MA in Organizational Leadership - Professional and Executive Coaching Courses
Students pursuing the Professional and Executive Coaching concentration in the MAOL program will take 4 concentration courses (12 credit hours).
ORGL-54600 Introduction to Organizational and Leadership Coaching (3)
This course provides an overview of organizational and leadership coaching and introduces students to the 11 coaching competencies, their significance and how to apply them in working with coaching clients. It also provides context for coaching credentials, niches and specialties, professional connections and organizing yourself as a coach. The course provides an introduction to the role and application of ethics and standards in the professional coaching environment. It is a foundational class that will assist students in developing the knowledge and resources needed to handle ethical dilemmas that present themselves in the coach-client relationship.
ORGL-54700 Coaching Methodologies (3)
This course teaches students how to apply various different coaching models and techniques to real-world coaching scenarios. The models offer a useful, powerful structure and steps to follow in the coaching process. Students will learn how to incorporate systems elements into coaching within organizational settings. Topics include the A-B-C Model, Appreciative Coaching, Career Coaching and uncovering deep structure thoughts. This course will build on the Solution Focused Coaching model and will include peer practice sessions.
ORGL-54800 Building A Coaching Practice (3)
This course teaches students how to strategically plan and create their coaching practice from the point of view of the successful independent practitioner as well as how to start a coaching initiative within an organization. Topics include defining the right approach to attract coaching clients, making the correct choice about niches and specialties, using technology to manage and grow a coaching practice, how to expand into corporate coaching markets, client retention and referrals and how to leverage strategic coaching alliances.
ORGL-54900 Coaching Research (3)
This course teaches students the basic concepts about qualitative and quantitative research practices and discusses how these are applied to the field of coaching. This course also provides students with an overview of how to use leadership assessments in a coaching relationship. These leadership assessments are often used in coaching to develop the client's awareness, to jump start the initial phase of the coaching and to provide data for goal setting and return on investment.