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Coaching in Islamic Culture (Ershad Coaching)

A series of unique short-courses developed by University of East London's School of Psychology, Ershad Coaching is an innovative approach developed for use in Islamic cultural contexts.

About Coaching in Islamic Culture (Ershad Coaching)

Ershad Coaching is an innovative and unique approach developed for use in Islamic cultural contexts. This methodology emerges from Islamic teachings and is designed to meet the needs of Muslims who wish to grow and flourish in ways that are aligned with their faith and traditions. The intention of this new methodology is to support coachees to think more effectively about their choices and make decisions that are aligned with their deeply-held beliefs and values. Coachees are invited to reflect on how their choices and decisions affect their relationships with their own belief, their sense of self, the Universe and important people in their lives.

Participants will have an opportunity to learn about the ground-breaking new Ershad Coaching Framework. The three components of the Framework will be presented: The Partnership Conditions required to demonstrate respect and a sense of trust; the Conversational Process that guides Ershad Coaching conversations; and the Alignment Wheel which is at the heart of the methodology.

Courses in Ershad Coaching

Short Courses

An Introduction to Ershad Coaching (2 days)

Location: London

Date: TBC

Facilitators: Prof. Christian van Nieuwerburgh/Raja'a Allaho

Price: £395 (Minimum 12 participants)

Ershad Coaching Masterclass

Location: London

Date: TBC

Facilitators: Prof. Christian van Nieuwerburgh

Price: £245 (Minimum 12 participants)

Both courses are based on a recently published book on the topic, Coaching in Islamic Culture: The Principles and Practice of Ershad (van Nieuwerburgh & Allaho, 2018). The Introduction is a 2-day course designed for those relatively new to the concept of coaching. The Masterclass is for experienced coaches and people developers.

These courses are interactive and will equip participants with the knowledge to start applying aspects of the methodology into their everyday professional practice. Specifically, participants will have a good understanding of the Ershad Coaching Framework, be able to integrate some of the concepts and skills into their practice as coaches, leaders or people developers and be able to use the Ershad Conversational Process with others.

Professional Certificate (Launching October 2018)

Professional Certificate (Credit Rated - M level)

For those who wish to hold a certificate in order to practise Ershad Coaching professionally, the School of Psychology at the University of East London will be offering a Professional Certificate in Ershad Coaching in October 2018 (subject to validation). The certificate will cover all of the skills, theories and practices of Ershad Coaching. Successful completion of this internationally-recognised qualification will allow graduates to practice Ershad Coaching anywhere in the world.

Professional Certificate in Ershad Coaching (5 days)

Location: London

Dates: TBC

Price: TBC

[Minimum 12 participants]

Facilitators of Ershad Coaching at University of East London

Professor Christian van Nieuwerburgh, Professor of Coaching and Positive Psychology, University of East London

Professor Christian van Nieuwerburgh is a highly regarded executive coach, leadership consultant and academic with an international reputation. He is a thought leader in the areas of coaching in educational settings and the integration of coaching and positive psychology in professional contexts. He is also the Editor in Chief of “Coaching: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice”.

Mrs Raja'a Yousif Allaho, Executive Coaching, Mashar Consultancy, Kuwait

Raja’a Yousif Allaho is an experienced coach and consultant with over 20 years of experience in the Middle East and the President of the International Coaching Federation (Kuwait Chapter). Mrs Allaho has also founded the first Arabic-language coaching school in Gulf Region.

Dr Aneta D. Tunariu, Head of School of Psychology, University of East London

Dr Aneta D. Tunariu is the Head of the School of Psychology at the University of East London. Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society, Dr Tunariu is the author of numerous psychological interventions commissioned within private and public sectors in national and international settings. Her academic expertise, research and applied practice centre on the Psychology of Relating, closely informed by concepts from social psychology, existential positive psychology, coaching psychology and psychodynamic principles. Dr Tunariu is currently writing about the Islamic Dialogue as always already an Existential Dialogue.

Contact us

If you have any questions, please call or email Shama Shah, the School of Psychology Manager:.

 Phone: +44 (0) 208 223 4144

Email: shama.shah@uel.ac.uk

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