ADLER’s Professional Coaching certiﬁcate program has been the leader in the ﬁeld since it was introduced in 1998. With our broad focus, ADLER trains professional coaches to work across industries and settings. ADLER coaches learn a wide variety of practical coaching techniques based in ideas drawn from Adlerian theory, positive psychology, appreciative management, contemporary organizational development, and transformative adult education.
In 2002 the certiﬁcate program was the ﬁrst in Canada to be reviewed and designated as an Accredited Coach Training Program by the International Coach Federation (ICF). The ICF is the largest, globally recognized organization that provides both accreditation for coach training providers and certiﬁcation for professional coaches.
WHAT IS COACHING?
The ICF deﬁnes Coaching as “to partner with clients in a thought provoking & creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential”. At ADLER we see coaching as a profession that distinguishes itself by helping people discover how to bring their choices and actions more in line with their goals. Facilitating change in either a personal or professional setting.
ACCREDITATION & CREDENTIALS
Schools who have the ICF designation as an Approved Coach Training Program (ACTP) or Accredited Coach Speciﬁc Training Hours (ACSTH) must undergo a “rigorous review process and demonstrate to the ICF that the curriculum aligns with the ICF deﬁnition of coaching, core competencies & code of ethics”
For individuals the ICF has three levels of credentaling:
- Accredited Certiﬁed Coach (ACC) – The Practiced Coach. Requires 60 hours of Accredited Coach Speciﬁc Training (ACSTH) from an International Coach Federation (ICF) certiﬁed training program. Plus 10 hours of mentor coaching.
- Professional Certiﬁed Coach – PCC, The Proven Coach. Requires completing the entire (125 hours of training) training program from an Accredited Certiﬁed Coach Training Program, (ACTP) which includes successfully passing the capstones required to graduate from the program.
- Master Certiﬁed Coach – MCC, The Expert Coach. 200 hours of coach‐speciﬁc training. 10 hours of Mentor Coaching
(for speciﬁc requirements please visit the ICF website at www.coachfederation .org)
ADLER students who have completed 90 hours of training are distinguished as an ADLER Trained Coach (ATC). Upon graduation, which requires successfully passing the ADLER exam and completing 100 hours of coaching, ADLER students are awarded the credential ADLER Certiﬁed Professional Coach (ACPC).
PATHWAY TO CERTIFICATION
OUR COURSES & PROGRAMS
Introduces the foundational concepts, models and processes associated with the ADLER approach to professional coaching and anchors you strongly in the coaching mindset while practicing the core competencies of professional coaching. Introduce and practice a structure for the basic coaching conversation. Gives you an overview of the coaching profession and the many areas of professional practice for coaches.
Looks at the individual in the context of systems and how the coach supports people in their work and their lives. Part 2 substantially expands your coaching skills while also providing additional tools and context for helping clients with work‐related issues, an important focal point in almost any coaching relationship, whether you're a life coach or a business coach, regardless of your niche.
Provides exposure to and experience with a range of tools and processes to deepen coaching eﬀectiveness and creativity. Part 3 focuses on integrating your learning, enhancing and deepening your ability to coach artfully and creatively. It includes units on metaphor, creativity, leadership, and much more.
UNIQUE PREPARATION FOR YOUR UNIQUE FUTURE
If you are, or hope to be a professional practitioner in mental health or human systems and services, Adler's mission is to support your success.