Intercultural Supervision and Coaching Programme
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The aim of the programme is to prepare coaches/supervisors who can provide cross-sectoral coaching and supervision at a professional level and in accordance with ethical principles.
The curriculum meets the standards of ANSE (the Association of National Organisations for Supervision in Europe; www.anse.eu) and is related to A European Competence Framework of Supervision and Coaching, March 2015.
I had quite clear expectations when I joined the 2,5-year study programme at ISCI. Having worked on the people side of the business for years, I had already started developing my coaching skills via shorter courses as well as had a chance to use coaching skills in different workplace settings.
But then the reality hit – the more you learn and practice something new, the more you understand how little you know 🙂 This is when I started investigating for the long-term self-development opportunity and found ISCI.
Now when looking back at our intense and thorough training course, I must say I’m really happy about the investment. The network of professionals and new friends I got from there, will be such a valuable resource for the years to come. Not to speak of the theoretical know-how and practical techniques, methods that become handy also when you’re not working as a full-time coach or supervisor. I actually never aimed to switch to a full-time coaching/supervision road, rather always saw it as a great professional career track to complement my work in HR.
When you’re working as a people professional, you’ve by default chosen one of the toughest jobs out there. Especially in today’s unpredictable and complex world. At the same time, I believe it’s one of the most rewarding ones. I guess very much boils down to understanding that you can be of true value only when your own glass is full, when you’ve done the deep-dive into understanding yourself and when your basic self-leadership routines are properly in place. I’m ever so grateful for the first-half of our studies that concentrated on giving us different opportunities and tools for that.
What gives me the meaning and purpose in continuing developing myself and working in the field, is the understanding that all this delivers value to very different circles around me – my close ones, friends, colleagues and clients, just to name a few.
Thank you, dear ISCI team!
Wishing the most exciting journey to the new study group!
Jaanika Rannula, team and leadership coach, supervisor and trainer at UpWise Coaching
Jaanika shares her experience in a video:
Liisa Raudsepp, Coach and Supervisor at Tripod:
Studying in ISCI was first and foremost an enormous journey of personal development. It felt like pieces of a puzzle (my personal and professional life) started falling into place and making sense. It was an intense study of human nature.
Professionally, I developed much courage and belief that I will be able to successfully manage complex situations and uncertainty that working with managers, teams and organizations brings along. ISCI programme gives many tools for handling different issues and you can create your own unique approach based on them and your customers’ needs. Studying in ISCI gave me a new professional identity, a network of competent colleagues and new working opportunities as consultant and coach.
Liisa graduated from ISCI in 2017 and has been actively working as individual and team coach and supervisor for business and public sector organizations. She has also been developing supervision in Estonia as a member of the Board of Estonian Supervision and Coaching Association. Liisa initiated and led developing the Ethical Guidelines for ESTA, helped to translate the ECVision guidelines, started Reading Clubs and facilitated the first Estonian Coaching Conference as a moderator. Her academic background is in psychology and HR management.
My desire was not to become a coach or a supervisor. I started studying at ISCI because I experienced burnout at work. My question was, how to survive at work, how to avoid another burnout? Already during my studies, I found out in myself what kind of work and people I wanted around me. What I have to offer, not what I expect from work. For the first time, I took the lead in the team and took several steps up the career. I consider the period from the beginning of my studies to be the real start of my inner growth. My daily work is in technology. In addition to my main job, I also practice as a supervisor and coach. Empowering and inspiring teams, creating inventive solutions, seeing the big picture, reaching agreements and actually implementing change are my most important skills. “I will share with you all the tasks I cannot solve,” my manager has told me, and I consider this to be the greatest compliment. I was afraid of the unknown, now I have the courage to trust the uncertainty.
Evelyn Soidla, Executive and Team Coach, Trainer, Facilitator:
I am so thankful for how supervisor-coaching training programme in ISCI has enhanced my internal capacity to handle whatever life hands me. The whole 2,5 years long training had been set up in combination with theory and practice by using a pragmatic and holistic approach.
By integrating the know-how into my professional life as a trainer and language teacher I discovered pretty soon that it created additional value to my clients. The way I managed to conduct my trainings changed substantially as I started to use techniques and elements from supervision and coaching practices. Furthermore, through helping my colleagues and people around me, I got a glimpse of what it was like to truly help others – to have a significant impact on their lives. Suddenly I was able to handle the situations with much more grace and ease than I ever imagined, due to what I had learned through coaching and supervision programme.
Additionally, I stopped using up my precious energy on negative things, or things I couldn’t change and instead found positive energy that allowed me to focus on keeping my family and friends a priority. That has had an enormous effect on how I have been able to find balance in my private and professional life.
Once and for all I realized my passion was not to just live my own life to the fullest, feeling fulfilled as a parent, wife, friend, trainer, coach, supervisor, etc., but to help others find that same fulfillment and inner peace in their own lives. I have decided to pursue a career in coaching and supervision and founded my own small business, a company dedicating to enriching the lives of people through training, coaching, and supervision.
Thank you ISCI for giving me the wings!
Bachelor’s degree or proven equivalent diploma in human or social science (incl. business administration and management specialisations);
- A minimum of 4 years professional experience after graduation.
- A minimum of 120 academic hours of professional continuing education and participation in group processes (various courses and/or longer self-development programmes that provide knowledge of people, communication, teaching, groups, organisations, management, etc.);
- A minimum of 30 hours proven supervisee and/or coaching experience evidenced by a supervisor or coach.
- Experience in psychotherapy is considered an advantage.
Personality-related requirements: basic self-regulation, communication and reflection skills, adherence to the key ethical principles of working with people.
In case the requirements of admission procedure are not 100% met at the admission, it is possible to look for solutions in cooperation with ISCI team.
- Submission of documents by e-mail
- Group interview
Please send us:
- CV which includes a list of programmes about professional continuing education and participation in group processes (various courses and/or longer self-development programmes that provide knowledge of people, communication, teaching, groups, organisations, management, etc.), minimum requirement 120 academic hours;
- written notice from your couach or supervisor about your participation in coaching/supervision, minimum requirement 30 hours; in case you have less hours, plase contact us for further assistance;
- motivational letter.
To register for an interview or further information, please contact us here or by phone +372 52 111 68.
Total curriculum hours: 670 academic hours, including:
- 420 academic hours of contact lessons, i.e. a total of 12 study sessions (each session four days);
- 60 academic hours (2-4 individual supervision/coaching processes, a total of 30 meetings) of practice as ‘supervisor/coach in training’;
- 16 academic hours of group or team supervision/coaching practice (minimum 4 sessions);
- 60 academic hours of teaching supervision divided into a series of individual meetings (40 hours) and group supervision (20 hours);
- 12 academic hours of observation practice;
- 50 academic hours of independent work in a group of fellow students;
- 52 academic hours of independent work with literature and preparation of a personal portfolio and thesis.
* An academic hour is 45 minutes
Cross-sectoral approach: Certified supervisors and coaches have competencies to work with clients from various fields, including business, education, social etc. The programme is based on the following approaches, psychotherapies and adult education principles:
– humanistic approach;
– solutions-focused and appreciative approach;
– systemic approach;
– principles and techniques from psychodrama, arts therapy, gestalt therapy and NLP;
– experiential learning
The structure of the programme
The first half of the programme focuses mainly on individual supervision and coaching. The second half of the programme focuses mainly on supervision and coaching of groups, teams and organisations. Coach/supervisor identity and conscious self-development are integral parts throughout the programme. The study takes place mainly in the form of group processes, practical exercises, reflection and micro-lectures.
Sessions: 12 sessions, including the exam session. Each session is 4 days.
Peer groups: Between sessions, small groups of students meet regularly to support each other, practice and reflect on what has been learned in the sessions.
Teaching supervision: Every student`s development is supported by a teaching supervisor. The aim of the teaching supervison is to prepare students for client work, reflect on practice and support personal growth.
Supervisor/coach in training (supervision/coaching experience): Students practice supervision and coaching regularly between sessions (observation, individual and group and/or team supervision and coaching).
The order of topics in the curriculum can be changed by head trainers depending on group processes etc.
Ester Väljaots is a certified supervisor and coach. She is a founding member of Estonian Supervision and Coaching Association and has been the president of the organization for 8 years. Ester has worked as a supervisor and coach mostly in social and educational field over 20 years. She has worked as a psychologist at the Estonian AIDS Centre in the beginning of the nineties. She is certified as a sexual counsellor and as a sexuality educator. She has worked as a volunteer entrepreneur consultant in Africa. Her style is influenced by humanistic approach and Gestalt therapy. She finds her inspiration and balance from nature.
Sigrid Melts is a certified supervisor and coach for organisations, teams and individuals at International Supervision and Coaching Institute. She has been teaching in educational programme of supervisors and coaches since 2009.
She is an educator and has long term experience in international companies as a leader and manager. She is a certified Mindfulness trainer and is teaching socio-emotional skills in teacher training in Tallinn University. Her passion lies in supervising and coaching leaders and teams in a multicultural environment. Her professional style as a supervisor and coach is mainly impacted by positive psychology, systemic approach, Mindfulness practices, solution based therapy and creative methods. Sigrid is weekly practicing circling, a relational groupwork of honesty and authenticity.
Kaidi Peets is a certified supervisor and coach, partner and trainer at International Supervision and Coaching Institute, a member of Ethics Committee at Estonian Supervision and Coaching Association and Peer Support Trainer (UK). Kaidi’s professional style as a coach and supervisor has been influenced to a great extent by solution-focused brief therapy, positive psychology, systemic coaching and constellations and mindfulness studies. Kaidi works as a coach and supervisor for teams and leaders both in Estonian and international organisations from various fields (education, finance, IT, production, health care, retail etc).
Other supervisors, coaches and trainers will be visiting the programme and contributing with their special knowledge and experience.
The programme consists of 12 modules, including the exam session. Each module is 4 days.
Module 1: 13 – 16 May 2021
Module 2: 9 – 12 September 2021
Module 3: 18 – 21 November 2021
Module 4: 17 – 20 February 2022
Module 5: 19 – 22 May 2022
Module 6: 25 – 28 August 2022
Module 7: 24 – 27 November 2022
Module 8: 19 – 22 January 2023
Module 9: 20 – 23 April 2023
Module 10: 8 – 11 June 2023
Module 11: 24 – 27 August 2023
Module 12: 30 Nov – 3 Dec 2023
Two or three modules will be held outside Tallinn, in diverse environments in Estonia or outside Estonia.
One 4-day module – 650 eur + VAT
Full programme (12 modules) – 7800 + VAT
Students are expected to have a total of 60 academic hours of teaching supervision.
- Individual supervision – 40 academic hours
ISCI students are eligible for a discounted price of 30 eur/academic hour (+VAT) for individual supervision, a total of 1200 eur (+VAT).
- Group supervision – 20 academic hours
ISCI students are eligible for a discounted price of 80 eur/academic hour plus room rental (+VAT) for group supervision. The costs will be divided between the number of participating students.
Modules in diverse environments in Estonia or outside Estonia
2-3 modules will be held outside Tallinn, in diverse environments in Estonia or outside Estonia.
The fees do not include teaching supervision, accommodation and transportation.
For further information, please call us or send us an email:
Phone: + 372 51 62 771, Kaidi Peets