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Just as coaching is all about making deep and sustainable changes, our learning method is about deep and life long learning. There are still many organizations delivering training in the old fashioned way (teacher up the front lecturing and the students watching and listening). But, we do it a little differently at ICA.  We make sure you have as much knowledge and information 'up front' (module download and/or video), so you can come to class prepared to further explore the topic, and apply the knowledge to specific situations or scenarios.

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Image: We recently held our very first Italian Language class using video.  It was a complete success!

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ICA's curriculum is mapped across the ICF competencies and although each module has a different topic or focus, the structure of the class is much the same.   A trainer will welcome all students and then lead the learning, encourage participation, and answer any questions. Thoughts are discussed and debated, ideas created, knowledge shared, friendships discovered, business connections made, skills practiced, learning enhanced, trust developed and global partnerships formed. 

We Welcome All Students

The first 5 minutes of every class is spent connecting with students. Our students dial in from countries all over the world so this is often a very interesting process. Some students call in early, some on time and some a few minutes late.

Coaching Skills Presentation

Each teleclass is connected to a PDF module in the ICA Learnsite. The trainer will incorporate a presentation of the topic in every class. This will not be a repeat of existing material, but rather an interpretation of the concepts and skills presented in the module.

In this class Rob uses an analogy to explain the difference between coaching, consulting and therapy.

Discover, Don't Tell

The ICA program is taught using a discovery approach. The trainer will help the students discover new material for themselves. This does not mean our trainers never "teach", they just don't "lecture" In this clip a student comments on this style of teaching

Coaching Tip

All our Trainers are practicing coaches, so they come to the classes with real life examples. Things that have worked well with clients and things that have not worked so well.

In this clip Rob talks about the day he decided to let go of his pen and paper with its list of prepared coaching questions, and just trust his instinct to ask the right question at the right time.

Niche Specific Mentoring

We are well known worldwide for the diversity in our Faculty. And this diversity is not just language and cultural, we also have a diverse number of coaching niches represented in our Trainers.  In this audio clip Rob Stringer gives students a tip from his professional expertise as a Youth and Family Coach.

Resource Sharing

All our trainers are professional coaches with years of hands on experience. They also come from a wide variety of backgrounds and industries, with many having run their own coaching practice. The resources they share are valuable and practical and provide a further link between theory and practice.

Student Sharing

We actively encourage student to share their personal coaching experiences - why they came to coaching, how they plan to use coaching, challenges and wins. In this clip one of our students shares how she plans to use coaching in her job as a Careers Counsellor at an American College.

Coach School Criteria

Which School Should you Choose?

Are you considering Coach Training but not sure where to start?  There's so many options with different schools, programs, certifications and pathways.  We asked our community what criteria they used when choosing their school and then packaged it up into a quick checklist that might be useful for you.  Let us know if you have any specific questions.

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