Executive coaching programme – Tavistock Consulting (ECP)

Executive coaching programme – Tavistock Consulting (ECP)

Improve your effectiveness as a coach and develop your coaching career

Tavistock Consulting’s executive coaching programme is validated by the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC) to senior practitioner level. It will develop your coaching career and/or improve your effectiveness as an internal coach to colleagues inside your organisation.

You will develop your capability and confidence to work at a deeper level with coaching clients, enabling them to understand root causes and change in a way that results in sustainably better relationships, clearer goals and more effective action.

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.

Download the course flyer for more information or to share with your colleagues.

Course details

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.

£8,500

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.

Assessment

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

Attendance is part-time, with a mix of online and face to face teaching.

Module/sessionDetailDelivery methodDates and times
Pre-module welcome sessionOnline9.30am to 12.30pm, 21 September 2022
Module 1Introduction to the Systems
Psychodynamic Model

Skills Development: Beginning Phase of Coaching
Face to face26 and 27 September 2022
Module 2Developing hypotheses

Skills Development: The Middle Phase of Coaching

Engaging the Organisation
Online28 and 29 November 2022
Group supervisionOnline10am to 12pm, 30 November 2022
Module 3Working with change

Skills Development: The End Phase of Coaching

Reviewing; re-contracting and endings
Face to face6 and 7 February 2023
Group supervisionFace to face10am to 12pm, 8 February 2023
Mid-programme review1-hour individual meetingOnline14 March 2023
Module 5Skills Laboratory: Further Work with a Systems Psychodynamic model

Professional practice and the wider Coaching Context
Face to face26 and 27 June 2023
Group supervision Face to face10am to 12pm, 28 June 2023
Group supervisionTwo sessionsFace to face10am to 4pm, 12 September 2023
Group supervisionTwo sessionsFace to face10am to 4pm, 7 November 2023
Individual supervisionEight 1-hour sessionstbcDates 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.

Testimonials

“When I decided to qualify as an executive coach, I immediately knew that I wanted to train at Tavistock Consulting. Over the years in my role as an HR Director I had got to know more about their approach having received executive coaching myself and having commissioned a piece of consultancy work from Tavistock Consulting. What differentiates them is a focus on what lies beneath the surface – what is really driving feelings and behaviours in organisations. The training programme is robust and strikes the perfect balance between theory and practice. I now feel very well equipped to progress my career as a coach.”
Student
Head of HR and executive coach (2014/15)
“When the executive coaching course pops into mind, a smile comes to my mind. I love it: I think the group works well and is forming a nice cohesive and empathic whole. The slow-but-deep teaching style and the complementary approaches of the two teachers works well for me. I like the balance of theory and experience, a cycle of thinking-reflecting-doing-reflecting and I like it too because, so far at least, even when I’m in the hot-seat, I’ve felt safe. This is not an easy environment to create, but when it is created, it really fosters learning and higher levels of motivation.”
Student
Director of management consultancy practice (2013/14)
“Looking back, I do think this is an excellent programme and for me, absolutely essential to bring to fruition my previous learnings. The Executive Coaching programme has really enabled me to integrate what I previously learned at the Tavistock into my practice. I would recommend it strongly to anyone who wants to apply systemic psychodynamic thinking to coaching and consultancy.”
Student
Emeritus Professor of Management University College Cork, Ireland (2012/13)

Course facilitators

Validations and accreditations

e European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC)

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.

Digital material

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