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The Certificate in Transformational Coaching

OFFERED ON THE PORTLAND, SACRAMENTO AND SAN JOSE CAMPUSES

Program Objectives

Western Seminary offers the Certificate in Transformational Coaching program for individuals who desire focused coach training that prepares them to coach on a professional level and which can be applied toward credentialing with the International Coach Federation (ICF) on the ACSTH path to the Associate Certified Coach (ACC). Additional training is available through the Advanced Certificate in Transformational Coaching that follows the CTC program and can be applied toward the ACTP path to the ACC. The certificate program can also be combined with the Master of Arts (MA) in Ministry and Leadership program and the Master of Divinity (MDiv) with electives in coaching to prepare for various leadership roles in ministry.

Students can enroll in this program for graduate credit or non-credit status.

Admission Requirements

Students entering the Certificate in Transformational Coaching for graduate credit are expected to present a baccalaureate degree and give evidence of Christian faith, character, promise, and maturity. The same admission standards, materials, and procedures as for the Graduate Studies Certificate program are required.

Students entering the Certificate in Transformational Coaching on a non-graduate degree status are expected to give evidence of Christian faith, character, promise, and maturity. Students wanting to establish an audit account and register for classes will fill out the CTC application for entry to the program.

Certificate in Transformational Coaching Requirements

Please note: There are three components to the certificate: coach training, coaching supervision, and coach certification. Once you have completed the requirements below, are assessed, and apply for certification, you are then awarded the CTC certificate which can be used to apply for credentialing with the International Coach Federation using the ACSTH pathway.
Required Coach Training Courses: 1 credit
CO500 Introduction to Coaching 1
Restricted Coach Training Electives: 3 credits
Select 3 credits from the options below:
CO501 Coaching Change, Transition, and Transformation 1
CO502 Life and Personal Coaching 1
CO503 Coaching Approach to Leading and Managing 1
CO504 Coaching Spiritual Transformation 1
CO505 Coaching a Brain-Based Approach to Learning 1
CO506 Using Assessments, Inventories and Tools in Coaching 1
CO507 The Language of Coaching 1
CO509 Coaching Through Conflict 1
CO570 Special Topics in Coaching (offered occasionally—see training schedule)
Coaching Supervision and Assessment: 2 credits
CO528 CTC Competencies Assessment 1
CO530 Coaching Supervision 1
Coaching Experience: 30 hours
Logged Coaching Experience Hours

Coach Certification

Following the completion of the coach training, supervision, and mentor coaching, students submit one assessment exam recording (30 minutes) demonstrating ACC level competencies as defined by the International Coach Federation (ICF). Completing the CTC successfully will allow you to apply for ICF credential using ACSTH pathway. Completing the additional Advanced CTC successfully will allow you to apply for ICF ACC credential using the Approved Coach Training Program (ACTP) pathway.