When you consider options to build an effective path to leadership and management in your career, education is always recommended. Determining in what area to focus is an important decision. Growing both personally and professionally is a key factor for many individuals when they consider an Accredited Coach Training Program. Herminia Ibarra and Anne Scoular, in their November 2019 article in the Harvard Business Review recognized that coaching can assist in developing a true learning organization. They report that “it’s work that all managers should engage in with their people all the time”, which results in an organizational capacity that fits integrally within the company culture. By choosing to train as a professional coach, you improve your value and capacity as a leader.
There is increasing demand for coaching in every field, causing there to be an expanding number of training programs. The International Coaching Federation (ICF), the leading global organization for coaches and coaching is dedicated to advancing the coaching profession by setting high standards and independent certification. By developing a rigorous review process of training programs, you can be assured that an organization with an Accredited Coach Training Program (ACTP) has demonstrated that its curriculum aligns with the ICF definition of coaching, the Core Competencies, and Code of Ethics. Let’s look at what the guidelines include:
Clarity of coaching philosophy, model, and approach
Learning goals and outcomes identified
Faculty and staff credentials are at the required level
Director of Training to provide oversight of curriculum, instructional processes, and training of instructors
The performance evaluation process follows the alignment of ICF standards
When you enroll in an ICF accredited program you can be certain that the education you receive has been thoroughly examined for content and quality. Your successful completion of the 3D Coaching Academy ACTP Full Training Program provides you with the required number of training hours, mentoring, and examinations to prepare you to become an ICF credentialed coach. The ICF credential is recognized globally and offers credibility and increased confidence in your abilities. Whether you choose to use your coaching skills as a leader or an entrepreneur, your colleagues and clients will benefit from your experience.
The 3D Coaching Academy training programs were intentionally designed to be delivered in an online environment. By taking this training online, you will participate in a deliberately small, exclusive class, where individual attention and feedback are provided by the expert facilitators. The virtual platform engages students from around the world, increasing your network and offering exceptional connections that will continue after the course is completed. We offer both the Full (ACTP) Program and a shorter version of the program as Level 1, ASCTH (Accredited Specific Coach Training Hours), giving students the flexibility to decide what works best for their circumstances.
Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner wrote the book, The Leadership Challenge to discover what extraordinary leaders do successfully when they are at their best. The practice of Modeling the Way is where leaders set the standard and set the example for those they lead. By becoming a coach through a coaching program that is ICF accredited, you will prove that you have the capability to model the behavior of the leader that walks their talk. An organizational culture of ongoing learning and support through coaching represents excellence and an environment of trust.
At 3D Coaching Academy, we are committed to responsive, evolving training programs that address the needs of our participants. We focus on skill development for individuals for a deep understanding of the principles of coaching. We encourage active participation in each class and engage our students in dialogue and practice. Our facilitators are first coaches and bring their experience and practical approach to the learners. The advantages of taking the ACTP Full Training Program online:
Virtual classes are recorded and accessible for review and reference for one year.
Practical experience is done both in the classroom and online with fellow students.
There is an opportunity for reflection on the learning .
You have access to the facilitators in one-on-one mentoring sessions.
You are engaged in a worldwide community of learners, building relationships and a global network
We live in a world of change. Successful individuals must increasingly supplement their functional expertise with a capacity for learning. Ideally, they will develop that capacity in their people. At 3D Coaching Academy, we are honored to deliver training that invites you to be the best version of yourself - for you and those you work with.