Coach Certification Program
Coach Certification Program: Becoming an Immunity-to-Change™ Coach
Begins October 2-4, 2013
Taught by Robert Kegan, Lisa Lahey and Associates
The application for this program is now available via download at the bottom of this page. Please continue reading for more information about this once-a-year opportunity.
The goal of this 12-month, ICF-credentialed program is to enable coaches and other helping professionals to effectively use the immunity-to-change approach as part of their existing repertoire. Consisting of two seminars in Cambridge, phone conferences, an e-learning platform, and a supervised coaching cycle, this program teaches participants how to implement the full arc of coaching activities described in our most recent book, Immunity to Change (Harvard Business Press, 2009). Successfully completing the program will enable you to help liberate clients from powerful and constraining "big assumptions" and thereby overturn their "immunities to change."
We intentionally keep the total number of participants small (no more than 16) for each institute to maximize active learning opportunities. In past years, the cohort has been a mix of domestic and international participants. Visit our video library to hear from participants in past programs. For a list of ITC Certified Coaches from the past cohorts, please explore the ITC in the field section which includes their profiles and websites. We are offering this program only once in 2013.
Who Should Attend
Experienced internal and external coaches in business and non-profit sectors, independent consultants, human resource officers, corporate trainers, psychotherapists, counselors and other helping professionals who want to draw on the entire Immunity-to-Change™ approach in their work. While the majority of participants come to this program to become certified ITC coaches, becoming certified is not a requirement for acceptance into the program. Participants ordinarily will have completed our three-day ITC Facilitator’s Workshop (formerly known as the Train-the-Trainer: How to Conduct the Immunity-to-Change™ Map-Making Process). When we've made exceptions to this pre-requisite, participants have been required to attend a one-day intensive version of the ITC Facilitator’s Workshop which will be held the day prior to the first residency in Cambridge, October 1, 2013.
- Understand your own Immunity to Change (ITC)
- Overturn your immunity, and experience the process and impact of ITC coaching first from the side of the coachee
- Understand the goals of the ITC coaching process
- Understand the intention behind each dimension of the coaching arc and learn how to incorporate each into your coaching relationships
- Understand core tenets of constructive-developmental theory (the psychological theory-base of the approach) as they apply to adult development and ITC coaching
- Understand the differences and similarities between this way of coaching and your accustomed approach, as well as differences between ITC coaching and psychotherapy
- Practice the full arc of ITC coaching (with a client of your choice) with supervision of your work by Minds at Work coach faculty
- Receive certification as an ITC coach upon successful completion of a portfolio of your work (with a second client of your choice)
- Respond to typical coaching challenges in this approach
- Feel greater confidence in your ability to help individuals overturn their Immunity to Change
- Effectively coach individuals to overturn their Immunity to Change, thereby helping them to achieve urgent and immediate goals (while often supporting their overall development in the process)
- Customize the Immunity-to-Change coaching approach so that it fits your professional circumstances
This program combines (1) two seminars in Cambridge (at the start, for 3 days; and at the end, for 2.5 days); (2) two 2- hour sub-group training conferences by phone; (3) on-demand video learning materials; and (4) on-going, individual coaching and supervisory sessions from the instructors via phone, e-mails and/or video-conference (Skype). We provide customized materials (including an ITC Coaching Guide; an ITC Workbook; and an ITC “Tracker” used to help you internalize ITC criteria into your coaching), along with books and select chapters.
The program design is based on the premise that coach facilitators will be best equipped to become immunity-to-change coaches to their clients if their training includes the experience of being themselves supported by an accomplished coach to overturn their own personal immunity. The basic rhythm of the program, therefore, moves back-and-forth between focusing on you and your clients. Each learning session (in the Cambridge seminars and via phone-conference) focuses in detail on two or three arc segments that progressively follow from the initial, immunity-to-change map-making process.
The learning design is "see one, do one," using case materials provided by us, as well as interactions with fellow program participants. This is augmented by on-going self-reflection on your relationship to the work, and constructive and appreciative feedback from faculty and fellow participants. The learning climate is intense, stimulating, and safe. Additionally, we provide up to 10 hours per person of on-going individualized support between the training sessions. This is dedicated time for more in-depth and personalized learning, including working with you to overturn your own immunity and to supervise your application of the coaching model to your "trial client." You may use your 10 hours through whatever medium works best for you. Sessions begin after the first residency, are scheduled in advance with your coach and, generally, take place every two-to-three weeks.
Throughout the training process there are frequent opportunities to discuss: predictable coaching snags and how to overcome them; the theoretical underpinnings of the Immunity-to-Change process; and your emergent questions. To maximize learning time, there are no more than 16 participants in any coach training program. (We strongly encourage people to attend the program with a colleague; and we discount multiple registrations from the same organization).
Summary of what is included in the cost of the Coach Certification Program
- In-person seminars, teleconference sessions, and individual consultations
- A personal coaching cycle for your own development
- Supervised training in the “overturning immunities” coaching process
- Learning materials: an Immunity-to-Change Coach’s Guide; an electronic Overturning Immunity Workbook; an Immunity-to-Change “Tracker”; all reading materials
- The cost of all phone conferences (except for international participants); and continental breakfasts, lunches and afternoon snacks during on-site sessions
- A royalty-free license to use Minds at Work's ITC e-workbook, for electronic or paper copies, in direct service to your clients
- Review of your portfolio for certification, and certification upon its successful completion
- Inclusion on Minds At Work’s website page, Certified ITC Coaches, once certified
- 51.5 Hours of CCEUs for International Coach Federation (ICF) members
Fees for 2013-2014 Program:
- $9,975 for those working exclusively in the non-profit sector.
- $14,500 for those working in both the non-profit and for-profit sector, or in the for-profit sector exclusively.
- Those who have not previously attended a three-day workhop, please add an additional workshop fee of $1,350 for the one-day intensive on October 16, 2012.
- A discount is available for multiple people from the same organization who are admitted to the program and attend together.
Additional information about the program may be downloaded in the "Program Summary" below.
If you have specific questions about the program and would like to speak with the program director, please contact us by email or by phone: (617) 491-2656.
files to download: