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 of constellations 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
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.
- The principles and practices of systemic coaching and constellations.
- The hidden forces and resulting dynamics that influence personal, professional and organisational systems.
- Identifying symptoms and indicators of systemic issues.
- The power of conscience groups and hidden loyalties.
- Illuminating our own personal and professional systems.
- Developing the impartial stance of systemic coaching.
- The 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.
- The application of systemic principles and constellation practices with teams and groups.
- Systemic questioning and coaching without constellations.
- Systemic leadership and organisational health.
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) 2014 Spring Training in the Fundamentals
This training circle will be facilitated by John Whittington, Richard Spence and David Presswell in three pairs of 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 April 28th and Tuesday April 29th 2014.
Monday June 2nd and Tuesday June 3rd 2014.
Monday July 7th and Tuesday July 8th 2014.
This training circle, once formed, will be a closed group and is BOOKING NOW. Following completion of the booking form, payment secures your place. This training will be facilitated by John Whittington, Richard Spence and David Presswell. A certificate in the fundamentals and 36 ICF CCEUs 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 have taken place 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.
A ‘fundamentals training’, facilitated by John Whittington, in the USA (SEATTLE) started on November 1st 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, started in the autumn of 2013. Our Practitioner Training provides 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.
The 2013 Practitioner entry is now full and is a closed group. The next Practitioner Certificate training will begin in Autumn 2014.
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 2013 and 2014 workshops, conferences and learning circle/trainings please visit the diary page here and/or email admin. support through Steve here: steve[at]coachingconstellations.com