Team Coaching Program

From Individual Coaching to Team Coaching

ICF Advanced Accreditation in Team Coaching (AATC) Approved for
the Advanced Certification in Team Coaching (ACTC)

Spring Virtual 2024 Dates – Waitlist ONLY

Module 1:
April 16-18, 2024
(Virtual)

Day 1
9:00am - 4:30pm EST

Day 2
9:00am - 4:30pm EST

Day 3
9:00am - 4pm EST

Module 2:
*June 11-13, 2024
(Virtual)

Day 1
9:00am - 4:30pm EST

Day 2
9:00am - 4:30pm EST

Day 3
9:00am - 4pm EST

Team Coaching Supervision Calls
May 6
8-9am or 11am-12pm ET

June 3
8-10am or 11am-1pm ET

July 1
8-10am or 11am-1pm ET

*You must take all the 8am slots, or all the 11am slots

Completion
Call

July 15, 2024
12pm-1pm ET

Fall Hybrid 2024 Dates

Module 1:
Sept 17-19, 2024
(In-Person)

Day 1
8:30-4:30pm EST

Day 2
8:30-4:30pm EST

Day 3
8:30-4pm EST

Module 2:
Nov 12-14, 2024
(Virtual)

Day 1
8:30-4:30pm EST

Day 2
8:30-4:30pm EST

Day 3
8:30-4pm EST

Team Coaching Supervision Calls

October 7
8 - 9:30am and
11 - 12:30pm

November 4, 11-1pm ET or
November 8, 8-10am ET

December 2
8-10am or 11am-1pm ET

*You must take all the 8am slots, or all the 11am slots

Completion
Call

Dec 16, 2024
12pm-1pm ET

Winter Virtual 2025 Dates

Module 1:
Jan 28-30, 2025
(Virtual)

Day 1
8:30-4:30pm EST

Day 2
8:30-4:30pm EST

Day 3
8:30-4pm EST

Module 2:
April 1-3, 2025
(Virtual)

Day 1
8:30-4:30pm EST

Day 2
8:30-4:30pm EST

Day 3
8:30-4pm EST

Team Coaching Supervision Calls

February 14,2025
8 - 9:30am and
11 - 12:30pm

March 24, 2025
8-10am ET or 11-1pm ET

April 21, 2025
8-10am or 11am-1pm ET

*You must take all the 8am slots, or all the 11am slots

Completion
Call

May 5, 2025
12pm-1pm ET

Spring Virtual 2025 Dates

Module 1:
April 8-10, 2025
(Virtual)

Day 1
8:30-4:30pm EST

Day 2
8:30-4:30pm EST

Day 3
8:30-4pm EST

Module 2:
June 3-5, 2025
(Virtual)

Day 1
8:30-4:30pm EST

Day 2
8:30-4:30pm EST

Day 3
8:30-4pm EST

Team Coaching Supervision Calls

April 28, 2025
8 - 9:30am and
11 - 12:30pm

May 16, 2025
8-10am ET or 11-1pm ET

June 23, 2025
8-10am or 11am-1pm ET

*You must take all the 8am slots, or all the 11am slots

Completion
Call

July 7, 2025
12pm-1pm ET

Fall Hybrid 2025 Dates

Module 1:
Sept 16-18, 2025
(In-Person at Brown University)

Day 1
8:30-4:30pm EST

Day 2
8:30-4:30pm EST

Day 3
8:30-4pm EST

Module 2:
Nov 11-13, 2025
(Virtual)

Day 1
8:30-4:30pm EST

Day 2
8:30-4:30pm EST

Day 3
8:30-4pm EST

Team Coaching Supervision Calls

Oct 6, 2025
8 - 9:30am and
11 - 12:30pm

Nov 10, 2025
8-10am ET or 11-1pm ET

Dec 1, 2025
8-10am or 11am-1pm ET

*You must take all the 8am slots, or all the 11am slots

Completion
Call

Dec 15, 2025
12pm-1pm ET

Module 1 Learning Objectives

  • Definitions of team coaching and distinctions between coaching and other team modalities
    (e.g. facilitation, leading, consulting, etc.) 
  • Learn team coaching practitioner mindsets and core skills and concepts 
  • Create safety and trust with a team by co-creating enabling behaviors that allow teams to flourish
  • See teams as a system of human dynamics and patterns of behavior 
  • Help teams become aware of reactive tendencies and help them recover back to creative performance
  • Using team coaching skills to foster and navigate difficult and/or authentic conversations that promote better performance in new patterns
  • Transfer certain skills and concepts to the team to encourage responsibility and autonomy
  • Facilitate a team values session (using a simple tool) for team members to work towards alignment with each other and the organization 
  • Learn ACT’s team coaching pathway for conducting team coaching engagements in a structured but adaptable way
  • Practice coaching in short role-play exercises, and receive feedback
  • Begin the self-paced learning journey (includes reading a book, watching videos, and other short activities)

Field Application Session:

Participants will be grouped into pairs, and will work as a “co-coach pair” to conduct a practice session to learn about engaging with a team’s leader, and to practice the team coaching skills and concepts from Module 1 in a real, yet welcoming setting.

  • You and your partner will need to identify one team to practice with, within about 2 weeks after completing Module 1. (We recommend individuals start the search for candidate teams upon program application, as ACT is not in a position to provide assistance to find a team.)

  • The team can be any small group of people who depend on each other to achieve a purpose, obligation, initiative, or task. It can be a pre-existing or new team.

  • The team coaching session should last for at least 90 minutes, and occur before Module 2, during typical business hours.

  • Participants will also be asked to arrange a check-in call of at least 30 minutes with their client team between Module 2 and the program completion call.

Module 2 Learning Objectives

  • Learn a framework of team design conditions that are critical for team success
  • Gauge elements of a team’s design that improve the effectiveness of coaching and the chances of a team’s success
  • Working with a team’s leader to create the conditions for a team’s success
  • Integrating team coaching skills, using skills as the situation demands
  • Create more inclusive teams which invite diversity of thought and contribution 
  • Work through a case study to practice moving along ACT’s “EASIER” team coaching engagement pathway
  • Stretch your agility and range as Team Coach to work with varying teams and contexts
  • Sense and respond to conflict in a team
  • Help a team evaluate its growth at the end of a coaching cycle
  • Review sample ICF ACTC exam questions
  • Role-play coaching practice, provide and receive peer feedback

Supervision:

  • Explore the growth of the team coach practitioners themselves, in reflective practice about individual capacity and personal thresholds
  • Three sessions in small-group format, guided by a Team Coach Supervisor, interspersed with Modules 1 and 2.
  • Supervision is distinct from mentoring, or coaching observation & feedback.
Approach:
  • We use the mindsets, skills and concepts from the coaching profession and apply them to teams. From a developmental psychology perspective, we explore how natural human “reactive tendencies” impact team performance.
  • The program is a mixture of training, team coaching, observations and leadership development.
  • The program is highly experiential with a high emphasis on practice for easy application in the workplace.
  • The coaching skills and concepts will be “assumed knowledge” and the focus of this program will be on applying them within a team context. 

The ACT team has worked with organizational teams in various roles including consulting, team coaching and facilitation. Our team coaches also have extensive functional experience as employees within organizations. We have observed how teams interact and become curious about the factors that impact performance and effectiveness. Hierarchical challenges, dialog skills, personality styles, unclear expectations, and unclear decision-making processes all contribute to teams failing to live up to expectations. 

The results of our observations form the basis of our team coaching program, which focuses on group dynamics: how individuals interact with each other, share their collective talents, collaborate and hold each other mutually accountable to achieve a common purpose.