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What is the ACTP Program?
The ICF Accredited Coach Training Program (ACTP) is a robust, all-inclusive training designed to develop the skills necessary to coach any client in any situation.
Asynchronous online coach training (15 hrs)
In-person intensive coach training (125 hrs)
Mentor coaching (10.5 hrs) (mentor coaching is required to apply for any ICF credential)
Exam with view to earning an ICF PCC credential (an exam is required to apply for any ICF credential)
This course is for those who want a complete experience of coach training. It teaches powerful coaching skills through a combination of lecturettes, drills and skill-building practice. There is also mentoring and feeback during practical coaching exercises as well as demonstrations of skills and competencies from master coaches.
The advanced modules teach the skills necessary to coaching high-level individuals and teams through basic human system change, while supporting effective leadership and strong interpersonal connections. The ICF framework, coupled with specific knowledge related to leadership and change creates an engagement approach built on empowerment. The coach develops strong presence and flexibility and the skills to support the unique issues related to professionals, business owners, managers and leaders.
Take A Look At What's In Store
Foundation for Powerful Coaching
• Introducing Envision's Models for Coaching
• Role Definition and Effective Contracting
• The Craft of Coaching Mastery
• Building the Coaching Relationship
• Crafting Powerful Questions
• Direct Communication Skills
This challenging training module introduces Envision's time proven coaching model as well as ICF's most current coaching competency requirements for certification. You will be grounded in the concepts of coaching as a practice, as well as powerful coaching skills as a whole. We focus on establishing a strong framework within the overall coaching relationship through a clarification of role parameters and contracting definitions. You are challenged to bring yourself to your coaching in a more effective way, and to more fully utilize powerful questions and direct communications in your engagements with clients. This is learned through Envision's coaching methodologies, the ICF coaching competencies, systems theory, change processes, as well as Gestalt coaching methodologies. Through an interactive process we also provide direct observation and skills assessments to begin a powerful learning and development plan for each participant.
Coaching Systems for Integration
• Power Dynamics
• Working Virtually with Individuals and Groups
• Creating Coaching Engagements
• Accountability and Feedback Systems
• Establishing Engagement Plans
• IntraPersonal Conflict Integration
This intermediate module highlights the power dynamics in all interactions and how to manage them in the coaching engagement. This module will help clarify what it means to have client engagements and how to navigate them. We go over accountability and feedback systems and the structures you can use to illuminate and reinforce the relationship between action and consequence. You will also learn how to coach clients effectively and more powerfully when working virtually. Additionally, we teach you to help your client resolve intrapersonal (inner) conflict through working with rather than against the system, creating an outcome congruent with the whole person.
Coaching with Assessments
• Using Commercial Assessments
• Working with 360 Feedback
• Coaching with Assessment Results
• Helping your Clients Make Useful Meaning
This intermediate to advanced module focuses on coaching clients when assessments are involved. We give you a strong foundational understanding of Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), as well as working with 360 Feedback Assessments. You learn how to coach your clients when an assessment is in the room, helping them make meaning from their results, become aware of how they manifest in the present, and move forward with new awareness.
You will also take an assessment during the training and leave with a deeper understanding of yourself and your own styles as a person and as a coach.
Mentor coaching is a combination of coaching and mentoring provided by a master coach to another coach. Through coaching, giving advice, and sharing experience, the mentor coach assists you with your coaching skills. 10 hours of mentor coaching is part of the ACTP Program and is also required in order to obtain any ICF (International Coach Federation) certification.
The ACTP mentor coaching package (10.5 hrs) is set out in the following way:
• Five 1.5-hr group mentor coaching sessions
• Three 1-hr one-to-one mentor coaching sessions
Mentor Coaching starts after the first module and is taken between modules or after training is complete, depending on your preference.
Mentoring takes place online. One-to-one sessions consist of listening to a 30 minute pre-recorded coaching call with you and your client, then 30 minutes of direct feedback and mentor coaching. The group mentor coaching sessions consist of listening to a 30 minute pre-recorded coaching session with either you or another member of the cohort and a client, then 30 minutes of direct feedback and mentor coaching, and then 30 minutes of group discussion.
Check out our Mentor Coaching FAQ page for more details.
Deepening Your Practice as a Coach
• Self as Instrument
• The Quest of Your Questions
• Multiple Perspectives
• Direct Communication
• Working with Multiple Modalities
• Powerful Statements
In this robust 3-day module we step into deeper understanding of coaching skills. You will learn to build a foundation of coaching agreement with your clients, become more aware of how the intent behind your questions affects the engagement, and gain skills that help your client explore new perspectives and resolve inner conflict. Using Envision's models, Gestalt techniques, Neuro-Linguistics (NLP) and advanced coaching competencies, you will also become far more powerful in direct communication with your clients. You will also learn to identify what modality your client tends to experience the world through, allowing you to better create rapport and awareness with them. You are then empowered to assist them via their own unique strategies, working with the client’s strengths. You will also learn how to make powerufl statements as a means to communicate directly and resourcefully with your clients.
Coaching for Success in Organizations
• NeuroScience of Leadership and Success
• Understanding and Using Change
• Working with Groups and Teams
• Coaching Individuals within a Group
• Coaching a Two-Person System
• Working with Interpersonal Conflict
This intermediate to advanced module provides an in-depth look at the leadership experience and winning strategies. We delve into the fascinating world of neuro-science and how it pertains to your clients' processes. You will gain an understanding of organization structures as well as the dynamics of human change, while you learn strategies to help your clients lead their own change as well as that of others. You will learn how to coach groups, teams, and individuals within groups. You will also have a greater understanding of how to navigate contracts, ethics and personality issues when the organization is your client. We explore how beliefs and interpretations are formed, and the different levels of system at work within groups of two or more. We teach and practice productive dialogue skills in working with interpersonal conflict.
Crafting Advanced Engagements
• Helping Your Clients with Well-formed Visions
• Developing Powerful Coaching Presence
• Supporting Beliefs Changes
• Creating your Coaching Practice
This advanced 3-day module brings all other modules together and allows for integration of the previous six months of learning. There is a focus on well-formed client outcomes through a set of powerful inquiries. We delve into the advanced area of supporting beliefs changes in your coaching clients. We also help you to clarifying your own coaching practice as you move forward in your career; how to calculate fees, clarify niche, and define who you want to be as a professional coach. This is also when we celebrate your graduation from the training portion of the program.
The Exam Process
For those enrolled in our ACTP Program, we provide a thorough exam based on direct knowledge of the International Coach Federation (ICF) examination process and skills level expectations.
The exam is taken after the 6 modules and 10 hours of mentor coaching are completed.
The ICF ACTP pathway requires that when Envision Coach Training students take our exam that they pass at an ICF PCC skill level, no matter how many coaching hours are logged.
It is important to note that the training you receive will prepare you for the exam but doesn't guarantee you will pass. It is possible to take the exam more than once.
There are two parts to the exam process as follows:
1) Performance Evaluation: Submission of an audio recording of 30-45 minute coaching session.
3) Transcription: Submission of a word-for-word transcript of the submitted recording.
Recordings must be in mp3, mp4, m4v, mp3, au or WAV format.
Once passing our exam, the credential you will initially receive from ICF will depend on the amount of coaching hours you have logged. You will need 100 for ACC and 500 for PCC level credentials. You will receive a certificate from us that verifies you passed at the PCC level which means that when you acquire enough hours to apply for a PCC with ICF you will not need to take another performance exam.
If you pass our exam, and you don't yet have enough client coaching hours to apply for a credential, don't worry. We don't know of any time limit! Once you have coached for a while and have logged 100 hours of client coaching time you can submit the log to ICF along with your ACTP certificate of completion and your ICF application fee. You will then be required to pass ICF's CKA. Once passing this you will receive your ACC credential.