Group Coaching Essentials (8.75 CCEs)
2019 Groups Start:
May 2019 (8.75 CCEs): Fridays 10:15 - 11:30 am ET: Friday May 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31, 2019 (You can bundle with the practicum starting early May for 18.75 CCEs)
June (Intensive): Fridays 10:15 - 11:30 am ET and Mondays 8 -9:15 am ET: June 7, 10, 14, 17, 21
Summer session: Mondays 9:25 - 11 am ET: July 8, 15, 22, 29 (4 weeks x 1 hr 35 min calls)
The Group Coaching Essentials (TM) (GEC) program from Potentials Realized is an interactive, hands-on program dedicated to supporting coaches who wish to develop their own group coaching programs. Join author of Effective Group Coaching, Jennifer Britton, PCC, CPCC for this practical and road-tested program. The program is accredited for 8.75 hours of CCEs from the International Coach Federation. Group Coaching Essentials is delivered as 5 x 75 minute teleseminar calls on a weekly or bi-weekly basis. Coaches also have the opportunity to meet 1-1 with Jennifer in between each call for a 15 minute lazer call. Course size is limited to 8 coaches per session to ensure maximum course participation and tailoring to your learning needs.
A majority of coaches are ready to launch and market their own group coaching program at the end of this program, or shortly thereafter. Since January 2006 this program has been taken by hundreds of coaches from around the world -- across North America, the UK, Germany, Australia, Singapore, Latin America, and New Zealand. Many coaches opt to follow up the Group Coaching Essentials program and take their skills deeper with either the in person Group Coaching Intensive or the Advanced Group Coaching Practicum (by phone). Those wishing to follow on with the Advanced Practicum can now bundle their registration for additional savings (see blow)
Here's what coaches have said about the Group Coaching Essentials program:
"Jennifer's 'Group Coaching Essentials' is a must-have course for any coaches who do groups! Regardless of whether or not you're an experienced group leader or coach, this course will provide you with tools, support, guidance and motivation to further your group offerings. Jennifer is an excellent group facilitator and teleclass leader and models the skills she is teaching in the course by being transparent about her process ... which furthers your learning. Thank you, Jennifer, for such an enjoyable as well as valuable course!" - Sandi Lindgren, LICSW, PCC, http://www.isupportyouth.com
"Completing this program gave me the confidence and knowledge to create and deliver my own Group Coaching program. In fact I started delivering my Program before the training ended! The 1:1 sessions with Jennifer and the feedback she gave me on my program content was invaluable. Knowing that I was working with "the" expert in the field of Group Coaching was extremely valuable." - Julie Marah, CPCC, Personal and Business Coach, How's Your Life Professional Coaching,
"As a result of the Group Coaching Essentials program, I have created a 5 session group teleclass that will launch in a couple of months. I had been nervous about conducting any group coaching calls because I felt like I didn't know what to do. Jennifer completely changed that for me. I feel confident in my capabilities and will be relying on what I learned throughout the course to make my program phenomenal. I highly recommend this course (and please know that I've spent too much money on other courses and none of them compared to the value I received in this course!) - Ann Thomas, Ann Thomas Coaching & Consulting, LLC
"Group Coaching Essentials is a wonderful laboratory for learning key concepts about adult learning, instructional design, group dynamics and more. Jennifer Britton's wonderfully organic facilitation style allows each session to be a flowing, dynamic group conversation that is rich in learning and personal insights! I recommend this program for anyone who wants to gain confidence, knowledge and resources in preparation for launching their own group coaching program." - Erin Curran, CPCC
"I have been leading group coaching programs for more than three years now. Jennifer Britton’s Group Coaching Essentials program provided me with the knowledge, insights and tools to take my programs to an even higher level! I highly recommend this program to every coach that has or wants to add group coaching as part of their offerings." - Ann Farrell, CPCC, PCC, Quantum Endeavors®, Inc, www.quantumendeavors.com
"Essentially I got a road map on how to develop a group coaching program in terms of both content and marketing. Also Jennifer demonstrated excellent group leader skills on the calls." - Anne Oaklan, CPCC
"I learned so much from the Group Coaching Essentials program! It is a great way to identify your audience, conceptualize your program, flesh out the content, plan your marketing and get it up and running. In other words, you'll learn how to plan and launch a successful group coaching program in five weeks." - Kerry Ann Rockquemore, PhD,
"The best practices are wonderful takeaways from the program." - Melissa Grossman
"The way you model is masterful." "I loved the way you modeled the process and flow of a program." "This program came at a perfect time for me. I had a window of opportunity for my coaching practice, and what I learned with Jennifer gave me the confidence and courage to make the leap! The tools Jennifer shared, helped me focus and develop a concrete program I could market." - Tamara Herl
The course outline is as follows:
Week 1: The Foundation of Group Coaching
- What Group Coaching is, how it differs from one-on-one coaching;
- The differences and similarities between group coaching, workshops and retreats;
- Adult Learning Principles and the Experiential Education model;
- 12 Best Practices of Group Coaching
Week 2: The Nuts and Bolts of Developing Group Coaching
- Creative Processes for Developing Group Coaching;
- The How To's: Technical and Logistical Issues;
- Techniques and Templates for Developing and Running Your Program
- Knowing Your Audience;
- General Marketing Principles;
- Materials to support you in the development of your marketing efforts
Week 4: Filling Up Your Toolbox – Exercises and Other Resources for Group Coaching
- Tools you already have as a coach which you can adapt for a group coaching session
- A mini-toolkit of new exercises for you to bring into your next group coaching program
Week 5: Habits of Great Group Coaches
The final class focuses on tricky issues, logistics, as well as the essential habits and approaches group coaches will benefit from. We also cover off any additional questions you have (i.e. virtual program delivery, structure, marketing, pricing etc).
Program Pricing:$450 US/450 CDN(plus HST)
Bundle it with the Advanced Group Coaching Practicum and save by enrolling in both courses (link below)
Included in the program are:
- 5 x 75 minute weekly zoom calls
- A comprehensive e-manual of tools, templates, exercises and other resources (80 plud pages)
- 1-1 meetings pre and post course with Jennifer
- Individual laser coaching sessions (15 minutes/each) as requested throughout the program - A $300 value!
- a 2 hour blended learning assignment which gives you access to dozens of hours of past presentations from Jennifer on topics related to group and team coaching - from tricky issues, to technology, to building your toolkit, accountability, goal setting and engagement strategies.
- A certificate of completion at the end of the program confirming 8.75 hours of CCEs (ICF-2.5 hours resource development, 6.25 hours core competencies)
Note: The Class is held via zoom. Most coaches should be able to connect via their computer. If you need to connect vai phone, coaches are responsible for any long distance charge to connect to the calls. Likewise, coaches are responsible for any costs incurred in registration. We are a Canadian based business.
"Jennifer is a gifted facilitator and coach. The Group Coaching Essentials program was practical, well designed and provided me with the opportunity to design my own group coaching course as I moved through it. I enjoyed the lazer sessions where I was able to ask more specific questions of Jennifer. The resources, exercises and templates provided were excellent. I would highly recommend this course." - Pam Thompson, CEO, Creative Life Coaching Inc
"As a coach who has been trained in one-on-one coaching techniques, Jennifer's Group Coaching Essentials class filled a crucial gap in my learning. Through her teaching style and her extremely well presented materials, she modeled how we, as group leaders, can develop and structure our groups. Jennifer was instrumental in helping me create my own coaching group. Thanks Jennifer." - Raymond L. Rigoglioso, ACC, www.rayriggs.net
"Jennifer’s Group Coaching Essentials’ program was a marvelous opportunity to increase my knowledge, skills and confidence in creating and doing group coaching programs. Jennifer did a great job of modeling great facilitation skills which enhanced the learning immensely.”- Chris Pallotti, Strategic Life Plans
"In 2012 I participated in the Group Coaching Essentials program facilitated by Jennifer Britton. The series was extremely helpful and I recommend it to anyone considering group coaching. The course materials and class discussions were very beneficial. My favorite part of the entire series was the content about marketing. Jennifer shared lots of great ways to promote group coaching. I believe that this program helped me to make my own group coaching series successful. " - Lori Tingle
"I loved the idea of giving group coaching programs as a major component of my new business, but didn't have a clue as to how to begin. After talking with Jennifer, I intuitively knew her Group Coaching Essentials was going to provide what I needed. Sure enough, her teachings gave me the precise framework required to build a fabulous program. Her guidance was seamless, easy and right on the money every time, as well as great fun. Now I have the tools and confidence to go forth and offer the same to my clients." - Suzie Golsher, Champion for Healers
Upcoming Programs (Sessions start monthly)
May 2019 (8.75 CCEs): Fridays 10:15 - 11:30 am ET: Friday May 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31, 2019 (You can bundle with the practicum starting early May for 18.75 CCEs)*
June (Intensive): Fridays 10:15 - 11:30 am ET and Mondays 8 -9:15 am ET: June 7, 10, 14, 17, 21 *
Summer session: Mondays 8 - 9:40 am ET: July 8, 15, 22, 29 (4 weeks x 1 hr 35 min calls) *
Past 2019 sessions:
January 2019 - Mondays 8-9:15 am ET: January 14, 21, 28, February 4 and 11, 2019 (FULL)
February 2019: Tuesdays 4:20- 5:35 pm ET: January 29, February 12, 19, and 26, and March 5, 2019 ****
Late March/April 2019 - Fridays10:15 - 11:30 am ET starting March 22 (March 22, 29, April 5, 12, and 26).
*** This program can be followed up with the Advanced Group and Team Coaching Practicum (10 CCEs). Find out more about the next Advanced Practicum here.
Additional sessions will be added for August, Mid-September, October, November in 2019
Cost: $450 US
Register for both the Group Coaching Essentials program and the Advanced Group Coaching Practicum and save.
Registration links will be live when spaces are open. They can be found at the bottom of this page.
If you have questions or would like to register offline, please contact Jennifer directly at
Mobile: (416) 996-TEAM (8326)
Space is limited to 6-8 coaches per session - so reserve your spot today! Payment link below.
For tips, tools and techniques to make your Group Coaching work fun and powerful, please check out the Group Coaching Ins and Outs blog.
The Advanced Group and Team Coaching Coaching Practicum is also available on the phone for GEC Alumni to take as a follow up. The Practicum provides a phone based experience in practicing and refining their group coaching skills, as well as acquiring advanced content. Next Practicum starts July 2019 on Mondays July 8th (10 CCEs including 9.25 hours of core competencies). Please click here for more information on the Advanced Group Coaching Practicum.
About the CCEs for ACCs, PCCs and MCCs: The Group Coaching Essentials program has been approved by the ICF for 8.75 CCEs for re-certification purposes, including 2.5 hours resource development.
Reserve your spot in an upcoming 2019 session - choose from the dropdown list for upcoming programs (Coaches are responsible for any charges incurred related to their registration):