Acquire coaching skills with our ICF certified Coaching Education Programme

Strengthen yourself and your leadership

Do you wish to accelerate your development?

This programme is offered through Lederne KompetenceCenter.


Get the best out of yourself both personally and professionally, and learn how you can motivate others to thrive and improve on the ICF-accredited Certificate in Coaching for Managers and Executives programme. Coaching is a well-recognized method for personal and professional development, based on academic research and proven psychological approaches to leadership. Our Certificate gives you a unique opportunity to build your coaching skills in action. Delivered by some of Denmark’s highest ICF certified coaches, it emphasizes practical personal training to ensure you get measurable results.


After completing the programme, you will receive a Certificate in Coaching from the Danish Association of Managers and Executives. The program is Part of the Expand Level 1 Coach Training Program.


How you benefit:


  • Develop yourself personally and professionally
  • Master highly efficient coaching skills
  • Learn to use proven coaching tools, both as a coach and in your leadership
  • Accelerate growth and performance in your team and organization
  • Explore different approaches to coaching with our highly experienced coaches



Is this coach training programme for you?


You are an executive, a manager, a HR professional or you want to become a professional coach.


  • Are you ready to use coaching as part of your leadership?
  • Do you want to become even better at listening and asking questions?
  • Do you want more mindful communication?
  • Would you like to develop your employees and yourself?
  • Would you like to be even better equipped to lead in greater complexity and constant change?


Expand’s ICF accredited coach training gives you a unique opportunity to strengthen you and your leadership as well as develop you as a human being through coaching.



The programme focuses on providing you with:


  • A solid theoretical foundation for using coaching in your everyday life as a leader
  • Lots of practical training to help you use the skills
  • Skills in becoming an active and attentive listening leader and coach
  • Training in asking questions that uncover both challenge, development potential and action


What you get at step 1 of the certified coach training:


  • Varied teaching through modules, tutorial, assignments, reading and training
  • Thorough and qualified supervision and feedback
  • A safe and supportive learning space
  • A teaching team of committed, experienced, competent and ICF certified coaches
  • Unique networking with other leaders
  • A certified coaching training with subsequent possibility of ICF certification.


The programme has achieved a full ★★★★★ (5,0!) from 106 evaluations at Lederne KompetenceCenter.


Read more about the training programme here

Structure of the programme

To ensure you develop the best skills, the Certificate in Coaching Programme includes knowledge and research from various academic fields.

We take a pragmatic approach to teaching that combines various methods, including face-to-face training, group sessions, mentor coaching, supervision in small groups and online learning. All elements are compulsory and contribute to your overall development, so you can successfully integrate both theoretical knowledge and practical skills.


The programme consists of:Certificate in Coaching for Managers and Executives


  • Four modules rolled out over nine days – with the entire group
  • Observed coaching sessions (during some modules) plus one online session in small groups with a faculty member
  • Two mentor coaching sessions in small groups (3.5 hours each) with mentoring and supervision from faculty members
  • Online learning with videos to review theory
  • Three written assignments
  • Training in small groups between modules
  • Studying training manuals, books and relevant articles



The program consists of four modules, which are structured to ensure you get the optimum mix of theory and practical training. In each module, you get to put theory into practice through carefully designed exercises and training in small groups.

Module 1 is a three-day session; the other three modules are two days each. Before participating in modules 2-4 and taking the exam, you must have reviewed all online material.


Training with feedback

In module 1, you have your first coaching session with feedback. In the following modules, you practice your coaching skills and receive individual feedback from faculty members.

In between module 2 and 3, you participate in an observed online session in small groups. Each participant coaches one of the other participants for approximately 30 minutes and then receives feedback from their fellow students and faculty.

In the two coaching sessions after module 3 and 4, you meet online with 3-4 other participants and a mentor. Together, you work to integrate your coaching competencies and improve your skill level.


Online learning


In preparation for each module, you watch videos that present the theory to be covered in that module.


Training groups 


Each participant is affiliated to a training group. These groups are formed in module 1 and meet at least once between each module for approximately 3 hours to practice, train and exchange experiences.


The education as a coach has its theoretical foundation in systemic theory and method, brain research as well as the ICF’s core competencies and evidence-based knowledge of effective coaching.


Module 1 – topics

  • What is coaching and what is it not
  • A model for the coaching conversation
  • The coaching mindset
  • Training with feedback


Module 2 – topics

  • Systemic key concepts in coaching
  • Active and attentive listening
  • Powerful questions
  • The coach’s position in the conversation


Module 3 – topics

  • Coaching modes – the meta position
  • Tools for creating deeper insight and change
  • Coaching in leadership
  • Psychological mechanisms


Module 4 – topics

  • Values and motivation
  • Intuition
  • The premises of change
  • From feedback to feedforward


To ensure you get the most out of the course, the teaching focuses on learning through practical training, with the theory naturally woven in. We create a psychologically safe group (normally with 15-18 participants) in which you can develop as a human being and acquire the various coaching skills you need for effective and authentic coaching. We provide feedback to practical training and give individual support to ensure you achieve your personal goals.


Through the course, you will acquire the tools you need to use coaching in many different contexts. You will master the coaching conversation, as well as other essential coaching skills, such as the ability to listen and ask effective questions in different situations.

Written and practical examination

The examination takes places 3-4 days. In total, you should allow two half-days for the process.


The written examination takes place on the morning of the first day. The practical examination is held over the following days. During the practical examination, you must coach one of the other participants for 25 minutes, with two faculty members present. You then receive thorough feedback.


If you pass the examination, you will receive a “Certificate in Coaching from the Danish Association of Managers and Executives”. It is a well part of the ICF accredited Expand Level 1 Coach Training Program

Certification and diploma

When you pass the examination, you will receive a diploma that says “Certificate in Coaching from the Danish Association of Managers and Executives“. You will receive a digital course certificate, that you can add to your LinkedIn profile, download and print and share on social media.


In order to take the examination, you must document in your coaching log that you have coached a minimum of 10 hours from the beginning to the end of the education and have received a minimum of five hours of coaching. All assignments must be completed, and you must have participated in all mandatory classes.


Our “Certificate in Coaching for Managers and Executives” programme forms the first part of ICF’s Level 1 accredited programme.

ICF ACC Certification

Our “Certificate in Coaching for Managers and Executives” course meets the high standards set by the ICF. 


The first certification level is “Associate Certified Coach, ACC, Level 1”.


In addition to having completed the Certificate in Coaching for Managers and Executives programme, in order to achieve this level of certification, you must:

  • Be able to document 100 hours of coaching
  • Have received a further three individual mentor coaching hours
  • Pass an oral evaluation (requires a recording of a 30-45 minute coaching session with full transcription)


If you would like the ACC Level 1 certification, you can purchase our certification package, which includes the three individual mentor coaching hours and the oral examination at the ACC level.


It is possible to take the certification examination after you have documented 40 hours of coaching. You will then be able to apply ICF for the ICF ACC certification once you have completed a total of 100 hours of documented coaching.


You will have to pay a fee directly to ICF (175 USD for members and 325 USD for non members) and pass an online multiple choice test when you apply (ICF credentialing exam).


You can register for the ICF ACC certification any time, as it will be an individual certification process.

Expand Faculty

We want you to get the best possible training, so you can reach your full potential as a coach. Our faculty team of coaches are all ICF-certified and have taught together for many years. The Head of Faculty, Annette Kledal, is one of the few coaches in Denmark certified at the highest ICF level (MCC)


Our faculty Members

  • Annette Kledal, ICF Master Certified Coach, MCC
  • Charlotte Barfod, ICF Professionel Certified Coach, PCC
  • Michael Skjøt, ICF Professionel Certified Coach, PCC
  • Christophe Kittel, ICF Associate Certified Coach, ACC


During the program, you also work with teaching assistants. Their role is to provide individual feedback and support to help you maximize your learning. Teaching assistants are also present at some group meetings.

Read more about our Faculty here

Practical information

The tuition includes 67.5 hours of ICF-approved teaching, course materials and evaluation. It is important that you attend all days of the course, so please reserve them in your schedule.


Training times


  • Modules: 9.00-16.30.
  • Online sessions: 9.00-12.30 or 13.00-16.30. (Until the programme starts, please reserve the entire day on the three specified dates.)
  • The written examination (online): 9.00-12.00.
  • Oral examination: The date and time of the oral examination is determined approximately two months before. Please reserve all dates until the final examination plan is in place.


Please be aware that all modules, observed sessions, mentor coaching sessions, online learning videos and written assignments are compulsory. If you are unable to attend on one or more days, we can usually offer replacement teaching at an additional fee.

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