Once a year, the federal government solicits applicants for a personal coach training program. March 20 is the deadline to apply for the next eight-month program.
Coaching is an experiential development process that facilitates change and growth in both individuals and groups. The federal government uses coaching to help employees reach professional and business-related challenges. You can learn more about coaching on the Federal Coaching Network’s website.
The Federal Internal Coach Training Program (FICTP) offers a unique opportunity for federal employees to become personal coaches. The program is free for all participants.
Federal employees who are a GS-12 or higher, full-time, permanent, and have been with DHS for at least one year are eligible to apply. Employees must have achieved at least a “Meets Expectations” or equivalent on their last review and be in good standing. Military members O-3 and above are also eligible.
The expectation is that graduates of this program will coach other federal employees and help transform leadership across the government. Please find the 2023-2024 FICTP Application here. Applications must be submitted to Alyssa Lombardi no later than close of business March 20.
Duration: This eight-month program will be offered 100% virtually via Microsoft Teams. Participants must attend orientation and all training segments (11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern time):
- Orientation: April 26, 2023
- May 4-5, and 8- 10, 2023
- June 7-8, 2023
- July 19-20, 2023
- August 23-24, 2023
- September 13-14, 2023
- October 11-12, 2023
- November 14-15, 2023
- December 12-13, 2023
- Graduation: January 31, 2024
Participants must also:
- Coach four individuals, for a minimum of six hours each
- Participate in two mentor coaching sessions each month (part of virtual segments)
- Receive at least six hours of coaching
- Complete at least five observed coaching sessions; three will be recorded
- Write a Reflection Paper of learning and observations
- Complete all other course requirements
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