Leadership Coaching for Organizational Well-Being: Become a Coach

“An organization’s ability to learn, and translate that learning into action rapidly, is the ultimate competitive advantage.” - Jack Welch
“An organization’s ability to learn, and translate that learning into action rapidly, is the ultimate competitive advantage.” - Jack Welch

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. 

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

Key Objectives

  • 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 

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Now accepting applications for two upcoming cohorts of our Leadership Coaching for Organizational Well-Being program: Cohort 6 - Spring 2019 Semester (February 2019 to June 2019) and Cohort 7 - Fall 2019 Semester (September 2019 to January 2020). The program takes place in five modules over five months. Each of them meet at George Mason University's Fairfax, Virginia campus from  8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Application deadlines are:

Cohort 6 - Spring 2019 Semester: January 7, 2019

Cohort 7 - Fall 2019 Semester: July 15, 2019

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 current cohort and/or receive priority registration for the next 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. 

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

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 three 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

Program Tuition - $9,995

  • Payment plans available
  • 10% discount for George Mason University alumni and employees, as well as all organizations that send three or more participants.

Upcoming Dates

Spring 2019 (Cohort 6) 

Application deadline: January 7, 2019

Module 1: February 20-22
Foundations of Strengths and Well-Being

Module 2: March 20-22
Becoming a Coach

Module 3: April 17-19
Language of Coaching

Module 4: May 15-17
Coaching Toward Resilience

Module 5: June 12-14
Coach as Catalyst for Organizational Well-Being 

Fall 2019 (Cohort 7) 

Application deadline: July 15, 2019

Module 1: September 25-27
Foundations of Strengths and Well-Being

Module 2: October 16-18
Becoming a Coach

Module 3: November 13-15
Language of Coaching

Module 4: December 11-13
Coaching Toward Resilience

Module 5: January 15-17 
Coach as Catalyst for Organizational Well-Being

Start Your Application Now!

Complete the online Leadership Coaching Application

Note: If you have difficulty with the online form, please download this PDF form and submit it with the documents listed below.

Submit the following documents to coaching@gmu.edu         

  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Your resume
  • Application essay (approximately 1,000 words, double-spaced, 12pt font) answering the following questions:
    • 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?

We look forward to considering your application after you have submitted all documents. 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: coaching@gmu.edu or 703-993-6090.

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