As a Coach or Mentor ‘Professional’ is the new level to achieve!

The IIC&M launch their new CPD based ‘Professional’ level for Accredited Coaches & Mentors.
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CHATHAM, U.K. - June 11, 2014 - PRLog -- Wherever individuals are within their professional development, this is their opportunity to move their coaching and/or mentoring professional development forward.  Whether they are an employee with an organisation or run their own business, Continuing Professional Development (CPD) means taking charge of your career.  It is a means of self-managed and career-long professional development. CPD is a process by which everyone benefits.

Accreditation is your internationally recognised and approved standard/level of accomplishment which demonstrates your training, experience and ability/competence as a coach or mentor.

Why have the IIC&M introduced Professional Coaches or Mentors level?
The IIC&M have long recognised that CPD forms part of the accreditation process.  However, it also recognised that in developing skills and knowledge for accreditation, CPD was almost an inevitable aspect.  Therefore, how best to identify those coaches and mentors who, after accreditation, continued to develop their competence?  The answer was the introduction of the ‘Professional’ level for accredited coaches and mentors.  This recognises those individuals who continue to develop their professional capabilities for the benefit of their clients as well as themselves.

What is the CPD programme?
The IIC&M CPD Programme is designed to support the continuous development of knowledge and experience as required of a professional coach or mentor, from the moment they become accredited with us.  To demonstrate their continuing professional development and gain their Professional Coach or Mentor status, the IIC&M requires all accredited coaches and/or mentors to complete a minimum amount of personal development in each CPD year.  The  amount of personal development required depends upon the level of ‘Professional’ status being sought, for which there are four levels.

What is the benefit of achieving a ‘Professional’ status?
Achieving the ‘Professional’ status, demonstrates that individuals are not only an accredited coach or mentor, but critically that they value the importance of enhancing their knowledge, skills and ability to better serve their clients.  ‘Professional’ status goes beyond accreditation and establishes a level of ongoing professional competence.

CPD allows individuals to demonstrate their professional commitment to their own career.  It enhances their profile and provides them with the opportunity to add additional value for their client base.

More information:
For more information regarding accreditation and the ‘Professional’ levels with the IIC&M, please email or review the website for coaches and for mentors.

About the IIC&M:
The IIC&M is the preferred independent and not-for-profit officially recognised accreditation body for Professional and Accredited Coaches and Mentors, Accredited Courses and Workshops, coaching or mentoring students, and for clients to select their professional coach and/or mentor; and is dedicated to promoting best practice, supporting their members, while raising the awareness and standards of coaching worldwide.

Contact Information:
Intl. Head of Accreditation

Source:International Institute of Coaching and Mentoring
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