Institute for Professional Studies: Leadership Coaching

Becoming a Certified Leadership Coach with the International Coaching Federation

Whether you are a mid-career professional looking to grow your skills and influence within your organization or looking to strike out on your own as a coach or consultant, this leadership certificate program provides the focused abilities needed to succeed.  Organizations need good coaches to help focus the organization on results and outcomes.  This leadership certificate program prepares students to be certified with the International Coaching Federation.  With these skills, you can improve lives, relationships, and business performance for your organizations and clients.

Program Highlights

  • Five courses, each eight weeks in length – 13 credit hours
    Introduction to Coaching
    Personal Coaching
    Coaching Skills
    Leadership Coaching as an Organizational Development Intervention
    Portfolio — Is not a class you meet in weekly, but rather a portfolio class were you’ll build and present during the final class.
  • Project-based – Experiential Learning Experiences
  • Build your reflective portfolio demonstrating your skills to employers
  • Network with professional peers and mentors
  • 100% online, taught both asynchronously and synchronously
  • Leadership Coaching certificate is eligible to apply towards Avila’s MS in Organizational Development (MSOD).
  • International Coaching Federation (ICF) certified training program. Students earn sufficient hours to apply for ICF credentials.

Avila’s Leadership Coaching Certificate program is aligned with the ICF competencies and provides 164 hours of coaching education.  At the end of the program, you only need 10 mentor coaching hours and take your exam. All of your courses will be eight weeks long each. You’ll meet synchronously (via Zoom) with your faculty and fellow classmates weekly and then do some asynchronous work as well.

Avila starts cohorts each year in August and January.

The cost currently is $488 per credit hour (2022-2023)

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“The staff at Avila was incredibly flexible to create an opportunity for a group of professionals in a very high-demanding atmosphere. “

Kari Taube, Senior eLearning Specialist, Cerner

“They truly understood the complexity of this unique group. They created an exceptionally soft blend of content, course work, and scheduled assignments that enabled synchronous, and asynchronous collaboration, depending upon each contributor’s demanding work-life schedule.”

Why Leadership Coaching is Important

Empowerment. Coaches create a relationship dynamic that uncovers the oftentimes hidden strengths and weaknesses of the leader. Through reflective sessions, leaders are empowered to fully embrace and appreciate the work done in meeting goals. This leadership certificate is designed with this in mind.

New Insight. Coaching provides leaders with a new perspective on their daily responsibilities. It allows leaders to step back, often uncovering deeper issues, and new perspectives. Avila’s leadership certificate program is designed to help you

Open minds. Leadership coaching, as taught in this leadership certificate program, encourages the leader to open their thinking and to consider different points of view which builds quicker and more creative decision-making under pressure.

Improved Communication. Most leaders believe that they’re good at communicating. But most leaders, like the rest of us, aren’t. This leadership certificate program highlights areas that need improvement and provides techniques and practice to improve.

Continue your Coaching Journey

Founded in 1995, the International Coaching Federation (ICF) is the leading organization dedicated to advancing the coaching profession through a worldwide network of more than 20,000 coaches. The ICF defines coaching as partnering with clients in a “thought-provoking and creative process” that inspires coaches to maximize their personal and professional potential. ICF Credential-holders are part of a self-regulating group of elite coaches who provide accountability to clients and the coaching profession as a whole. They pursue and complete rigorous education and practice requirements that provide unquestioned legitimacy to their commitment to excellence in coaching.

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