Facilitating and Developing Group Coaching Programs (Virtual or In-Person)
Successful Group, Team and Peer Coaching Training Since 1995
"They gave us everything we needed to build a successful
peer coaching program,
including printed materials, training and targeted mentoring."
— Julia Fabris McBride, Certified Coach PCC,
Director of Faculty and Coach Development, Kansas Leadership Center
Group coaching is used much more often now -- and for many reasons, including increased impact and revenue. Group coaching quickly leverages the untapped wisdom, support and networking among clients, employees and peers.
However, one design or format does not fit all applications. This virtual, interactive workshop equips you to design, develop, market, facilitate and evaluate high-quality group, team and peer coaching programs for up to 10 different applications.
Since 1995, we have trained 100s of coaching facilitators. Our graduates have successfully coached and facilitated in programs around the world, including in North and South America, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Australia, China, Japan and India.
This virtual workshop is ideal for highly motivated:
- Coaches and facilitators wanting to expand their impact, toolbox, markets and revenue
- Human development practitioners who want to help their clients to help each other with problem solving, networking and support
- Leaders wanting more engaged and innovative teams, and a stronger coaching culture in their organizations
- Learning and development professionals wanting deeper reflection and guaranteed transfer of training
- Change agents wanting accessible and scalable means to guide and support change across organizations
"Facilitating Group Coaching was a wonderful experience!
The program offers many benefits,
including practical and immediately applicable techniques for group coaching in a variety of settings.
The cohort experience was extremely rich; the opportunity to engage in dialogue and facilitation practice with individuals from diverse backgrounds was most valuable!"
— Lillian LeBlanc, Certified Coach PCC
Whether you are a leader in an organization or a learning and development professional, the organizations that you serve will benefit from your participation in this workshop, as they:
- Quickly spread core coaching skills, because more people can get coached in a group; thereby, more quickly cultivating a coaching culture
- Spread more low-cost core coaching, because participants can use core coaching skills to coach each other, rather than paying for one-on-one coaching sessions
- Transfer results of coaching into the workplace, because the nature of group coaching is similar to the nature of teams in the workplace
- Accomplish more prompt actions and results in the workplace, as group members and peers share support and accountabilities to take those actions
- Decrease the silos and isolation that are so common in today's organizations
- Cultivate learning organizations, where employees are regularly engaged
in deep reflection, learning, problem solving and sharing
"The peer coaching experience … has huge value for
the participants and our company;
in the first year, the program’s evaluation score was 98%."
— Karan Rhodes, Global Program Manager,
Leadership Development, Microsoft Corporation
Many Benefits to You From This Virtual Workshop
- Plan, develop, market, implement and evaluate a high-quality group coaching program
- Be equipped to fully develop a program for up to 10 different applications of group coaching
- Enhance your facilitation and coaching skills, as you experience coaching sessions among diverse peers and group members
- Enhance your credibility among clients, employees and colleagues, as you acquire a variety of approaches to facilitating and coaching
- Boost the impact of your skills and services, as you share your coaching and facilitation expertise and results with more clients
- Integrate one-on-one coaching with group and peer coaching
- Expand your toolbox of services as a professional coach; thereby, expanding your markets of potential clients
- Increase your revenue as a professional coach by adding services and clients to your coaching business
- Gain access to guidelines, templates and tools as needed for planning, developing, facilitating, marketing and evaluating group and peer coaching programs
- Have the option of joining a coaching group among other learners from this workshop
The workshop includes five participants in one cohort group to allow time for individual attention, practice and feedback in the workshop. All modules are facilitated by an instructor with extensive experience in virtually training coaching facilitators. The virtual workshop includes five modules with each module including:
- One to two hours of self-paced pre-reading and /or videos to gain highly practical guidelines, templates and tools
- Three hours of interactive learning with a short break included
- Focused, practical training from faculty with plenty of time for Q&A
- A practice session with real-time feedback from faculty and fellow learners
You also get two months of follow-on support via email and phone, providing answers to your questions as well as materials as you need them. Throughout the workshop, we acquaint you with a broad range of practical guidelines and tools from our extensive list of tools, and then help you to apply them when you need them -- just-in-time learning.
You are in a learning relationship during the entire workshop, not just during the workshop's sessions. You exchange ongoing questions, answers, feedback and resources with faculty and fellow cohort members during the entire workshop, including between modules and during the follow-on support.
"I loved the workshop. It was both beneficial and practical
and gave me both the tools and the confidence
to do peer coaching ... They took care to ensure everyone felt supported and encouraged.
They were also generous about checking in between sessions with additional materials or advice.
It was a very worthwhile experience!"
— Diane Kresh, Certified Leadership Coach ACC
Interactive Module One -- Foundations of Group Coaching
- Principles, practices and priorities in powerful group coaching
- Different formats and applications of group coaching
- How to prepare, participate and learn from group coaching
- Critical success factors in the group coaching processes
- Many benefits to facilitators and group members
- Experience a group coaching format, process and tools
Interactive Module Two -- Facilitating Your Coaching Groups
- Roles, goals and tasks for high-quality facilitation
- Different designs, formats and styles of facilitation in group coaching
- Staying grounded and centered when facilitating in your groups
- Practical methods and tools for facilitation in group coaching
- Pitfalls and challenges in facilitation and how you can avoid them
- Practice facilitating a group coaching format, using new facilitation
Interactive Module Three -- General Guidelines for Designing and Developing Any Group Coaching Services
- Conditions for success in group coaching programs: outcomes, applications, formats, technologies, groups, members and methods
- Creating a climate for commitment, collaboration and learning among members
- Overview of possible applications for your program, and selecting an application for your first program
- Design principles and best practices for customizing your program for a given application
- Practice facilitating a group coaching format
Interactive Module Four -- Designing Your Own Group Coaching Services
- Identify each of the best markets for your coaching group services
- Clarify the best outcomes and applications to meet the needs of each segment
- Identify the best promotions tools to appeal to the interests and access of each segment
- Specify how you will train your group members to get coached (and, depending on the design of your services) to coach others, as well
- Specify how evaluations will be done, including about the group process, meetings, facilitation and individual results
- Practice facilitating a group coaching format
Interactive Module Five -- Follow-On Faculty and Peer Support
- Faculty and participants share coaching, advice and resources to support each participant's planning, development, implementation and evaluation of their group coaching programs.
"Carter provided me with mentoring, tools and customization
so I could facilitate and deliver quality programs."
— Pam Solberg-Tapper, MHSA, Certified Coach PCC, Coach for Success
Our instructors have trained group coaching facilitators in all types of organizations. Our instructors have decades of experience, not only in coaching and facilitating, but in leadership development and in organizational development and change -- we understand the broader context within which group, team and peer coaching can occur.
Carter McNamara, MBA, PhD, of Authenticity Consulting, LLC, is recognized as one of the thought leaders in customizing group coaching programs for a wide variety of outcomes and applications.
Chuck Appleby, PhD, of Appleby & Associates, is a master Action Learning coach and group coaching facilitator with extensive experience in planning and developing group programs.
We have numerous trained facilitators and certified coaches who also are available for instruction and support. See our Associates.
Certificate of Completion and CCEs
Certificate in Group Coaching Facilitation
Each participant receives a Certificate of Completion from Action Learning Source upon successfully completing the workshop.
ICF Approved Continuing Coach Education Credits (CCEs)
- 1.2 CEUs
are provided through George Mason University.
"Great training for coaches and also great practice for coaches and non-coaches alike!"
— Charles Jones, B.S.F.S, M.A., Certified Coach PCC, WIAL Certified Action Learning Coach
Scheduling of Virtual Workshops
NOTE: Let us know if you would like to see a virtual workshop held at a different time of day or day of the week.
Fee and Registration for Virtual Workshops
The total fee is $785 USD for the virtual workshop, including materials and two months of follow-on support. Payment is made during the registration process, via major credit card. Please see our policies about cancellations and refunds. We accept major credit cards, debit cards or bank account via PayPal.
For March start:
Workshop in Washington, DC Area
- June 21-22, 2017
- 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time,
and a 2-hour, virtual, follow-up meeting
- $1040, but sign up by May 19 for early-bird discount of $50
(additonal $50 discount per person for 3 or more from same organization)
- Location to be announced
For further inquiries or to register, please contact us.
"I got everything I wanted and more from Action
Learning Source's 'Facilitating Group Coaching'.
The course is taught by experienced and knowledgeable experts who provide you with the tools you need to effectively design, facilitate, train, participate in, and lead group coaching programs. Learning is highly experiential and is supported by detailed reference materials which are invaluable. I highly recommend this course to coaches who want to expand their coaching practices as well as Organization Development consultants who want to influence culture change in organizations."
— Lois Pfeiffer, Certified Coach ICF, Coaches Training Institute,
International Coach Federation and Strozzi Institute
"... generously shared his insights, expertise, and materials to help me design a virtual peer coaching program that was later funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation."
— Pam Toal, Certified Coach, Baraka Institute
"It was a great course! Thank you Carter and Teri and Chuck. I am amazed at the skill, talent,
support and compassion that we experienced from each other."
— Barbara Pellegrino, DSWA Accredited Coach, Certified Life Coach iPEC, PCC and ICF Mentor Coach
“When we are peer coaching, we send two strong signals that enable us to trust others and open up with them. One is candour and the other is caring. Together these two signals - when in combination - communicate the highest level of trust known to man. We feel comfortable, safe, and trusting of the person and their intentions - a powerful combination for enhancing our relationships at work and at home.”
— Judith E. Glaser, CreatingWE Institute