For experienced coaches, this programme is accredited by the Association for Coaching at Advanced Diploma level. It is certificated through the Møller Institute, Churchill College, University of Cambridge.
Entry requirements are either through prior completion of the Cambridge Business Coaching Programme or other relevant qualifications / experience.
Who the programme is for
Experienced coaches who seek to develop the professionalism and fluency to coach CEOs, directors and senior leaders within both private businesses and public sector settings. This is a psychologically-based programme and delegates will be working with the psychological and emotional dimensions that emerge within executive coaching.
Typically, delegates will be:
- Senior leaders in organisations
- HR and learning & development professionals
- Internal coaches who wish to take their practice to a higher level
- External coaches who work with organisations
By the end of the programme, delegates will be able to:
- Establish, build and sustain value-adding coaching relationships with senior leaders
- Demonstrate expert knowledge and deep understanding of the art and practice of executive coaching with directors and senior leaders in organisations
- Be highly aware of self, client and the co-created reality within the coaching relationship
- Coach ethically, safely and responsibly
- Be aware of the systemic influences within coaching
- Work with the emergent psychological and emotional dimensions within coaching
- Demonstrate a clear coaching presence and personal resilience
- Understand and apply psychologically informed coaching approaches and methodologies
- Demonstrate the benefits of regular supervision and enhanced reflective practice
How the course runs
The Advanced Executive Coaching Programme takes place over approximately nine months, and is divided into three modules, consisting of a total of 12 days’ training. Between modules, delegates will receive 1:1 supervision. Assessments are via a case study, coaching diary and observation.
Coaching approaches: benefits for businesses
To summarise the learning outcomes above, employers can be assured that the accreditation confirms that upon successful completion of the programme, participants will have the capability to coach:
- A range of individuals across the organisation
- Professionally and responsibly
- With integrity to achieve appropriate outcomes for the individual within the context of meeting and enhancing the organisation’s performance and cultural objectives.
Keith Nelson has worked professionally as an executive coach since 2001.
He trained as a coach during the 1990s, becoming Director of Coaching and Development at Emap, in the media sector. He set up his own coaching business in 2001 and quickly established a range of coach training programmes for individuals and businesses. He is the founder of coach training programmes at Cambridge University.