Executive Coaching Certification Program

ECCPExecutive Coaching Certification Program (ECCP) provides participants with the tools and guidelines needed to design and implement an executive coaching program.  Participants will learn how to create a coaching relationship, how to coach executives, assess needs, create development plans, conduct coaching discussions and involve senior leaders in follow up and outcome measures.

The ECCP program is offered online, over an 8 month period, meeting 3 hours per month. Each session provides participants with tools, guidelines and interactive activities. Participants network with each other to share valuable insight. IOD’s experienced facilitators lead each session and provide coaching in- between sessions. Participants complete assignments and case studies and practice the skills learned during each session. An online final exam is provided at the end of the program to complete the certification process.

Participants will receive 8 comprehensive executive coaching participant guides, slides, leadership development tools, resources and references.

If you are interested in gaining a certification in the field of Executive Coaching to advance your career potential Register today!

Here are the benefits of gaining an ECCP Certification:

  • Build your brand and reputation!
  • Gain Expertise in a proven executive coaching methodology
  • Impact the bottom line of the organization with results
  • Sharpen your coaching skills
  • Apply what you’ve learned immediately
  • Expand your local and international network with Executive Coaching professionals like you, and share best practices
  • Earn 24 HRCI Credits for recertification
  • Receive 24 SHRM – PDC for recertification
  • Use the ECCP acronym as the credential to be recognized as an Executive Coaching professional
  • 24 ICF CCE Credits Provided
  • ECCP program covers the ICF General Competency Requirements

Who Should Take This Course?

  • Business Leaders and Managers who want to learn how to Coach & develop others to achieve organizational goals and increase effectiveness
  • Human Resource Professionals who want to introduce Executive Coaching in their relevant organization or to coach and develop others
  • Organization Development Specialists who want to expand their skills for bigger impact
  • Learning and Development professionals who want to lead change and improve individual, team and enterprise-wide performance in organizational settings
  • Independent Coaches / Consultants interested in getting a professional certification and strengthening their coaching knowledge and skills

Online Sessions:

  • Online Sessions are 3 hours long and meet once a month on the same day (e.g., 2nd Tuesday of the month). Once you register, you will receive confirmation of all meeting dates and times. Each session is facilitated live by an experienced OD Consultant.

Certification Requirements

  • Attend all 8 classes in eight monthly sessions
  • Complete all class assignments
  • Complete the self development plan
  • Complete over 30 hours of coaching
  • Complete a final exam

Upon completion of these requirements, you will receive your certificate via email


Online Sessions

Online Sessions are 3 hours long and meet once a month on the same day (e.g.,2nd Tuesday of the month). Once you register, you will receive confirmation of all meeting dates and times. Each session is facilitated live by an experienced OD Consultant.

The cost of this course is $3,800.00 USD.

Features of IOD’s Certification Programs

  • Convenient
    • Connect from anywhere to the online meetings
    • Interactive sessions with experienced OD practitioners in an instructor led format
    • Virtual sessions meet once a month on the same day of the month and at the same time
  • Flexible
    • Program schedule is flexible enough to cover multiple time zones/regions
    • We understand the workplace and personal demands, in some cases we can accommodate for make-up sessions so you won’t miss the learning experience
  • Affordable
    • Group discount available for groups of 5 or more.
    • Individual payment options might be available upon request
    • Special discount for referrals and additional courses.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize the benefits and best practices of executive coaching
  • Recognize what causes executive coaching programs to fail
  • Help clients create a business case for executive coaching to achieve outcomes
  • Realize how to help organizations develop a executive coaching strategy that aligns with business strategy to ensure success
  • Gain expertise in demonstrating a variety of coaching models
  • Recognize a variety of assessments used during coaching and how the select the most appropriate assessment to identify needs.
  • Develop coaching styles, skills and techniques to handle a variety of coaching situations
  • Develop coaching techniques to conduct a variety of coaching discussions
  • Recognize how to handle difficult coaching clients
  • Demonstrate effective evaluation methods to measure individual and organization outcomes

Course Outline

  1. Introduction to Executive Coaching
  2. Identify the Executive Coaching Strategy and Business case
  3. Establish the Coaching Relationship
  4. Implement Coaching Assessments
  5. Conduct the First Coaching Discussion
  6. Create the Development Plan
  7. Conduct Ongoing Discussions
  8. Provide Feedback, Measure Results and Transition

Additional Resources Provided

  • 8 Participant guides, one for each session
  • Complete set of the presentation slides each month.
  • Access to Assessments Instruments and instructions for debriefing
  • Executive Coaching Planning Tools, Discussion Guidelines, and Coaching Models, and Toolkit
  • Comprehensive list of Executive Coaching publications and references
  • Up to 6 hrs of coaching and mentoring with an experienced Executive Coach
  • Official program certification and distinction as EC Certified Professional
  • Access to Institute OD Linked-in group and international network of OD Professionals
  • Access to our weekly articles and updates
  • Access to career opportunities and referrals through our social media notifications
  • Preferred alumni registration and discounts for OD professional development and Certificate Programs

“This program helped me implement an Executive Coaching Program in my organization”.

“I learned how to engage clients during my coaching discussions”.

“I recommended this program to my colleagues to implement an organization wide coaching program”.