Journey to Mastery (J2M), an advanced coach development program, builds upon our highly successful Personal and Professional Coach Certificate (PPCC) program. Journey to Mastery provides theoretical perspectives, evidence-based and practice-based guidance, plus individual and group mentoring sessions designed to profoundly deepen your comprehension and ease of application of the 11 ICF Core Coaching Competencies.
Journey to Mastery takes place in an intimate learning environment with a maximum of 12 participants. It builds on expertise acquired in a basic PPCC program and supports you in increasing your ability to navigate challenging coaching interactions with authentic confidence in your abilities and skills. The curriculum covers the behavioural repertoire of an ICF-certified Professional Certified Coach (PCC). It also addresses elements of personal foundation related to genuine coaching presence and interpersonal effectiveness.
- The Coaching Certification modules I and II are ICF approved for 169 hours of coach-specific training;
- Successful completion will result in your qualifying for application to the PCC credential level.
- Journey to Mastery has been recognized by ICF for 53 coach-specific training hours (including mentoring). However, the program, as it is designed in its current format, consists of 67.5 hours of training / mentoring :
- 39 in-person hours
- 18 web-based hours
- 3 hours of individual mentoring
- 7.5 hours of individual work.
Please note that all non-program based ICF requirements, such as the completion of 500 documented coaching hours with clients and the ICF Coach Knowledge exam, must also be met when applying for PCC from ICF and that the certificate of completion will mention 53 ICF approved coach-specific training / mentoring hours.
Participants in the Journey to Mastery will already hold a basic coaching certificate (Concordia’s PPCC or equivalent certification demonstrating 116 hours of coach-specific training from an ICF-accredited coach-training organization). They will also have the intention to devote the time and energy necessary to bring their proficiency to a PCC credential level.
Please note that it is not necessary that one holds the ICF’s ACC credential to apply to the program; however, acceptance into Journey to Mastery requires that applicants demonstrate the ability to coach at the ACC level as determined by ICF.
- Length: 6 days in-class, 8 web-based follow-up group coaching sessions and 2 web-based Individual mentoring sessions
- Structure: Classroom, remote and individual mentoring sessions
In-class: Fri/Sat (October 2019 to February 2020)
- October 18 and 19
- November 29 and 30
- February 21 and 22
Sessions are between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST
Online sessions (Zoom)
- October 28, 2019
- November 4, 11 and 18, 2019
- December 9, 2019
- January 13 and 20, 2020
- February 3, 2020
2.25 hours training, from 5 to 7:15 p.m.
Individual mentoring sessions
- 2 web-based sessions for a total of 3 hours
- Exact time TBA
In order to successfully complete Journey to Mastery, participants must fulfill the following requirements:
- Attendance at all program and mentor-coaching sessions (a maximum of two zoom sessions may be missed. Absence from an in-person session must be made up with approval from faculty).
- Successful completion of all assignments including:
- Submission of two recorded coaching sessions. One will be used for PCC level examination.
- Proof of reading, writing, research, journaling, practice coaching to enhance the in-class learning (to be assigned)
- Consensus of faculty that the participant has achieved coaching competency at the ICF PCC level and that their demeanor demonstrates consistent adherence to ethical and professional standards of coaching.
Participants completing the Journey to Mastery will receive a certificate for the Accredited Coach Training Program (ACTP), unless the participants enter the Journey to Mastery program after having completed a program equivalent to the PPCC, but which was not the PPCC. In this case, participants will receive a certificate for the Accredited Coach Specific Training Hours (ACSTH).
Upon completion of both module 1 (PPCC) and 2 (J2M), participants will receive the ACTP accreditation and a certificate bearing the ACTP logo.
Applicants must submit the following documents:
- A current CV including educational, work and other relevant (e.g. volunteer) experience;
- Proof of coach training, including number of coach-specific training hours (minimum of 116 hours);
- Number of coaching hours with clients (paid and pro bono);
- Number of verified mentor-coaching hours (include letter from mentor coach);
- For those applicants who are not PPCC graduates, successful completion of an interview with a JMEC Coaching Coordinator (scheduled after completed application has been submitted).
Applicants are required to apply online for admission to Journey to Mastery. A $95 non-refundable application fee will start the admission process to determine acceptance in Journey to Mastery Program.
NOTE: Payment of the application fee does not guarantee your admission to the program. Please review the admission requirements stated above before submitting your application.
Once your application for admission to the Journey to Mastery program is received, you will be contacted to submit the following documents by email:
- A current CV including educational, work and other relevant (e.g. volunteer) experience;
- A letter of intent (approximately 2 pages).
Successful applicants will receive a letter of acceptance into the Journey to Mastery program. Unsuccessful applicants will be notified of their admission results.
- A non-refundable $95 application fee is required to apply to this program.
- The program fee is $4,500.
- If you are accepted to the program, you will receive a Letter of Acceptance and will be required to pay $1,800 (40% of the program fee) within 14 days in order to hold your place in the program.
- Two further payments of $1350.00 (30% of the program fee) must be paid by the following dates:
- On or before the start date of the program (dates to be specified by the Program Manager)
- Within the first 90 days of the program
Note: Tuition Tax receipts (T2202A/Releve 8) will be issued for the program fees you pay towards the PPCC program
- Once you have filled out the application form, please call the John Molson Executive Centre at 514-848-3960 at your earliest convenience to proceed with the payment of your application fee.
- Once you have been accepted into the program, the Program Manager will contact you to set up a payment schedule.
JMEC reserves the right to dismiss any participant whose account is more than 30 days in arrears.
Dates: September 2019 – February 2020
Location: Montreal (Loyola Campus)
Application fee: $95 CAD (non-refundable)
Program fee: $4,500 CAD
The program fee covers tuition, program materials and a certificate with ACTP or ACSTH accreditation, depending on the curriculum of the participant (see Program accreditation section for more details). Lunches and refreshments for all morning and afternoon breaks are provided in-class.
Enrolment is limited.
Experienced, passionate, innovative. The Professional and Personal Coach Certification faculty team members are leaders in their field.
Jim Gavin, PhD, ABPP, MCC, IMC, is a certified master coach and licensed psychologist who has taught and practiced over the past 45 years. He is deeply committed to the development of human potential and the evolution of our human consciousness. His work has ranged from individual growth to facilitating of groups and teams, along with whole system level interventions. He has been privileged to work in a variety of settings, notably in higher education, within the airline industry, with mining organizations, in tech startups, and within the public safety sector.
Jim is a full professor in the Department of Applied Human Sciences, and co-designer of the internationally renowned Human Systems Intervention graduate program at Concordia. He also serves as the Director of the Centre for Human Relations and Community Studies at Concordia. He is a Master Certified Coach (ICF) and Integral Master Coach® (ICC). Along with his long-term friend and colleague, Dr. Madeleine Mcbrearty, he designed this ICF ACTP coach certification program which was first offered in 2007.
His passion for the practice of Aikido and Iaido link magically with his academic knowledge in personal and organizational change processes. Among his numerous publications, Wellness Coaching, 3nd Ed. (Human Kinetics, 2018) is a classic and comprehensive work. Jim sees himself as a work in progress, and is often reminded of how much he yet has to learn by his five children and his life partner.
Madeleine Mcbrearty, PhD, PCC, is a fully bilingual educator, coach, mentor, and consultant. Her focus is on leadership development, employee engagement and mobilization, team performance, and personal effectiveness. Her passion is to walk alongside those who seek to achieve professional and personal excellence.
In all she does, Madeleine brings an intentional focus on enhancing self-awareness, identifying strengths and leveraging resources to promote individual and workplace wellness. A core belief that guides her work is that people are more committed to what they help co-create. Her approach is to partner with clients to bring about positive change and achieve the goals they truly desire. As a consultant, her proven competencies are in designing and facilitating processes to improve individual and organizational effectiveness. Her extensive professional experience is rooted in her involvement with management teams in diverse organizations for over 30 years.
Madeleine teaches in the area of human relations (Department of Applied Human Sciences). In addition to her Professional Certified Coach (PCC) designation from the International Coach Federation, she is also a certified Social & Emotional Intelligence Coach and a Certified Mentor Coach. She is co-author of Lifestyle Wellness Coaching (Human Kinetics, 2018), a landmark text in the field of professional coaching.