New Spring 2019:

Certificate in Executive Coaching for Nurses and Midwives

Offered by the INMO in Partnership with Kingstown College

EMCC – Accredited at Foundation Level

Also includes QQI Level 6 Component – Professional Coaching Practice and Ethics


21st &  22nd May 2019
4th &  5th June 2019
9th & 10th July 2019


Richmond Education and Event Centre, Dublin


EUR 1,495 (reduced rate for INMO members EUR 1,200, payment plan also available)

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  • Contracting and Confidentiality
  • Coaching Competencies
  • The Psychology of a Professional Coach
  • Core Skills of Coaching
  • Coaching Competencies
  • Coaching Interventions
  • Coaching Techniques
  • Fulfilment and Values
  • Coaching Clarifiers
  • Positive Psychology Coaching
  • VIA Character Strengths Assessments
  • Coaching Models for use in the Healthcare Profession


Graduates will have completed the required training hours to apply at Foundation Level with the European Mentoring and Coaching Council, and will hold the QQI Level 6 component Professional Coaching Practice and Ethics. This course is also recognised under the CEU system.


Graduates of the Certificate in Executive Coaching for Nurses and Midwives will have the opportunity to continue their study to the Advanced Diploma in Personal, Leadership and Executive Coaching through the Graduate Programme. Through this programme, graduates will study Module 4, 5 and 6 of Advanced Diploma and receive an exemption from Module 1-3. This programme may be taken in Cork, Galway or Dublin and will upgrade EMCC accreditation to Practitioner Level.

New Certificate in Coaching for Nurses and Midwives

Published in the Kingstown College ‘Coaching Magazine 2018-2019’


Steve Pittman – Head of Education and Professional Development, INMO
Paula King – Course Director, Kingstown College

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) represents 40,000 members who work in the health services. An important offering from the organisation is frequent training and education opportunities. The latest initiative is a partnership with Kingstown College to create an internationally accredited qualification in coaching that is specifically for the nursing and midwifery professions.

The Certificate in Coaching for Nurses and Midwives is an important option for those in leadership within the health care profession. Steve Pittman is Head of Education and Professional Development at INMO, and has been a champion of the creation of this qualification for the healthcare profession.

He highlighted that “nurses work in an unrelenting environment”. This pressure cooker tests the strengths and the resilience of an individual. In this way, it is easy for a nurse or midwife to be consumed by those daily pressures and ultimately lose sight of their individual career aspirations. Coaching provides a means of creating a focus on the future and an opportunity for leaders to walk with people, bring out the best in team members, and create a workplace people want to come to.

In an economy which is almost at full employment, there remain challenges in the recruitment of nurses and midwives. Any workforce planning strategy must focus on organisations and empolyers retaining good staff – especially those who have important organisational experience and have received a substantial investment in their training. A recognised model for improving job engagement and staff retention is through introducing a coaching dialogue.

“More and more we are working with organisations who want to introduce a culture of coaching”, commented Paula King, Director of Kingstown College. “There is a noticeable shift from viewing coaching as an intervention when things go wrong to now being a management style.

“At some point in our lives we encounter the nursing or midwifery profession – or in some cases, both. We dip our toe into their world but we get to leave it again. They have to stay.”

In a workplace where hours are long, pressure is high, and mistakes can be life threatening, coaching would seem to be a logical approach to people management as leaders  open a new style of dialogue with their team, helping them to progress issues, organisational goals and personal aspirations.

The international accreditation connected with this coaching course means that it is just as globally recognised as their nursing qualification, further enhancing the quality of the learner’s education and résumé.

The new Certificate in Coaching for Nurses and Midwives will begin in Spring 2019 and the closing date for applications is January 2019. To register for this course please email [email protected] or call Kingstown College on 01 284 5360.

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