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'Online Learning'.  What Does It Mean At ICA?

At ICA the term online learning refers to a combination of Live Teleclasses, Video Tutorials, Downloadable Modules, and a Private Coaches Forum.  These are all hosted in our 'online learning centre'. It's up to you how many classes you take each week and how fast (or slow) you move through the program.  The key benefit of this style of training being FLEXIBILITY.

The 5 Features to Online Learning with ICA

1: Downloadable PDF Modules

Every module in ICA's Coach Training has a PDF download.  This introduces the module concept, briefly explores key areas of learning,  and then offers opportunities for reflection. 

2: Video Tutorial

Each module is then introduced via Video and again the key concepts are highlighted.  It's recommended students read both the module and watch the video tutorial before dialing into a teleclass.

3: Live Teleclass

A teleclass is a small group of students gathered together via the telephone for the purposes of learning.  They are NOT lectures!  There is a pre-determined topic and an experienced coach trainer who facilitates the call. Students are invited to participate in discussion and raise questions or challenges for consideration.

4: Private Coaches Forum

The community forum is faculty moderated and is where students post their reflections, find their peer coach, offer to be a peer client and connected socially.  It's a hub of activity, with many students organising local meet ups where they can connect face to face outside the 'online learning space'.

4: Peer Coaching

This is where you put theory into practice. Our Peer Coaching program spans over 90 countries and is where you learn first hand how to set up appointments and structure coaching calls, with the opportunity to be both coach and client.

Meet Kelly & Jeanette, ICA Graduates

Kelly & Jeanette are Graduates of ICA and meet for the first time at an ICA Meetup in Chicago. In this video they talk about the power of virtual relationships.

The Value of Learning in an Online Environment

In many ways our teleclasses are run like University tutorials. There is a pre-determined topic and an experienced coach trainer facilitates the call. Students are invited to participate in discussion and raise questions or challenges for consideration.

  • Focus on Language & Tone

    Telephone coaching is extremely powerful, possibly even more so than face to face. This is because the coach does not have to maintain eye contact and nod “politely” Rather then can focus in on language and tone. And for the client it is less confronting so they are often more likely to go deeper.

  • Reflective Learning

    Face to face training often involves travel costs and often runs for days. It is what we call “fire hose” training – delivering a whole lot of content in a short space of time. Teleclasses on the other hand, are short bursts of learning that allow for reflection and practice in between. Much better for learning.

  • 'Just in Time' Learning

    There has been a lot written about the benefits of ‘Just in Time’ learning, including the ability to study at your own personal speed and intensity, the ability to join conversations in the forum before or after classes and the flexibility of being able to juggle study around work or family commitments.

  • Learn to Coach on the Phone

    Over 80% of our graduates coach on the phone, so it makes sense to get as much practice as you can in this medium. Our training includes coaching role plays in which one student acts as the coach, and another as the client. The role play then occurs with the rest of the students acting as observers and then sharing feedback. Role playing in teleclasses means you are completely prepared to coach for real on the phone, often way before you graduate.