Team Coaching is one of the fastest growing disciplines in the coaching profession and is becoming increasingly important in organizations, including private corporations, government agencies and non-profits.
To define and guide this growing discipline, ICF Credentials and Standards has developed the ICF Team Coaching Competencies model. This model sets the standard for team coaching practice and serves as the foundation for the ICF Advanced Certification in Team Coaching (ACTC). This certification enables team coach practitioners to independently validate their knowledge, skills and competence in this important discipline of coaching practice, setting themselves apart as an advanced practitioner in an increasingly crowded marketplace, and demonstrating their value for organizational purchasers of team coaching services.
Team Coaching empowers teams to work toward continued high performance and ongoing development, requiring innovation, flexibility, adaptability and goal alignment – all traits that coaching helps support.
ICF’s Team Coaching Competencies model provides a clear, concise definition for Team Coaching – partnering in a co-creative and reflective process with a team on its dynamics and relationships in a way that inspires them to maximize their abilities and potential in order to reach their common purpose and shared goals. This model is designed to build upon and integrate with the ICF Core Competencies in team coaching contexts.
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To help support the understanding of this model, ICF Credentials and Standards has created a pre-recorded webinar that walks through the ICF Team Coaching Competencies. Click the button below to watch on Vimeo, or click “play” on the video below.
On December 7 and 8, 2020, ICF hosted two webinars to review and answer live questions about the newly released ICF Team Coaching Competencies. Both sessions were recorded and are available to view below, or on the ICF Vimeo page.
ICF is leading the way in defining the knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics (KSAO) needed to be an effective Team Coach. No other coaching organization has undertaken this rigorous, evidence-based approach to defining Team Coaching competencies. ICF accomplished this with an extensive research project, relying heavily on expert team coaches for the following activities throughout the process:
The result is a model that provides a clear, concise definition for Team Coaching, and is designed to build upon and integrate with the ICF Core Competencies in team coaching contexts.
While no new competencies are required for Team Coaching beyond the eight ICF Core Competencies, several unique sub-competencies necessary for effective Team Coaching are outlined in this model.
Also addressed in this model are the unique concerns regarding ethics and confidentiality in Team Coaching. ICF’s Team Coaching Competencies model provides clear guidance for Team Coaches to carry out their work in accordance with the ICF Code of Ethics.
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