Q — What do you mean by full-time education?
A diploma level or above course or programme studied on a full-time basis for a year or more is what we mean by full-time education. A course taken on a part-time basis or for a short period is not counted as full-time education.
Q — Do you make exceptions to the application criteria?
We’re delighted that leaders are so interested in Leaders Who Coach™. And while we do make exceptions when there is space on the cohort, we do have a clear mission to fulfil, and we want to apply that as equitably as we can. Offers to leaders not meeting the application criteria would only be made after the stated application deadline, and our decision is final.
Q — What is the time commitment for this?
Time commitment is maximum of 4 hours per week made up of self-study and assignments (average is 1 hour per week directly related to your work (e.g. a meeting) so the additional reflection/analysis time is minimal, and group coaching calls with your peers (90 mins per week) which leaders have called a game-changer because they really help embed active practice of their skills.
Q — Is this a Self-Paced or Cohort programme?
This is a cohort programme for the Leaders Who Coach™ Enrichment Cohort Certificate which is comprised of 2/3 self-paced study and 1/3 group cohort study. We’ll share a sample schedule with you during the Information Session.
Q — How long does the programme take to complete?
The programme is approximately 4 months including on-boarding and wrap up and 2 x one-week breaks. We cover one skill per week and there are 12 skill across four competencies — you can check out the full curriculum and videos here. While you are on the course, you have free access to the course and our community for leaders.
Q — Why is there no fee?
We want to achieve two key goals: A) establish coaching skills as a standard and critical skill that leaders actively demonstrate for their own benefit and that of their teams and organisation, and B) shift the trajectory of productivity and happiness in the workplace to a much better place. We believe this programme helps us meet those goals in the short-term and well into the future, especially as Leaders Who Coach™ find themselves naturally compelled to pass on their knowledge and skills. Speaking of which…
Q — What happens if I need more time to complete my assignments?
We understand that life and work get busy. So we give you a full 6 months of Free Community Membership to which is plenty of time to complete your assignments after the Enrichment Calls wrap up. As a reminder, your completion and graduation prerequisites are watching all the video lectures, passing all the quizzes, submitting all your assignments and attending the minimum 10 of 12 Enrichment Calls. (See below for what happens if you fall behind.) When you enrol, we ask you for your credit card details but we will NOT charge you until your 6 month access comes to a close. We will notify you when your free access (or trial period) is ending. If you choose to cancel your membership before your free access ends, we will NOT charge you. However, know that if you need more time to complete your assignments, you will need to become a paid member to maintain your course access — memberships are from £49 per month (Annual Membership). Check for the latest information here.
Q — What happens if I start but then find I cannot keep up with the course schedule?
Life happens and can be unpredictable. We understand that. Our tutors monitor progress of all cohort members and do an awesome job of encouraging you and supporting you to keep up with the schedule and catch-up where necessary. However, tutors give of their time generously and so only offer a reasonable amount of time and energy on this. However, if you fall too far behind on the curriculum and course schedule (for, example, you find yourself 2+ skills behind your cohort), what we observe is that you won’t get much value from the opportunity, and you won’t be able to contribute usefully to the growth of your peers both online and in our calls. In the interests of the cohort, our policy for leaders who cannot continue to commit to the course and in the interests of the cohort overall is to remove them from the course and the community. You are very welcome to rejoin the community in the future as a paid subscriber, either just for membership content and events, or in one of our paid courses. Any exceptions are made on a case-by-case basis by your tutor.
Q — How can I pay this opportunity forward?
We ask that while you are on the programme (and beyond), you share your experience, learning and skills with your peers, teams and future leaders. Leaders Who Coach™ is about embedded great leadership skills directly into teams and organisations by having Leaders Who Coach™ model awesome leadership conversation skills which include motivating, delegating, giving feedback, creating accountability and much more.
Q — What does CPD mean?
CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. Leaders Who Coach™ has been CPD Certified by The CPD Certification Service which is responsible for assessing the quality of courses of professional institutes and academic bodies, like universities, across the globe. In approving our course with no revisions, the CPD Certification Service commented that Leaders Who Coach™ is a “well structured online course”, offering “plenty of opportunities to interact” and “very comprehensive”. (We also believe it’s transformational. 😉 ) You will earn 50 CPD Credits/Hours when you complete and graduate from our programme.
Q — How many cohorts are available?
We anticipate running 12-15 cohorts between now and the end of 2023. Each cohort will have a maximum of 10 leaders to protect the quality of your learning experience.
Q — Can you tell us what leaders who have graduated say about Leaders Who Coach™?
Yes! You can read their testimonials here.
Q — How can I find out more?
Visit our Leaders Who Coach™ course page here and check out the Course Details, Testimonials and other wonderful resources.
Q — What should I do if I’m not sure I can make the time?
This is an investment in you which means it’s important. So talk to the important people in your life about what it would take and how they can support you — what adjustments can you make to carve out the study time for the period of 4 months. Ask your boss for their support and negotiate to have the time to take this CPD-certified training — offer to share your learnings with the team — many of our leaders enjoy sharing their experience with their team and peers. The people close to you, who care about your growth, will be happy to support you and even be your accountability partner to make sure you get the most from this opportunity.