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Senior Practitioner

Gateway Foundations

For individual coaches with no previous team coaching experience, HR professionals or coaching leaders 


(not a pre-requisite for Practitioner)



Starting point for anyone wanting to become a team coach or Accredited Practitioner 

EMCC Accreditation


Senior Practitioner

Deeply embedding your team coaching practice.

EMCC Accreditation


Community of Practice

On-going peer learning for team coaches.

Join the Community.

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Program details

In partnership with Coaching and Mentoring International (CMI), a David Clutterbuck Partnership, we present the Senior Practitioner Program. Offering the next phase for Team Coaches who want to become professional Team Coaches or work regularly with teams and groups, this program aims to ensure competency and confidence by extending coaching approaches to helping teams become more effective, ultimately developing the capability to coach themselves. This program builds on learning from the Team Coaching Practitioner program (or equivalent/bridging program) and aims to embed Team Coaching within both the practitioner and the team.


This experiential program will see you apply your learning to at least two practice teams, working with fellow participants as co-coaches and within learning groups. You will submit case studies and a final assignment to maximise your learning, qualifying you to become an Accredited Senior Practitioner Team Coach.

This year-long program will see you:


  • Deepen your capabilities as a Team Coach

  • Foster and maximise inner-team and inner-organisational engagement

  • Extend your ability to Contract and notice Psychological Safety using case studies

  • Work with Complex Adaptive Systems (CAS) via real life case studies

  • Enhance your capability and capacity as a Team Coach

  • Strengthen PERILL model concepts across an organisation using organisational design

  • Employ the PERILL diagnostic (a free tool offered to all students in the program!)

  • Understand the CNIIC model and how to work with forces acting on a team

  • Apply the conflict and fault-free analysis approach with you case study work

  • Practice Team Coaching and team engagement processes

  • Receive Team Coaching supervision

  • Extend or complete a Team Coaching assignment​

  • Take authority as a Team Coach, working alongside a Co-coach and Team Leader

  • Use case studies to examine your work and practice your Team Coaching skills

  • Receive feedback and support your peers to embody their Team Coaching capabilities

  • Support the team and its members to engage across the organisation

  • Gain comfortability with conflict and use it productively with teams

  • Manage complex team engagements and teams of teams integration

Q&A Session Recording


 Listen to facilitator & host Tammy Turner, in this recorded Q&A session as she shares information and insights about the upcoming Senior Practitioner program.

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Mind-blowing. Opened up another new dimension of learning. ~ Helen Zink, New Zealand

Deep program, expect deep challenge and reflection, and to receive unexpected but extremely valuable insights that are likely to (possibly significantly) shift how you are as a team coach and how you coach in team moving forward. ~ Sonya Trau, Australia​


Thought provoking, learn by doing, dive deep. ~ Paul Tran, Singapore

Enrolment Criteria
  • GTCI Team Coaching Practitioner Program Certification (either PERILL or Systemic Team Coaching)

  • Coaching and Mentoring International (CMI) and/or ATC Practitioner Program Certification

  • AoEC/Renewal Associates Systemic Team Coaching® Practitioner Certificate or Diploma

  • ORSC Coaching Certification

  • Henley Business School

  • Ruth Wageman’s 6 Conditions

  • Team Coach International

  • Smurfit Business School (Dublin)

  • High Performance Team Coaching System (Carr)

  • Any other EMCC & ICF accredited programs at the same level.  


Note: If you have not previously completed a Team Coaching training using the PERILL model, you will need to attend a bridging program to learn the aspects of the model that underpin the Senior Practitioner Program. 

The Bridging program for Senior Practitioner is scheduled on Thursday, 9th February, 12pm - 3pm AEDT at an additional cost of AUD$750.00. Sign up for the program when you register for Senior Practitioner.

Enrolment Criteria
Course Accreditations

This program is a European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC) and Global Team Coaching Training Quality Award (TCQA) program (TCQA20200004), which meets the requirement for you to apply as a Senior Practitioner at course completion. 

It is also approved for 48 (38 CC & 10 RD) International Coach Federation (ICF) Continuing Coach Education (CCE) hours and you will be able to apply for the ICF Team Coaching credential upon course completion. 

Both professional bodies require specific elements which need to be completed throughout the course, including work with teams, supervision, and assignments as outlined in the program. If you are interested in attaining an Accreditation, then by completing the required elements of this program you will have completed the learning requirements for both professional bodies.


Facilitators & Guest Presenters

We have a rotating international faculty, including David Clutterbuck, who will be engaged in the program. The full faculty list will be provided closer to program commencement. 

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Program Founder

David is at the forefront of team coach training. His book, Coaching the Team at Work stimulated the global movement for evidence-based team coaching nearly a decade ago. 

Program Host

As a professional coaching supervisor, mentor and trainer, Tammy Turner generously shares her wisdom and real-world experience appealing to novice and experienced practitioners alike.


Team coaching skills have enriched my individual coaching practices 10 fold. I feel like I've only scratched the surface.

~ Daniel Wright, Australia

Team coaching training is a great way to take your team coaching practice to the next level. With supervision from globally recognised senior team coaches and in close interaction with fellow practicing team coaches you will be in a safe space to learn, share and reflect around real challenge areas and case studies that will help you develop and grow as a team coach. . ~ Sandra Appelqvist, Singapore

Continues to challenge and deepen my practice ~

Jackie Crispin Brown, Australia

Program Details

In this experiential program, please come prepared to:

  • Embed your practice as a team coach 

  • Learn with your peers through study groups and receiving useful tips and feedback

  • Share your experience through case studies, providing insights and giving feedback

  • Extend your knowledge about team dynamics, systems, co-coaching and conflict

  • Review and advance your application of team coaching tools, processes and methodology

  • Delivered virtually via Zoom


Program Dates for 2023 

The Senior practitioner program follows an iterative adult learning process and includes individual, full cohort and small learning group experiences. This experiential and academic program along with supervision and independent study will prepare you to be working with a variety of types of teams. There are breaks between each cycle to practice coaching with your teams, meet with your learning group, read and reflect to immerse yourself in the learning experience.

Session times:                       9.00am - 11.00am AEDT - note time change to AEST from 18 April 2023 to 19 Sept 2023

Commencement:               Tuesday, 21st February 2023

Completion:                            Friday, 17th November 2023

Post essay completion:   Due approximately 3-4 months after program completion



Tuesday, 21 Feb 2023

Tuesday, 07 Mar 2023

Tuesday, 21 Mar 2023

Tuesday, 04 Apr 2023

Tuesday, 18 Apr 2023


Group & Individual Learning

Wed 19 April to Fri 12 May 2023


Tuesday, 16 May 2023

Tuesday, 30 May 2023

Tuesday, 13 Jun 2023

Tuesday, 27 Jun 2023

Tuesday, 11 Jul 2023

Tuesday, 25 Jul 2023


Group & Individual Learning

Wed 26 Jul to Fri 18 Aug 2023


Tuesday, 22 Aug 2023

Tuesday, 05 Sept 2023

Tuesday, 19 Sept 2023

Tuesday, 03 Oct 2023

Tuesday, 17 Oct 2023


Group & Individual Learning

Wed 18 Oct to Fri 17 Nov 2023

Students can miss up to 2 sessions throughout the program. If more than 2 sessions are missed, you will be required to complete a one-to-one make-up session for each session at an additional cost of AUD$412.50 (inc gst) per session. 

Course Pricing



Early Bird: AUD$7,500 (includes gst)

(closes 3rd Feb 2023)


Standard: AUD$8,250 (includes gst)

(closes 15th Feb 23)

Read our terms and conditions.



Early Bird: AUD$6,820 (gst not applicable)

Note: on 9th Dec 22, the USD equivalent price is USD$4601.35 (this is subject to change with exchange rates)

(closes 3rd Feb 2023)

Standard: AUD7,500 (gst not applicable)

Note: on 9th Dec 22, the USD equivalent price is USD$5,031.05 (this is subject to change with exchange rates)

(closes 15th Feb 23)

Read our terms and conditions.

You will be invoiced after registration.

For Non-Australian residents, please indicate the currency you wish to be invoiced in and the program price will be converted to your nominated currency.​

* All international students will incur a AU$50.00 fee to cover any cross-border transaction fees.

Payment plans are available. Please contact us at to find out more.

Course Commitments and Assessments


  • Participants will need two teams to practice on throughout the program and a general expectation of 4 sessions per team to be accredited. – this can be with a team you’re already coaching, a not-for-profit team, an agile team or pro-bono work with a new team such as a school, church committee, etc.  The team does not need to be a ‘typical’ paying client, rather a team that will benefit from your learning on how to Team Coach; preferably with a Co-coach.

  • Co-coaching – it is preferred that Team Coaching takes place alongside a Co-coach on your or their team to practice. There will be opportunities for you to pair up with someone from the course to practice co-coaching,  if enrolling without a partner.

  • 10 hours pre-work prior to program commencement – this includes reading, case study development and developing a team coach development plan.

  • Essay and Assignment – there will be a short answer assignment and essay required to be submitted as part of the program.  This will be based on your experiences captured in your reflective journal examining yourself as a Team Coach.  This needs to include at least one Team Coaching engagement where you applied the techniques, models, and tools from the program.

  • Case study development - you will be required to submit 3 case studies on teams you’ve previously or are currently team coaching. You will share the cases with other students to collectively learn how to approach these scenarios, and receive feedback, support and/or supervision.

  • Preparatory work between sessions – there will be approximately 1 – 2 hours of preparatory work required between course sessions, alongside any agreed time with your learning group.

  • To be accredited by the EMCC at Individual Team Coach Award (ITCA) Senior Practitioner level, you will need to have coached 3 or more teams. To be accredited by the ICF at Advanced Certification in Team Coaching (ACTC) level, you will need to have coached 5 or more teams over the last 5 years.


How many hours are required for the program in total?

Completed over 14 months, the 501 hours in total are made up of 60 hours of training, 90 hours of reading (theory and models), 225 hours of preparation, planning and practice with your teams, 32 hours reflection, 80 hours of case study and research project and 30 hours reflective assignment. As a general guide, you will be expected to commit around 35 hours a month / 8.5 hours a week which includes coaching your teams.


Do I have to attend all 16 plenary sessions?

You can only miss 2 live plenary sessions throughout the program duration. If you miss more, individual make up sessions can be held at an additional fee.


Will the plenary sessions be recorded?

Yes, and it will be up to each participant to watch any missed sessions for your own learning.


What is covered in group and individual learning?

This time will be used for meeting with your learning cohort, writing up your cases, team coaching, supervision and/or catching up on your reading and videos.


How many teams will I need to practice on?

You must have at least 2 teams who you will coach 4 - 5 sessions minimum for the program. The purpose is to run an entire end to end coaching engagement from objective setting, diagnostics, working with the leader and team coaching sessions as well as closure.


What are the requirements to complete the program?

3 cases and 1 final essay, both of which are submitted via a form. Cases are on existing or previous teams and will take 1 - 1.5 hours to write up. Final essay will cover the team you are coaching and the course insights and learnings and will take approximately 3 hours to complete.


Do you have a bridging program if I have not completed Team Coaching training using the PERILL model?

Yes, which consists of a 3 hour session on Thursday, 9th February, 12pm - 3pm AEDT at an additional cost of AUD$750.00. The session will cover PERILL, Contracting, working with a co-coach, a number of models and tools specific to Clutterbuck's work. You will also receive all of the materials covered in the Practitioner program.


Do you have a payment plan for the program fee?

A payment plan is available which consists of 4x equal payments in your currency of choice at the following stages:

  • Payment 1 – upon registration

  • Payment 2 – after session 1

  • Payment 3 – after session 6

  • Payment 4 – after session 12

What is the breakdown of the program?

Pre & post Reading (pre & during) = 80 hours (theory models) 

Theory and models in workshop = 28 hours (theory models) 

Skills practice in workshop = 16 hours (skills practice)

Reflection + review in workshop = 4 hours (reflection)

Self-study Reading & Reflection forums = 28 hours (reading and reflection)

Group Supervision / reflection in workshop = 10 hours (reflection - formal)

Plan + Process outside workshop = 25 hours (plan process)

Skills practice outside workshop = 200 hours (skills practice)

(may include previous practice as team coaches & facilitator)

Reflective assignment = 30 hours

Case study & research project prep = 80 hours (plan process)

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