Three weeks prior to the face-to-face component, you’ll join your peers in a private online community to complete self-directed exercises. You’ll be welcomed to the program, invited to network with your facilitator and fellow learners, and given access to key program materials and resources.
These valuable resources include the ATD Learning System Coaching Module; online discussions led by your ATD expert facilitator; three issues of TD at Work: “Building a Coaching Organization,” “Creating an Internal Coaching Program,” and “Mentoring and Coaching: Where Do I Start?”; and a self-guided, four-module online course to help prepare you for the knowledge assessment and core course.
Core Course (Face-to-Face)
The four-day classroom training is intended to help you elevate your coaching skills. Discover expanded content that addresses the coaching competencies, ethical standards and guidelines for coaching, making the business case for coaching, mastering the use of a model and tools for coaching dialogue, strategies to coach across different cultures, determining your brand as a professional coach, and more.
Program features include:
- working with peers to apply learning to real coaching situations and build a cohort learning network
- experiential exercises to explore coaching competencies in-depth against relevant scenarios
- multiple opportunities to practice your coaching skills and receive feedback
- tips for selecting your capstone coaching conversations for recording and submitting for scoring
- a Knowledge Assessment to confirm your capabilities, which can be completed any time during the program.
Class size is limited to 16 to provide a more comprehensive, tailored learning experience.
Elective and Coaching Capstone
Continue your learning experience by recording and submitting five coaching sessions to help you demonstrate in a real-world setting the critical knowledge, competencies, methodologies, and tools you’ve acquired in the program. Continue increasing your knowledge and skills by taking a complimentary ATD certificate program as your elective. Choose from the following options:
ATD estimates it will take approximately three to four months to successfully complete the program.
Keep in mind the ATD Expert Coach Program is a unique and robust assessment-based program. If you want to strengthen your ability in coaching, but are not interested in committing to the ATD Expert Coach assessment component, capstone coaching sessions, or timeframe, consider the Coaching Certificate program instead.