EDUC 655 Increasing Effectiveness through Professional Coaching

This course will focus on the theory and practice of professional coaching as a means for helping individuals at all organizational levels enhance their professional skills and improve their performance. Students will gain a thorough knowledge of the coaching process, including how to create the coaching relationship, engage in coaching conversations, assess individual development and performance needs, clarify action steps and commitments and develop a coaching contract. This course will examine various coaching models, as well as their purpose and application. Students will learn how to conduct in-depth assessment interviews with clients and other organizational stakeholders and to integrate interview and multi-rater data into a consolidated assessment report. Finally, students will gain first-hand experience coaching and being coached by practicing and applying the strategies and techniques presented in this course.