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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


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

  • Other Team Coaching Practitioner Program Certification

  • AoEC/Renewal Associates Systemic Team Coaching® Practitioner Certificate

  • ORSC Coaching Certification


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

Course Accreditations

This program is a European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC) and Global Team Coaching Training Quality Award (TCQA) program (TCQA20200004).  It is approved for 48 (38 CC & 10 RD) International Coach Federation (ICF) Continuing Coach Education (CCE) hours which means that there are specific elements where need to be completed throughout the course.


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 the EMCC Team Coaching Senior Practitioner.


Facilitators & Guest Presenters

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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. 

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.

Craig has extensive international experience designing and delivering ICF and EMCC credentialed coach training programs.  He is part of the Core Faculty and Head of Practicums for GTCI. He holds ICF and EMCC accreditations as a coach, team coach and supervisor


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

Course Dates
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 TBA


Course Pricing


​COURSE FEES: Early Bird Prices will be announced shortly. Register your interest to be the first to be informed.

Read our terms and conditions.


​COURSE FEE: Early Bird Prices will be announced shortly. Register your interest to be the first to be informed.

Read our terms and conditions.

You will be invoiced after registration. Please indicate the currency you wish to be invoiced in and the fee will be converted to your nominated currency.

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

Register your interest

This program has previous course requirements (see the section on enrolment criteria), please contact us if you would like to apply for recognition of prior learning or have any questions.


Course Commitments and Assessments


  • Participants will need a team to practice on throughout the program – 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.