Consciously Digital Certification Syllabus
The Consciously Digital coach training uses active learning principles and combines theory, group exercises, case studies and practice. There's nothing pre-recorded and you learn in the way that is most natural to humans, not machines.
While learning the theory and latest research on digital wellbeing, neuroscience, psychology, coaching, and design, students will also practice their skills through case studies, coaching sessions, and written assignments.
During a typical two-week period, we learn actively in the following ways:
•Essays on theory
•Relevant digital wellbeing reading
•Self-development work on digital habits
•Real-world case study
•Discuss the outcomes of personal challenges
•2.5-hour live and interactive group call
•Digital wellbeing theory clarification
•Sharing real client work experiences
The Consciously Digital Coach Training capstone project will start students on their digital wellbeing career by developing and getting valuable feedback on a workshop or product that incorporates course principles. Sample past projects include a digital detox retreat, a workshop for healthy children, digital minimalism for marketing professionals, and many more.
The course is constantly being updated to incorporate the latest research - here is a sample of the topics covered in detail in the course. You can also email us to send you the most recent full program via contact form.
Topics per module
Module 1: Coaching Human Brain and Attention in the Digital Age covers the following topics:
- The Economy of Distraction and its long-term impact on coaching clients.
- Addictive digital design and Neurohormones of happiness
- Internet Addiction vs Bad Habits
- Can we rely on Willpower to change poor digital habits?
- Types of human attention and the effect of online multitasking
- Ways to restore attention in the age of digital distractions
- Goal setting and decision making in the digital age
In addition, the first module covers such basic coaching skills as difference between consulting and coaching approaches, asking powerful questions, focusing on client's identity and helping connect to higher self in order to change habits.
Module 2: Supporting the Evolving Human Body in the Digital Age covers the following topics:
- Embodied cognition theory and connection between brain and body
- Slow processes in body and internal body awareness (interoception)
- Impact of technology on all body functions
- Spatial awareness and internal GPS
- Outsourcing bodies to technology
This module offers coaching tools that help you coach using the knowledge of human body both in online and offline environment. It primarily focuses on coaching individuals.
Module 3: The Social Being: Coaching Social Systems and Groups in the Digital Age covers the following topics:
- Parenting in the digital age and impact of devices on children's development
- Social media and mental health
- Online and offline behaviour of individuals and groups
- Privacy, data protection and AI in wellbeing coaching
- Tech for good
This module coaching both groups of 2 or more people (families, teams, large organizations).
Each module lasts for 2.5 months and includes between 6 and 7 calls every 2 weeks. There is a break of two 2 weeks without homework between each module.
Certification & Accreditation
Get Certified as a Consciously Digital Coach, by the only digital wellness coach training program in the world officially approved both by National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching and by International Coach Federation (ICF), the gold standard in coaching.
Consciously Digital Coach Training is officially recognised by International Coach Federation (ICF) for Continuous Coaching Education (CCE) program. ICF is the biggest and most authoritative coaching association in the world. Having an ICF recognised diploma gives you credibility as a coach all around the world. Most working coaches are expected to have some form of recognition, especially if they work with corporates.
Graduates from 2023 receive a total of 70 hours of CCEs (48 of those are core competencies), which they can later use to apply for an official ICF coach accreditation under portfolio path. The program covers CCE hours needed for ACC accreditation. More info about the ICF accreditation system is here. If you are an NBHWC registered coach, you will get 35.5 CEs. In order to renew your certification, you need 36 CEs every 3 years.
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Duration & Time Commitment
The duration of the course is 8 months. The entire course consists of 1 welcome call, 16 main calls, plus 3 skill drill calls (mandatory if you are not an accredited coach and highly recommended if you are one). In total, you will have two calls per month 2.5 hours each, plus schedule time for your own work and working in small groups. This you can do at any time. Recommended time commitment for studies is min 6-8 hours per week.
2-3 hours per week for individual research (estimated/recommended)
2-2.5 hours per week for group work (estimated/recommended)
2 hours 30 minutes every two weeks for a group call (mandatory)
The program includes tuition, small group coaching and individual work in total. Most of this time is flexible, except you need to commit to being present at two calls that last for 2 hours 30 minutes each per month. In order to successfully pass the program, you'll need to score at least 50% (which gives you a lot of flexibility in your study). Experience shows that students who can study at least for 7 hours a week will do well.
The course is split into 3 modules, each of them lasting for 2.5 months. There is a 2 weeks break between each module without homework, so you can catch a breath.
Module 1: Welcome call + 5 main calls + skill drill 1
Module 2: 5 main calls + skill drill 2
Module 3: 5 main calls + skill drill 3 + closing call
Times and dates of group calls are determined based on the availability of participants. You will be asked about your preferences once you fill in the registration form.
Scholarships & Funding
We currently offer a reduced tuition fee scholarship of 10% off, which is merit-based. It is assigned at the end of the course to the student who scores at the top of his/her class. There is no scholarship that covers 100% of the studies. About 1/3 of our students are at least partially sponsored by their workplace training budget. If you need to convince your boss to pay for your tuition, you can download our summary here and show it to them.
For more information on scholarships and funding, please check the FAQs.