The Masters in Executive Coaching focuses on helping participants integrate theory, research and skills from existing coaching practice, organisation development, and psychotherapy. The course is intended to develop reflective practitioners who are able to critique their own work and continuously develop as coaching professionals.
The course is delivered by progression through three stages, but students do not have to commit to the full degree until the end of the second stage - The Postgraduate Diploma in Executive Coaching.
The first stage - the PG Certificate in Executive Coaching - has a number of start dates during the year. After completing the PG Certificate, the second stage PG Diploma enables you to become an Ashridge Accredited Coach.
Stage 1 - PG Certificate in Executive Coaching
Participants can choose to focus their Certificate on either:
Both options consist of 10 days of workshops. This first stage also requires a personal reflection journal to be maintained.
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Stage 2 - PG Diploma in Executive Coaching
The second stage consists of an individual coaching accreditation assessment - a half-day preparation workshop and a one-day practicum.
The accreditation process will require you to undertake a self-assessment of your coaching competence, to write a case study on your work with a client, to produce a reflective transcript of a coaching session with a client and to participate in a live coaching assessment.
The Postgraduate Diploma is quality awarded by the EMCC at Senior Practitioner Level.
Stage 3 - Masters (MSc) in Executive Coaching
The purpose of this MSc is to further develop your coaching style towards a more mindful and relational presence, and to ground your presence and skills in deep understanding of the four dimensions of executive coaching. It is designed around 4 workshops:
- The coach as reflective practitioner
- The coachee and the coach: the significance of emotions
- The coaching relationship
- Working with the organisation through coaching.
The workshops include guest presentations from leaders in the field and integrate different theoretical models and frameworks.
Alongside attending the workshops you will be required to undertake an inquiry into your own coaching practice. You will place yourself at the centre of a rigorous process of reflective inquiry. This inquiry will result in your dissertation. You will be encouraged to engage in research as a collaborative, meaningful process of discovery within your coaching practice – and to pursue and respond to a challenging question both about yourself as a coach and about your work with specific clients.