Leadership institute partners with Bermuda College
The International Coaching and Leadership Institute has joined forces with Bermuda College to offer a new coach training and leadership development programme to professionals and students.
Beginning in October, the Coaching Foundations certificate programme will be available in two formats: a three-day intensive and a five-week online course. The faculty of instructors and mentor coaches involved in the programme are all certified by the International Coaching Federation.
Bermuda College PACE director Tawana Flood said managers have to be able to provide support and guidance rather than just instruction to their team members.
“Today’s employees are more adaptable and innovative in carrying out their duties remotely,” Ms Flood said.
“Managers have to keep up and evolve with their staff; no longer simply telling them what to do, but coaching and guiding them to realise their full potential instead.”
Ms Flood said with coaching, managers learn how to ask questions instead of providing answers.
“They support employees instead of offering judgment; they encourage staff development rather than dictating what needs to be done and how,” she said.“
ICLI’s director of business development, Lorene Phillips, said: “As an alumni of Bermuda College, I am grateful to have the college’s partnership as we look to support and equip more professionals with the skills they need to thrive.”
Ms Phillips said it was encouraging to know that the college understood ICLI’s vision and believed in the value their training could provide to both traditional and non-traditional students looking to gain clarity and confidence with coaching.
With help from Ms Flood, ICLI has been able to design a programme encompassing 30 hours of training, suitable for people of all ages and professional backgrounds.
“We believe this course will provide organisational leaders with the skills they need to effectively empower and inspire their team members to get to the next level in their careers,” ICLI’s chief learning officer, Sophia Casey, said.
“We have customised our full-length programme to create a shorter foundational intensive course to those interested in learning the basics of ontological coaching and leadership development.
”Graduates will walk away with skills to navigate real-world challenges and meet the demands of the ‘new normal’ so that they can sharpen their competitive edge and stay relevant in this fast-changing world of work.”
ICLI said the course will be of significant benefit to those looking to improve communication with their staff, make their organisations more welcoming and inclusive, and strengthen their ability to provide world-class customer service.
Jessica Lightbourne, ICLI’s chief executive officer, said: “When launching ICLI in late 2021, we never imagined we’d be able to impact this many lives here and abroad in such a short period of time. However, we are excited for all the opportunities and doors that have opened over the past year and look forward to seeing how this partnership with Bermuda College will help professionals to create positive and powerful coaching and leadership cultures across the island.”