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Coaching Fundamentals Program

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Merv Rogers, MCC. Chief Coaching Officer for Coaching Out of the Box

Welcome to the Coaching Fundamentals Program where you'll learn practical skills to help you advance your coaching career.

As a reminder, if you are taking this program as part of the Fast Track to ICF Credential, you will receive a graduation certificate at the very end of the last course in the series along with a badge to display that certifies you as a Coaching Out of the Box® Certified Graduate Coach.

If you are taking this course as a stand-alone program, you will receive an individual certificate two weeks after successfully completing the program. At any point, if you have any questions about certification or other programs we offer, please reach out to us for more information. Your Admin Team contact information is located at the bottom of this page.

We wish you much success during your learning experience with us! If you have any questions about the course, please feel free to reach out to us at any time!

Below is a rundown of the Coaching Fundamentals Program and what you can expect coming up in the weeks ahead.

See CLASS folder for your ZOOM LINK each week.

Curriculum Overview

Week 1Introduce the ICF-defined standards for the profession.
Week 2Concepts & language of Coaching Mindset and Establishes Coaching Agreement.
Week 3Concept of partnering as a vital part of the coaching exchange.
Week 4Self-discover what you are doing well today to Maintain Presence and identify areas of focus to develop.
Week 5Build on the value of listening established in 5.5.5 and share/practice/discuss tips and techniques to hone the skill.
Week 6Make the distinction that Evoke Awareness has two fundamental parts: Questioning and Direct Communication.
Week 7Share tips for action planning while setting up fieldwork to practice self-assessing and providing feedback on a coaching exchange.
Week 8Review key concepts from day 1 to 7. Clear up and questions.
Week 9Live Practicum. Coaches receive feedback from the Coach-Facilitator on how the coach demonstrates/not demonstrates the ICF Core Competencies.
Week 10Live Practicum. Coaches receive feedback from the Coach-Facilitator on how the coach demonstrates/not demonstrates the ICF Core Competencies.

How to Take This Course

This learning experience combines live online (Zoom) classes and self-study materials (this content).

  1. Review the content on this page to become familiar with this course. These pages will guide you through the entire learning experience.
  2. This page contains the downloads and access to all course materials. Many of them can be downloaded for your use.
  3. Attend the Zoom class each week at the designated time. 
  4. See CLASS folder for your ZOOM LINK each week.
  5. Attendance is mandatory. See the Missed Class Policy for how to ensure 100% attendance.
  6. The course content is divided into modules we called WEEKs. Each week has its own:
    1.  CLASS folder – which contains the ZOOM LINK to each weeks’ live class.
    2. FIELDWORK folder – which contains exercises to be completed after every live Zoom class.
  7. Login and start each week in the correct CLASS folder.
  8. Each week, complete the fieldwork found in the FIELDWORK folder.
  9. IMPORTANT: Once you have completed a Class or Fieldwork topic MARK AS COMPLETE. All lessons and sections need to be completed to be awarded a Completion Certificate.
  10. Use the navigation summary box at the top left to locate each week’s material.
  11. Each week you are likely to be the coach AND be the Coachee. Come to class with real topics you can get coached on.

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Missed Class Policy

(This section does not apply if you do not need a completion certificate)

To successfully complete this course, we require full attendance.

In the event you missed this last class, we offer you one option to listen to the recording, complete and submit a Recorded Class Report prior to the next scheduled class. You will be automatically sent this form in the event you miss a class.

If you miss more than 2 classes: We will require you to re-take those specific classes missed during the next available program. A $100.00 Class Re-take Fee may apply.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us.

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