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), in partnership with the Glasscock School of Continuing Studies, is offering a rigorous and International Coach Federation (ICF) approved program that allows participants to develop and expand their coaching skills.
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.
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.
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, Jan. 25, 2018, 1-5 p.m. and Friday, Jan. 26, 2018, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Goal Focused Coaching | Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018 from 1-5 p.m. and Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Leadership Coaching | Thursday, March 29, 2018 from 1-5 p.m. and Friday, March 30, 2018 from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Inclusion Practices in Coaching | Thursday, May 3, 2018 from 1-5 p.m. and Friday, May 4, 2018 from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Breakfast and lunch provided on Fridays.
All modules are delivered in Standard English (U.S.) Visit the Program Format page for further information.
CoachRICE will host an information session at the Anderson-Clarke Center at Rice University on: Wednesday, October 18 at 7 p.m. Parking will be validated.
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