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 offers a rigorous and International Coach Federation (ICF) accredited program that allows undergraduate and graduate students to develop their leadership coaching skills.
CoachRICE for Students is a unique training program that uses a variety of teaching methodologies to deliver a practical skill set for Rice University students who want to continue their leadership journey after completing one-on-one professional coaching. Participants will develop their personal leadership skills as well as the ability to support leadership development in others. This non-credit course will equip you to become a more collaborative, creative and compassionate leader by increasing your self-awareness and growing your listening and communication skills.
Students who successfully complete the course will receive a Rice Certificate of Achievement and are eligible to work as Doerr Peer Coaches. Students will also earn the 60 hours of coach-specific training required for the International Coach Federations’s Associate Certified Coach (ACC) application.
Identify the core competencies for effectiveness as a leadership coach
Distinguish differences between coaching, consulting, mentoring and therapy
Demonstrate co-creating an agenda and reaching agreement with a client
Increase one’s ability to reflect, notice, respond to feedback and self-correct
Define and practice elements of the coaching relationship
Assemble a coaching toolkit
I wanted to develop my leadership skills beyond my coaching sessions and continue the momentum for my personal growth as a leader. This training has helped me become a better listener, a more reflective individual, and a more well-rounded human being. This training was so much more than I thought it would be. It gave me more confidence as a leader and taught me to be more self-aware of my presence and identity as a leader.
This training has allowed me to realize that being a leader is about empowering others. At its core, it is a form of service to and for others, and I absolutely love that. I used to think leadership was kind of "buzzyword-y" and self serving, but this training has made me realize that I was very wrong. Now I will be moving forward in life trying to maintain this focus on others and nudging them towards finding their own solutions and reaching their own goals in their own way.
Rice students who are selected to the CoachRICE program must be available and attend the following sessions:
Module 1: October 11 (5-9pm) and October 12 (8am to 4pm)
Module 2: November 8 (5-9pm) and November 9 (8am to 4pm)
Module 3: January 24 (5-9pm) and January 25 (8am to 4pm)
Module 4: February 21 (5-9pm) and February 22 (8am to 4pm)
Interested? Apply Here! Applications are due by September 26. Contact Ruth Reitmeier at Ruth.Reitmeier@rice.edu with questions.