Developmental Coaching & Transitions

IAFPD Primary Certificate in Developmental and Transitions Coaching. 

Facilitating Positive Transitions

Next course date: 22nd – 23rd February 2022

Location: Zoom Virtual Platform.

This two-day course includes the theory, skills and applications of developmental and transitions coaching. The course covers a range of relevant theories, covering adult development, stress and coping and transitions. Positive psychology is integral both in terms of theory and practice. Different life transition points are explored, such as becoming a parent and retirement. The application of developmental coaching in a range of contexts will be covered, including workplace coaching and educational settings.

A manual, handouts and pre-course reading are provided. The programme is an International Society for Coaching Psychology (ISCP) recognised course.

For the purposes of skills training, participants should be prepared to discuss one problem in small group work. Normal rules of confidentiality apply.

To become knowledgeable about adult development theories
To increase knowledge about the subjective experience of transitions
To provide practitioners with a practical framework when working with individuals during transitions, rooted in positive psychology
To enhance coaching skills through practical exercises

The course objectives are to:

Define developmental coaching in the context of life transitions and developmental milestones
Have an understanding of the various theories underpinning developmental coaching, with a particular focus on positive psychology, including an outline of PERMA and knowledge of positive psychology interventions (PPI)
Explore the main themes and characteristics of key life transition points
Have an awareness of, and opportunity to practise, coaching skills to facilitate positive transitions
Encourage awareness of broader cultural and social factors impacting the experience of life transitions
Increase understanding of the practical positive psychology INSIGHT framework and its application to developmental coaching and positive transitions
Explore how developmental coaching can be applied in a range of contexts and settings

A Centre and Academy certificate is awarded to participants who successfully complete the course and the exam assignment undertaken at home.

The trainers include Sheila Panchal, Dr Siobhain O’Riordan & Prof Stephen Palmer


The course is run in association with the Centre for Coaching, International Academy for Professional development Ltd.