Coaches and Mentors of South Africa (COMENSA) defines coaching as “a professional, collaborative and outcomes-driven method of learning that seeks to develop an individual and raise self-awareness so that he or she might achieve specific goals and perform at a more effective level”. A coach is a thinking partner to accelerate learning and development. Coaches seek to empower others through igniting their thinking, increasing their insight and developing their self-awareness in order to take new actions in their lives.
Coaching is a developing profession that is still in its infancy. Aspiring coaches therefore need to take responsibility to equip themselves to be competent, ethical and knowledgeable practitioners.
Following two successful years of its on-campus postgraduate Psychology Honours offering, SACAP (the South African College of Applied Psychology) has announced that the full study programme has now been made available online.
SACAP, The South African College of Applied Psychology has recently launched a new 18-month Bachelor of Social Science Honours (Psychology) [BPsych Equivalent Programme]. The programme, which opened for enrolment in April this year is accredited by the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA).
“The need for coaching and training interventions within organisations is now widely accepted and acknowledged, with 75% of organisations currently offering coaching and mentoring, according to a 2014 survey report by CIPD*.”