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Team Coaching with Professor David Clutterbuck

In partnership with CMI


This is a premier top-tier team coaching course run through AWA by one of the world’s most well-known coach and mentors. Professor David Clutterbuck has been shaping our industry of coaching and mentoring for over four decades. He has written about 70 books, founded the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC), and is a serial entrepreneur.

This is a practitioner level course. That means it is for people with experience of one to one coaching already and not for absolute beginners. This takes that experience you already have and extends it to real team coaching. Attendees also get an extensive team coaching toolkit and the book “Powerful questions for team coaches”.

This program is offered in partnership with the Coaching and Mentoring International (CMI) and combines two courses into one 24 hour program (spread over eight sessions). David provides participants with the knowledge and skills to work directly with intact teams and attendees explores every stage of a team coaching assignment. Including:

  • initial discovery and preparation
  • coaching delivery
  • evaluation
  • disengagement.

Participants get to practice in a continuing and evolving role play while building their own unique portfolio of templates that work for you and your context.

The CMI program is the only one globally to take a complex, adaptive systems approach to team effectiveness. The PERILL model that underpins the programme is the result of more than 30 years of research by Professor David Clutterbuck and colleagues on how to build and sustain high performance in teams.

Foundation modules

This part of the program is designed to equip coaches, leaders and others with a broad understanding of team dynamics. For team leaders, it provides a powerful support for building a coaching culture in their teams. For coaches working with individual leaders, it provides the additional skills and tools needed to help the team, through its leader. You will learn how and why teams behave as they do and how helping the team understand its own systems can have a radical positive impact on how it achieves its goals and purpose.

Practitioner modules

The practitioner modules aim to provide coaches with the basic knowledge and skills to work directly with intact teams. It takes the coach through every stage of a team coaching assignment, from initial discovery and preparation, through coaching delivery and finally to evaluation and disengagement. It comes with an extensive toolkit and other resources, including the E-book Powerful questions for team coaches. You get to practice in a continuing and evolving role play while building your own, unique portfolio of templates that work for you.


You will gain great benefit from the program if you are:

  • An experienced one to one professional coach wanting to expand your practice into a more challenging area
  • A line manager wanting to develop coaching behaviours in your team
  • An HR professional wanting to become more knowledgeable about team development
  • An Agile Coach or Scrum Master who has completed the ICAgile Agile Team Coach course with AWA and been actively practising what you have learnt
  • Anyone who is on or wants to join the ICE-AC cohort program


At the end of the workshop, you will:

  • Be able to coach teams
  • Have a deeper understanding of what contributes to team performance — and what undermines it
  • Have a toolkit for helping a team leader develop a coaching culture in their team
  • Understand the different types of team and the different coaching needs that each has
  • Achieve insight into teams as systems within systems; and the difference between linear, systemic and complex, adaptive systems perspectives
  • Have a practical model (PERILL) to support a team in understanding its systems
  • Be able to coach and support a team and its leader in integrating individual and collective development



8 x 3 hour sessions

Schedule (all times BST):

20th July, 14:00 to 17:00
21st July, 14:30 to 17:30
30th July, 14:00 to 17:00
10th August, 14:00 to 17:00
11th August, 14:00 to 17:00
12th August, 14:00 to 17:00
16th August, 14:00 to 17:00
17th August, 14:00 to 17:00

Standard: £1,800 + VAT
Earlybird (before 20th June): £1,500 + VAT

Note: This is an ONLINE course



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Schedule (all times BST):
20th July, 14:00 to 17:00
21st July, 14:30 to 17:30
30th July, 14:00 to 17:00
10th August, 14:00 to 17:00
11th August, 14:00 to 17:00
12th August, 14:00 to 17:00
16th August, 14:00 to 17:00
17th August, 14:00 to 17:00
£1,500 + VAT earlybird

£1,800 + VAT standard

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For private course bookings, please get in touch regarding availability and prices.


Graduates of this course will be able to use this certification towards other professional accreditation (eg ICF & CIPD as training hours). You can also apply to the EMCC to become fully accredited ITCA ‘Individual Team Coach Accreditation – Practitioner” subject to paying any applicable fees (eg Membership & Accreditation fee) and meeting the Accreditation criteria which is to be shortly published (based on team coaching experience, supervision, client & reflection logs). More details can be found here.


Yes. This course complements both our ICP-ACC course and ICE-AC. If you have not done any professional coaching before, you should complete the ICP-ACC first, and if you are looking to deepen Agile Coaching in its entirety then Expert Cohort is best for you.

If you are looking to focus purely on professional team coaching then this course takes what you have learnt on the ICP-ACC team coaching course and dives very deep into Team Coaching.

You could take all three courses and there would be no overlap in content.

This CMI Team Coaching Program is for participants who have been practicing coaching for several years. It takes a deep dive into team dynamics and coaching teams (rather than coaching individuals).  It is suitable for everyone with a coaching background not just agile coaches.

AWA is the global leading training company and community of practice on everything about organisational change and agility. Our trainers all have years of experience in actually doing the things they teach. We can truly help you to grow, learn, and make a difference.

For more information, you can read a full list of reasons to choose AWA and a video from our founder Simon Powers.

You will need to:

  • Be prepared to do some pre-course reading/watching. This enables us to maximise the benefit of our time together
  • Have a good internet connection
  • Have a webcam that is turned on
  • Be on a desktop or laptop, not only a phone or tablet (we use Mural that doesn’t work so well on a hand-held device)
  • Be able to use Slack and Zoom (at least 8 Mbps download/upload)
  • Be in a quiet space where you can speak freely
  • One person, one device

This course is available to run privately for a team or group of different people that wants to dramatically improve their skills for agile teams. Talk to us today about our transformative private training for teams or individuals for your business either online or anywhere in the world (after the Covid lockdown has ended).

David Clutterbuck Profile May 2020[2]

Professor David Clutterbuck

Professor David Clutterbuck is one of the original pioneers of modern coaching and mentoring – sometimes described as “the last man standing”. The most prolific author this field, he is author or editor of more than 70 books. David co-founded the first professional body in this area, the European Mentoring and Coaching Council, for which he is now Special Ambassador, tasked with spreading good practice around the world. He is visiting professor at four universities. He is a Distinguished Fellow of The Conference Board, a Chartered Companion of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and Co-Dean of The Global Team Coaching Institute.

David’s central mission is to enable people, organisations and societies to have better, more productive conversations that bring about positive change – to replace confrontation and indifference with dialogue, co-learning and engagement. His work has taken him into boardrooms (where the quality of conversation is typically dire) and into the worlds of diversity, teams and “teams of teams”. He has a constant stream of research projects – among the most recent one on when coaches should turn down assignments and a current study of how coaches mature in their practice. His current interests include the question of how far coaches will be replaced by Artificial Intelligence and an ambitious programme to create globally five million school age coaches and mentors. He has also set himself the task of re-educating Americans about mentoring – a powerful developmental tool that has been undermined in the US by conflation with the incompatible role of sponsorship.

David constantly seeks new learning challenges every year – the scariest being learning to be a stand-up comic. He has great fun writing children’s books in his spare time!


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