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Human Capital Management Certificate in Executive Coaching

Diploma Description

NYU SPS offers two certificates in coaching: the Certificate in Executive Coaching and the Certificate in Professional Coaching. Both focus on developing coaches using a three-pronged approach: the theory and science, evidence-based models and tools, and International Coaching Federation (ICF) core competencies. Through applied practical sessions, students apply these skills and techniques in a variety of client scenarios. Each course is 12 weeks long and provides 36 synchronous hours and 14 asynchronous hours of instruction, which will entitle students to earn 50 ICF coach education contact hours per course.
The Certificate in Executive Coaching is designed for professionals who want to develop foundational and practical knowledge of coaching within a business context. Students become versed in the process for developing leaders’ abilities to achieve professional and organizational goals and individuals’ abilities to achieve personal goals. Students learn and apply skills and techniques to achieve individual and organizational effectiveness by incorporating theory and foundation into their practice of coaching. This program consists of four courses.
The Certificate in Professional Coaching is geared toward motivated professionals who want to learn or improve their coaching skills in everyday personal and professional situations. It will both educate new and already practicing coaches in a structured way based on the International Coaching Federation (ICF) core competency model. The curriculum examines the theory and science that informs coaching, coaching fundamentals, industry best practices, and the skills and structures required to coach clients effectively, from acquisition and contracting to successful completion of an engagement. This program consists of three courses.
Program Delivery Details are as follows:
This Certificate in Executive Coaching is awarded to students who successfully complete the following four required courses, as listed below. Only one course may be taken per semester, and courses must be taken sequentially.
New York University is a Level 2 ICF Accredited Coaching Education Provider. If students choose, they can complete the additional Mentor Coaching course, which includes 9 group mentor coaching hours and 3 one-on-one mentor coaching hours, as well as the final performance evaluation assessed at the PCC level. Upon successful completion of either the Certificate in Executive Coaching or Certificate in Professional Coaching, plus the Mentor Coaching course, students can apply the program toward an ICF credential using the "Level 2 / ACTP Path."
Note: The Mentor Coaching course is not required to be taken in order to earn the Certificate in Executive Coaching or the Certificate in Professional Coaching. If NYU SPS Certificate in Executive Coaching or Certificate in Professional Coaching students do not take the Mentor Coaching course at NYU SPS, they can still apply their NYU SPS Certificate program toward an ICF credential using the "Level 1 / ACSTH Path."
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You'll Walk Away With

  • A base of theoretical knowledge to provide a profound context for why and how coaching works
  • The skills to interpret evidence-based models to facilitate learning and change
  • A foundation for effective coaching to occur within a business context
  • Knowledge of methods to establish trust- and safety-based relationships with clients
  • Effective coaching skills
  • Personal and professional coaching skills

Earn a 10% DISCOUNT* on courses by declaring your candidacy for the Certificate in Executive Coaching.


Program Curriculum


Program Curriculum



All Courses Required

Foundations of Coaching

Acquire a thorough understanding of the evidence-based theory/science that underpins coaching.

2024 Summer
+ 1 more semester
7 sections

Coaching Theory and Skill

Learn and practice coaching skills through real-time conversations, experiment with the language of coaching, and use coaching models and tools.

2024 Summer
+ 1 more semester
4 sections

Coaching Engagements

Use the coaching theory and skills acquired in previous courses to help clients set and reach articulated goals through a 12-week engagement.

2024 Summer
+ 1 more semester
4 sections

Coaching in an Organization

Learn global trends and best practices for coaching in the workplace, and practice with external clients through a 12-week coaching engagement.

2024 Summer
+ 1 more semester
4 sections

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General Admission Requirements

For those who have completed some college Completion of 32 credits with at least 2 years work experience OR 60 credits with no work experience required