Coaching is an area of work in which more and more people are intervening in professional and personal life.
Coaches can work on teamwork processes, improving the organizational climate, motivating workers, and even regulating stress, among other applications. For this reason, an increasing number of people are seeking to complement their professional profile by training in this field.
In this article we will see several training programs in coaching in Madrid that are recommended , as well as the characteristics that we should look at when selecting courses and options for postgraduate training related to the activity of the coach.
The best coaching training in Madrid: a guide
The capital of Spain, being the largest city in the country, has many organizations that offer in one form or another training programs in coaching of varying duration and characteristics. Therefore, in these lines we will see which are the characteristics worth looking at in order to choose the best ones.
1. It is taught by experts
Coaching is in itself a field of work that covers many needs and problems, and therefore it is necessary to learn from those who have a global knowledge of all this so as not to remain with a partial vision of the discipline.
2. Offers personalized attention
It is important to have teaching staff who are able to resolve doubts, monitor work, hold debates , etc.
3. Harness the potential of new technologies
In the 21st century, it is absurd not to use the potential of the Internet to improve the quality of education and the experience of students. The possibility of learning through video and streaming must be there.
4. Offers clear and well-structured content
Although many processes are included in coaching, the way in which teaching material is used and knowledge is transmitted must make sense and be adapted to the needs of the learners.
5. Is supported by certificates
In order to have all the guarantees, it is good to know that a course or postgraduate degree is endorsed by universities or coaching training regulatory bodies , and that we will be able to include this degree in our curriculum.
Where to look?
There are several coaching training organizations in Madrid that meet the characteristics we have seen.
For example, the Escuela Europea de Coaching (EEC), which has several centres in various countries and whose headquarters in Madrid is in Calle de Zurbano (Chamberí area) has the Executive Coaching Certification Programme .
This is a program to professionally train coaches who, at the end of the process, will obtain the title of Executive Coach by EEC with the ACTP accreditation from the International Coach Federation. It has a face-to-face block and an online block (with real-time recordings), and is especially aimed at executives, managers, psychologists, consultants, intermediate positions and Human Resources professionals in general.
The program is based on experiential training, which goes far beyond the transmission of theoretical knowledge and is based on training exercises such as roleplaying. Since the coach works in changing and dynamic environments, the training is also developed through practice-based exercises.
A computer platform is also used to follow sessions and exercises by streaming (live recordings), all accompanied by the necessary technical assistance so that no unforeseen problems arise. If you are interested in knowing more about this option, you will find the contact details of Escuela Europea de Coaching in this link.
Another recommended option is the Expert Course in Positive Psychology and Strength Coaching , from the European Institute of Positive Psychology (IEPP).
This is a 9-month specialization program designed mainly for business professionals, and it works on skills frequently used in the organizational environment: stress management, creation of correct leadership dynamics, effective and assertive communication, etc. At the end of the course, the student obtains the title of Expert in Strengths Coaching, a University Degree issued by La Salle University.