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Management Certificate in Professional Coaching

Diploma Description

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NYU SPS now offers two Certificates in Coaching: the Certificate in Professional Coaching and the Certificate in Executive 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 use these skills and techniques in a variety of client scenarios. Each course is 12 weeks long and provides 36 synchronous and 14 asynchronous hours of instruction, which will entitle students to earn 50 coach-specific training hours with ICF per course.

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.

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.

Both certificate programs were created to be in alignment with ICF standards, and they currently are part of an ACSTH pilot program and are being prepared for accreditation. Upon a student’s successful completion of either certificate, the program can be used toward an ICF Credential through the “Portfolio Path,” until accreditation is finalized. These programs are delivered in a blended format with in-person and online synchronous options.

The Certificate in Professional Coaching is awarded to students who successfully complete the following three required courses, as listed below. Only one course may be taken per semester, and courses must be taken sequentially.

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Must be completed within

3 years

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
  • Knowledge of methods to establish trust- and safety-based relationships with clients
  • Effective coaching skills
  • Personal and professional coaching skills

Program Curriculum

COURSES THAT GIVE YOU THE SKILLS AND TRAINING YOU NEED TO START YOUR NEW CAREER

Program Curriculum

COURSES THAT PROVIDE FOUNDATIONAL INFORMATION IN THE FIELD WITH OPTIONS TO SPECIALIZE IN AN AREA RELEVANT TO YOUR NEEDS

REQUIRED COURSES

All Courses Required

Foundations of Coaching

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

2021 Spring
2 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.

2021 Spring
2 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.

2021 Spring
2 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