Return to Rice: Leadership Programs for Alumni

Rice graduates continue to be called on to lead in their fields and communities. To equip Rice Owls now leading beyond the hedges, the Doerr Institute is excited to expand leadership training to Rice alumni.

Whether you are just starting your career as an individual contributor or are an experienced manager, the Doerr Institute offers professional-quality programming to fit your needs with opportunities to connect and grow alongside other Rice alumni. To further support you and your role as a Rice graduate, we have strategically partnered with Development and Alumni Relations (DAR) at Rice to create a structure that will acknowledge a portion of your payment for leadership training at the Doerr Institute as a gift to the university. This gift contribution amount will be applied to your lifetime giving record at Rice. 


All programs are delivered by professional leader developers using evidence-based techniques. 

One-On-One Leadership Coaching

Create a personalized leader development plan that fits your needs and is relevant to your context. 

  • Includes an emotional intelligence assessment.
  • You define your own leadership goals and the steps necessary to activate them.
  • Twelve one-on-one sessions with a professional leadership coach.
  • Sessions are self-scheduled at your convenience.

Cost: $5,000

Schedule: Clients will be matched with a coach following completion of the registration form.

Application Deadline: N/A 

Coach Training Certification Package 

Our coach training certification program, also known as CoachRICE: A Leadership Coaching Program, uses a variety of teaching methodologies to give you a practical coaching skill set combined with the rigorous academic standards of Rice University. The CoachRICE program will train and equip you to develop your team members and high potential leaders, all while strengthening your entire organization. After successful completion of the program, participants will earn a Rice Certificate of Achievement verifying completion of the 80 hours of coach-specific training and practicum required for the International Coaching Federation's (ICF) Associate Certified Coach (ACC) credential application. 

This program is currently offered to professionals around the world. If you apply and are accepted into this program, please note your cohort will more than likely include professionals outside of the Rice alumni community. 

Learn more about our CoachRICE program here.

Are you interested?

If you are interested in joining our alumni cohort, please complete the registration form below.


If you have any questions about our leadership programs available to alumni, please reach out to our team at