close?

Payment will confirm registration with the accreditation body and is due no later than 4 weeks before the course begins.

The maximum capacity of the course is twelve. Applications will close once capacity of confirmed students reached. Register your interest today so we can keep you updated with developments.

Can I pay by instalments?

There are upfront costs (e.g. your registration with the university) for the course, plus we wish to establish commitment from participants to maintain a stable cohort.

Nevertheless, we understand that some students may struggle to make the full payment up-front, so you can pay by regular instalments.

What if I can’t make a particular session?

We expect delegates to be fully present for and participate in all sessions. However, if exceptional circumstances arise, inform the course tutors of your situation at the earliest opportunity. As sessions are recorded, it will be your responsibility to catch up on the relevant material and learning inputs.

What is the next step?

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