Organizations are relying increasingly on High Performing Teams to develop and execute their business strategy. The teams range from multi-disciplinary teams, project teams, cross-cultural, and ad hoc, to virtual teams.
This focus is placing great pressure on the teams to ensure that they function effectively across national, functional, and time boundaries. This challenge requires the team leader and members to acquire a whole new set of behaviors and skills, and companies now realize that it is essential to develop their owninternal team coaches in order to ensure that the teams acquire these skills. This is why LIM has designed and developedthe Team Coach Certification Program® (TCCP). While targeted for internal clients, the program is also open to independent consultants who want to acquire this skillset.
What is the TCCP?
TCCP is intended as an in-company program that focuses on each client’s specific Team Coaching needs. Throughout the program the participants will be working in teams on client-selected strategic business challenges; as they do this, an experienced LIM Learning Coach will guide them as they learn and practice the essential team coaching competencies. The LIM Learning Coach will coach them as they also apply their coaching skills between the three program modules, and will provide feedback and coaching to reinforce their learning.
Why do we recommend TCCP for you?
It is the most effective way to learn Team Coaching skills and methods, because you, will be coached by a LIM Learning Coach as you work with colleagues to develop your own High Performing Team in a professional learning environment. Your personal experience will result in your having:
Discovered the “mind-set” and frameworks that a LIM Team Coach applies while coaching a team as it becomes a High Performing Team.
Deepened self-awareness of one’s own personal values, assumptions and beliefs that impact the role of a Team Coach.
Practiced the role of a Team Coach in your organization and received performance feedback from the LIM Coach and your team members.
Mastered basic team coaching concepts and tools.
Developed the ability to design appropriate learning interventions.
How does TCCP work?
TCCP is a 6-day program spread over four to six months, and consists of three 2-day modules facilitated by certified LIM Learning Coaches. There is also one-on-one coaching practice and team coaching assignments between the modules/courses. The total number of hours for this six (6) course program is 63.75 hours (51 contact hours and 12.75 asynchronous hours). All project assignments are co-designed with our clients to ensure alignment with organizational requirements. In order to become certified a participant will be required to:
Attend all program modules.
Actively participate in a team that will work on addressing a team-selected business challenge that lasts throughout the program.
Complete between-module assignments.
Write a paper on the two books she/he will receive, extracting insights and new questions to explore the role of a team coach.
Write an essay on “Becoming a Team Coach:
Coach a team successfully and receive qualitative feedback.
Complete and master the tools and concepts in LIM’s Team Coaching Handbook.
Completerefresher short courses on several tools via LIM’s e-Learning platform.
Pass an oral and a written exam.
Each participant will be given a Learning Journal, a digital Team Coach Handbook along with two books ("Gentle Interventions" and our "ARL" book). Both are shown under publications.