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.

Fall 2021 (Cohort 11)

Virtual format with live online instruction

Application deadline: July 15, 2021

Apply for Cohort 11 Now

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

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Spring 2022 (Cohort 12)

Hybrid format with both live online instruction and in-person instruction

We will be virtual for modules 1-4 (Feb, March, April, and May). For module 5 (June), we will be in-person, and in-person attendance is required.

The application process will open on Friday, July 16, 2021 and close on Wednesday, December 15, 2021.

Module 1: February 23-25, 2022: Foundations of Strengths and Well-Being (Virtual)

Module 2: March 16-18, 2022: Becoming a Coach (Virtual)

Module 3: April 20-22, 2022: Language of Coaching (Virtual)

Module 4: May 18-20, 2022: Coaching Toward Resilience (Virtual)

Module 5: June 15-17, 2022: Coach as Catalyst for Organizational Well-Being (In-person attendance is required) 

Format

5 modules, 3 days per month, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM (Eastern Time)

Cohort 11 will be presented virtually, featuring live online instruction. Cohort 12 will be presented in a hybrid format, featuring live online instruction for the first 4 modules and in-person instruction for module 5. In-person classes are held on Mason’s 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

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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