Leadership Coaching Certificate
The Leadership Coaching Certificate provides students an opportunity to complete the requirements necessary to earn a nationally recognized credential in an emerging field.
The University of San Diego’s Leadership Coaching Certificate is a comprehensive program that uses proven approaches to prepare established and aspiring coaches with the skills needed to advance their professions. These approaches are unique in helping coaches become reflective practitioners who are able to bring quality and depth to their work in a range of professional settings. An emphasis is placed on developing the coach as an instrument of practice, where the relationship with the client is at the center.
Professionals with established coaching practices, those who are new to the field, educators, human resource officers and those from related careers are ideal candidates. Consultants and clinicians can also benefit greatly from the program. Managers who find that coaching is increasingly an expectation in their work will also find value in completing these courses. USD graduate students can sometimes use these courses towards their MA or PhD program elective courses.
The University of San Diego, Department of Leadership Studies is a BCC founding CCE-approved coach training provider for the Executive Leadership Coaching certification preparation. Participants who successfully complete all five courses will be eligible for the Board Certified Coach credential (BCC) exam through the Center for Credentialing and Education. In addition, they will have the training and mentor hours required to apply for an ACC or PCC credential through the ICF via the Portfolio Path. Details regarding what this entails can be found on the ICF’s website www.coachfederation.org.
Upon successful completion of the certificate, participants will be able to:
- Coach individuals, teams, and groups
- Consistently demonstrate coaching skills aligned with ICF core competencies
- Self-observe and self-correct to avoid situations that compromise coaching
- Use a holistic, developmental approach to coaching
- Apply performance/situational coaching practices where relevant
- Recognize and deal with cultural differences and assist clients in doing the same
- Co-create fieldwork tailored to support and stabilize client development
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|Application Deadlines||Visit www.sandiego.edu/soles/admissions/deadlines.php|
|Minimum Grade Point Average||3.0 (4.0 scale) in all undergraduate coursework|
|Standardized Admission Test||Not required. Applicants at or near the minimum GPA may choose to submit Graduate Record Examination (GRE) general test scores to strengthen their application.|
|Additional Requirements||An interview may be required for admission.|
|Statement of Purpose|
|Two letters of recommendation|
Requirements for the Certificate
|LEAD 533||Foundations of Leadership Coaching||3|
|LEAD 566||Core Competencies of Leadership Coaching||3|
|LEAD 544||Building Professional Practice in Coaching||2|
|LEAD 593P||Practicum in Leadership Coaching||1|
|LEAD 551||Human Relations for Leaders||3|
Exit Requirement - Final Performance Evaluation
The program has an exit requirement of a final live evaluation of coaching skills that will take place at the end of LEAD 544. In order to pass this live performance evaluation, students need to meet the ICF core competencies at the PCC level.