What is the ABCCCP?
WHY THE BOARD ?
The Africa Board for Coaching, Consulting and Coaching Psychology (ABCCCP), a board that a couple of passionate people about coaching created in 2012. The purpose of the board is to ensure the credibility of coaches and consultants across the African continent.
We were concerned about the fact that at that time, anybody can pick a card and call themselves a coach, or consultant and there was no quality assurance mechanism.
But most importantly, we were concerned about the development of leaders within the African continent, and we knew as credible coaches and consultant with years of experience and a passion for a growing Africa, that the role of coaches and consultants is crucial in this growth.
Finally, with all of us having practiced globally for many years, we wanted to heed the answer to the question: Is there a way to consult to African leaders or to coach African leaders that is unique to Africa?
Is there such a thing as an African coaching model?
WHO DOES THE BOARD SERVE ?
The primary customer of the board is the buyers of coaching and consulting services. They want to answer the question: how do I know that the practitioner I am dealing with is the best person for the job, will have my interests at heart and will offer the highest level of service.
How do we achieve this?
We do this by accrediting or credentialing practitioners against standards of practice and ethics and supporting continuous professional development of these practitioners. The membership to the board is not perpetual but is renewable every two years, based on continuous professional development principles. So each of our members is guaranteed to represent quality at their designation level.
What are the member categories?
Coaching in Africa Symposium
The ABCCCP hosts every year a “Coaching in Africa” Symposium. At the core of the symposium is the question: How is Africa giung to be in the 22nd Century- And what is the role of coaches and consultants.
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The refined ABCCCP Competencies
At a meeting on the 28th of June 2019, the ABCCCP discussed the competencies that had been adopted by the institution when it was formed. This was in answer of the question: What’s so African about the ABCCCP competencies.
This is what we came up with early this year as a board after discussions. We are very excited about this new set and how they can contribute to evolving coaching practice, in a way that is aligned to the indeginous practices on the continent while underpinned by modern research.
The competencies remain the same across different designations, with varying knowledge and experience elements per designation.
What is Coaching?
A process of supporting a person in a way that they discover their unused potential and use it to achieve accelerated success.
What is Consulting?
Consulting is a process of engaging with a client by an expert with competencies related to a client challenge, with an intention to co-create a bespoke solution thereto.
Our attitude to the way we do things is underpinned by the following
Our membersare at the core of what we do
We exerciseLeadership all we do
We put our people first
so that they putYOU first
We continouslyreview and enhance our processes to serveYOU better
We take a System approach tomanagement – We realise everything isconnected!
We takeValues andFacts when we make our decisions.
We aim to have Mutually beneficial supplier relationships
MEET OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Our Board members have extensive experience in the areas of coaching, consulting and coaching psychology and are passionate africans who have a deep concern for the competence and reputation of Africa.