IPMA ICB4CCT® 

About IPMA ICB4CCT®

The IPMA Individual Competence Baseline Reference Guide for Consultants, Coaches and Trainers (IPMA ICB4CCT®) is the first standard that describes a whole set of competences required to prepare individuals, teams and organisations to improve performance. The standard describes a set of common competence elements (CEs) for all three domains (consulting, coaching and training), and a distinct set of competences for each. These competences address the customer’s needs and their expectations of the specific type of work. Consulting the individual is expected to deliver solutions, while the coach is expected to guide the client in a self-discovery process. In training, tools and techniques are provided to customers, rather than specific solutions.

Target groups and roles

  • individuals working in consulting, the standard relates to the innovation factor of consulting and restates the importance of benefits realisation
  • individuals working on coaching, the standard addresses the design of the coaching, bridging with the specific techniques used in this domain
  • individuals working in training, the standard is very thorough in all roles that address every phase of training and not just on the visible part

A person fulfilling the role of a Consultant and/or Coach could be:

  • a consultant and / or coach in the company / organization
  • a freelance consultant and / or coach
  • a consultant and / or coach in a consulting/training company that provides project management consultancy and / or coaching services to clients
  • an educator in the academic field who delivers project management courses for students
  • a consultant and / or coach who prepares candidates for IPMA certification.

A person fulfilling the role of a Trainer could be:

  • an internal trainer in the company /organization
  • a freelance trainer
  • a trainer in a training/consulting company that provides project management trainings for clients
  • a lecturer in an academic field who delivers project management courses with practical training elements (seminars and workshops)
  • a trainer who prepares candidates for IPMA certification.

IPMA’s view of the roles is as follows: a trainer is a person who shares knowledge while a consultant and coach give advice to individuals in the project management filed. Therefore, IPMA defines two roles for certification purposes:

  • Consultant and Coach in project management (CC)
  • Trainer in project management (T)

Levels

  • IPMA® Level A: Certified Executive Consultant and Coach in project management (CECC)
  • IPMA® Level A: Certified Executive Trainer in project management (CET)
  • IPMA® Level B: Certified Senior Consultant and Coach in project management (CSCC)
  • IPMA® Level B: Certified Senior Trainer in project management (CST)
  • IPMA® Level C: Certified Consultant and Coach in project management (CCC)
  • IPMA® Level C: Certified Trainer in project management (CT)

IPMA ICB4CCT Reference Guide

The IPMA ICB4CCT Reference Guide describes specific competences that are required for consulting, coaching and training, in addition to the competence required in the domain of project, programme and portfolio management. The latter are not repeated here, they are described in the IPMA ICB4. describes specific competences that are required for consulting, coaching and training, in addition to the competence required in the domain of project, programme and portfolio management.

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