Executive coaching programme – Tavistock Consulting (ECP)
Improve your effectiveness as a coach and develop your coaching career
Please note: you may see the ECP course also referred to as SCTCTP002 in communications from our application system.
About this course
This programme is rooted in a systems-psychodynamic approach to organisations and is practice-based. It uses different learning techniques to develop your in-depth coaching skills including experiential exercises, facilitated role-play, theory presentations, skills practice, video analysis and reflective plenary sessions. There is a focus on noticing and making sense of your actions, both as a coach and in the learning environment: the experiential learning the Tavistock is famous for.
You will undertake ninety hours of coaching and receive intensive supervision, both one to one with an experienced supervisor and in small coaching syndicates and supervision groups. You will develop your coaching practice under group and individual supervision and your reflective capacity through detailed feedback on the reflective log you will submit following each two day programme module.
The modules on this course will cover different aspects of coaching including defining the task of coaching, understanding and developing yourself as an effective coach, the impact of coaching on the client’s organisation, working with difference and issues of diversity, developing the coaching relationship with clients, linking coaching to the wider business environment and ethical practice.
The external examiner for the course is Erik de Haan, Director of the Centre for Coaching at Ashridge Business School.
Who is this course for?
The course is suitable for:
- practising coaches who want to work at a deeper level with clients
- organisational consultants who wish to develop their one to one skills
- clinicians, managers and leaders wanting to add executive coaching to their portfolio.
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There are no academic qualifications required for entry into the course, and participants come from many professional backgrounds. Participants share a desire to work at a deeper one-to-one level with clients in organisations, in order to help improve working relationships and personal effectiveness.
Decisions about suitability are based on a one-to-one interview with a member of the course faculty.
For more information about financing your studies and your fee status, please see our fees and funding area.
Please note that course fees are subject to a 3% or CPI uplift each year, whichever is greater.
We are happy to offer a range of ways to pay your fees, as well as some funding for specific courses.
For the award of the Tavistock Consulting certificate in executive coaching, participants must satisfy course staff that they possess the relevant competencies for practice in alignment with the EMCC senior practitioner competency framework.
50% is based on continuous assessment of the development of students’ coaching skills through observation including a mid-course and end-of-course review, 50% on written submissions i.e. case summaries based on current coaching practice.
Attendance is part-time, with a mix of online and face to face teaching.
|Module/session||Detail||Delivery method||Dates and times|
|Pre-module welcome session||–||Online||9.30am to 12.30pm, 21 September 2022|
|Module 1||Introduction to the Systems|
Skills Development: Beginning Phase of Coaching
|Face to face||26 and 27 September 2022|
|Module 2||Developing hypotheses|
Skills Development: The Middle Phase of Coaching
Engaging the Organisation
|Online||28 and 29 November 2022|
|Group supervision||–||Online||10am to 12pm, 30 November 2022|
|Module 3||Working with change|
Skills Development: The End Phase of Coaching
Reviewing; re-contracting and endings
|Face to face||6 and 7 February 2023|
|Group supervision||–||Face to face||10am to 12pm, 8 February 2023|
|Mid-programme review||1-hour individual meeting||Online||14 March 2023|
|Module 5||Skills Laboratory: Further Work with a Systems Psychodynamic model|
Professional practice and the wider Coaching Context
|Face to face||26 and 27 June 2023|
|Group supervision||–||Face to face||10am to 12pm, 28 June 2023|
|Group supervision||Two sessions||Face to face||10am to 4pm, 12 September 2023|
|Group supervision||Two sessions||Face to face||10am to 4pm, 7 November 2023|
|Individual supervision||Eight 1-hour sessions||tbc||Dates by arrangement|
In addition there will be four 1.5 hour reading seminars between modules. Dates will be confirmed in advance of the programme.
Please note: dates and delivery may be subject to change.
Graduates from this course often develop their existing coaching practice to focus on systems-psychodynamic coaching with their new qualification, or set up a new coaching career as freelance coach.
They have also gone on to develop a coaching practice as an internal coach, for example working in an HR role and coaching within their organisation.
Why study with us?
This method of executive coaching will enable you to work at depth using emotional data to tackle the hard-to-reach issues that sometimes limit the performance of leaders, teams and organisations.
This programme and qualification can also be commissioned as a bespoke course to take place inside a client organisation or HR department.
Validations and accreditations
This programme is validated by the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC).
Research and publications
The following publications have recently been produced by tutors and students on this course.
- Cardona, Francesca, Neal, Ben, Vesey, Robyn and Roberts, Vega Zagier (2020) The relevance of the Tavistock model of consulting in the context of a crisis. (video; part one of two webinars)
- Neal, Ben (2021) Emerging from crisis. Into the Unsaid, 14 Mar 2021 (podcast)
- Vesey, Robyn (2021) Emotions in the workplace. Into the Unsaid, 20 Apr 2021 (podcast)
Register your interest
Applications for this course are now closed. Follow the link and complete the form to be the first to hear when this course opens for applications.