Coach Supervision Program

Take Your Coaching To The Next Level

Program Hours:
25 hrs
Learnsite Access: 6 months
Certificate: Coach Continued Educational Units

Coach Supervision is a must for every coach who takes themselves seriously and wants to give their clients the very best they have to offer. It is a great way to identify any blind spots, or areas you can target for improvement.

In addition, the ICA Coach Supervision Program also gives you the opportunity to BE a Coach Supervisor in the Supervision Peer Coaching Program. The first of it's kind in the profession.

In this program you will expand your understanding of the Core Competencies and gain insights into your own behaviour as a coach. The inclusion of Peer Supervision is unique to the profession and allows you to develop not only as a Coach but as a Coach Supervisor. Download Syllabus

Class Schedule

Courses are scheduled across a range of different time zones, and run for 14 weeks. To view the schedule for our upcoming courses -  Click here

Program Inclusions and Delivery

Live Teleclasses, Private Coaches Forum & Resource Rich Learnsite

All learning is delivered via a blend of LIVE teleclasses, forum discussion and self reflection with many opportunities to coach, and be coached.   It's up to you how many or few classes they take each week.  The schedules have been timed to allow for self paced study, where the study schedule fits with your lifestyle and not the other way around. The learning process is as follows

1. Download and read the course module
2. Dial into a teleclass (facilitated by an ICA Trainer)
3. Post reflections on the forum

Program Curriculum

Each series runs for 14 weeks, and includes a combination of tutorial styled classes, group supervision, and peer supervision.  Classes are led my a member of ICA's expert faculty, all of who are not only trainers, but also professional coaches with active practices.

Topic Driven Teleclasses
Similar to a regular teleclass, there will be a topic introduction, discussion and then role play.  The focus of discussion will be around the ICF Core competencies, PCC markers and how they relate to your coaching. Topics include

  1. Preparing for your Coaching Audit
  2. The Coaching Agreement
  3. Coaching Conversations
  4. Cross Cultural Coaching
  5. Ethics and the coach / client relationship
  6. Authentic Coaching
  7. Coaching Confidence

Group Supervision Labs
Group supervision is a facilitator-led discussion providing all participants an opportunity to share and receive direction regarding specific relative issues to deepen their learning from the experience of the trainer and fellow participants.

Peer Supervision
Peer Supervision takes your peer coaching a step further.  Instead of holding the role of coach and client, you will partner with a fellow students and hold the roles of coach and supervisor. Unlike peer coaching, you can choose to partner with the one peer for your full 5 hours. In these sessions you will develop a deeper understanding of your own behaviours and beliefs as a coach.

Explore, Develop and Celebrate Your Coaching Presence


What is Coach Supervision?

There are many professions around the world who practice Coach Supervision. They all have regular sessions with a more experienced practitioner from their profession. In these sessions they talk through challenges and issues that come up in their daily practice and dig deep into their own identity as a coach.

Why is it Important?

Coaching as a profession is entering maturity and with that comes higher levels of expectation in regards to both training and practice. Many coaching schools have been around for over 15 years now and have well developed programs with rigorous content. Coaches themselves are now much more likely to be both training AND credentialed by the ICF than ever before. It makes sense then that one of the growth areas in the profession is Coach Supervision.

It ICA we believe strongly in reflective practice and continuous development. Coach Supervision is an excellent way to achieve both these things.

Learning Outcomes

Students will develop and grow as coaches through the following learning objectives

  1. Increase self-awareness around coaching styles
  2. Become more familiar with the ICF competencies in their practice
  3. Enrich understanding of the client and choices made with the engagement
  4. Raise awareness of personal reactions to the client and/or the system
  5. Exploring the coach’s internal process through continuous self-reflection practices
  6. Review the coaching agreement and any psychological or physical contacts
  7. Work through any ethical issues on a confidential basis.
  8. Identify and address blind spots and ‘hot spots’ that have the potential to undermine their effectiveness as a coach.

My most memorable moment was all of my supervised coaching. I was so anxious about starting it but it ended up being an amazing time spent with amazing coaches. I grew so much over those weeks, and I am so grateful that I had the opportunity. I loved supervised coaching. The group of coaches that I shared the experience with were so talented and I learned so much from them.

Stephanie Townsend, Life Coaching, New Zealand