Coaching Courses

Our courses can be taken as a part of a coach training package (at a considerable savings) or as individually.  All of our training programs begin with our risk free* Foundations of Professional Coaching course.  All of our Coaching Training Courses are now offered VIRTUALLY over the Zoom conference platform. 

Foundations of Professional Coaching

30 + 2 Training Hours - $1895+HST The Foundations of Professional Coaching offers a rigorous grounding in the ADLER coaching model via an interactive, stimulating environment of hands-on experience. The course introduces the foundational concepts, models and processes associated with the ADLER approach, and anchors students in the coaching mindset while practicing the core competencies of professional coaching. Skills learned in this course serve as an integrative foundation throughout training for certification. In addition, students are introduced to intentional change theory – why and how sustainable desired change can occur at all levels of human and social interaction. Role-play, peer coaching, and experiential exercises underline the importance of awareness of self and others required to develop strong coach-client relationships for sustainable change.

Foundations of Professional Coaching 9:00am - 4:30pm ET
September 21-25, 2020 -VIRTUAL Register Here
November 30-December 4, 2020 -VIRTUAL Register Here

Core Competencies of Professional Coaching

30 Training Hours - $2095+HST Building on the concepts, models and processes learned in the initial Foundations, this module takes participants to a deeper understanding of the coaching process and strengthens their knowledge and application of the ICF competencies. This module is about choice and trust, specifically the notion of self-responsibility embedded in choice, and the paramount importance that trust plays in being able to bring about change and to be at our best – both as a coach and for the client.

 Core Competencies of Professional Coaching

9:00am - 4:30pm ET
August 24-28, 2020 -Virtual Register Here
October 30,31, November 1,14,15, 2020 - Virtual Register Here

Coaching in the Context of Work

30 Training Hours - $1895+HST This course explores the individual in the context of systems, and how coaching supports people in their work and lives. This course substantially expands the students coaching skills, while also providing a deeper understanding of the impact of the workplace in people’s lives as well as the impact of coaching in the workplace. The added tools and practices included enhance proficiency in use of the core coaching competencies applied in the work environment.

 Coaching in the Context of Work 9:00am - 4:30pm ET
September 14-18, 2020 -VIRTUAL Register Here
December 7-11, 2020 -VIRTUAL Register Here

Moving Towards Artful Coaching

30 training hours $1895+HST This course focuses on integrating learning - enhancing and deepening the ability to coach artfully and creatively. It provides exposure to and experience with a range of tools and processes to deepen coaching effectiveness. Students will be coaching through the lens of leadership, an integrative theme for many coaching engagements (in both life and work). This course includes experience in metaphor as a tool for exploration and transformation, creativity and its many expressions for both coach and client, leadership and its role in coaching, as well as intuition and its use in coaching to develop personal and professional growth.

 Moving Towards Artful Coaching 9:00am - 4:30pm ET
October 2-4, 17-18, 2020 Weekends -VIRTUAL Register Here
October 26-30, 2020 -VIRTUAL Register Here

Mentor Coaching

10 hours $999+HST The ADLER Mentor Coaching program is designed to provide participants support and feedback, further developing and enhancing their coaching presence as well as coaching skills using ICF core competencies. This program includes 10 hours of Mentor Coaching as required for ICF accreditation. Seven hours are via small group webinar and three via one to one calls with experienced Mentor Coaches from the ADLER faculty (accredited by ICF at a minimum PCC level). The program includes demos, exercises and peer coaching. Group size varies from a minimum of six to a maximum of ten participants.

 Virtual Mentor Coaching By webinar - Times TBA
August 19, September, 23, October 28, 2020 -virtual Register Here

Practicum (face to face or virtual)

48 training hours - includes 7 hours group mentor coaching $4050+HST The Practicum is designed to provide students with an opportunity to consolidate and deepen the learning from Foundations, Coaching in the Context of Work, and Moving Towards Artful Coaching. The Practicum consists of 48 hours of instruction within a 6-month period, meeting as a group once per month.

The practicum combines a wide variety of learning experiences, including:
 practical application of coaching principles and skills through coaching
 personal reflection on the coaching experience
 peer and supervisor mentoring and feedback
 experience of the coaching process from a client’s perspective

During the Practicum, students become active coaching practitioners, receiving feedback on their coaching through supervision from faculty, and sharing their learning through case studies and labs.

 890 Yonge St. 9th Floor, Toronto 9:30am - 4:00pm ET

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 Virtual Practicum 12:00pm - 2:00pm ET

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$400+HST The ACPC certification exam consists of two submitted recordings of client sessions with client permission. Each recording should be 30 minutes in length and include a word for word transcript. Candidates for the exam must have successfully completed Practicum with at least 125 hours of coach specific training as required for PCC credential and at least 100 client hours. This exam will be graded to PCC performance markers. Successfully passing both recording in this exam, will satisfy the requirements of the ACTP pathway of ICF and certify you as an Adler Certified Professional Coach.


  • 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