Coaching for Organizational Learning and Change

 

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The concentration in Coaching for Organizational Learning and Change expands the range of capacities and skills in leadership. By acquiring practical knowledge in coaching and facilitation learners enhance their effectiveness in developing others, improve performance, and promote collaboration, in service of personal and organizational goals and aspirations.

You Will Focus On:

  • Understanding, designing and facilitating powerful experiences in learning and change for individuals and groups
  • Learning how to incorporate effective coaching and skillful leadership into your existing role and responsibilities
  • Building a foundation for a profession in individual, team and group coaching

 

Your Learning Goals Will Include:

  • Understanding advanced theories of learning and change to improve human performance
  • Acquiring practical knowledge in facilitation and coaching
  • Mastering a range of primary competencies in coaching, including but not limited to self-awareness, presence, relating, listening, questioning and action inquiry
  • Becoming more competent and confident in turning learning edges and challenges into asserts and strengths for work with others

 

Concentration Course Curriculum:

Module VII CONCENTRATION COURSE #1: The Art and Science of Coaching: Principles, Processes and Competencies
This course draws upon the variety of disciplines that inform the practice of coaching, such as psychology, adult learning, communication, and human performance to acquaint the learner with the theories, models, and skills needed to effectively coach individuals and/or groups. The course offers ample opportunities for learners to explore the craft of coaching, to develop their skills, and their unique style. The course also focuses on the practice of coaching in organizational life and leadership, as a particular expression of leadership and a pathway for developing others. Attention to how coaching links with organizational goals and culture, as well as designing and learning from results­ oriented actions, is explored as well.
Module IX CONCENTRATION COURSE #2: The Craft of Group and Meeting Facilitation
In this highly practical course, learners become acquainted with the theories, methods, and techniques of effective facilitation in meetings and in groups. The course examines the various types and ingredients of facilitation, and the role of group dynamics and development involved. By engaging the learner's experience and opportunities for practice, the course helps identify and enhance one's unique approach to group and meeting facilitation, while increasing one's competence and confidence. Attention to how to design agendas, make appropriate interventions, address conflict, and foster collaboration are also explored. In addition, the course introduces a framework for ongoing practitioner development in effective group and meeting facilitation.
Module X CONCENTRATION COURSE #3: Coaching and Facilitation Practicum: Individual and Group Approaches
This course is focused on advancing one's professional practice in coaching and/or facilitation. Learners have the opportunity to participate in applied coaching and facilitation activities in and out of class, receive feedback, and experiment with new learning. Each person creates a personal and professional development plan that engages and transforms their learning edges, designs a course of action for continued learning, and develops strategies for incorporating a coaching and/or facilitation practice into their work and life.