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Coaching Skills Non-Credit Certificate

Non-Credit Certificate: Coaching Skills

This program consists of four (4) workshops focusing on core coaching themes: leadership, emotional agility, and effective teams. Students will learn how to develop their individual coaching style to support and empower teamwork and become a more effective leader.

The Coaching Skills Non-Credit Certificate is designed to introduce you to techniques to inspire others for peak performance, work with various personality types, effectively resolve conflict, and promote collective buy-in. The first three workshops culminate in a final practicum where you will use role-plays and interactive videos to hone your newly developed coaching skills.

Contact Hours: 15 CE (total)

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Who Should Enroll

This certificate program is designed for anyone wanting to explore coaching strategies to help you navigate challenges to better connect with and inspire others. Participation in this program will allow you to learn and practice new skills while networking with other professionals in the Denver community.

Whether you are running a business, leading a team, or an individual contributor, this certificate will assist you in your own leadership development.

Program Goals

• Utilize coaching to shift perspectives and drive accountability
• Understand the emotional and social intelligence framework and how to facilitate challenging conversations
• Promote greater team resilience
• Create alignment between goals, values, and actions

Coaching Skills Certificate Requirements

Successfully completing all four (4) workshops listed below is required to earn the certificate. Coaching Skills 1: Coaching Skills for Executives, Managers, and Educators (0025) is the prerequisite and must be completed before taking Coaching 2-4. The first workshop is broken into two sessions, each three hours long on week nights. Workshops 2-4 are each 3 hours long and held on week nights.

Course Descriptions

Coaching 1: Coaching Skills for Executives, Managers, and Educators

Contact Hours: 6 CE

Whether you are running a business, leading a team, or grooming future professionals, coaching skills can help you inspire others for peak performance. In this workshop, you’ll learn coaching techniques to create buy-in, promote high engagement, facilitate difficult conversations, and support behavior change.

Through engaging activities, you’ll explore strategies for asking powerful questions, improving accountability, building deep rapport, and other critical skills to maximize your impact. In addition, you’ll look at how coaching can help you work effectively with different personality types and how to use these skills to manage resistance.

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Coaching 2: Strategies to Promote Emotional and Social Agility

Contact Hours: 3 CE

Employees’ emotional and social agility is fundamental for a positive and professional work environment. A leader’s ability to manage others’ emotions, handle difficult conversations, and foster resilience are just a few of the critical skills needed to ensure high performance in the workforce. In this course, you’ll explore a framework for emotional and social intelligence, and learn the supporting research behind these concepts. A conflict management assessment tool will be used to introduce various strategies for dealing with conflict. Case studies will then be incorporated to explore methods for building trust, facilitating challenging interactions, and pausing versus reacting in emotionally charged situations. The course will conclude with an activity designed to help you promote broader social awareness in your organization.

 *Prerequisite: Coaching Skills 1: Coaching Skills for Executives, Managers, and Educators (0025) 

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Coaching 3: Strategies for Effective Teams

Contact Hours: 3 CE

Great teams collaborate. They innovate. They handle internal conflict and emerge stronger and more productive. As leaders and managers we understand this, and yet, we often struggle to move our teams into these higher modes of operation. In this course, you’ll learn how to apply coaching strategies to a team environment in ways that promote collective buyin, improve team resilience, and foster creativity and innovation. Research backed methods that support team effectiveness will be shared, and case studies to implement these strategies will be explored. Challenges around behavior norms, clear expectations, delegated roles, and psychological safety will also be addressed as you examine how a coaching framework enhances collective participation. The course concludes with students completing an individual team management plan to implement when returning to work.

*Prerequisite: Coaching Skills 1: Coaching Skills for Executives, Managers, and Educators (0025)

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Coaching 4: Practicum

Contact Hours: 3 CE

Coaching skills take time to develop. Our natural tendency when supporting the professional growth of an employee is to give advice and suggest strategies for a solution to a particular challenge. Coaching differs from advising. It involves specific techniques to highlight the employee’s knowledge and perspectives in ways that help them gain clarity, find relevance, and make powerful and productive choices that connect to their intrinsic motivation. This session is a follow-up to the one-day course Coaching Skills for Leaders, Managers and Educators. In this practicum you will continue developing the following coaching skills:

  • Asking powerful coaching questions
  • Creating alignment between goals, values and actions
  • Fostering accountability
  • Building rapport for transformation

Managing resistance Role plays, interactive videos, triad sessions and a large group coaching activity will give you additional hands-on experience to practice and improve your coaching skills.

*Prerequisite: Coaching Skills 1: Coaching Skills for Executives, Managers, and Educators (0025)

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