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2/25/2024 | Competence

Coaching Certification through Organization and Relationship Systems Coaching (ORSC)

Coaching Certificantion Through Orsc

Training and certifications in coaching serve as the cornerstone for effective coaching practices. They equip coaches with the necessary competencies and skills to support clients in achieving fulfillment in their personal and professional lives, as well as in making impactful decisions. Attaining a recognized certification not only enhances a coach's credibility but also positions them as skilled professionals in the competitive coaching market. Accredited training institutes offer valuable certifications that signify rigorous learning and successful completion of demanding assessments. These certifications also facilitate the pathway towards obtaining association certifications, such as those offered by the International Coaching Federation (ICF). 

With the training course in Organization and Relationship Systems Coaching (from now on called ORSC) we offer one of the world's leading ICF-accredited coaching training program. This is a program that allows you to get your Coaching Certification. The program start with a basic training (ORSC Fundamentals) and then offers you the opportunity to deepen your coaching skills, gain practical experience and professionalize yourself as a coach as part of a certification program. In the following of this article, this certification program is described in more detail, e.g. what requirements are placed on participants, how the ORSC program is structured and which certifications it offers. 

Coaching Certification Through Organization-and-Relationship-Systems-Coaching 

ORSC is an integrated, robust coaching model for advanced coaches based on Relationship Systems Intelligence (RSI), a concept that goes beyond the approaches of Emotional and Social Intelligence. The focus here is on the relationships within a group, a team or a system. Perception shifts from looking at the individual to interaction with the relationship system. ORSC is based, among other things, on the approaches of systems theory, process work, systemic family therapy, quantum physics and co-active coaching. It was developed by CRR Global, the first systemic-inspired coaching training institution to be accredited by ICF. Over the past two decades, CRR Global has trained more than 20,000 practitioners worldwide. 

After completing the full ORSC Program (ORSC Curriculum plus ORSC Certification), you will earn the title of ORSC Certified Coach (ORSCC), which can be used as a post-nominal title which, unlike the ICF certifications, does not need to be renewed but is valid indefinitely. 

Admission and Registration 

After completing the ORSC Curriculum (ORSC Fundamentals and ORSC Intermediate), you are eligible to register for the ORSC Certification Program. There you will learn how to apply the ORSC techniques in more depth, how to internalize the ORSC mindset and how to become an expert in relationship coaching, team or organizational development. This step can be very interesting for people with different professional backgrounds, such as agile coaches, project managers, mediators, lawyers, couple or family therapists, team coaches, organizational developers or HR consultants. 

Coaching Certification Language 

Certification cohorts start several times a year and are announced on the CRR Global website. A cohort comprises 15 participants and is led by an experienced ORSC trainer (Cohort Leader). The training language is English. On the website you will also find further information and can register directly for current cohorts. Before each start date, virtual information events are held to explain the program in depth and give you the opportunity to ask questions.  

When you register, you must already have two ongoing coaching relationships with clients. Clients in Relationship Systems Coaching are relationship systems consisting of several people, e.g. couples, families, teams, business partnerships or work colleagues. However, it is advisable to coach at least five clients regularly during the course of certification in order to gain a broad experience and fulfill the required 100 coaching hours. 

Structure and Procedure 

The training phase of the ORSCC Program lasts 35 weeks with regular training calls, interrupted by a mid-program break during which a 3-day residential retreat takes place. The total length of the program is approximately 9 months. All training calls, except the retreat, take place on Zoom and have different formats. The certification work to be completed consists of group and individual work and is briefly outlined below:

Group Work

  • Mastery Modules: 15 sessions of 2 hours each with the entire cohort. These sessions focus on theory, context, practice and application of critical ORSC techniques and serve to deepen understanding of these techniques.
  • Virtual Immersion: 3 sessions of 8 hours each with the entire cohort. Team coaching is practiced within the cohort, with cohort participants acting as team members.
  • Group Mentor Coaching: 3 sessions of 1.5 hours each in small groups. Participants receive feedback on their progress based on client recordings and coaching scenarios.
  • Team-Focused Mentor Coaching: 6 sessions of 2 hours each with the entire cohort. Participants receive feedback on their progress based on client recordings and coaching scenarios.
  • Coaching Supervision: 2 sessions of 2 hours each with the entire cohort. Conscious reflection on who you are as a systemic coach. Focus on the "being" of the coach, while Mentor Coaching focuses on the "doing" of coaching.
  • Colleague Calls: 5 sessions of 1.5 hours each in small groups discussing the training materials as well as the coaching experiences of the participants.

Self-directed Work

  • Self Study: 11 virtual study modules to be followed self-paced. Coaching theory in the form of lessons, exercises and quizzes.
  • Mid Program Review: 1 session of 30 minutes with the Cohort Leader.
  • (Individual) Mentor Coaching: 5 sessions of 1.25 hours each with the Mentor Coach. Participants receive feedback on their progress based on client recordings and coaching scenarios.
  • (Individual) Coaching Supervision: 1 session of 1.25 hours with the supervisor. Conscious reflection on who you are as a systemic coach. Focus on the "being" of the coach, while Mentor Coaching is focused on the "doing" of coaching.
  • 100 hours of coaching with your own clients, to be completed within one year of starting the certification program. 
  • World Work Project: This is a personal project to apply ORSC principles and techniques within your own world. Learning experiences are presented at the end of the program. 

ORSCC Certificate and ICF Certification 

Upon graduation as an ORSCC, you will receive a certificate and a “digital badge” from CRR Global, having completed a full Level 2 program from ICF and a total of 180.5 hours of coach-specific training. This gives you easier access to ICF's certifications and qualifies you to register for the Associate Certified Coach (ACC) or Professional Certified Coach (PCC) on the Level 2 Path. You will then have already largely fulfilled the necessary requirements for acquiring these ICF certificates (Education, Coaching Experience, Mentor Coaching and Performance Evaluation). 

For the PCC, however, you must provide evidence of a total of 500 coaching hours since participating in ORSC Fundamentals, as the 100 coaching hours of the ORSCC are not sufficient for the PCC certificate. For both ICF certificates, there is then a Certification Exam from ICF in which you must prove that you can coach according to the ICF Core Competencies and that you know and can apply the Ethical Standards. 

ORSC training hours are also recognized by ICF as so-called Continued Coach Education Units (CCEs or CCEUs). These can be used, for example, for certification as a PCC on the ACSTH Path if you have not previously collected sufficient accredited training hours or for re-certification. 

All information on ICF certification (including costs) can be found on the ICF website. Our blog article on ICF certification also provides a good introduction to this topic. Read more in our article on re-certification.  

As ORSC is a coaching approach in the field of team coaching, you can also use the training hours you have completed for your ICF Team Coaching Credential (Advanced Certification in Team Coaching – ACTC). As an ORSCC, you have already fulfilled the main requirements for the ACTC (60 hours of team coaching education, 5 team coaching engagements within the last five years, 5 hours of coaching supervision) and only need to take the ICF Final Exam in analogy to the requirements set out for the ACC and PCC. 

Do you want to know more about our ORSC program? 

Would you like to know if the ORSC program fits your need? At which locations you can participate in this program? Or maybe you have another question. Feel free to contact our program advisers for personalized advice. 

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