Over the past ten years, the coaching profession has grown rapidly in the corporate world as well as in higher education, non-profits and a variety of other sectors. The Doerr Institute for New Leaders (DINL) is offering a rigorous and International Coach Federation (ICF) accredited program that allows participants to develop and expand their coaching skills.
Administered by the Glasscock School of Continuing Studies
, the CoachRICE training program uses a variety of teaching methodologies to deliver a practical skill set while maintaining a level of theoretical curriculum consistent with Rice University standards. Participants will develop their personal leadership skills as well as the ability to support leadership development in others. Through concentrated learning modules, participants will explore processes that combine collaboration, creativity and compassion to become a co-active agent of change for clients and organizations.
Participants who successfully complete the course will receive a Rice Certificate of Achievement and earn the 60 hours of coach-specific training required for ICF’s Associate Certified Coach (ACC) application.
Early Application Deadline: May 15, 2018
Early Decision Notification: May 25, 2018
General Application Deadline: June 11, 2018
General Application Notification: June 12, 2018
Professional coaches interested in continuing to develop and enhance their established skillset
Internal organization coaches
Managers and leaders who wish to add coaching to their portfolio
Professionals in allied fields who want to add coaching skills to their resume
University professors who are interested in creating courses on leadership
Human resource (HR) and organizational development professionals (OD&T) who want advance their career
Visit the Application
page for information regarding prerequisites and the admissions process.
Tuition and Fees
Tuition includes an emotional intelligence assessment (EQ-I 2.0) and one-on-one coaching session
ICF Certified instructors who are experts in distinct areas of leadership and coaching session
Rigorous and experiential curriculum
Five individual observation reports on coaching progress
The tuition does not include the cost of textbooks (estimate of $200). A reading syllabus will be provided to accepted applicants of the program.
Rice staff/faculty are eligible for a 10 percent discount.
NOTE: For early decision acceptance, 50 percent payment is due on June 4 and full payment must be received on July 11.
For general admittance, 50 percent payment is due on June 26 and full payment must be received by Aug. 1.
Visit our Financial Policy
page for more information regarding tuition and cancellations.
This program is divided into four modules. Each module is comprised of 12 classroom hours and three hours of pre-class assignments. Modules are delivered through a combination of face-to-face instruction, presentations, discussions, dyadic exercises, fishbowls and other interactive methods and independent studies. All required modules, including pre-class hours, are completed over a period of four months. Classes will take place on the Rice University campus, and the location will be provided to students upon registration.
Total Hours: 48 classroom instruction + 12 asynchronous (self-study) = 60 coach-specific hours
Introduction to Coaching | Thursday, Aug. 23, 1-5 p.m. and Friday, Aug. 24, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Goal Focused Coaching | Thursday, Sept. 27, 1-5 p.m. and Friday, Sept. 28, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Leadership Coaching | Thursday, Oct. 25, 1-5 p.m. and Friday, Oct. 26, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Inclusion Practices in Coaching | Thursday, Dec. 6, 1-5 p.m. and Friday, Dec. 7, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Dinner provided on Thursdays and coffee provided on Fridays.
All modules are delivered in Standard English (U.S.) Visit the Program Format page for further information.
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CoachRICE includes 60 hours required for the ACC level of ICF certification. This does not include the additional 10 hours of required mentor coaching. Mentor Coaching
is available through the Doerr Institute for New Leaders. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information.
To meet the needs of potential candidates, CoachRICE will host in-person and online information sessions. Please use the button below to sign up for an information session that best works for your location and schedule.
In-person information session options: March 28, 6 p.m. or May 8, 6 p.m. at Rice University's Anderson-Clarke Center
Online information session options: May 8 or June 25 at noon Central time
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