The School of Coaching Mastery - Primarily designed to assist participants achieve the Certified Coach designation from the International Association of Coaching (IAC), this school focuses on life and business coaching skills. They provide a free e-class, a free subscription to audio, video, and articles about coaching, and an opportunity to talk with other coaches already certified by the IAC. Training is available through two programs: "Coaching Groundwork" - consists of four, two-hour tele-classes, suitable for those new to coaching ($200.00 tuition); "CCTP Certified Coach Training" - includes 72 hours of training, 12 hours of practicum, and mentor coaching ($2600.00 tuition); and the "FCTP Full Coach Training Program" - a combination of the first two programs plus 25 hours on business planning and marketing ($3600.00 tuition). Participation in the coach training programs also provides a waiver of fees for IAC certification and discounts on other services. For more information contact Julia Stewart, PO Box 410026; St. Louis, Missouri 63141-0026; Tel: (877) 224-2780; Skype: jscoach1053; email: email
The Coaching Institute - Led by Terri Levine, this organization offers an eight-month, home study and tele-mentoring life coach training program resulting in a designation as a Certified Comprehensive Coach. After students complete the eight-month program they take a written examination and send three client coaching audios for assessment. When both have been passed, students receive the designated certification. Each program has different levels (apprentice, associate and VIP), and current tuition can be found on their website. The Coaching Institute is a subsidiary of Comprehensive Coaching U. Additional contact information: The Coaching Institute, 727 Mallard Place, North Wales, Pennsylvania 19454; Tel: (877) 401-6165.
Workplace Coach Institute - Founded by Cynthia Kivland and Nancy Branton, this coach training organization, which also provides consultation and assessment expertise, is listed as an approved coach training provider by the Center for Credentialing & Education, Inc. (CCE), the International Coach Federation (ICF), and the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC). WCI provides training for the following specialty areas: Certified Leadership Development Coach (20 hours of in-person course work with a tuition of $2200 - or $1600 for nonprofit, government or education); Certified Leadership and Talent Management Coach (30 hours of in-person course work with a tuition of $3200 - or $2700 for nonprofit, government or education); Social and Emotional Intelligence Workplace Coach (24 hours of course work with a tuition of $2700 - or $2500 for nonprofit, government or education) , Social and Emotional Intelligence Workplace Coach and Assessment Certification (40 hours of course work with a tuition of $3600 - or $3300 for nonprofit, government or education); and a Job Loss Recovery Program Certification Course (Eight hours of online course work with a tuition of $479 - or $399 for military, nonprofit, government or education). They also offer a course in Personal Branding Strategy for Coaches (Seventy-five minutes of online instruction, tuition $295.00). Be sure to check their website for the latest tuition fees, and dates and locations for course offerings. Contact: WCI, 8362 Tamarack Village, Suite 119-121, Woodbury, Minnesota 55125-3392; Tel: (800)691-2553; email: email@example.com
The Institute for Integrative Nutrition - The focus of this coach training program is on health coaching and creating a healthy lifestyle. All training is online and students receive an iPod with all video and audio classes pre-loaded. Each student becomes a member of an online education forum, is assigned a personal health coach who is a graduate of the program, and can attend a monthly online open session. The curriculum includes courses on nutrition concepts, nutrition science, modern health issues, and professional practice. Each student also receives business coaching, personalized business cards and brochures, a customizable website to promote practice, a certificate halfway through the program to start seeing clients, and a free second year program for students who meet graduation requirements and want to expand their coaching and business skills. The full program takes about one-year to complete, and includes tests and health coaching sessions necessary for coach certification. Tuition varies for each student and scholarships are available. The cost is $4,995. The organization also offers a State University of New York (SUNY) Purchase College Degree, and an American Association of Drugless Practitioners Certificate. Additional contact information: Tel: (877) 730-5444; Skype: "integrativeNutrition", and email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Ford Institute for Integrative Coaching - Led by Debbie Ford, this organization runs two highly experiential, tele-class and in-person combined training programs: Blueprint Coaching Training Program and Spiritual Divorce Coaching Training Program. The Blueprint training includes four modules leading to certification and licensing. One of the modules focuses on the key distinctions between the Integrative approach and the ICF core competencies and includes feedback and direction from an experienced mentor coach. The tuition for the Blueprint course is $7995 if taken as a package. The Spiritual Divorce training is a series of telecourses and in-person events (in San Diego), and is designed to assist clients to "transform their pain into power" and guide individuals through a "heart-opening coaching model." The course is based on Debbie Ford's book, "Spiritual Divorce: Divorce as Catalyst to an Extraordinary Life." Tuition for this course is $2800 plus a $300 intensive fee. For more information contact: Admissions Advisor, Debbie Ford Productions, PO Box 8064 La Jolla, California 92037; (800) 655-4016.
Life Purpose Coaching Centers, International - This program is exclusively for Christian women who want to work with other women. There are three levels of coaching (1, 2, and 3) and two additional levels (facilitator and instructor). The training for coaching is online and through print materials. Level I includes includes 5 private instructor sessions, and four, one-hour conversations with a coach. The fee to Life Purpose is $750.00 and participants pay an additional fee for the coaching conversations. Details on and fees for the more advanced trainings are not clearly stated on the website. The founder of this organization is Katie Barzelton and additional contact details: Life Purpose Coaching Centers, International, PO Box 80550, Santa Margarita, California 92688; (615) 370-4700; email: email@example.com
Acorn - The training program emphasizes positive psychology coaching as developed by Robert Biswas-Diener, and is delivered in a 16-week series divided into two eight-week sessions. Part I focuses on an introduction to coaching and includes definition, the coaching relationship, and basic skills. Part II focuses on an introduction to positive psychology coaching, strength skills, strength development, hope, curiosity, courage and positive psychology narrative. Tuition is $2100 for Part I and II (for those new to coaching). A separate eight-week training program is available for experienced coaches that focuses exclusively on Part II (above). Tuition for this series is $1100. The organization hopes to offer face-to-face coach training in Singapore and Australia in 2012. Contact: Jessica Austin, Director of Public Programming, Acorn Positive Psychology Coaching & Consulting, 2100 SE Lake Road, Suite 5, Milwaukie, Oregon 97222; Tel: (503) 305-6970; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Coach SupervisionTraining - This one-on-one training focuses on the newly developed area of coach supervision. Many professional groups are recommending that coaches work under recognized supervision, and many organizations that hire coaches are beginning to require that their external coaches be subject to supervision by qualified peers. But such supervision skill and knowledge is typically not available in "traditional" coaching schools or program. This program has been started as a way to teach coaches the techniques for coach supervision, including: (1) quality control - ensuring a coach can stay on track, manage the relationship effectively and support the client appropriately; (2) further the coaches own development, offering alternative frameworks, techniques and strategies to assist them in their sessions; (3) recognize "blind spots" by providing objective third-party feedback; and (4) safety - keeping the coach and the client safe in their working relationship. After an initial session to determine each participant's aims for supervision, the program consists of six - one-hour telecoaching calls or three - two-hour, in-person sessions. The fee for the program is £300 plus VAT. Contact Edna Murdoch, 01323 897 344; email: email@example.com
Calamus International University - This organization provides an accelerated uinversity certificate in life and personal coaching. Completion time is approximately 3 t 6 months, depending on background and experience. This completely online program is taught in five modules covering two coaching models and introducing a variety of coaching techniques. As well as these five modules, an essay of 3,500 words is required. Academic credit and a tuition fee discount is available for students who wish to purse other degree programs at the university. The university is accredited by The Congress for the Accreditation of Educational and Training Organisations, a European accrediting body located in Ireland. The fee for the certificate program is 550.00 (British pounds). Contact: Calamus Extension College Limited, 27 Old Gloucester Street, London WC1N 3XX, United Kingdom; Tel: +44 20 7748 3134; Fax +44 20 7748 3126; United Kingdom: Tel. 020 7748 3134; Fax 020 7748 3126; email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Leadership Institute of Seattle (LOIS) -This organization provides an accelerated university certificate in life and personal coaching. Completion time is approximately three to six months, depending on background and experience. This distance learning program, available by email or correspondence, is taught in five modules covering one key skills model and drawing from four coaching models, introducing a wide variety of coaching techniques. As well as these five modules, an essay of 3,500 words is required. Tutorial support is by email. Academic credit and a tuition fee discount is available for students who wish to purse other degree programs at the university. The fee for the certificate program is 350.00 (British pounds). Textbooks are extra. Contact: Calamus Extension College Limited, 27 Old Gloucester Street, London WC1N 3XX, United Kingdom; Tel: +44 20 7748 3134; Fax +44 20 7748 3126; United Kingdom: Tel. 020 7748 3134; Fax 020 7748 3126; email: email@example.com.
Seattle Coach -This organization provides in-person, face-to-face training in small groups with an emphasis on interaction, individual strengths, and team building. Their focus is on foundational coaching skills and change management. Course work is divided into three modules: core competencies (three months and 42 hours of coach-specific training); coaching presence and skills mastery (three months and 32 hours of coach specific training plus required mentor coaching); and an advanced module focusing on working with groups and teams. In addition, participants meet twice a month in coach the coach groups to deal with on-going challenges, support and growth. Course work is geared to meet the requirements of the International Coach Federation. An interview is required for consideration of admission, and persons must check their website for the latest course scheduling. Tuition for the two foundation modules is $US2100.00. Tuition for the advanced module is $US1000.00. For coaches in training and graduates, mentor coaching is available at a discounted fee which is additional to the tuition. Further contact: Patricia Burgin, The SeattleCoach Professional Training Program, 2727 Fairview Avenue East, Suite C, Seattle, Washington 98102; Tel: (206) 412-6224; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
California State University at Long Beach Professional Coaching and Mentoring Certificate Program - To complete this in-person program and obtain a certificate requires six class meetings (seven modules), reading and reporting on a coaching book, learning and reporting on a coaching assessment tool, and designing, developing and presenting a project, case study or videotaped role play. Courses include Foundations of Professional Coaching and Mentoring, Instrumented Coachng, Inquiry Coaching, Observation Coaching, Emotional Intelligence, Mentoring as a Performance or Behavioral Change Strategy, and Professional Issues. The fee for this certificate program includes a $100.00 materials fee and a $995.00 course fee. Check the website for dates of current offerings. Further contact information: CSULB University College and Extension Services, 6300 State University Drive, Suite 100, Long Beach, California 90815; Tel: (562) 985-5561 or toll-free: (800) 963-2250.
Butler University Leader as Coach Certification - Offered through the Butler Corporate and Executive Education at Butler University's College of Business, this 24-week not-for-credit program consists of three courses provided completely online. Participants who complete the course receive a Leader as Coach Certification. The three courses include: Foundations of Coaching, Coaching for Performance and Development, and Coaching for Inclusion: Teams, Cultures, and Generations. The courses are designed for persons currently in leadership positions regardless of role or title. Further contact information: College of Business, Butler University, 4600 Sunset Avenue, Indianapolis, Indiana 46208; Tel: (855) 792-1044.
Texas Christian University/Sherpa Coaching - Offered through the auspices of the Texas Christian University's Neeley School of Business in Fort Worth, Texas. This certification is based on the book, "The Sherpa Guide: Process-Driven Executive Coaching," written by Brenda Corbett and Judith Colemon, who will also be the program instructors. This is an in-person training that uses case studies and practical knowledge and follows the "Sherpa Process." The Sherpa approach consists of six phases: Taking Stock, Global View, Destination, Charting the Course, Agenda, and The Summit. "Executive Coaching Certification" consists of two weeks, 60 hours in person, on campus. The course fee is $8,900 and includes hotel and meals. Visit the Sherpacoaching website for instructor biographies, detailed course information, and start dates. Additonal contact: Deb Baker (817) 257-7115; email: email@example.com
Executive Coaching Institute (Berkeley, California) - This Institute typically provides a summers-only, two-week event that takes place in the Faculty Club on the campus of the University of California at Berkeley. The Institute is designed for individuals interested in entering the field of executive coaching (internal or external coaches) and executives seeking to become better managers and leaders. The program uses the Communicating coaching methodology and consists of 90 contact hours of group (in-person) classes, individual tutorials and coaching and weekly practicum. Successful completion leads to a certificate of completion issued by the Center for Executive Education at the University of California. For 2011, the dates of instruction are August 27 to September 3. Tuition is $10,500. Contact: Jenny Herbert Creek, (888) 658-0886; (510) 550-3669; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
University of Georgia/Sherpa Coaching - Offered through the auspices of the University of Georgia's Center for Continuing Education in Athens, Georgia. This certification is based on the book, "The Sherpa Guide: Process-Driven Executive Coaching," written by Brenda Corbett and Judith Colemon, who will also be the program instructors. This is an in-person training that uses case studies and practical knowledge and follows the "Sherpa Process." The Sherpa approach consists of six phases: Taking Stock, Global View, Destination, Charting the Course, Agenda, and The Summit. "Executive Coaching Certification" consists of two weeks, 60 hours in person, on campus. The course fee is $8,900 and includes hotel and meals. Visit the Sherpacoaching website for instructor biographies, detailed course information, and start dates. Additonal contact: Pam Bracken (706) 583-0424; email: email@example.com
Antioch University Seattle Coach Certification Program - Offered in partnership with the Academy for Coach Training, this program is designed for anyone who is a champion of the human spirit and want to participate as a catalyst for personal and organizational transformation. The program typically takes 9 to 18 months to complete and includes 71 hours of in-person training, 61 hours of teleconference training, and 25 hours of professional perspective training. Upon completion participants receive Antioch University Seattle coach certification, a certificate of completion from the Academy for Coach Training, and the designation of certified professional coach. Tuition is $US9,235 and includes all materials. Antioch University Seattle is located at 2326 Sixth Avenue, Seattle, Washington 98121; Tel: (206) 441-5352. For registration and additional information, contact The Academy for Coach Training Tel: (425) 0309.
Yale University - Offers a series of coaching courses: Coaching Skills for Managers, Coaching for Supervisors and Managers, Coaching for Development, and Coaching for Performance.. Contact: The Learning Center, 221 Whitney Avenue, PO Box 208354, New Haven, Conneticutt 06520-8354; Tel: (203) 432-5660; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Villanova University Executive MBA Program - As part of its executive MBA curriculum, this university offers an executive coaching stream as one of its five core areas. The coaching area includes one term of introduction to executive coaching and four terms of supervised coaching experience. Prior to the introduction all students participate in an Orientatio and Learning Readiness week-long residency program. Contact information: Villanova University Executive MBA Program, The Villanova Conference Center, 601 County Line Road, Radnor, Pennsylvania 19087-4523; Tel: (610) 523-1793; Fax: (610) 523-1798; E-mail:email@example.com.
BeamPines | Middlesex University Master's Program in Executive Coaching - This two-semester (one-year) program is delivered in New York, New York and provides one-on-one coaching and supervision and includes four weekend seminars in New York with Middlesex University faculty and BeamPines master coaches. Courses focus on action learning, reflection, and research. Candidates for this program must be line executives, human resources executives, or others with significant background and training in organizational development, psychology, business consulting, an undergraduate degree, 10+ years of management experience, and sponsorship from an employer. Credit is provided for previous academic and work experience, and a research-based master's thesis focused on the candidate's own organization is required for degree completion. The tuition for this program is $60,000 for the two semesters ($50,000 for BeamPines clients). For additional details about the curriculum consult the website or call (212) 476-4100, ext 259 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Royal Roads University Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching Program - Royal Roads University is located on a National Heritage Site in beautiful, Victoria, BC, Canada. The Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching program is designed for working professionals in a leadership or management position in human resources, organizational development or quality improvement. This ICF (International Coach Federation) accredited program takes approximately six months to complete and is delivered through a combination of short residencies and on-line distance learning modules. Tuition is $7,500 CDN. For more information contact: Program Coordinator, Centre for Applied Leadership and Management, Royal Road University; email: Annette.Siewertsen@RoyalRoads.ca; Toll Free: (866) 778-3932 or (250) 391-2600 ext 4372.
University of Toronto Solution-Focused Brief Coaching Certificate Program - This graduate certificate program, offered in-person through the Faculty of Social Work at the University of Toronto, emphasizes a strengths-based perspective. Participants choose from a variety of 10 modules delivered by international faculty members and must complete at least six modules including an initial module that equips each participant with foundational qualities of professional coaching through experiential learning; and a final module in a masterclass style of delivery including demonstration of foundational coaching skills in various applications through live coaching demonstration or prepared videotape. (See website for additional module options and descriptions as well as the latest schedule and fees.) Current tuition is $380 per module. For additional information contact: Haesun Moon, Program Director & Lead Faculty, Factor-Inwentash Faculty, Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto, 246 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario M5S 1V4; Tel: (416) 898-0381; email: email@example.com
Simon Fraser University Certificate in Professional Coaching - The Coaching Project (website) has formed a partnership with Simon Fraser University Continuing Studies in the Greater Vancouver area in British Columbia to present a Certificate in Professional Coaching. This seven-month face-to-face, part-time coach training is scheduled to begin in late October 2012 with a September 26 application deadline. The curriculum enables professional accreditation from the ICF, ensuring that students are eligible for PCC membership supporting the emerging needs of employers and clients. A series of information sessions for potential candidates are available (check their website). Tuition is $7500 and does not include the cost of textbooks. Participants who pay in full prior to September 26 will receive a $500 reduction in the fee. Additional contact: Dr. Susan Wright, MCC & President, The Coaching Project Inc., 713-518 Moberly Road, Vancouver, British Columbia V5Z 4G3; (416) 484-7428; (604) 653-7428; (800) 350-5536; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
University of Calgary Certified Co-Active Coach Training Program - In partnership with The Coaches Training Institute, this Canadian university continuing education department offers a two component program consisting of a "core curriculum" (five courses offered on a five three-day weekend residential basis), and a "certification program" (a six month, hands-on coaching, supervision, and group work component all provided by telephone by CTI-trained master coaches.) Both the core curriculum and certification program are geared towards the accreditation system of the International Coach Federation. The tuition for the first five courses is $6140.00 (discount for registering for all five courses), and the fee for the certification component is not stated. Consult the website for course start times. For more information contact: email@example.com. Toll Free: (866) 220-4992 or Tel: (403) 220-2988; Fax: (403) 284-5702.
Vancouver Community College Leadership Coaching Certificate Program - This program consists of 12 in-person, one-day seminars totalling 72 hours. Courses are drawn from the Leadership Certificate Program and the Leadership Coaching Certificate Program. The College also provides "Leadership Coaching Associate Certificate," which is a shorter program of six, in-person, one-day courses totalling 36 hours. Brief descriptions of all courses are provided on the website. For more information contact: Anne Tollstam, Tel: (604) 443-8668.
York University Schulich Executive Education Centre - This university-based organization offers a variety of executive education courses, including a "Certificate in Coaching Skills for Managers and Directors." The course is a five-day, in-person seminar that helps managers and supervisors learn how to integrate what great coaches do to enable each employee to feel that their work is meaningful and important. The course is divided into five modules: "Coaching Your Employees for Higher Performance," "Career Coaching," "Building the Next Generation of Leaders;" "Advanced Performance Strategies and Coaching;" and Introducing a Coaching Program: Implementation and Planning." Patricipants also learn to use advanced assessment tools. The fee for this course (in 2013) is $3695.00 plus tax. To learn more about the course, current fees, and start dates, visit the website or call: (416) 736-5079 or toll-free: (800) 667-9380. Contact details: Schulich Executive Education Centre, Schulich School of Business, York University, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3
The Columbia University/Teachers College Coaching Certification Program - This certification program requires the completion of two five-day intensives: either Internal Coach Intensive or External Coach Intensive and an Advanced Coach Intensive. A practicum is also required which includes online peer coaching labs, work with a mentor coach, and individual coaching experience. This program is offered in partnership with the Columbia Business School Executive Education program, and is designed to be completed within a seven-month period (but can be extended). Tuition for this program is not available online — program leaders request that prospective participants call them for the latest information and starting dates for the Internal, External and Advanced courses. An online application form is available. Additional contact information: Teachers College Columbia University, 525 West 120th Street, Box 132 - 107 Zankel Hall
New York, New York 10027; Tel: (800) 209-1245 or (212) 678-3987; Fax: (212) 678-8417; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
University of Texas - Dallas (UTD) - The School of Management at UTD has created an Executive and Professional Coaching Program. The program, which is delivered in a distance education format, offers two inter-related tracks: one designed for professional development where participants enrol in specific learning modules and a second track for persons who want to attain a certificate in executive and professional coaching. Credit for coach specific training taken at other ICF accredited programs or accredited universities can be transferred to the UTD program. Successful completion of the certificate program includes 140 hours of instruction, a coaching practicum supervised by an ICF-certified MCC, and a certification examination. Former ICF President, Judy Feld, MCC, is the Program Manager for this educational venture. As of July, 2005 the tuition for this program is $8800USD. An online application form is available on the website. For more information contact Dr. Robert Hicks at 972-883-5900 or email@example.com.
Chapman University Coaching Skills for Business Leaders Certificate - This interactive and reflective program is based on the core competencies as stated by the International Coach Federation. The certificate consists of a seven-week, 28-hour course, typically meeting in-person and weekly for four-hour sessions. The program modules focus on coaching fundamentals, coaching process and essential skills, coaching for personal mastery, coaching for interpersonal mastery, coaching for leadership mastery, coaching for team mastery, and individual presentations of personal development plans. The tuition is $1175.00 and includes all program materials and a continental breakfast. The next session entry begins in April, 2008. Contact: Kathleen Wilson, (714) 744-2127; or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org (Note: Chapman University also provides a an Advanced Career Strategies Certificate Program that includes a career coaching course. For information about this program, contact: Vince Glaeser, Program Director, (714) 997-6548; email: email@example.com)
University of Houston Executive Coaching Institute - This accredited university offers a 60-hour certificate program that focuses on business leaders and other executives. Workshops are offered throughout the year, and courses include: "Coaching for Change," Coaching in a Multicultural Workspace," "Coaching for Goal Setting and Achievement," "Coaching for Conflict Resolution," a "Coaching for Certification Preparation" course, and a Mastering Creativity" workshop. Potential participants can also enrol in a free information session. Enrollment typically occurs during the Spring and interested parties should consult their website. Additional contact information: Continuing Education, 102 C.N. Hilton Hotel and Conference Center, University of Houston, Houston, Texas 77204-3027; Tel: (713) 743-1060; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee - The School of Continuing Education offers a Certificate in Business Coaching that consists of five courses and a "capstone project". Courses are offered on-campus in an intensive format. Check the website for scheduling and fees. Each course is typically $845-895. Additional contact information: Donna Shepard, Program Director, School of Continuing Education, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 161 West Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 6000, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53203; Tel: (414) 227-3219; email: email@example.com
Kaplan University - This university, owned by the Washington Post, offers an Executive Coaching Certificate designed to provide the knowledge and skills needed to "enter the field as a professional coach to senior managers." Courses, which are described on their website, include: Fundamentals of Executive Coaching, Coaching Process and Essential Skills, Coaching for Personal Mastery, Coaching for Interpersonal Mastery, Coaching for Leadership Mastery, Coaching for Team Mastery, Integrative Cases and Practice, and Developing an Executive Coaching Practice. This is an online, self-study program that takes approximately 12 months with a program tuition (in 2005) of $3,295.00. Additional contact information: Kaplan University Online Admissions, 6301 Kaplan University Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309; Tel: (866) 542-4042; or (561) 920-; Fax: (800) 862-8723; email: JWolff@kaplan.edu
Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology - This school offers a Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching (within their Organizational Psychology program). This is a two-year, part-time program that includes 200 hours of classroom study and supervision (four 30-hour courses, a 45-hour coaching skills and techniques course, and a 45-hour supervised practicum). Courses are typically held on Monday evenings and on five day-long Saturday workshops. The next entering class will begin in January, 2009, and all courses are held on the MSPP campus, approximately 20 minutes from downtown Boston, Massachusetts. A bachelor's degree or equivalent is required for admission. The MSPP program is accredited by the American Psychological Association. Tuition for the total program is $13,542 plus a $75.00 non-refundable application fee. Additional contact: Dr.Lew Stern, Director, MSPP Admissions, 221 Rivermoor Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02132; Tel: (617) 327-6777; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
San Diego State University Professional Certificate in Coaching for Organizational Effectiveness. This certificate program can be completed in two years. A final examination is required that is based on the competencies of the International Coach Federation. The program has been designed for managers, leaders, human resource professionals, internal and external consultants, and trainers to help them use coaching to develop new leaders and increase leadership team effectiveness. Courses are in-person. Students with minimal previous exposure to executive and business coaching must take Fundamentals of Coaching ($350.00), which focuses on learning how coaching skills are used in business, government, and the non-profit world; the evolution of coaching and how it is used in organizations and businesses; and developing skills for coaching managers and supervisors to be leaders. An additional basic course, Assessments, Feedback and Performance, focuses on providing participants with experience administering and interpreting various assessment instruments and describes the circumstances most suited for each of them. Other courses include: Creating High-Performance Coaching Cultures; Emotional Intelligence for Leaders and Managers; Coaching Managers and Leaders; and Applying the Coaching Process. Contact information: Jordon Goldrich, Goldrich Associates International Network, P.O. Box 420517, San Diego, CA 92142; Tel: (858) 268-8528; e-mail: email@example.com.
Harvard Business Online Enterprise Solutions - As of 2002 this online course, Coaching for Results, is the only course offered and focuses on mastering five core coaching skills. The course includes interactive case studies, short practice activities and expert feedback. The course is approximately two hours in length and the fee is $195.00. A demo of the course is available on the site. Tel: (800) 795-5200.
Harvard Coaching and Positive Psychology Initiative - Located at the Harvard Medical School's McLean Hospital, this program of seminars, tutorials and supervision is directed towards developing an academic foundation of coaching psychology. The emphasis is on coaching research studies associated with the healthcare and medical world. The Initiative will include an annual conference, a research laboratory, a task force, a journal, and an education program for staff and interns at the McLean Hospital. Contact: Coaching & Positive Psychology, Harvard Medical School, McLean Hospital, 115 Mill Street, Belmont, Massachusetts 02478; Tel: (617) 855-3921; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
John F. Kennedy University - They offer several courses in coaching including Life Coaching for Career Counselors, The Process of Coaching, Executive Coaching: Coaching in the Corporate Environment, The Business of Coaching, Seminar in Child, Adolescent and Family Counseling: The Therapist as Coach, The Therapist as Coach: An Introduction, and Seminar in Consulting Psychology: Leadership/Coaching Phase I and Phase II. Contact: John F. Kennedy University, 12 Altarinda Road, Orinda, California 94563-2603; Tel: (925) 254-0200.
Bellevue University - This accredited university offers online and in-person life coaching certificates at both the undergraduate and graduate level. At the undergraduate level the certificate requires four courses (12 credit hours), and the course work is associated with the the Behavioral Science degree (but can be taken separately). An unusual element of this undergraduate certificate is that one of the four courses is on "Military Life Transitions.: . At the graduate level, the certificate requires two courses and is both separate from and included within the Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling. The fees for taking these courses was too complicated for us to figure out. Contact: Bellevue University, Main Campus, 1000 Galvin Road South, Bellevue, Nebraska 68005; Tel: (800) 756-7920 or (402) 293-2000.
University of the Rockies - This accredited university offers online specializations in executive coaching in their 39-credit Master of Arts (MA) in Psychology and 62-68 credits Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) graduate programs. Restricted to US residents. The tuition for either degree is approximately $47,000 for the doctoral degree plus application fees, exam fees, assessment and materials fees, and a graduation fee. The tuition for the masters program is approximately $25,935 plus other fees. Contact: Dean of the School of Professional Psychology, University of the Rockies, 555 East Plaza Peak Avenue, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80903-3612; Toll-Free: (866) 621-0124; email: email@example.com
University of Sydney - The Coaching Psychology Unit of the School of Psychology offers a number of courses in coaching, a post-graduate degree program in Coaching and Coaching Psychology (Graduate Certificate in Applied Science and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Science) and a Master of Human Resource Management and Coaching in conjuction with the Faculty of Economics and Business. Their programs are designed to match the guidelines of the International Coach Federation and emphasize three themes: the behavioural science of coaching, the applied art of coaching, and ethical and professional practice. Their intention is to produce scientist-practitioners. Fees vary for local and international students. Contact: Rachel Moerman, The Coaching Psychology Unit, School of Psychology, University of Sydney, Brennan MacCallum Building, A18, Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia; Tel: 02 9351 2866; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The College for Career Practitioners - Post graduate level study program for those intending to provide career coaching and counselling services plus training options for experienced career transition coaches and counsellors. Enrollment can take place at any time and studies can be completed on a self-assigned schedule from anywhere in the world. The current student enrolment from 12 countries has a choice of four study stream options. Students acquire thorough knowledge of the career decision-making process for all age groups, theories of career choice, characteristics of the world of work, client management techniques, discriminating use of instruments and the needs of special populations - employees, the unemployed, those in transition, third age clients. Contact: Nigel Phillips College Director of Studies, College for Career Practitioners, Level 11 - 380 St Kilda Road, Melbourne, Victoria 3004, Australia; International Tel: + 61 3 9941 3104; International Fax: + 61 3 9696 1553; e-mail: email@example.com.
Ashridge Business School Executive Coach Training - This reputable business school offers a certification (called "accreditation" in the UK) program for persons who want to work internal or external to organizations and a Masters in Executive Coaching for those interested in pursuing an advanced graduate degree in coaching. They can also provide on-site training for an organization interested in developing coaches within their own company. Intakes for the Master's program occur every 10 months, and instruction is primarily residential and in-person. Training is centered on five modules, and is primarily psychological-oriented with considerable emphasis on reflected enquiry. Tuition is £16,470 + VAT for the complete Masters program. A limited number of bursaries are available. Contact: Jensigne Molbeck-Blyth, Ashridge Business School, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire HP4 1NS, United Kingdom; Tel: +44 (0) 1442 841183; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
i-coach Academy - They offer degree programs (MA, MSc, MProf) in London, New York and Cape Town, and their aim is to create a recognized standard of academic and practice-based excellence to underpin the discipline of coaching, so that practitioners and clients know how to assess the quality and effectiveness of the coaching they give or receive. Their MProf program enables students to complete their master's in one year or to progress to a professional doctorate degree. The MProf is part-time and typically takes place over a nine month period, divided into six modules of six weeks each. Each module involves participation in a learning day, delivering coaching in practice, reflecting on that practice in a supervision day, receiving individual coaching and individual academic coaching. Each six-week module requires 4 hours models/theory, 4 hours triad skill practice, 4 hours delivering coaching, 4 hours research methods and research, 8 hours supervision/development, 2 hours academic coaching from faculty, and 2 hours receiving coaching (at your own cost).
Program costs are determined by choice of three options: (1) Standard MProf (£12,000 plus VAT), which includes six learning days, six supervision days, six two hour academic tutorials with core faculty, academic accreditation, prior credit assessment, and access to university library resources; (2) Tailored MProf (£2000 plus £2750 per annum for academic registration and accreditation), which includes application assessment, learning day, supervision day, and 2-hour academic tutorial; and (3) No academic accreditation (£850 per annum), which includes the same components of (2) but without the academic qualification. There is also D.Prof, which requires completion of the MProf with the i-coach academy and additional DProf application requirements. They estimate that it will take a minimum of two years to complete a doctorate and the fee will be £11,450 plus VAT per annum.
Admission requirements include: one year's training in coaching; participation in the i-coach academy application assessment process (a paid for process that contributes 10 credits towards the MProf); and at least one of the following: an honors degree or substantial experience in therapeutic, coaching or business arenas. The application requires a number of forms, self-assessment documents as well as participation in both a tutorial and group assessment and a fee of £550 plus VAT. Their program is accredited through the Professional Development Foundation and the National Centre for Work Based Learning at Middlesex University, United Kingdom. Contact: Caroline Horner, Tel: +44 7771 726 852; email.
Professional School of Psychology (Center for Executive Coaching) - This state-authorized program is offered in a 5-day intensive format with a 6-month follow-up and examines appreciative coaching from reflective, instrumented and observational perspectives. Successful participants receive a Industrial/Organizational Executive Coaching Certificate. While the school is located in California, courses have been previously offered in sites around California and in other states. Cost of the program is $2200.00. Contact: The Professional School of Psychology, 425 University Avenue, Suite 201, Sacramento, California 95825; Tel: (916) 923-5537; Fax: (916) 923-6298: Toll-free: (800) 408-4633; email: email@example.com.
California Institute of Integral Studies - This fully accredited university offers an Integrative Wellness Coaching series of courses in the Department of Integrative Health Studies as part of their M.A. program. The goals of the program are to: facilitate others in health-enhancing behaviors and assist them in attaining their health goals; develop effective coaching skills for individuals or groups; deepen their personal commitment to holistic self-care practices; and investigate career opportunities and practice professional marketing techniques. The courses designed to build competencies include: Health Assessment and Evaluation, Integrative Wellness Coaching, Integrative Wellness Management, Integrative Nutrition, Movement and Stress Management, Somatic Psychology electives, Creativity & Healing, and Healthy Aging. These courses provide the theoretical and practical skills for learning about healthy lifestyle, common stressful health challenges, mind-body-spirit modalities, key complementary and alternative interventions, and fitness and movement regimens. The courses also provide competencies for designing, implementing, and evaluating wellness programs for individuals and organizations, and are appropriate for either clinical or non-clinical students. They describe their curriculum as based on the best practices employed by Fortune 100 corporations and the National Wellness Institute. Tuition in this in-person program is $905.00 per unit US plus additional fees of 2075 for thesis completion, and $2075 for the thesis seminar. Retreat accommodation fees, graduation fees, registration fees are additional. See their website for the latest fee schedule. Contact: CIIS, 1453 Mission Street, San Francisco, California 94103; (415) 575-6100.
Georgetown University Leadership Coaching Certificate - This well-established and accredited university offers a six-month certificate program (152 hours or 19 days of in-person instruction) that as of 2012 is in its 12th year of operation. Additional work outside of the in-person instruction hours includes meeting with learning team coaches, outside reading, written assignments, supervised coaching of clients, and individual coaching by a faculty member. The program emphasizes the relationship between coaching and organization development. Three areas of coaching are emphasized: knowledge of self and how this can be used as an instrument of change; maximizing the value of coaching relationships; and understanding the role of systems thinking and coaching. The curriculum has been developed to meet all the requirements for the Professional Certified Coach (PCC) designation of the International Coach Federation. All participants must complete a written examination, a final coaching performance exam, and a final written paper. Tuition is $US11950.00 and classes are organized around an intensive all-day format. Note: there are typical university graduate level admission requirements (see web URL above, which also provides course descriptions, details about faculty, required readings, and requirements and dates for applications). Contact: Pat Mathews, MCC, Program Director, Leadership Coaching Certificate Program, Center for Continuing and Professional Education, Georgetown University, 37th and O Street, NW, Washington, DC 20057; Tel: (717) 264-1143; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Franklin University - Franklin University offers an MBA with a focus area in executive coaching, delivered as four, three-week seminars. Seminars also may be completed to earn a post-MBA Certificate of Completion in Executive Coaching. Seminars are offered on site on the main campus in Columbus Ohio, and online through web-based educational technology. The executive coaching focus concentrates on identifying and practicing the knowledge, skills, and aptitudes required to be successful at all stages in the lifecycle of a typical executive coaching assignment. Each seminar in the Focus is designed to highlight a particular stage in the cycle. Seminars cover tcontent, process and context issues. explore related theories and frameworks. apply relevant tools and techniques. and provide the opportunity to practice and receive feedback on integrative skills.
Faculty responsible for the curriculum design and administrative oversight of the executive coaching program have Ph.D. degrees with graduate studies in business, psychology and counseling, and hold external professional coaching certification. Further, supervising faculty members have extensive experience developing, providing and administering coach-training programs. The teaching faculty also hold graduate degrees, have professional coaching certification and are active in the practice of executive coaching and in related professional organizations. Most are members of the Worldwide Association of Business Coaches (WABC).
Courses and workshops include:
- MBA 926 Executive Coaching Seminar I: The Preparatory Phase.
This initial seminar prepares participants to engage in a coaching relationship, presenting both coach and client perspectives. Participants will initiate planning for a coaching relationship with a practice client, and this relationship will continue during the duration of the Focus coursework. The background and history of the coaching field will be reviewed ,culminating in a discussion of current issues and opportunities. The merits of various types of coaching currently offered by practitioners will be discussed. The competencies associated with successful coaches will be identified along with the opportunity to comparatively assess participantsíexisting personal values and capabilities. Differences and similarities between coaching and allied disciplines also will be covered. Texts include Zeus, P. and Skiffington, S. (2002). The coaching at work toolkit. New York: McGraw-Hill. Peltier, B. (2001). The psychology of executive coaching: Theory and application. New York: Brunner-Routledge.
- MBA 936 Executive Coaching Seminar II: The Startup Phase
This second seminar in the Executive Coaching Focus is concerned with the phase of the coaching lifecycle that begins the actual work with the client. Emphasis is on getting the coach/client relationship off to a good start. Beginning a successful coaching relationship includes making the initial contact, building rapport, establishing expectations from both parties, using appropriate assessment activities and inventories, contracting, and learning more about the client. The course will also introduce participants to various types of coaching frameworks or reference structures from within which coaches can thoughtfully operate. Additionally, the start-up coaching phase is concerned with assisting the practice client in identifying his or her desired outcomes from the coaching process. Procedurally, this identification step takes the form of creating a coaching plan that refines the desired client goals and associated success measurement methods. Texts include: Zeus, P. and Skiffington, S. (2002). The coaching at work toolkit. New York: McGraw-Hill; and Logan, D. and King, J. (2004). The coaching revolution. Avon, MA: Adams Media.
- MBA 946 Executive Coaching Seminar III: The Sustaining Phase
This third seminar in the Executive Coaching Focus is aimed at the middle stage of the coaching lifecycle. In this phase the emphasis is on continued progress toward client goals while sustaining the coach-client relationship. The priority is to keep the coaching effort alive, vital and focused on meeting ongoing client needs. Many coaches find the use of a guiding model to be particularly helpful as a framework or scaffolding around which to organize client goals and accomplishments. Additional topics addressed in this seminar include: analyzing client behavior patterns; applying problem solving tools; coping with and influencing toxic behaviors; and conducting periodic checks of the coaching progress. Texts include: Zeus, P. and Skiffington, S. (2002). The coaching at work toolkit. New York: McGraw-Hill; Downey, M. (2003). Effective coaching, 2nd ed. New York: Thomson and Texere; and Lubit, R. (2004). Coping with toxic managers, subordinates and other difficult people. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice-Hall.
- MBA 956 Executive Coaching Seminar IV: The Concluding Phase
This concluding seminar focuses on three topics: how to successfully end a coaching relationship; coaching as a business; and the future of coaching.Various options for concluding the formal coaching relationship will be reviewed and practiced. Participants will select an option to actually use in finalizing the relationship with their own practice client. Personally relevant learning from all phases in the coaching relationship will be analyzed and noted for possible subsequent use. Participants will also have the opportunity to explore additional possibilities for their own professional development as a coach, including investigating various types of professional coaching certifications and advanced training currently being offered. Finally, on the basis of the experience with the entire focus, participants will be reflecting on how they would like to proceed with coaching work in their immediate future. Texts include: Zeus, P. and Skiffington, S. (2002). The coaching at work toolkit. New York: McGraw-Hill; West, L. and Milan, M. (2001). The reflecting glass. New York: Palgrave..
Contact: Dr. John S. Brent, Ph.D., CPC, RCC, Franklin University, 201 South Grant Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43215; Tel: (614) 341-6343; email: email@example.com.
George Mason University Coaching and Organizational Development Certificate - Provides a nine-month certificate program that integrates coaching and organizational development and is offered in collaboration with the Newfield Network. The course of study includes 130 hours of experiential learning with a minimum of 30-hours of coaching practice in both being coached and coaching others. Six course are included over the nine-month period and study includes reading and written assignments, study groups, one-on-one coaching from Newfield Network certified coaches, and a focus on real organizational issues. The fee for this program is $8500. Contact: Office of Continuing Professional Education, George Mason University, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, Virginia 22020; Tel: (703) 993-2109; Fax: (703) 993-2121; email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Note: The current status of this program, according to contacts, is uncertain.)
Alliant International University (San Diego) - Through the California School of Organizational Studies, this school offers a Ph.D. in Consulting Psychology which is designed to produce specialists in organizational consulting. Although none of their course offerings actually use the term coaching in their titles (consulting is the more typical term used), one of the foundations of their philosophy is that a fully trained consulting psychologist must be able to provide (among others listed) individual interventions, including vocational and career assessments as well as executive coaching. Doctoral degree requirements total 119 units and are likely to require about four years of study. The curriculum is designed to match psychology licensure requirements. Fees are approximately $US710 per unit plus other academic and administrative fees. All degrees are accredited. Contact: website or call 866-825-5426.
North Carolina State University Business Coaching Certificate - This program is designed to prepare course members to become business coaches. The website states that the course is for people who want to pursue coaching as a full time occupation or who want to make coaching skill a central part of their practice as a manager or business consultant. Aimed at managers, HRD and HRM professionals, OD consultants, technical specialists and other professionals who are moving into a coaching or training role. Their program consists of 10 monthly weekend blocks for a total of 21 days. During the course participants' work with clients is supported by an experienced coach in small groups. In addition to the workshops each participant will work with their own mentor coach for three months. Participants are expected to research and report on a special coaching topic. The school believes that their training will help participants qualify for ICF certification. Program locations include Raleigh, North Carolina and Charlotte, North Carolina. The registration fee for 2006 is $5,495.00 which includes individual coaching sessions. Check their website for latest the most up-to-date fee details and other registration information. Contact: Dr. Brian Nichol, Director, 4111 Mittglen Lane, Cary, North Carolina 27518; Tel: (919) 303-5848; email: email@example.com
New York University School of Continuing and Professional Studies Certificate in Personal and Life Coaching - Participants are required to take six courses and an independent study, including two Foundations of Coaching courses; a Skills and Practices course specific to their concentration; then an Independent Study; and, finally, the Master Class in Coaching, which cannot be taken until the semester after all other certificate requirements are complete. Two electives are also required. The independent study course includes coaching engagements and feedback from instructors and peers. The focus of the program is to provide participants with the skills required to coach individuals through transformative periods in their lives. Upon completion of this program, participants are able to: differentiate between types of coaching and performance improvement approaches, contract with a coaching client; practice basic skills of the coaching conversation; demonstrate highly effective personal coaching; speak persuasively about the benefits of their coaching; ask for and receive feedback about their coaching effectiveness; and manage multiple coaching relationships. Contact: Office of Admissions, NYU School of Continuing and Professional Studies, 145 4th Avenue, Room 201, New York, New York 10003; Tel: (212) 998-7171; Toll-Free: (888) 998-7204
Teleclass4U (Description removed in September, 2007; school is no longer operating with this name).
Therapist Coach Institute (Description removed in April, 2004: school is no longer in operation.)
Authenticity Group Coaching - This organization works with coaches and businesses on how to design group coaching programs. They also customize group coaching programs for a variety of applications, for example, coaching, organizational change, leadership development, enriched one-shot training, action learning and support groups. They produce and distribute guidebooks about how to design, market, facilitate and evaluate coaching group programs. Fees are $900 for a three-day intensive workshop about how to design, market, facilitate and evaluate coaching group programs for a variety of applications. The three-day session includes Foundations of Group Coaching (1 day) -- basics of group coaching; Facilitating Group Coaching (1 day) -- how to facilitate all aspects of group coaching; and Developing Group Coaching Programs (1 day) -- how to customize, market and evaluate group coaching programs. For scheduling, visit their website. Located in Minneapolis, Minnesota; Tel: (763) 971-8890.
Remembering4You Alzheimer's Coach Certification - This organization has created a certification program for professional coaches who want to work with persons who have Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia. Participants must have a minimum of an associate’s degree and an accredited coach training program, or equivalent training and experience. Required courses for certification include: introduction to Alzheimer’s coaching module; fundamentals of Alzheimer's coaching module followed by a two-week internship; advanced Alzheimer’s coaching module followed by a two-week internship, and the business of Alzheimer's coaching module. To apply please go here. Tuition for the entire training is $1,197.Check the website for the latest tuition fees and course start dates. Further contact information: Remembering 4 You, PO Box 193, Mapleton, Maine 04757; Tel: (207) 764-1214; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Destination Coach - This organization provides a five-day, in-person coach training in both Canada (Canmore, Alberta) and Scotland (Aberdeenshire). Few details about the training are available on the website, but the training is described as providing practical tools and techniques to use every day to create lasting personal and organisational change. The tuition, including accommodation and meals is $8347.00(CDN). A certificate of professional development in inspirational coaching is awarded to participants through the University of Strathclyde (Glasgow, Scotland). The fee for certification is £1440.00. Additional requirements are needed for the certificate and are stated on the website. For more information conact IC International, 120 Caffaro Court, Canmore, Alberta Canada T1W 3G4; Tel: (403) 678-3891; email: email@example.com
Quest Coach Training - This telecourse-based life coach training program is based on a curriculum described as "the 11 core coaching competencies and ethical standards as identified by coaching associations worldwide." The program focuses on both coaching skills and marketing training, strategies and tactics. The program leader promises that this program is faster and more efficient than other coach training programs. Participants must complete a number of mandatory written assignments and pass a final exam at the 80 percent or higher rate. The typical completion time is considered to be six months or less. The tuition for the certified life coach program, which includes a strategic business tactics course, is $1997.00USD. All course materials, study guides, worksheets and forms are included. (Note: Tuition is NOT refundable.) The website indicates that graduates can apply for certification through the Certified Coaches Alliance or the International Coach Federation.) Additional contact details: Gary Glasscock, Chief Training Officer, Quest Coach Training, 708 Friendly Way, Campbellsville, Kentucky 42718: Tel: (206) 666.4085; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
New Zealand School of Coaching - Created by Margaret Wyn, PCC, this organization provides a range of coach training for beginning coaches and experienced coaches. Their courses are in-person, one-on-one contact sessions, and are designed to meet the requirements of the International Coach Federation certification standards. Level I is for those without any previous coach training and the 2006 fee is $5060.00 in NZ dollars. More advanced courses as well as coach supervision and coach training for managers and executives are also available. Contact: Margaret Wyn, PO Box 31101, Milford, Auckland, New Zealand; Tel: +64 09 410 3766; email: email@example.com.
Cultivating Leadership - This organization provides in-person, advanced workshops for coaches and leadership development professionals, leading to "Growth Edge Coaching Certification." Their training begins with an initial three-day workshop, Conversations at the Growing Edge, focusing on human development and growth; continues with a second workshop, Engaging Cllient Horizons Openly, which focuses on interviewing clients; and concludes with a third workshop, Psychologically Spacious Coaching, which focuses on the coaching engagement and practices. Certification, requires participants to have supervised coaching sessions, engage in buddy coaching, and prepare a developmental coaching essay. Workshops are offered at various dates in North America, Australia and New Zealand. The tuition for each of the three, full-day workshops ranges from $2000.00 to $2300.00. Further contact information: Carolyn Coughlin, Cultivating Leadership, 6 Pingau Street, Paekakariki 5034, New Zealand; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
American Seminar Leaders Association - This organization offers a three-day program leading to the designation of Certified Action Coach (additional professional requirements are necessary). Courses are offered by telecourse and in various locations in the US and Canada.Tuition cost is not specified on website. Contact: American Seminar Leaders Association, 2405 E. Washington Blvd., Pasadena, California 91104: Tel: (800) 735-0511; Fax: (626) 798-0701; email: email@example.com.
Oxford School of Coaching and Mentoring - This school offers a certificate, diploma and courses leading to a graduate degree in coaching and mentoring. Areas of emphasis include workplace, community and diversity. Courses are delivered on an in-person and electronic basis. The primary emphasis of study is to develop the necessary skills to be an effective coach and mentor in the context of helping people manage their own learning and achieving life balance. Fees are 3,250 for complete in-person training or 2,495 for a combination of in-person and electronic sessions. Contact: Eric Parsloe, Director, Oxford School of Coaching and Mentoring, Regus House, 7200 The Quorum, Oxford Business Park North, Oxford OX4 2JZ, England; Tel: 01865 481442; e-mail: Emma Goodwin.
Oxford Brookes University (UK) -This school provides an MA degree in Coaching and Mentoring Practice designed to help participants gain a theoretical understanding and experiential knowledge and skill necessary to engage in coaching and mentoring in a variety of contexts and be able to train others. The program can be taken on a part-time basis and typically requires between 2 to 4 years to complete. Admission requirements include a first degree or equivalent professional experience and an appropriate English language qualification. There are no examinations for the MA in Coaching and Mentoring Practice. Assessment is based on coursework assignments and a dissertation. Students who have already been awarded a coaching or mentoring qualification by the Oxford School of Coaching and Mentoring may be given exemption from the practice element of the Coaching and Mentoring Practice Module. For information about tuition fees and program details contact: Dr. Elaine Cox, Westminster Institute of Education, Oxford Brookes University, Harcourt Hill, Oxford OX 2 9AT; Tel: +44 (0) 1865 488350; Fax: +44 (0) 1865 488283;e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Academy of Executive Coaching (Great Britain) - Founded by John Leary-Joyce, this advanced program is designed for experienced executive coaches and focuses on developing skills in performance coaching, therapy, psychology, and business management and leadership. The program consists of six workshops: 5-2 day sessions and 1-4 day session delivered over a period of 14 days. The focus of the sessions is on articulating coaching models and demonstrating coaching skill. Peer coaching, coaching external clients and receiving supervised feedback are included. Intakes start at various times. Fitness and body awareness sessions are also included. The school also provides a Master of Science (M.Sc.) in coaching which requires additional project work. The tuition cost is £7,000. Contact: The Academy of Executive Coaching, 62 Paul Street, London EC21 4NA Great Britain; Tel: +44 1727 864 806; e-mail: email@example.com.
Coachingdevelopment (Great Britain) - A 20-day experiential training program, presented in five 4-day modules that incorporate International Coach Federation core competencies and material from Transactional Analysis and NLP. The leaders make no distinction between people in their personal and professional lives and their primary focus is to develop and refine inherent interpersonal skills such as perceptive and empathic listening and questioning. They include mini-lectures, course notes, discussion groups, experiential work in twos and threes, video input, tape recording. On completion of the training program, participants qualify for a Letter of Attendance. With presentation of specific written course work participants will receive a Certificate of Coaching Skills. Those who wish to gain further credentials and recognition, additional hours of coaching, and take an examination will qualify for a Diploma in Coaching, which is described as being fully accredited by ICF. An additional two months is necessary for presentation of written work for the Certificate, and for the Diploma a total period of 24 months is necessary the for completion of additional practice hours, supervision and examination. The tuition is £2900 + VAT. Additional trainings are scheduled for 2006 in London and Ireland. Contact: Colin Brett or Phillip Brew, 0845 122 7200 (UK) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
International Teaching Seminars (Great Britain) - This organization provides an NLP Coaching Certification Training program in London (UK). The training is offered in five modules for four days each distributed over a six month period. Participants must have already be NLP Master Practitioners. A two-day course in Essential Coaching Skills is also available and is open to the general public. Their program was accredited by the International Coach Federation in 2001. Contact: ITS House, Webster Court, Websters Way, Rayleigh Essex SS6 8JQ, Great Britain; Tel: +44 1268 777125; e-mail: email@example.com.
The Certified Energy Coach Program - An eight week, 20-hour course plus a four-week Advanced Energy Coaching Practicum course for people already engaged in helping professions. The focus is on integrating meridian based and intentional energy modification methods into existing coaching and therapy. As part of the telecourse-based training, participants receive private coaching and a program manual. Their website contains an interesting chart describing the differences between consulting, energy coaching, and psychotherapy. Contact: Maryam Webster, Director, Certified Energy Coach Program, 14510 Big Basin Way, No. 190, Saratoga, California 95070; Tel: (408) 448-7685; email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Achievement Specialists, LLP (Great Britain) - This organization was founded in 1997 and provides a three-part program combining in-person, distant learning and teleconferencing courses. They emphasize coaching models based on Neurolinguistic programming. Completion requires approximately 250 hours of study. Participants can choose to become members of the European Coaching Institute, certify with the National Open College Network and display the Life Coaching Handbook Diploma. The course has two independent accreditations: a grade A with the European Coaching Institute and the National Open College Network certification. Their courses include: Advanced Selling Skills for Coaches, Spiral Coaching, NLP Coaching, Advanced Presentations Skills, Life Coach to Business Coach. The course is based on the "Life Coaching Handbook: Everything You Need to be an Effective Coach" by Curly Martin. Fees are based on selected packages. Visit their website for the latest fees. Contact: Curly Martin, Achievement Specialists, LLP, Achievement House, 100 Southwick Road, Bournemouth BH6, 5PU, Great Britain, Tel: 44 (0) 1202 653259; E-mail.
University of Sydney Coaching and Mentoring Program - This Australian university has a coaching psychology department that offers two post-graduate degree programs in coaching: one for people with a psychology background and one for those without psychology. Both programs are university accredited and they anticipate that these program will receive accreditation soon from the International Coach Federation.
The university also provides a five-day, forty-hour, face-to-face instruction program leading to a certificate in coaching and mentoring. This program is not designed as an entry-level course. Participants must be able to demonstrate prior experience as human resource professionals, professional coaches, counsellors, or have training or a background in the behavioural sciences. The current fee for the course is $3,000. Contact Anthony Grant to determine the most current entry dates. Additional contact information: The Coaching Psychology Unit, Department of Psychology, University of Sydney, Australia, NSW 2006; Tel: +61 2 9351 6792; Fax +61 2 9351 2603.
Duke University - Integrative Health Coach Professional Training - This training program is part of the first US-based academic medical center to develop a health coaching program. The program consists of four educational modules that focus on understanding integrative medicine, the wheel of health, mindfulness, the science of behavior change, personalized health planning, nutrition, common physical and mental health issues, and stress management. Coaching skills to work with both individuals and groups are included. Courses are in-person, classroom-based. Each course (module) is offered on an intensive basis of about 25-30 hours delivered over a four-day period. Tuition is $4495.00. Check their website for latest the most up-to-date fee details and other registration information. Contact: Linda Smith, Duke Integrative Medicine Program Director, DUMC Box 102904, Durham, North Carolina 27710; Tel: (866) 313-0959; email: email@example.com
Duquesne University Professional Coaching Certification - This university has partnered with the International Coach Federation to offer this program and consequently the program is structured to meet the minimum of 125 hours of coach specific training. The program is designed for managers, internal trainers, near-retirees, and practicing coaches interested in continuing education. Admission is determined by an application (available online), college transcripts, a current resume, and letter of interest. Participants are required to take six foundation courses (offered in-person on weekends); choice of two electives; field work that consists of peer coaching, supervised coaching observations and mentoring, and portfolio development; and a capstone or integration event that typically includes a live portfolio presentation in-depth coaching practice with faculty, and an oral and written examination. Other course work is taught via in-person classes, online modules, and teleconferences. A cohort is being accepted for start on February 19, 2010. Participants are required to arrange for coaching with a professionally certified coach of their choice for a minimum of four hours. The website also includes comments from previous cohort students and testimonials. Tuition is $5,999(US). Contact: School of Leadership and Professional Advancement, 210 Rockwell Hall, 600 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15282; Tel: (800) 283-38539 or (412) 396-5600; email: firstname.lastname@example.org