Improve performance and unleash potential with the ILM7 Certificate in Executive Coaching and Mentoring

22nd December 2017

The East of England LGA’s ILM level 7 Certificate in Executive Coaching and Mentoring is a popular programme that offers an opportunity to develop a high level of accredited coaching skills that will significantly increase your credibility with a nationally recognised qualification, as well as enhancing your skills if looking to establish a coaching culture at an organisational level.

October saw the launch of our fourth cohort of delegates to commence the programme, and due to its popularity we have already scheduled ‘Cohort 5’ commencing in April 2018, and ‘Cohort 6’ which will begin in October 2018. Booking for both of these programmes is now available online, along with full details of the programme objectives, accreditation requirements and assessment criteria.

The programme will equip you to review and build the context, strategy, culture and processes for coaching and mentoring at a senior and strategic level; understand and analyse different coaching and mentoring models and their impact; learn how to evaluate the effectiveness of coaching and mentoring; and critically review your own communication skills, emotional intelligence, interpersonal skills and values and to assess your competence as a coach or mentor.  Do you want to find out more?

We want you to be confident that the EELGA ILM7 Coaching Programme is the right fit for your requirements, so that you can fully enjoy the programme and receive excellent value for money. So don’t just take our word for it - here are what some recent delegates have said about their experience of the programme with EELGA:

Anne Stunnell, HR and OD Manager, Dacorum Borough Council, explained why she chose to train through EELGA. “I’ve carried out previous training with EELGA and the ILM7 course was recommended to me by colleagues at other local authorities. I attended the induction session and knew it was something that I wanted to work hard to attain.

“I have found it very useful to learn with colleagues from other local authorities, as it has given me a different perspective. I have continued to stay in touch with them to support and learn from them”.

Anne has enjoyed studying towards this programme so much, that she has subsequently decided to upgrade to study for the full ILM7 Executive Coaching Diploma.

When asked about the course facilitator Anne added “Steph is very knowledgeable and experienced; I felt comfortable asking questions and reflecting on the sessions. She is a very good listener and asks the right questions to motivate me to look for the answers and to push myself harder. Steph provided support during the sessions and kept in contact for advice outside of the formal learning environment.”

Anne summarised her experience on the programme by saying “I feel the course is a must for anyone who wants to work as a coach. It helps you look at the theory, practice in a ‘safe’ environment and have a deep understanding of the coaching environment.”

Al Morrell, Customer Solutions Manager, Maldon District Council, described the ILM7 programme as “an invigorating journey through the wonderful world of coaching!”

Al chose to train through EELGA after attending a previous EELGA Coaching Conference and CPD session where he was “impressed with the set up and delivery of these events”.

Al highly praised the course facilitator, describing Steph as “an inspiring and supportive tutor.  She is able to provide essential insight into the nature of coaching and has been able to lead and support a diverse group of people through this excellent programme with absolute professionalism, dedication and integrity, but always with a sense of fun and a unique approach.  This has renewed and refreshed my approach to both coaching but also the learning experience as a whole.”  

Al explained that the programme has helped him develop as a coach “…by inspiring me to be a better coach but providing me with the tools and confidence to be able to do this.”
He added, “It is difficult to distil the learning into just a few points, but I would 100% recommend the programme to others.”

Julia Proctor, Senior Highway Engineer, Suffolk County Council, described the course facilitator as “open, friendly, honest and always on hand to help. Coursework feedback is always received very quickly and Steph works around our commitments and understands workloads and how this can affect the learning.”

Julia reflected that the programme overall has helped her to develop as a coach, saying “It has made me step back and look at issues differently, and has made me calmer, organised and confident.”

Julia would recommend the course to other delegates because “you will learn a useful skill that will allow you to actively listen and to help others”.

Rebecca Viney, General Practitioner, NHS, describes some of the elements of the programme which she has been able to take back to her workplace.

“The programme has motivated me and energised me to teach Senior GP’s at the expert stage of their career to find their core values, redesigning the next stage of their career to be the best. I am also teaching trainee GP’s the coaching mind-set, and how to use it to coach patients to take ownership of their health and make lifestyle changes that they value.”

And when asked why would she would recommend the programme to other delegates Rebecca said:
“The facilitator is able to hold people together from a rich variety of backgrounds and harness their skills. The regularity of the programme’s facilitated sessions build a community of practice.”
Rebecca explained that her personal highlight of the programme has been that it has “re-ignited my interest in embedding a coaching culture in the NHS.”

If this has whetted your appetite and you would like to find out more about our ‘ILM7 Certificate in Executive Coaching and Mentoring’, or any of the other programmes we offer, please contact Emma.moore@eelga.gov.uk for further information.

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