ICA's Coaching Labs are practice based classes that allow students to refine their coaching skills whilst exploring coaching within a niche specific context. We have 4 broad Specialist Streams and 1 Portfolio Stream in which students explore topics, practice coaching and develop their coaching portfolio.
Each Lab class has an assigned topic which provides a framework for the learning and discussion. Each topic ties back into one or more of the ICF competencies and is designed to provide authentic and relevant discussion and exploration of the coaching concept and related competencies.
A short 10 minute coaching session is also included in each Lab. This provides students with the opportunity to explore and experiment with their coaching within a specific context. The coaching sessions are deliberately “role play’ style with the trainer asking for volunteers to be both the client and the coach.