Graduates of the world’s first EMCC Global Team Coaching Quality Award Accredited Education and Training Programme

More than 1,000 team coaches become the first graduates of the world’s first EMCC Global Team Coaching Quality Award Accredited Education and Training Programme

Congratulations to the graduates of the EMCC Global accredited Gateway to Team Coaching education and training programme of GTCI. They have become the first in the world to undertake their learning and development under the rigour of EMCC Global Accreditation Standards for Team Coaching.

Launched in May 2020, the EMCC Global Team Coaching Quality Award (TCQA) for education and training providers, and the associated Individual Team Coaching Accreditation (ITCA) and professional designation for team coaches were the first globally recognised standards for team coaching accreditation.

The EMCC Global Accreditation Standards for Team Coaching were embraced by the Global Team Coaching Institute (GTCI) in the five-month GTCI Gateway to Team Coaching programme. Now, the first cohort of more than 1,000 students have taken part in the virtual programme.

The EMCC Global Team Coaching Quality Award is an accreditation for training programmes which have met a set of core standards, themselves resulting from extensive research and survey among EMCC Global practitioners working in the field of team coaching.

Now, the GTCI founders Professor David Clutterbuck, Professor Peter Hawkins, and third partner World Business and Executive Coaching Summit (WBECS) are proud to have helped the world’s first graduates meet these rigorous standards, preparing them for Practitioner Level TCQA and ITCA, which starts in November 2020. Research by GTCI shows some 80% of businesses operate primarily in teams and it is estimated over the next five years, the world will need 150,000 more team coaches.

EMCC Global Team Coaching WorkGroup leader Dr Mary Hartog said: ‘The field of team coaching is growing, yet until the EMCC Global Team Coaching Quality Award there was no accreditation for the work of team coaching providers and practitioners. Working together with our valued partners across the world, we have changed that and are proud to see the first programme using these standards. Both we and GTCI have learned, adapted, and will continue to do so to meet changing expectations and requirements that teams have of their coaches’.

Dimi Kassari, GTCI Programme Manager said: ‘We are delighted to have collaborated closely with EMCC Global, not just for this programme but also in furthering the approach for team coaching worldwide. The guidance we received was invaluable in shaping what has become a highly effective programme that offers a professional designation for team coaches to show they are operating at the highest levels. We have worked together for many months to shape this programme so that it upholds and develops the international standards of EMCC Global’.

Simon Clutterbuck, Commercial Director for Professor David Clutterbuck, said: ‘EMCC Global and GTCI have worked together to create a market of global evidence-based practice in team coaching. Now more than ever, the world needs team coaches as we move into our next phases of society – this accreditation is relevant now and for the future challenges’.

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About EMCC

The EMCC is a global coaching, mentoring, and supervision association established in 1992. EMCC is made up of Affiliated Countries in Belgium, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, and the Asia Pacific Region. We have over 7,000 members across more than 60 countries world-wide.

EMCC exists to develop, promote, and set the expectation of best practice globally in mentoring, coaching, and supervision. Our vision is to be the ‘go to’ body in mentoring, coaching, and supervision.

EMCC Global is very proud to be a trusted partner of some of the most prestigious providers of coaching, mentoring, and supervision training and post graduate study as well as organisational executive leaders and their teams, who have established distinguished and ‘world renowned’ coach, mentor, and supervision programmes.

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About EMCC Global Accreditation

EMCC Global Accreditation, as well as raising the professionalism of our members, gives us all – EMCC Global Council, Affiliated Countries/Regions, and our wider community – reassurance about how we are maintaining professional standards and are adhering to the Global Code of Ethics.

The EMCC Global underpinning philosophy, guiding principles, and dynamic inquiry accreditation process frames our on-going practice - as leaders using mentoring and/or coaching and supervision as part of their wider leadership role, mentors, coaches, and supervisors.

EMCC Global recognises prior learning and experience in awarding individual accreditation for leaders, coaches, mentors, and supervisors. EMCC Global also integrates individual accreditation into the delivery of Quality Award certified training programmes which means that while studying with an EMCC Global accredited provider you are already on the path to achieving EMCC Global Individual Accreditation.

More and more leaders, coaches, mentors, and supervisors are choosing EMCC Global for their Accreditation because of the dynamic inquiry approach and assessment ‘in’ and ‘for’ learning. There are now more than 40,000 graduates from EMCC Global accredited training programmes worldwide.

EMCC Global celebrates the work of leaders, individual coaches, mentors, and supervisors, and programme managers, training programmes, and organisations.

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About the GTCI

The Global Team Coaching Institute (GTCI) was co-founded by WBECS, Professor Peter Hawkins, and Professor David Clutterbuck, with a mission to bring together the world’s brightest minds on the subject of team coaching. This pioneering on-line body is designed to help coaches learn from the world's foremost experts in team coaching aiming to set a precedent for quality and success worldwide. In addition to the core faculty, the GTCI boasts an incredible line-up of over 20 faculty members worldwide, each of whom has extensive Team Coaching experience.

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