Leadership Coaching for Organizational Well-Being: Become a Coach

Leadership Coaching for Organizational Well-Being: Become a Coach

The Professional Certificate in Leadership Coaching for Organizational Well-Being program is designed specifically for business professionals striving for positive change in team and organizational culture. The Mason coaching focus emphasizes strengths-based approaches and methodologies as well as transformative practices that deepen self-awareness, develop coaching presence, and facilitate organizational well-being. This experiential program features a competency and research-based curriculum that aligns with the International Coaching Federation (ICF) requirements and coaching competencies.

In support of the health and safety of our students and university community, Leadership Coaching For Organization Well-Being will be delivered in a live virtual format for the spring 2021 semester. We have designed this course to uniquely support higher interaction levels to ensure the quality of instruction and the connectivity of a supportive environment.

Join us on Thursday, December 3 from 12 noon to 12:45 p.m. for a virtual open house where you can ask our coaching faculty questions about the program.

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Supporting Professionals During COVID-19

Tuition Support Considerations: Mason is assisting students with payment plans that allow you to pay a deposit and spread your tuition across five monthly payments to support affordable ways to invest in your future without delaying your career development.

Offering Dates

Spring 2021 (Cohort 10)  - Live Virtual Format

Application deadline: December 15, 2020

Module 1: February 24-26, 2021: Foundations of Strengths and Well-Being

Module 2: March 17-19, 2021: Becoming a Coach

Module 3: April 14-16, 2021: Language of Coaching

Module 4: May 12-14, 2021: Coaching Toward Resilience

Module 5: June 9-11, 2021: Coach as Catalyst for Organizational Well-Being

Fall 2021 (Cohort 11) - We will begin accepting applications for Cohort 11 on January 18, 2021

Application deadline: July 15, 2021

Module 1: September 22-24, 2021: Foundations of Strengths and Well-Being

Module 2: October 20-22, 2021: Becoming a Coach

Module 3: November 17-19, 2021: Language of Coaching

Module 4: December 15-17, 2021: Coaching Toward Resilience

Module 5: January 19-21, 2022: Coach as Catalyst for Organizational Well-Being

Format

3 days per month, 5 Modules, in person or virtual (as noted in the schedule), Fairfax campus

Tuition

$10,495

  • Payment plans available
  • 10% Mason full-time employee discount
  • 10% Mason alumni discount
  • 10% discount for organizations that send three or more participants
  • Cost of course texts not included
  • Read our Leadership Coaching Policy here

Apply to Join Us

Please use the application link below to apply:

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To complete and submit the Leadership Coaching Application the below items are required:      

  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Your resume
  • Application essay (approximately 1,000 words, double-spaced, 12pt font) answering the following questions. Please answer these questions from a reflective place. The faculty reviewing your application are not reading for your accomplishments but instead to learn who you are as a person and for your reflective capabilities.: 
    • What attracted you to the Mason Coaching program and why now?
    • What core values drive your leadership?
    • How do you experience individual and/or organizational well-being?  
    • Describe a time in your life that you had to draw on your resilience. What was the situation and what did you learn? 
    • What can you contribute to this cohort experience?

* Please note: The above items can only be submitted via the application submission portal. They will not be accepted via email or mail.

We look forward to considering your application. If you have not received a response from the program within two weeks of submission, please contact us at coaching@gmu.edu. Thank you.

For more information, email us at coaching@gmu.edu or call us at (703) 993-6090.

Acceptance is made based upon the quality of your application. Acceptance does not guarantee your space in the program. Your participation is confirmed once your registration has been processed including payment of the tuition, or receipt of a training authorization or purchase order.

 

Cohort size is limited. If the program reaches capacity before your payment is submitted, you will be placed on a wait list for the cohort. Applications received after the deadline will be considered on a space available basis. Note that the program may fill in advance of the application deadline. 

Program Overview                               

The Professional Certificate in Leadership Coaching for Organizational Well-Being program is designed specifically for business professionals striving for positive change in team and organizational culture. It has been created and developed by our center's Leading to Well-Being education experts in collaboration with George Mason University's Executive and Professional Education.

“Becoming a coach has become the first milestone of this new life I am living with a renewed sense of purpose. I am confident that Mason’s coaching program has given me the building blocks I need to succeed as a coach and in life.” - Sterling Brinson, program alumnus

Learn more about the program by reading these coaching alumni stories about their program experiences.

Key Objectives

You will get an excellent return on your investment! The skills you'll learn in our coaching program will empower you to:

  • Become a powerful instrument of change
  • Identify the intersections between coaching, resilience, and results
  • Learn key strategies for individual and organizational well-being
  • Practice coaching as a unique leadership skill distinct from mentoring, consulting, and performance management
  • Develop coaching proficiency at an ICF credentialing standard of PCC (Professional Certified Coach) or higher

Leaders of organizations are becoming increasingly aware of the value of coaching skills in the management of workplace change. The rate of change is increasing in our globally connected marketplace. Accordingly, coaching skills have become an essential element of a leader’s competencies.

The George Mason University coaching focus emphasizes strengths-based approaches and methodologies. Our transformative practices deepen self-awareness, develop coaching presence, and facilitate organizational well-being. This experiental program has a competency and research-based curriculum that aligns with the ICF requirements and coaching competencies.

Meet our Mason Coaching Team 

Program Prerequisites

  • Minimum of a Bachelor's degree or demonstrated equivalent
  • Minimum of 5 years' professional experience
  • Fluent in both spoken and written English

Program Requirements

Successful program coach candidates will complete the following:

  • Full attendance
  • Participate in short, online discussions between modules
  • Complete 3 one-on-one mentor coaching sessions with a Learning Lab Advisor
  • Complete 21 hours of coaching with 3 pro bono clients
  • Submit 2 recordings of 30-minute coaching sessions
  • Submit a final reflection paper

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