Core Skills for Coaching:

Foundation To Use In

Higher Education

Program Attendees:

Participants include senior executives in universities and colleges, such as presidents, chancellors, provosts, cabinet members (such as vice presidents, vice chancellors, chief legal counsel, etc.), deans, and dean’s council members.

Course Information:

This 30 hour coach training program, specifically for executives and senior leaders in higher education, teaches core essential skills needed to increase organizational, administrative, and leadership effectiveness in universities, colleges, and other academic institutions. Course content includes a dedicated application to Higher Education, and a strong incorporation of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Mindfulness.

Key components of this program include:

  • Research evidence demonstrating the positive effects of coaching.

  • The application of coaching within higher education.

  • The coaching mindset: what it is and when to apply it.

  • Foundational coaching skills: establishing trust, listening, asking questions, creating awareness, designing actions, planning and goal setting.

  • Coaching through the lens of equity, diversity and inclusion.

  • Mindfulness and its application to coaching.

This unique, experiential and evidence-based program, custom tailored for people who want to use coaching in higher education, includes both synchronous and asynchronous learning. Participants will develop their skills through practice, large and small group activities, reflection, reading, and working with a mentor coach. A significant amount of time will be spent in small, mentor coach facilitated groups, where participants practice various coaching skills. The mentor coach provides specific input and feedback to expand their coaching acumen. Additionally, participants will have individual time with their mentor coach to focus specifically on their own coach development needs.

By the end of this course, participants will:

  • Demonstrate core skills and methods for coaching.

  • Effectively assess when to use coaching appropriately and effectively. 

  • Be prepared to apply coaching skills within higher education settings. 

  • Be able to define coaching and its unique and expansive levels of impact.

  • Articulate the values in which coaching is grounded.

  • Have 2-3 specific actions they can take to improve their ability to coach.

Class size:  8

Class format:  Online (Zoom)

Language course is delivered in:  English

Requirements/prerequisites:  None

Cost:  $4000

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2022 SUMMER INSTITUTE Class Dates:  

  • Monday, July 18 - Friday, July 22

  • 12:30PM - 5:00PM (ET) each day

  • Registration deadline: June 17, 2022

Registration is now closed 

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