Training in the fundamentals of systemic coaching and constellations
For coaches keen to integrate a systems perspective and methodology into their existing coaching practice, learn about the application ofconstellations in organisational coaching and enjoy the benefits of systemic supervision while learning in a peer group, our six-day training in ‘The Fundamentals of Systemic Coaching and Constellations’ is available worldwide. Each group explores the underpinning principles that inform this approach, the inner stance required of the coach and the practical application of constellations in all forms of personal and professional development coaching.
This training proved to be a turning point in my development as a coach. I feel refreshed and resourced through this insightful, practical work, which has changed something elemental in my coaching and my coaching business.
The sessions are structured around the needs of the participating coaches and a curriculum that encourages the group to explore and work with many aspects of the approach in a variety of contexts. All sessions are built around a core of facilitated experiential learning with system constellation exercises and dialectic teaching to help embed the understanding and application in each individual’s repertoire and capability.
The experiential sessions provide multiple opportunities for participants to bring their personal, professional and client issues to the group for systemic exploration, constellations practice and supervision. In this way every individual in the group benefits from the learning about constellations but also gets clarity and resolution on specific and generic dynamics that emerge in the human condition, in systems and when working as a coach. Many coaches have identified this mix of teaching, supervision and facilitated experiential learning as one from which they gain in many ways.
The ‘Fundamentals’ training circles are for coaches and organisational consultants with no experience of constellations as well as those who are already beginning to use, or refine their use of, this approach in their practice. It will appeal to those who would like to illuminate the dynamics that sustain and limit human relationship systems and how this knowledge can support the development of systemic leadership and organisational health. We also facilitate a ‘Practitioner’ training that goes deeper into this way or working and facilitating. If you already have substantial experience and training in the fundamentals please see bottom of this page.
Our learning framework
- The principles and practices of systemic coaching and constellations.
- Getting started, using mapping to introduce the approach and support agenda setting.
- Introducing and contracting for systemic coaching and constellations with clients and organisational systems.
- The hidden forces and resulting systemic dynamics that influence personal and professional systems.
- Identifying symptoms of systemic issues.
- The power of conscience groups and their hidden loyalties.
- Illuminating your own personal and professional systems.
- Developing the impartial stance of systemic coaching and constellations.
- The importance, role and application of different constellation processes to acknowledge, find place, clarify or resolve.
- The practical application of constellations in one-to-one coaching including table-top, ‘Post it’ and floor marker constellations.
- Application of systemic principles and constellation practices with teams.
- Exploring the impact of place in family-of-origin on the coach/facilitator/client.
- Systemic questioning and coaching without constellations.
- Systemic leadership and organisational health.
It was good to learn how to apply this powerful method in coaching and business settings and to learn in such a professionally facilitated but relaxed environment, that was very safely held. Thank you.
Each day of the training is built around the needs of the group members, but within a curriculum that ensures all build an understanding of the key principles and practices within the six days. All sessions are a mix of group and one-to-one practice with a focus on the application of constellations in one-to-one coaching including table-top, ‘post it’ and floor marker constellations. The principles and practices of working with teams in a number of different contexts through this approach are also included. Please note that video recordings are made of parts of each training.
London (UK) 2013 Autumn Training in the Fundamentals
This training circle will be facilitated by Richard Spence, David Presswell and John Whittington in three pairs of days over a total of six days to allow a gradual understanding, integration and application in your coaching practice. As follows:
I have really enjoyed the luxury of learning from three master practitioners. The lightness, playfulness and calmness offered at various times by Richard, David and John has been a wonderful opportunity to learn how to become a more systemic facilitator.
Monday September 23rd and Tuesday September 24th 2013. (Facilitated by Richard Spence and David Presswell)
Monday October 21st and Tuesday October 22nd. (Facilitated by Richard Spence and John Whittington)
Monday November 25th and Tuesday November 26th. (Facilitated by Richard Spence and David Presswell)
The Autumn 2013 training in the fundamentals of systemic coaching and constellations is charged at a fee of £1,250 for privately funded independent coaches and £2,150 for coaches funded by an organisation. This training circle, once formed, will be a closed group and is BOOKING NOW. Following completion of a brief booking form, payment secures your place. This training will be facilitated by Richard Spence, David Presswell and John Whittington. A certificate in the fundamentals and 36 ICF CCEU’s will be awarded on completion of the course which includes a brief written case study.
Other UK trainings
In response to demand in the south west and a collaborative process there has been a successful training in the fundamentals of systemic coaching and constellations in Bristol. Further trainings in Bristol and Oxford are now in progress in 2013.
I experienced first hand the depth of insight that can unfold within a coaching or organisational challenge and, as a result, my work and the organisations I influence will never be quite the same again!
Following requests our six-day training circles have now been experienced in Milan (Italy), Paris (France) and Prague (Czech Republic) in 2012/2013. Later this year and into 2014 our training is being offered in Warsaw, Madrid, St. Petersburg and Stockholm
++ For the very latest confirmed trainings across Europe and all programmes for the year ahead please VISIT THE DIARY page. ++
The circle provided a space to learn about the principles and practices but also an opportunity to embed those into my own coaching and OD practice.
Plans are now confirmed for a ‘fundamentals training’, with John Whittington, in the USA (SEATTLE) starting in November 2013. To download the flyer with full details click here or email Steve our office manager here: steve[at]coachingconstellations.com.
To make an enquiry about any programme on this page or to discuss the creation of an introductory session or training in your area please click HERE.* Please note that because we are all deeply connected into our family systems it is not possible to complete this training without beginning to illuminate some of your own family-of-origin dynamics, entanglements and resources. For this reason we ask you to take care of your own learning journey and health during the training, exploring the meaning and impact of your own systemic connections as you learn to apply the methodology with others.*
For a comprehensive schedule of confirmed trainings in London and further afield please visit the DIARY page.
Practitioner Training in Systemic Coaching and Facilitation
An advanced training, leading to a Practitioner Certificate, is starting in the autumn of 2013. This is open to all students who have completed a training in the fundamentals of systemic coaching and constellations and will provide an opportunity to take your learning to a new edge, to work and practice with others at a similar stage and to learn new skills and applications. A 10 day training in three modules for those coaches who have already completed a training in the fundamentals with us or another reputable systemic constellations training.
- To view the Practitioner Training brochure click here.
To book a place on the Practitioner Training click here.
Continuous Professional Development
All the trainings here provide ( 6 hours per day) ICF approved ‘Continuous Coaching Education Units’ [CCEUs].
See the ICF UK site here for details. Units are awarded for completion of the six-day trainings, as follows: ICF Core competencies (18), Resource Development (18).
Training circles, in various formats, presentations and introductory workshops in half or full day modules
are available by request and through co-creation, internationally.
Students of this approach to coaching with the system in mind are encouraged to read a copy of “Systemic Coaching & Constellations’ by John Whittington. You can order the book in paperback and/or E-Book form, via AMAZON, HERE . It was published in June 2012.
For an up to date list of all 2012 and 2013 workshops, conferences and learning circle/trainings please visit the diary page here and/or email admin. support through Steve here: steve[at]coachingconstellations.com