Mentoring and Supervision Program

Mentor Coaching for an ICF Credential

Program at a glance

Mentor Coaching for an ICF Credential consists of coaching and feedback in a collaborative, appreciative and dialogued process based on an observed or recorded coaching session to increase the coach’s capability in coaching, in alignment with the ICF Core Competencies.

There are currently more than 36.000 ACC and PCC coaches in the world, a number that has grown anually since ICF started. As part of their certification with ICF process, all coaches need to have 10 hours of mentor coaching.

ICF defines Coaching Supervision as a collaborative learning practice to continually build the capacity of the coach through reflective dialogue for the benefit of both coaches and clients.

The functions of supervision described by Hawkins and Smith (2013) are as follows:

  1. The Developmental Function
    Concerned with development of skills, understanding and capacities of the coach/mentor.
  2. The Resourcing Function
    Providing a supportive space for the coach/mentor to process the experiences they have had when working with clients.
  3. The Qualitative Function
    Concerned with quality, work standards and ethical integrity.


Enjoy a generative learning laboratory with seasoned colleagues developing specific Mentor Coaching competencies which will provide opportunities to practice Mentor Coaching with other participants and learn in a diverse ways, including practice, reflections and practical experiences for safe experimentation. You will also gain tools, resources and processes to establish a valuable, new service offer for your coaching business.

We support experienced ICF-credentialed coaches to provide mentor coaching for ICF credentialing. Participants must hold a minimum of an ICF PCC Credential.

This virtual program covers a deeper understanding of the ICF Core Competencies, using PCC Markers and how to provide effective feedback as a Mentor Coach. Expand both knowledge and skill building for translating the ICF Core Competencies into practical, developmental learning for coaches seeking any level of ICF credentials.

As a result of attending this program, participants will receive CCE units, which will deepen and enhance their own coaching capabilities. This program also serves as an advanced coach training program for anyone who wants to further develop their skills as a coach and acquire more CCE units and coach training hours.

The program comprises several web-based modules and covers a 4-session period. The program successful completion leads you to receive your Certificate in Mentor Coaching.

Program objectives

  • Develop understanding of the different roles a coach may have and the specific distinction of Mentor Coaching for Credentialing.
  • Develop an understanding and application of ICF Core Competencies
  • Practice, apply the learning and receive feedback through triad practice groups
  • Giving feedback as a Mentor Coach
  • Introduce, understand and practice using the ICF PCC Markers as performance evaluation process

Program benefits

  • Training to become a Mentor Coach for ACC and/or PCC Credential applicants
  • CCE units
  • Enhancing and deepening your own knowledge of the Core Competencies and the ICF Code of Ethics
  • Understanding and working with the ICF PCC Markers
  • Deepening your understanding of the ICF’s credentialing process
  • Networking and working with like-minded professionals
  • Professional development


This Mentor training is for coaches who want to invest in themselves and their coaching practice as part of their professional and on-going development towards mastery, and offer a professional service to other coaches.


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