ICF Accreditation: Forton's commitment to global standards
We're working for a world of more abundant leadership, through mutual prosperity - for people and planet.
Excellence in leadership coaching
In 2000 Forton created the first leadership coaching education programme accredited by the International Coaching Federation in 2002. Founded by Helen Caton Hughes PCC, Forton is a female led, inclusive organisation (70% female owned).
We saw the need for a coaching style of leadership taking into account the complex nature of organisations and the pressures placed on leaders and managers in today's volatile and challenging world.
Elements of our approach include:
- The International Coaching Federation Competency frameworks for individual and team coaching
- The global VUCA framework impacting on organisations (volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity)
- The Schroder High-performance behaviour framework for better leadership and management
- Emotional Intelligence (EQ) in the workplace for individuals, teams and culture
- The need for positive employee engagement, diversity and inclusion
- Whole systems thinking
Our learning philosophy: abundant leadership
We develop leadership and executive coaches to a professional standard, and support leaders and managers themselves to adopt a more coach-like approach to leadership.
Coaching has proven itself in terms of effectiveness and today is one of the growth areas in personal, professional and organisational development. We are proud to be a part of that growth.
Today we deliver coaching programmes around the world, in many languages - both in person and virtually.
Our online learning centre means that we combine self-paced learning with highly-engaging, interactive live sessions.
Our goal is to create a world of abundant leadership, where peoples' talents and potential are recognised and truly valued.
Our programmes are evidence-based, focused on what works and makes a difference in leadership development and coaching.
We offer three levels of training, all part of the 'Professional Leadership Coach' programme: foundational, levels 1 and 2
For Continuing Professional Development we additionally offer 'CCEs' - Continuing Coach Education units
|Title||Level||Contact Hours||Description||Trains to:|
|Ignite||Foundational Workshop||17||Leadership Coaching Model, Principles, Skills and Steps for all students.||Foundational Coaching Skills*|
|Manager as Coach||Level 1 Programme||Equipping managers to be more coach like, giving constructive feedback and developing teams||ICF 'Associate Certified Coach' (ACC) credential level|
|Certified Leadership Coach||Level 1 Programme||Suitable for in-house coaches and those looking to develop a coaching practise||ICF 'Associate Certified Coach' (ACC) credential level|
|Professional Leadership Coach||Level 2||Suitable for those seeking a professional qualification with optional advanced modules||ICF 'Professional Certified Coach' (PCC) credential level|
|Students can choose from one of the follow modules to complete their PCC level training:|
|Advanced Modules||Level 2||Contact Hours||Description||Trains to:|
|Hero's Journey||Requires prior training to ACC level||Coaching skills for change & transformation and coaching to PCC levels|| ICF 'Professional Certified Coach' (PCC) credential level
|Team Coaching||Discover and deepen your team coaching skills through this engaging and highly interactive programme.|
|Coach Mentor/Supervisor||Skills for offering coach mentoring and supervision services to individuals and groups|
|Mastery in Leadership Coaching||Advanced skills for leadership coaches exploring leadership behaviours and how to coach for them|
|Coach Mentor/Supervisor|| Requires ACC credential (renewed at least once) as minimum.
Or PCC credential
|Skills for offering coach mentoring and supervision services to individuals and groups|
|Career Coaching||Skills for supporting people with their career development|
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*NB foundational and level 1 programmes can be upgraded if further modules are started within 3 years.