Train to develop tomorrow’s leaders today as a leadership coach.
This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion will vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment specialist at 855-646-5286.
|Course Code||IPSY 6755||Course||Leadership and Leader Development||Credits||(5 cr.)|
|Course Code||IPSY 6753||Course||Leadership Coaching: Theories, Concepts, and Processes||Credits||(6 cr.)|
|Course Code||IPSY 6756||Course||Leadership Coaching: Practices and Applications||Credits||(6 cr.)|
|Course Code||DRWI 8508||Course||Coaching Skills Virtual Intensive||Credits||(0 cr.)|
Leadership is complex and requires an exploration of the nuances, theories, and development required to be an effective leader. Students are provided with an extensive overview of leadership theories examining leadership from historical to more contemporary perspectives. Some of the more contemporary topics students explore include strategic and global leadership, team leadership, emotional intelligence, and crisis leadership. Students explore definitions of leadership, major theoretical leadership models, and contextual and situational factors related to leadership. Students also examine various perspectives on leadership and the role of leadership in the achievement of organizational, group, and individual goals. Students engage in application assignments and discussions, focusing on effective leadership issues and practices. Ethical, cultural, and global aspects of leadership are explored throughout the course. Leader development is emphasized as students examine different leadership issues.
The intent of leadership coaching is to facilitate psychological change that leads to goal attainment and enhanced performance. In this course, students apply evidence-based psychological approaches to coaching case studies focusing on coaching competencies and ethical practices. They assess coaching roles and settings; skills and competencies; models and frameworks; and current issues and future trends. Students employ critical-thinking skills and synthesize concepts learned in the course to develop a plan for implementing effective coaching in a real-world setting. Students will also engage in hands-on coaching competency and skill development through Voice to Voice training sessions. (This course includes a practice lab).
Effective leadership coaches must be fully capable of working with clients immersed in different organizational cultures that present unique challenges. In this course, students apply models, approaches, and frameworks; individual and team coaching strategies; and ethical guidelines to case studies focusing on coaching competencies and ethical practices. Students also examine characteristics, factors, and conditions that influence the effectiveness of coaching; assessment and evaluation; diversity considerations; and professional issues and challenges. Students will also engage in hands-on coaching competency and skill development through Voice to Voice training sessions. (This course includes a practice lab). IPSY 6753.)
In this intensive experience, students immerse themselves in the coaching context to practice and reinforce coaching skills acquired during IPSY 6753/8753 - Leadership Coaching: Theories, Concepts, and Processes. Students participate in live virtual coaching sessions through various roles: coach, client, and observer. Each synchronous coaching practice session emphasizes Board Certified Coach competencies and ethical guidelines as well as coaching best practices. Small groups work closely with faculty members for 4 days on a final project that requires synthesis of and reflection on skills learned during the intensive. IPSY 6753/8753 - Leadership Coaching: Theories, Concepts, and Processes; IPSY 6755/8755 - Leadership and Leader Development.)
The Graduate Certificate in Evidence-Based Coaching has been designed to prepare students to sit for the national Board Certified Coach Examination (BCCE), which is administered by the Center for Credentialing and Education. Walden enrollment specialists can provide information relating to national certification exams; however, it remains the individual’s responsibility to understand, evaluate, and comply with all requirements relating to national certification exams for the state in which he or she intends to practice. Walden makes no representations or guarantee that completion of Walden coursework or programs will permit an individual to obtain national certification. For more information regarding the application process, visit www.cce-global.org/Credentialing/BCC/Exam.