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Coach Training

In 2002, ADLER’s Certificate in Professional Coaching was the first program in Canada to be accredited by the International Coaching Federation (ICF). Our coach training offerings have since expanded to train thousands of learners across the globe with both in-house deliveries and private coach training offerings that address both the art and science of the coaching practitioner.

The ADLER Approach

The curriculum for our coach training program is grounded in the coaching competencies of the ICF. Great care has been taken to achieve a balance between conceptual and experiential learning modes. Our Coach-Instructors are valued for their highly interactive and engaging teaching, with emphasis on practice and practical application. Our training incorporates discrete coaching skills and behaviours that support positive interpersonal interactions in a number of areas, such as: 

  • learning and skill development
  • creating new relationships 
  • improving overall performance 
  • dealing with challenging work situations/conflicts 
  • deep listening
  • acknowledgment
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Program Outline

Whether you’re looking to become a fully certified professional coach, or to simply incorporate a few coaching tools, ADLER offers a variety of ICF-accredited coaching courses. Your journey begins with our Foundations in Professional Coaching course, offered as a week-long intensive or over two weekends. There are six parts to the comprehensive program, each of which earns the student a certificate from ADLER:

  • Part 1: Foundations of Professional Coaching (30 hours)
  • Part 2: Coaching in the Context of Work (30 hours)
  • Part 3: Moving Towards Artful Coaching (30 hours)
  • Part 4: Mentor Coaching (10 hours)
  • Part 5. a): Practicum, which includes Mentor Coaching (48 hours + 6 hours)
  • Part 5. b): Practicum, which does not include Mentor Coaching (48 hours)
  • Part 6: ACPC Exam - Performance Evaluations

Course Offerings for Fall 2022, Winter 2023 and Spring 2023

Starting in September, classes are delivered Virtually or in person depending on which format works best for you. Additionally, we have intensive and non-intensive class options available.

Foundations of Professional Coaching

32 hours / $1895 + HST

Pre-requisites: 18 years of age or older.

  • One Week Intensive
    • October 17, 2022 (Virtual Orientation) - 5:30pm-6:30pm ET
    • October 24, 25, 26, 27 & 28, 2022 (Virtual 5-Day Intensive) - 9:00am-4:30pm EST
  • One Week Intensive
    • January 16, 2023 (Virtual Orientation) - 5:30pm-6:30pm ET
    • January 23, 24, 25, 26 & 27, 2023 (Virtual 5-Day Intensive) - 9:00am-4:30pm EST
  • One Week Intensive
    • March 20, 2022 (Virtual Orientation) - 5:30pm-6:30pm ET
    • March 27, 28, 29, 30 & 31, 2023 (Virtual 5-Day Intensive) - 9:00am-4:30pm EST

Coaching in the Context of Work

30 hours / $1895 + HST

Pre-requisites: 18 years of age or older.

It is advised that the student be enrolled in OR have completed Foundations before they enrol in Context of Work

  • One Week Intensive
    • August 15, 16, 17, 18 & 19, 2022 (Virtual 5-Day Intensive) - 9:00am-4:30pm ET
  • One Week Intensive
    • October 3, 4, 5, 6 & 7, 2022 (Virtual 5-Day Intensive) - 9:00am-4:30pm ET
  • One Week Intensive
    • February 20, 21, 22, 23 & 24, 2023 (Virtual 5-Day Intensive) - 9:00am-4:30pm ET
  • One Week Intensive
    • April 24, 25, 26, 27 & 28, 2023 (Virtual 5-Day Intensive) - 9:00am-4:30pm EDT - 9:00am-4:30pm ET

NEW! COMBINED Foundations of Professional Coaching + Coaching in the Context of Work

62 hours / $3495 + HST

Pre-requisites: 18 years of age or older

This combined offering provides two courses in one delivery over a 10-week period. Students who successfully complete this course will receive two separate certificates of completion, one for Foundations of Professional Coaching and another for Coaching Conversations in the Context of Work. This option will allow students aspiring for the Accredited Certified Coach (ACC) to complete their coach education hours within three months.

For this option, students will participate in whole cohort live-remote teaching days, and will ALSO participate in coach training small groups. Students MUST attend all components of the program to earn their certificate. The whole cohort live teaching days, which are included in your tuition registration, are as follows (you do not need to sign up for these; your registration is driven by the small group cohort selection below):

OPTION 1: NON-INTENSIVE FOR FALL 2022:

  • Virtual Orientation: Sept 19, 2022 - 5:00pm-6:00pm EDT
  • Live Teaching Days in September: (Live in Kitchener-Waterloo; details to be sent after registration)
    • Sept 29 & 30, 2022 - 9:00am-4:30pm EDT
  • Live Teaching Day in December: (Live in Kitchener-Waterloo; details to be sent after registration)
    • Dec 2, 2022 - 9:00am-4:30pm EST

The coach training small groups are as follows. Please note that students are allowed to miss up to two hours of instruction throughout the whole course (whole cohort and small groups) but no more.

OPTION 2: NON-INTENSIVE FOR WINTER 2022:

  • Virtual Orientation: Jan 12, 2023 - 5:00pm-6:00pm EDT
  • Live Teaching Days: (LIVE IN TORONTO; details to be sent after registration)
    • Jan 19, 20 & May 5, 2023 - 9:00am-4:30pm EDT

The coach training small groups are as follows. Please note that students are allowed to miss up to two hours of instruction throughout the whole course (whole cohort and small groups) but no more.

Moving Towards Artful Coaching

30 hours / $1895 + HST

Pre-requisites: 18 years of age or older.

It is advised that the student be enrolled in OR have completed Foundations and Context before they enrol in Artful

Mentor Coaching

10 hours / $1300 + HST

Pre-requisites:

  • Foundations of Professional Coaching
  • Coaching Conversations in the Context of Work
  • Minimum 15 hours of client coaching experience (peer/volunteer/paid clients)
  • Fall 2022 Cohort B: Wednesdays, 12-2 pm EST
    • Oct 12, Nov 9 & Nov 30, 2022 (Virtual Group Mentor Sessions)
    • Four (4) additional one-on-one Individual Mentor Sessions to be scheduled separately between the instructor and each student
  • Winter 2023 Cohort: Wednesdays, 11am-1pm EST
    • Jan 18, Feb 15 & Mar 8, 2023 (Virtual Group Mentor Sessions)
    • Four (4) additional one-on-one Individual Mentor Sessions to be scheduled separately between the instructor and each student
  • Spring 2023 Cohort: Wednesdays, 11am-1pm EST
    • Apr 19, May 10 & Jun 21, 2023 (Virtual Group Mentor Sessions)
    • Four (4) additional one-on-one Individual Mentor Sessions to be scheduled separately between the instructor and each student

Practicum

48 hours / $3250

Pre-requisites:

  • Foundations of Professional Coaching
  • Coaching Conversations in the Context of Work
  • Enrolled in or completed Moving Toward Artful Coaching
  • Minimum 15 hours of client coaching experience (peer/volunteer/paid clients)

ACPC Exam: Performance Evaluations

By request / $500

Pre-requisite:

  • Upon completion of the whole Coach Training program
  • 100 hours of coaching experience.

The ADLER Certified Professional Coach exam is available by request for students that wish to test their knowledge, receive formal feedback from an ICF-trained marker, and earn the prestigious credential of an ADLER certified coach. Please enquire at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to learn more.

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Testimonials

  • Jane Kidner"Outstanding value. This course far exceeded my expectations. It was incredibly rich in content and extremely well taught. No matter what I do next, this course has forever changed how I will approach coaching relationships for the better.

    Jane Kidner
  • Heather Haigh "Upon reflection, the depth and breadth of the Adler coaching program is astounding. I feel so well positioned for Practicum and I would highly recommend this program to anyone interested in coaching or who has coaching within their role at an organization.

    Heather Haigh
  • Judi Argue"First I need to share with you how amazing the experience has been with Adler and my coaching foundations course. The course design and delivery are fantastic and Robin is spectacular!

    Judi Argue