Executive Coaching Certification Program (ECCP)

Executive Coaching Certification Program - ECCP

Build Your Brand as an Executive Coach

Help organizations design and implement an effective executive coaching program. Master the art of coaching and build your brand as an internal or external executive coach.  




ECCP OVERVIEW

Launch Your Career and Gain Credentials as an Executive Coach

With a certification in Executive Coaching, you will be better equipped to coach senior leaders and support leadership development goals. Executive coaching requires both skills as an OD Consultant and a Coach to help organizations develop a coaching process that translates into results. In this program you will receive templates, tools, coaching models, and techniques that will enhance your learning experience towards becoming a successful coach. 

The ECCP is the go-to certification for professionals looking to take their coaching careers to the next level!

Who Should Take This Course
  • Business Leaders and Managers
  • Human Resource Professionals
  • Organization Development Specialists
  • Learning and Development Professionals
  • Independent Coaches/Consultants
What Are The Benefits Of ECCP?
  • Improve your confidence as an executive coach and improve your client’s ability to solve critical business challenges and meet their goals
  • Enhance your brand as an executive coach through training and certification
  • Develop successful coaching competencies by applying the ICF Competency model in your coaching practice
  • Acquire critical best practices from an established coaching framework
  • Help you develop a coaching strategy tied to your Leadership Development Strategy
  • Master the art of active listening skills, how to ask powerful questions, and the power of pause
What Credits Can Be Earned
  • ECCP credential and digital badge to be recognized as an Executive Coaching Certified Professional
  • Earn 31 ICF core competency credits and 9 resource development credits
  • 24 SHRM PDCs and 24 HRCI Business recertification credit hours
  • Six (6) Months GIODN Membership with access to OD Tools, Directory and Events

Training Format:

Virtual-Instructor 

Course Duration

3 Hours Per Session
Once Per Month,
8 Months 

Price (USD)

$3,900

Credits

31 + 9 ICF credits
24 HRCI CEUs
24 SHRM PDCs

Certification Badge

Price

$3,900

Certified Training Provider

hrci
shrm
cce

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Launch Your Career as an Executive Coach

Start realizing the learning outcomes of the ECCP and start down the path to creating organizational change.

Build your coaching reputation

Become recognized as an Executive Coaching Certified Professional

Learn a proven Executive Coaching Model you can apply right away

Become a trusted advisor, confidant, consultant, facilitator and coach

Program Overview
Certification Benefits
Certification Credits

ECCP Curriculum Overview

Executive Coaching is one of the most attractive certifications in the industry. Organizations need experienced coaches to help develop leaders for current and future growth.  Leaders must have the capabilities to achieve organization goals, respond to rapid change, create innovative solutions, and engage talent.  During this program, “ECCP” (Executive Coach Certified Professional) you will learn how to master the art of coaching and work with an experienced coach to practice and receive coaching, and build your brand as an internal or external executive coach by coaching others.

Curriculum Outline

Session 1. Introduction to Executive Coaching (3 hours) Provides coaching overview, core concepts, current trends in coaching. Reviews different coaching approaches for leadership development: new leader, high potential, successor, stalled leader with derailers, career development.

Session 2. Building the Coaching Relationship (3 hours)  Explore ICF Code of Ethics, Core Coaching Competencies, and IOD Coaching Process and Model. Identify the value of a coaching mindset. Practice conducting the pre-session sponsor meeting and building the coaching relationship. Step 1 IOD Coaching Model.

Session 3. Setting Expectations / Exploration and Discovery (3 hours) Demonstrate effective communication skills– listening, asking powerful questions and applying to coaching sessions. Plan and conduct a coaching session with a client to set expectations, identify challenges and need for coaching. Create a contract for the coaching engagement.  Practice  conducting the exploration and discovery phase of the coaching model. Steps 2 and 3 – IOD Coaching Model.  

 

Session 4. Using Assessments to Identify Needs, Set Goals, and Create a Development Plan (3 hours)  Understand the need for assessment instruments in coaching, select the appropriate instrument ( 360° Feedback using behavioral competencies), implement and debrief the assessment with the client. Identify needs and create individual development plans to support the client goals. Practice and receive feedback.  Step 4 - IOD Coaching Model.

Session 5. Supporting Development and Taking Action (3 hours) Overview of effective coaching styles, tools and techniques to maximize on-going coaching effectiveness, identify signs of difficult coaching discussions and best ways to handle. Practice and receive feedback while coaching to encourage and support taking action. Step 5 – IOD Coaching Model. 

Session 6. Building and Implementing a Coaching Strategy (3 hours) Build and implement a coaching strategy and implement a formal coaching program for your organization. Create a business case and communication, implementation, and evaluation plans to support your Coaching Strategy. Step 6  - IOD Coaching Model (Closure).

Session 7. Coaching in a Complex Change Environment (VUCA) Create an effective coaching program that addresses a complex change environment and incorporates vertical and horizontal development learning activities. Demonstrate and practice follow-up coaching discussions.  Identify and master five difficult coaching challenges during the coaching engagement–practice and receive feedback.

Session 8. Evaluating and Giving Feedback (3 hours) Final steps in coaching experience – planning and conducting the final feedback discussion with the client and sponsor. Implement all components of the IOD Coaching Model through a final coaching activity. Identify measurement criteria to evaluate results of the coaching engagement and strategy. Practice coaching and receive feedback. Complete 30 hours of coaching.

What is required to receive a certification?
  1. Complete the competency assessment and self-development plan.
    Identify your OD strengths and development needs based on the assessment to create your Self Development Plan. 
  2. Attend all 8 online virtual sessions to gain skills, knowledge and behaviors needed to develop proficiency as an OD professional. 
  3. Complete assignments to gain experience and demonstrate your skill ability.  Spend up to 6 hours a month reviewing the material, preparing for each session, planning to implement what you’ve learned and researching topics to gain more insight. Completed assignments are uploaded to the Learning Management System (LMS).
  4. Complete Your Project and Case Study: Select a project and get buy-in from one of your clients/senior leaders. Work on the project while attending sessions during the 8 months. Submit your case study at the end of the program.
  5. Prepare for the Exam: Review the models, theories, tools, and guidelines provided. Study for the open book final exam. 
  6. Complete the Exam: The exam is accessed through the online LMS and includes multiple choice and 5 essay questions which allow you to apply knowledge gained during the program.
  7. Update your Resume and LinkedIn Profile: Add your new certification in the education section of your resume. Upload your digital badge to your professional profiles such as LinkedIn.  Mention your unique skills and your completed projects.
  8. Continue your self-development:  Ongoing learning is crucial- some certifications are valid for three years, other programs required continuous learning to renew the certification.  SHRM, HRCI, ICF, ACMP required up to 24 hours every two years. ATD requires APTD 28 every 3 years and CPTD 60 professional development hours. 
Why should I attend IOD’s OD Certification Program?

IOD has provided OD Certification Programs globally for over 22 years in 27 countries certifying over 12, 000 OD Professionals. Our team of OD professionals have worked in the field of OD as OD Consultants for more than 30 years and share their valuable knowledge and coaching.

Career Growth – We support our participants to advance their careers.  80% of our participants reported they advanced in their career with their current employer before completing the program.  They are promoted and/ or a position is created for them in OD.  Many of their companies realize the need for an OD Department.  We continue to support career growth and ongoing development after they complete the program.  

We offer professional development workshops, GIODN – our global OD professional network group- with monthly events, professional OD Directory, over 65 downloadable OD tools, 

Participants are proud to add their professional credentials to Linkedin and other social media.  This helps recruiters locate potential candidates for OD Positions.  

Our customers are important and we continue to provide updated services such as video recordings, Learning Management System 6 months free membership in GIODN.

 

How will I develop my skills?

The best learning experience is gained through sharing what you’ve learned with your colleagues and managers and to begin applying the action research model, processes and tools immediately.   

Through our practice activities you will gain insight into your own perceptions, strengthen your human interaction and human dynamics skills needed as an OD professional.  Participants learn how to be mindful of others through use of self, and recognize differences in others, and build trust through interpersonal communication skills such as trust building, asking reflective questions, listening with empathy, supporting the client’s needs, and gaining agreement and buy-in to actions.

The Benefits of the ECCP Certification

  • Develop an Executive Coaching Strategy to meet today’s current challenges
  • Gain the distinction of becoming an expert in the industry as Certified Executive Professional Coach (ECCP)
  • Apply vertical leadership development activities to elevate the coachee’s thinking processes and advance competencies.

ECCP Certification Credits

  • Gain the credential - Leadership Development Certified Professional “LDCP”
  • Earn a LDCP Certification and Digital Badge
  • Earn 24 SHRM PDU's and 24 HRCI Recertification Credits
  • Earn 31 + 9 ICF CCE credits
  • Receive six (6) months free membership in GIODN with access to OD tools, professional OD directory, and free virtual events

ECCP Curriculum Overview

Executive Coaching is one of the most attractive certifications in the industry. Organizations need experienced coaches to help develop leaders for current and future growth.  Leaders must have the capabilities to achieve organization goals, respond to rapid change, create innovative solutions, and engage talent.  During this program, “ECCP” (Executive Coach Certified Professional) you will learn how to master the art of coaching and work with an experienced coach to practice and receive coaching, and build your brand as an internal or external executive coach by coaching others.

Curriculum Outline

Session 1. Introduction to Executive Coaching (3 hours) Provides coaching overview, core concepts, current trends in coaching. Reviews different coaching approaches for leadership development: new leader, high potential, successor, stalled leader with derailers, career development.

Session 2. Building the Coaching Relationship (3 hours)  Explore ICF Code of Ethics, Core Coaching Competencies, and IOD Coaching Process and Model. Identify the value of a coaching mindset. Practice conducting the pre-session sponsor meeting and building the coaching relationship. Step 1 IOD Coaching Model.

Session 3. Setting Expectations / Exploration and Discovery (3 hours) Demonstrate effective communication skills– listening, asking powerful questions and applying to coaching sessions. Plan and conduct a coaching session with a client to set expectations, identify challenges and need for coaching. Create a contract for the coaching engagement.  Practice  conducting the exploration and discovery phase of the coaching model. Steps 2 and 3 – IOD Coaching Model.  

 

Session 4. Using Assessments to Identify Needs, Set Goals, and Create a Development Plan (3 hours)  Understand the need for assessment instruments in coaching, select the appropriate instrument ( 360° Feedback using behavioral competencies), implement and debrief the assessment with the client. Identify needs and create individual development plans to support the client goals. Practice and receive feedback.  Step 4 - IOD Coaching Model.

Session 5. Supporting Development and Taking Action (3 hours) Overview of effective coaching styles, tools and techniques to maximize on-going coaching effectiveness, identify signs of difficult coaching discussions and best ways to handle. Practice and receive feedback while coaching to encourage and support taking action. Step 5 – IOD Coaching Model. 

Session 6. Building and Implementing a Coaching Strategy (3 hours) Build and implement a coaching strategy and implement a formal coaching program for your organization. Create a business case and communication, implementation, and evaluation plans to support your Coaching Strategy. Step 6  - IOD Coaching Model (Closure).

Session 7. Coaching in a Complex Change Environment (VUCA) Create an effective coaching program that addresses a complex change environment and incorporates vertical and horizontal development learning activities. Demonstrate and practice follow-up coaching discussions.  Identify and master five difficult coaching challenges during the coaching engagement–practice and receive feedback.

Session 8. Evaluating and Giving Feedback (3 hours) Final steps in coaching experience – planning and conducting the final feedback discussion with the client and sponsor. Implement all components of the IOD Coaching Model through a final coaching activity. Identify measurement criteria to evaluate results of the coaching engagement and strategy. Practice coaching and receive feedback. Complete 30 hours of coaching.

What is required to receive a certification?
  1. Complete the competency assessment and self-development plan.
    Identify your OD strengths and development needs based on the assessment to create your Self Development Plan. 
  2. Attend all 8 online virtual sessions to gain skills, knowledge and behaviors needed to develop proficiency as an OD professional. 
  3. Complete assignments to gain experience and demonstrate your skill ability.  Spend up to 6 hours a month reviewing the material, preparing for each session, planning to implement what you’ve learned and researching topics to gain more insight. Completed assignments are uploaded to the Learning Management System (LMS).
  4. Complete Your Project and Case Study: Select a project and get buy-in from one of your clients/senior leaders. Work on the project while attending sessions during the 8 months. Submit your case study at the end of the program.
  5. Prepare for the Exam: Review the models, theories, tools, and guidelines provided. Study for the open book final exam. 
  6. Complete the Exam: The exam is accessed through the online LMS and includes multiple choice and 5 essay questions which allow you to apply knowledge gained during the program.
  7. Update your Resume and LinkedIn Profile: Add your new certification in the education section of your resume. Upload your digital badge to your professional profiles such as LinkedIn.  Mention your unique skills and your completed projects.
  8. Continue your self-development:  Ongoing learning is crucial- some certifications are valid for three years, other programs required continuous learning to renew the certification.  SHRM, HRCI, ICF, ACMP required up to 24 hours every two years. ATD requires APTD 28 every 3 years and CPTD 60 professional development hours. 
Why should I attend IOD’s OD Certification Program?

IOD has provided OD Certification Programs globally for over 22 years in 27 countries certifying over 12, 000 OD Professionals. Our team of OD professionals have worked in the field of OD as OD Consultants for more than 30 years and share their valuable knowledge and coaching.

Career Growth – We support our participants to advance their careers.  80% of our participants reported they advanced in their career with their current employer before completing the program.  They are promoted and/ or a position is created for them in OD.  Many of their companies realize the need for an OD Department.  We continue to support career growth and ongoing development after they complete the program.  

We offer professional development workshops, GIODN – our global OD professional network group- with monthly events, professional OD Directory, over 65 downloadable OD tools, 

Participants are proud to add their professional credentials to Linkedin and other social media.  This helps recruiters locate potential candidates for OD Positions.  

Our customers are important and we continue to provide updated services such as video recordings, Learning Management System 6 months free membership in GIODN.

 

How will I develop my skills?

The best learning experience is gained through sharing what you’ve learned with your colleagues and managers and to begin applying the action research model, processes and tools immediately.   

Through our practice activities you will gain insight into your own perceptions, strengthen your human interaction and human dynamics skills needed as an OD professional.  Participants learn how to be mindful of others through use of self, and recognize differences in others, and build trust through interpersonal communication skills such as trust building, asking reflective questions, listening with empathy, supporting the client’s needs, and gaining agreement and buy-in to actions.

The Benefits of the ECCP Certification

  • Develop an Executive Coaching Strategy to meet today’s current challenges
  • Gain the distinction of becoming an expert in the industry as Certified Executive Professional Coach (ECCP)
  • Apply vertical leadership development activities to elevate the coachee’s thinking processes and advance competencies.

ECCP Certification Credits

  • Gain the credential - Leadership Development Certified Professional “LDCP”
  • Earn a LDCP Certification and Digital Badge
  • Earn 24 SHRM PDU's and 24 HRCI Recertification Credits
  • Earn 31 + 9 ICF CCE credits
  • Receive six (6) months free membership in GIODN with access to OD tools, professional OD directory, and free virtual events

WEBINARS

Developing a Culture of Coaching Through an Aligned Executive Coaching Strategy (ECCP)

Watch our webinar to learn more about the benefits of building your brand as an executive coach using a proven executive coaching methodology

Meet The Facilitators

OD Practitioners With Decades of Real-World Experience

Nancy Zentis

Dr. Nancy Zentis

PhD, ODCC

Patricia (Patti) Dammann

Patricia Dammann

MS, MBA, ODCC

Gene Wheeler

ECCP, ODCC

TESTIMONIALS & REVIEWS

Hear What Our Customers Have To Say About Our Programs

Amanda Bennett
I learned so much, both in my own development being on the receiving end of coaching, and in learning from our debrief. The coaching presence was phenomenal, as we modeled active listening, contracting, and a supportive processes. In our debrief I learned the power of coaching the person (vs. the problem) and gained new insights into the importance of transparency and the distinction between passive vs. directive questioning. Thank you for bringing this great benefit to the program!
Brandi Kluender
I have enjoyed the class discussions and learning about how others are currently doing things. Sine there is so much information we covered, having the material that is provided to reflect back on and use in the future will be so helpful. We might not be in the position to implement some of them right now, but being able to go back and pull from will be so helpful. I personally have learned so much and have enjoyed planting seeds within my company and look forward to exciting things that will happen because of me taking this class.
Lori Howard
The Executive Coaching Certification Program through the Institute of OD has provided me with a practical, experience driven learning environment to enhance my coaching practice. Not only does the program provide guidance for how to build a coaching strategy and program, but it helped me to enhance my coaching skills by following the ICF Executive Coaching Core Competencies, using assessments and 360's, and focusing on how to establish a process for coaching. This program provides participants with the opportunity to practice coaching and receive coaching from certified practitioners. I was able to recognize the difference between coaching, facilitation and consulting and have been so pleased with the knowledge and tools I have gained from this course.