Chief Executive ILM7

Working with our partner Catalyst 14, we have commissioned the design of this programme to equip Chief Executives to become effective transformational coaches, providing the opportunity to gain practical experience of coaching Senior leaders whilst working towards the internationally recognised ILM level 7 accreditation in Coaching and Mentoring.

The programme:

This 6-day highly experiential programme will introduce you to the background of coaching and the key fields, which have influenced its growth and practice. You will learn the fundamental pillars of great coaching conversations and the critical psychological models that underpin behaviour change. You will explore how to utilise a range of coaching styles and how to effectively use challenge to maximise your impact. You will also develop critical skills for developing an effective coaching programme and contract.

Previous participants have cited this programme as some of the most impactful leadership development they have ever experienced.

Time commitment – 6 days in total – mixture of face to face and virtual sessions:

Module 1:

Two day face to face residential

Module 2:

Two half day virtual sessions

One day face to face session

Module 3:

Two half day virtual sessions

One day face to face session

ILM 7 Accreditation:

To achieve the ILM 7 accreditation attendance is required on all modules, completion of 20 hours coaching practice and submission of a portfolio capturing your learning, knowledge and insights as a Coach. Full details of the portfolio are provided during the programme.

Applications for this programme have now closed, to enquire about any upcoming dates and other leadership development opportunities available, please contact

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NHS South West Leadership Academy
South West House
Blackbrook Park Avenue
Somerset TA1 2PX

Telephone: 01454 252719



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