1. Training theory and approach
- The training course concept must to be based on a well-founded and appropriate approach. Individual modules should add up to a coherent programme (e.g. recurrent themes, allocation of tutors based on specialist knowledge, choice and positioning of training modules, methodology, process design).
- The training course is based on a variety of theories, types of content, methods and models, and follows a coherent concept. Special emphasis on certain approaches and methods can be identified.
- The training courses follow the coaching compendium ‘Guidelines and recommendations for the development of coaching as a profession’ and particular emphasis is given to the ethical code.
2. Personal and professional skills
- The training course enables and expects personal development by the participants with regards to their professional activities. The course encourages feedback mechanisms and a growing awareness of one’s own impact, and these individual reflective processes are consistently put into practice during the training course.
- The training course provides a coherent model for understanding the self-control mechanisms used by humans in a working environment, insight into their inner worlds and an appropriate approach to handling both of these aspects.
- The training course imparts the ability to reflect on one's own professional relationships and to recognise at what point reliable external consultancy is required.
3. Contextual relevance
- The training course content and approach reflect professional and organisational factors that are relevant to coaching.
- The training course considers issues relating to the working environment, professional identity, and career. It takes into account any conflicts between organisation, role and personal identity.
- The training course imparts the ability to understand and handle conflicts in a professional and organisational context.
4. Practical relevance
- The participants’ professional experience is regularly the subject of the learning process, leading to the integration of theory and practice.
- The training course requires the participant to bring in issues from their own professional lives and to benefit from advice.
- The training course promotes networking among participants. Interactive group work during the course and /or in connection with the course is obligatory.