Thank you for your interest in applying to KDVI’s Group Coaching Practicum. We are very excited to deliver this programme on the leadership group coaching methodology, as pioneered by Manfred Kets de Vries.

Participant profile

The practicum has been designed for:
  • Experienced coaches who wish to broaden their practice to working with groups.
  • Senior team leaders and experienced consultants with coaching skills who wish to deepen their understanding of groups.
  • Coaches, consultants and leaders who wish to deepen their understanding of psychodynamic issues, to reflect on personal coaching impact and style, and to have real opportunities to practice their group coaching skills.
Programme participants are selected for their maturity, diversity and depth of experience, psychological sensitivity, and the sense of purpose that drives their work with leaders. We are lucky to welcome participants from all corners of the world, from a range of sectors and with varying expertise.

Ideal candidates are motivated and committed to their personal development and bring a spirit of openness, curiosity, willingness to experiment and take risks and the ability to question oneself, reflect and learn from others. Participants will be expected to analyze their behavior in order to be able to consciously interact with others.

Applicants must be ready to fully engage in the programme, contribute proactively and commit to attending all modules as any absences will impact their peers. Each participant is awarded a KDVI Group Coaching Certificate at the end of the program, provided that they have attended every module, consistently demonstrated their commitment and passed the final assessment criteria.

Participants should be able to exchange complex views, listen and learn in English.
Application Process

Places on the Group Coaching Practicum are confirmed on a first-come, first-served basis taking into consideration applicants’ levels, objectives and the diversity of the cohort. As the number of seats are limited, we encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible.

How to fill in the form:

  • You may begin the process and resume at a later time. Please ensure that you have saved the information before exiting the form.
  • Once this form is submitted, you will need to contact the Admissions Team to help make a change for you.
  • If you would like a copy of your application form, please contact our Admissions Team.

The Admissions Committee will review applications, run virtual interviews with selected candidates and advise on the outcome as soon as possible. Only complete applications will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee. In order to ensure a good fit, we check that the motivations and expectations of participants are in line with the programme content.

Should you need assistance about the programme requirements, check whether your profile is suitable before submitting your application, or wish to discuss how this programme can meet your professional development needs, please contact the programme coordinator at professional.development@kdvi.com.