Whether you are looking for individual skill development or to build the capacity of your staff, we can support you. Explore the entry points below to find the best option to fit your needs and aspirations.
Coaching Accreditation Program
Our flagship coach training course with Prof. Christian van Nieuwerburgh – fully ONLINE over 6 months with a GLOBAL cohort and a pathway to EMCC credentials.
Aimed at participants who have completed the Coaching Accreditation Program Phases 1-3 or Coaching in Leadership course, this is an opportunity to deepen their knowledge, skills and experience of coaching.
A Coaching Approach to Managing Challenging Conversations
Giving open, honest, timely feedback is one of the most important roles a leader can play. It is also, possibly, the number one area where a leader may become derailed. Likewise, being involved in helping to facilitate differences between groups and individuals also presents its challenges. Designed to build on prior learning from GCI leadership coaching courses, this course provides a practical, conversational approach for achieving constructive solutions where everyone feels heard and respected.
Designed to build on prior learning from GCI coaching skills courses, this course is designed to raise mentors’ awareness of the tensions that are present in their role and equip them with more conversational tools and strategies to best serve the needs of their mentees.
This course is for experienced coaches who are interested in taking their practice to the next level. It is designed to support active reflection on your current coaching practice leading to new insight and awareness. The course, based on the book Advanced Coaching Practice co-authored by Professor Christian van Nieuwerburgh and David Love, will support you to address the question “how can I be of even better service to those around me?”
This course is delivered by GCI under our partnership agreement with Instructional Coaching Group (ICG). Designed around the key themes of the book, Better Conversations: Coaching ourselves and each other to be more credible, caring and connected, the aim of the course is to present a framework for improving professional dialogue within education communities and beyond. In Dr Jim Knight’s words:
“Effective communication is an essential skill for a fulfilled life, and we can’t teach it to students if we don’t know how to do it ourselves.”
[Formerly Coaching Accreditation Program (CAP) Phase 1-3]
Coaching in Leadership is a practical evidence-based course providing in-depth learning and experience of the application of coaching approaches as a highly effective way of leading in schools and other education settings. Coaching in Leadership is fundamentally about how to best support and grow the capacity, motivation and wellbeing of others through more intentional conversations that lead to better relationships and, ultimately, better outcomes for students.
Designed specifically for current and aspiring leaders in educational settings, this course offers an extended cohort learning experience aligned with internationally recognized coaching and mentoring credentials.
Growth Coaching International is delighted to partner with ACEL to bring the Coaching in Leadership course to educators across Australia in 2024.
ACEL is a not-for-profit company that actively supports the development of educational leadership capabilities across Australia through conferences and workshops, leadership programs, in-house publications, online resources, and a bookshop. Access to these leadership-focused opportunities is available for classroom teachers through to system leaders.
Individual Coaching provides ‘on demand’ access to an expert coach for anyone working in an educational context. It is personalised, confidential, flexibly scheduled and time efficient – more so than just about any other form of professional learning. It is a safe space to think and reach greater clarity around your next steps.
Individual Coach Supervision supports a coach to learn from reflecting on their coaching. The coach (supervisee) and the supervisor collaboratively reflect on whatever aspect of coaching the coach has chosen to bring to supervision. Individual Coach Supervision is highly valuable whether you are new to coaching and are seeking to build greater confidence as a coach or whether you are a more experienced coach desiring to be more conscious of your competence in terms of your approach and what you are bringing to the coaching experience for your coachees.
The Intensive Coaching Module is designed to further develop your coaching practice through applying your coaching skills and knowledge and extending your experience. It is for those who have already engaged in extensive coaching learning as in the Coaching Accreditation Program (Phase 1-3), Online Coaching Accreditation Program or Coaching in Leadership course.
This practical course explores all three elements of effective coaching practice: the GROWTH conversational framework; the key coaching skills; a coaching Way of Being; and how to apply these in a range of conversational contexts.
Our flagship coach training course with Prof. Christian van Nieuwerburgh, delivered fully ONLINE over 6 months with a GLOBAL cohort and a pathway to individual European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC) credentials. EMCC is an international body seeking to develop, promote, and set the expectation of best practice in mentoring, coaching, and supervision.
This course provides comprehensive training for educators in the skills, conversational frameworks, and "way of being" of coaching. Designed for educators by educators, the Coaching Accreditation Program takes into account the particular circumstances and context of the participants so that the professional learning is immediately applicable in educational settings.
Reflective Practice for Coaches and Leaders is a structured and guided group process supporting participants to continue their own professional learning through regular reflection sessions with like-minded colleagues.
Reflective Practice assumes knowledge and practice of coaching.
Groups are either:
Coaching/leadership teams from within the same organisation
Formed when a number of individuals register for an open-enrolment cohort.
Students Coaching Students is a train-the-trainer course that builds on prior coaching knowledge and experience to support educators to develop peer coaching between their students to enhance their success and wellbeing.
The Solutions Focus Coaching Masterclass refines and extends your coaching repertoire by intentionally integrating pragmatic and proven Solutions Focus methods into coaching and leadership conversations.
The Solutions Focus methodology can change the direction of your conversations, enabling you to foster a creative and enabling mindset in yourself and others where there is positive progress towards broader organisational goals.
This course is presented by GCI in Australia and New Zealand in partnership with the Centre for Solutions Focus at Work.
This instructional coaching course is delivered by GCI under our partnership agreement with Instructional Coaching Group (ICG).
Designed around the key themes of the book - The Impact Cycle: What Instructional Coaches Should Do to Foster Powerful Improvements in Teaching - the aim of this course is to support educators in establishing instructional coaching cycles that lead to improved teaching and student learning.
Team Coaching offers a facilitated process designed to support leadership teams from setting their strategic direction through to implementation of key objectives. Available in-person or online to address short-term initiatives or longer-term strategic goals.
This course is designed to help teachers engage in rigorous, collaborative conversations focused on improving teaching practice. Developed jointly with the Instructional Coaching Group, this course introduces a reciprocal collaborative cycle of coaching conversations that are based on the principles of partnership and trust. Classroom video is used, as one way of capturing the ‘reality’ of what is happening, to enhance the process by helping teachers to identify and monitor progress towards student-centred professional learning goals.