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Excellence in Coaching

I have just finished reading “Excellence in Coaching – The Industry Guide“, edited by Jonathan Passmore, which I have found to be a fantastic resource as I begin the journey of studying for a Diploma (Level 5) in Management Coaching and Mentoring.  I highly recommend it.

In the words of the editor, Jonathan Passmore, this book is different:  “It brings together a range of the best writings on the subject without judgement or favour.  As such, it gives the reader an opportunity to sample the field and take responsibility for their own choice of which path or paths to follow or combine, or whether to carve out a new path of their own.  Any coach, or would-be coach, is bound to gain from the richness that is offered from practical experience of, and advice on , running a coaching practice to important issues such as standards, ethics and supervision, this book embraces many different methodologies.”

Chapter 1 – What is coaching? (Frank Bresser and Carol Wilson)

Chapter 2 – Coaching within organizations (Katherine Tulpa)

Chapter 3 – Leveraging the coaching investment (Katerine Tulpa)

Chapter 4 – Setting up and running your coaching practice (Alex Szabo)

Chapter 5 – Behavioural coaching – the GROW model (Graham Alexander)

Chapter 6 – Solution-focused coaching (Anthony M Grant)

Chapter 7 – Cognitive behavioural coaching (Michael Neenan)

Chapter 8 – NLP coaching (Ian McDermott)

Chapter 9 – Transpersonal coaching (John Whitmore and Hetty Einzig)

Chapter 10 – Appreciative coaching: pathway to flourishing (Ann L. Clancy and Jacqueline Binkert)

Chapter 11 – Integrative coaching (Jonathan Passmore)

Chapter 12 – Intercultural coaching (Philippe Rosinski and Geoffrey Abbott)

Chapter 13 – Coaching and stress (Maria Alicia Pena and Cary L. Cooper)

Chapter 14 – Coaching ethics: integrity in the moment of choice (Allard de Jong)

Chapter 15 – Coaching supervision (Peter Hawkins)

Chapter 16 – Evaluating coaching programmes (Alison Carter and David B. Peterson)

Chapter 17 – Coach accreditation (Diane Brennan and Alison Whybrow)

Management Qualifications

I am researching learning resources for Management Qualifications and am currently reviewing some sample courses which are available for download from the NEC (National Extension College) website.

I am specifically researching CMI’s (Chartered Management Institute) Level 5 in Management and Leadership and would love to hear from anyone who has used these learning resources (or similar from other providers)  to help them obtain this Qualification.

Topics include

  • Unit 5001: Personal development as a manager and leader, 6 credits (Group A)
  • Unit 5002: Information based decision making, 7 credits (Group A)
  • Unit 5003: Performance management, 9 credits (Group B)
  • Unit 5004: Resource management, 7 credits (Group A)
  • Unit 5005: Meeting stakeholder and quality needs, 6 credits (Group A)
  • Unit 5006: Conducting a management project, 10 credits (Group A)
  • Unit 5007: Financial control, 9 credits (Group C)
  • Unit 5008: Marketing Planning, 9 credits (Group C)
  • Unit 5009: Project Development and control, 6 credits (Group C)
  • Unit 5010: Human resource development, 6 credits (Group C)
  • Unit 5011: Managing recruitment and selection, 7 credits (Group C)
  • Unit 5012: Being a leader, 7 credits (Group B)
  • Unit 5013: Leadership practice, 7 credits (Group C)

Here’s what the CMI website says about this qualification:-

Who are these qualifications for?
The Level 5 qualifications in Management and Leadership are designed for practising middle managers who wish to develop their core management skills and practices.  These qualifications focus on the personal development of the individual learner’s management capabilities and competencies.

These qualifications are derived from the National Occupational Standards for Management and Leadership and are accredited on the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) for England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Flexible qualification structure
The Level 5 qualifications in Management and Leadership offer a highly flexible approach to learning. They allow the freedom and choice to select from the broad range of units available (see Centre Assessment Guidance for more details) allowing employers and individuals to tailor the size and elements of the qualifications to suit their specific needs.

The qualifications follow the new Award, Certificate, Diploma format where:

  • Award is a concise qualification aimed at developing basis skills and knowledge at this level
  • Certificate builds and broadens on the areas covered in the Award; and
  • Diploma develops a comprehensive range of skills and knowledge required at this level.

To achieve a CMI Level 5 Award in Management and Leadership, you need to successfully complete at least one unit to a minimum of 6 credits.

To achieve a CMI Level 5 Certificate in Management and Leadership you need to successfully complete any combination of units to a minimum of 13 credits.

To achieve a CMI Level 5 Diploma in Management and Leadership, you need to complete all core units (Group A) and four optional units (one unit from Group B and three from Group C) to a total of at least 62 credits.