This course is designed for experienced coaches committed to develop
their capacity to coach individuals and teams from a systems perspective. By
deepening and broadening your ability to coach from a systems perspective, you
will help your client leaders see themselves as human systems working and
living in larger systems. When leaders understand those systems and
how they operate, they are better able to achieve their goals.
has been evolving since the late 1800s. Formal research on Systems Dynamics began
in the 1950's and continues today at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
and other institutions. Across a wide range of disciplines, there is an
emerging consensus on the systemic nature of all things; a greater recognition
that we are all parts of a whole.
Research has demonstrated that performance isn’t always just about how
hard a person works or how smart she/he is.
Sometimes individuals find themselves in systemic structures in which
they behave in particular ways in response to the system. No matter how hard they try (from their usual
approaches) they are challenged. Looking
from a "systems perspective” can provide opportunities for learning and being
that may not be seen from an individual (or parts) perspective.
Coaching from a Systems
Perspective was developed by eight members of the Coaching Community of
Practice of the Society for Organizational Learning (SoL).
Purpose of the course
To increase capacity of coaches to work from a systems perspective
In a way that:
§ Introduces new materials while respecting the talent and experience of
§ Employs proven adult learning principles
§ Participants experience giving and receiving coaching during the
course that touches them deeply and personally
§ Supports an ongoing network of coaches working from common principles
So that: participants, their clients, and their clients’ organizations
enjoy greater effectiveness, satisfaction, and wellbeing.
§ The Butterfly Model of Complex Human Systems
§ Coaching in the External System: actions, emergent learning, leveraging organizational systems
§ Coaching in the Internal System: intentions, internal narrative,
mental models, underlying stories
§ How the external and internal systems impact our interactions with
clients and self as a system
In this course,
we approach Capacity Development at five levels:
1. Concepts, theories,
and vocabulary. What to know.
2. Tools, methods, a
"kit” of "how-to’s.” What to do. Recipes.
3. Skills... Skills are
strengthened through practice, repetition, and coaching. How well we do
4. Stance… Point of
view, mindset, state of mind and embodiment.
5. Being and Identity…
Who am I that I do these things?
This is for coaching practitioners, certified coaches or for senior
leaders in organizations who are engaged in coaching people. This is not an
entry level coaching skills course.
The course is approved for 29 ICF Continuing Coach Education Units
(CCEUs). A course certificate will be granted to all participants who
complete the full course and follow-on certification requirements.
Course Dates and Time
07 - 09 February
2013 (0830 – 1830 hours IST)
On the last day the course will conclude by 1630 Hours IST
The Chancery Hotel,
10/6, Lavelle Road,
Bangalore - 560 001,
Tel: +91 80 4118 8888 / 2227 6767
Fee for an individual participant is INR. 51,000/-. This includes
one-year membership fee of SoL South Foundation of INR. 1,000/-. Service Tax of
12.36% is charged on the fee. (Total payable is: INR. 57, 304/-)
A limited number of scholarships are available for participants from
NGOs, Government Agencies and Educational Institutions. If you are interested
in availing the scholarship please write to email@example.com along with your profile and your organizational profile.
This is a non-residential course, the fee
covers lunch, tea, venue charges and all the course material. The fee does not include stay or travel to the
number of participants for this course is 27 (Twenty Seven Only). The confirmation
is on receipt of the registration form as well as the payment of full fee. The
seats are confirmed on first-come-first basis.
The registration for the course will close on 31 January 2013.
As you are planning
to join us or to nominate participants from your organization / network, we
would encourage you to consider inviting one or more colleagues to attend the course
with you. That can help build or deepen partnerships and create new momentum
for the change(s) you would like to see. The
benefits of the course to the organization can get significantly compounded if
people who are working together can take the change(s) forward together. These might be people who are working closely with you, key
stakeholders, or others in your networks interested in changing the systems in
which they live or operate.
SoL South Foundation is a
recognized membership community of Society for
Organizational Learning(SoL Inc.), Boston, M A, USA and is a member ofThe Global Association of SoL Communities (Global SoL)
incorporated in Vienna, Austria. SoL South
Foundation offers several learning events based on the five learning disciplines
based on The Fifth Discipline by Dr. Peter M. Senge. For information about SoL
South Foundation visit our website: www.solsouthfoundation.com
SoL South Foundation’s mission is to reach the unreached. So it
consciously focuses on reaching out to individuals, organizations and
communities who normally do not have access to such learning events. This
year’s focus is to reach out to educational sector, especially educators /
administration heads involved primary or secondary education.
The table below indicates the detailed coverage during the course. The
schedule is tentative subject to change.
A Learning Community, Overview/Context Setting
· The Butterfly
Model of Complex Human Systems
Model Role Play
Skills Practice 1
Systems Thinking and Coaching -- Introduction
Systems Thinking and Coaching -- Concepts
Skills Practice 2
Systems Thinking and Coaching -- Closed Loop Perspective
Circle 2: Combining HEAD & HEART in Systems Coaching
· Tools For
Systemic Coaching -- System Archetypes
Skills Practice 3: Seeing Fixes that Backfire and/or Shifting the Burden.
· Tools For
Systemic Coaching -- Emergent Learning Maps
Exercise: Coaching skills &
practice - EL MAP
Self as System in System
Skills Practice Round 1
Skills Practice Round 2
· Check-in, CONTACT _Con-3C8C70B52A00 \c \s \l Group Jazz Whole Body
the Learning through coaching practice
Coaching Skills Practice
Forward from here: Using a Systems
Approach in Coaching
Requirements for Certification and ICF CCEU’s
· Closing Circle
We will use
participant case stories in the course exercises to explore systemic aspects of
coaching, and you will be sharing them with at least one or two other people in
small group conversations. We ask you to bring cases
that you can explore with others, using altered names, dates, organizations,
and specifics to maintain the confidentiality of our coaching clients.
Prepare two case stories in summary written form
One that you considered a successful experience
One that you
found particularly challenging
Criteria for selecting your case stories
A situation that was important to the
Fresh enough that you remember the
A real situation—not a synthesis of
contains aspects that you want to explore further
should be in writing, including the following
The organizational context and the
What you intended and
Your Left Hand Column *
and how it influenced what you did
What you would like to
learn or understand better about this case
In addition, bring a coaching issue that you would like to
be coached on.
*Although we refer to the Ladder of Inference and Left
Hand Column in the course, we assume that you are familiar with these concepts
and we will not be reviewing them in the course. You can find these described in books The Fifth Discipline and The Fifth
Discipline Field book. Basic understanding five learning disciplines based
on The Fifth Discipline would be
1. Facilitated coaching
practice - 3 sessions of 90 minute call of whole Learning Circle
coaching Practice - 3 sessions of 90 minute.
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The participation is confirmed on receiving the
registration form along with the fee.
· 75% fee will be refunded when the notice period is more than
seven days from start of the course.
· 25% fee will be refunded when the notice period is less than
seven days from start of the course.
Facilitators Jeff Clanon Nancy Miriam Hawley Heidi Sparkes Guber