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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 Learning Group

On-going peer learning for team coaches.

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Program details

In partnership with Clutterbuck Coaching and Mentoring International (CCMI), 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 lead faculty member, Tammy Turner, in this recorded Q&A session as 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)

  • Clutterbuck Coaching and Mentoring International (CCMI) 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. 

Details on the Bridging program for Senior Practitioner will provided once registrations close. The Bridging program is at an additional cost of AUD$500.00. 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.


International Faculty

We have a rotating international faculty, including David Clutterbuck, who will be engaged in the program. Tammy Turner will host all sessions.

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Program Founder
United Kingdom

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. 

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Program Host 
(for all sessions)
Australia / USA

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.

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Auckland, New Zealand
Helen Zink is a growth coach for leaders and teams, with significant hands-on business and leadership experience within multinational organizations. Helen draws from a large toolkit, including coaching, team coaching, applied positive psychology, change management and many strategic tools and methodologies. She holds ACTA and PCC with ICF, ITCA senior and EIA senior with EMCC, MSc (Coaching Psychology), MBA, and BMS (hons). She has been an assistant faculty member for the Global Team Coaching Institute (GTCI). Helen is also a budding author and speaker in team coaching and a graduate of the Practitioner and Senior Practitioner program.

Vancouver, Canada

David LeBlanc is a consultant, certified executive coach and team coach, firmly grounded in the principles of coaching and the importance of meaningful and sustainable impact for individuals, teams, and organizations. David encourages clients to take a systems-wide lens, preparing themselves and their teams to better adapt as leaders in complex and dynamic times. David holds a MA in Leadership and a Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching from Royal Roads University. He is an ICF Accredited coach (PCC), holds his Senior Practitioner (individual coaching (EIA) and Senior Practitioner (team coaching) (ITCA) with the EMCC. David is an Associate of the Human Systems Dynamics Institute.


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 Schedule 

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 (Sydney time) (excluding Action Learning & Supervision Groups) 

Commencement: Tuesday 18 June 2024

Completion: Tuesday 8 April 2025

AssignmentDue approximately 3-4 ​months after the program completion 


Orientation: Tuesday, 18 June 2024

Session 1: Tuesday, 25 June 2024

Session 2: Tuesday, 9 July 2024

Session 3: Tuesday, 23 July 2024

Action Learning Group: Tuesday, 30 July 2024*

Session 4: Tuesday, 6 August 2024

Session 5: Tuesday, 20 August 2024

Supervision Session: Tuesday, 27 August 2024*


Session 6: Tuesday, 24 September 2024

Session 7: Tuesday, 8 October 2024

Session 8: Tuesday, 22 October 2024

Action Learning Group: Tuesday, 29 October 2024*

Session 9: Tuesday, 5 November 2024

Session 10: Tuesday, 19 November 2024

Session 11: Tuesday, 3 December 2024

Supervision Session: Tuesday, 10 December 2024*


Session 12: Tuesday, 4 February 2025

Action Learning Group: Tuesday, 11 February 2025*

Session 13: Tuesday, 18 February 2025

Session 14: Tuesday, 4 March 2025

Session 15: Tuesday, 18 March 2025

Session 16: Tuesday, 1 April 2025

Supervision Session: Tuesday, 8 April 2025*

Students can miss up to 2 sessions 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$415.00 (inc gst per session)

Action Learning Groups

These mandatory 3x 3 hour sessions will be facilitated by a member of faculty and will be used to deepen your learning, answer questions about your cases and/or pursue topics such as ethics, using tools and diagnostics, industry trends and research and using the PERILL model, which require additional discussion time than the course modules afford.

You will be placed into a group based on your location/timezone. The dates for these sessions are listed above in each term and the groups will take place at one of the below times:

* Group 1 - 7.00am - 10.00am (Sydney time)

* Group 2 - 11.00am to 2.00pm (Sydney time)

You can make your selection of groups/times during the registration process. Further information on the Action Learning Groups will be provided once registrations close.

Supervision Groups

These mandatory 3x 2 hour supervision sessions will be facilitated by a qualified coaching supervisor and are an opportunity to learn from the experiences of your peers.  

You will be able to select which supervision group you attend during each term and you will pre-register to attend the sessions. The dates for these sessions are listed above in each term and the sessions will take place at one of the below times:

* Group 1 - 7.00am - 9.00am (Sydney time)

* Group 2 - 11.00am to 1.00pm (Sydney time)

You can make your selection of groups/times during the registration process.. Further information on the Supervision Groups will be provided once registrations close.

Course Pricing



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

(closes 29 February 2024)

Standard: AUD$8,250 (includes gst)

(closes 18 May 2024)

Read our terms and conditions.



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

(closes 29 February 2024)

Note: on 15 Sept 2023, the USD equivalent price is USD$4,415.00 (this is subject to change with exchange rates)

Standard: AUD7,500 (gst not applicable)

(closes 18 May 2024)

Note: on 15 Sept 2023, the USD equivalent price is

USD$5,855.00 (this is subject to change with exchange rates)

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.​

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 at an additional cost of AUD$500.00. 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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