Mason Institute for Leadership Excellence
Center for the Advancement of Well-Being | The College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Leadership Coaching for Organizational Well-Being

Apply now for Spring 2017!

For more information email us at coaching@gmu.edu or call (703) 993-4264

Program Overview

Leaders of organizations are becoming increasingly aware of the value of coaching skills in the management of change within their organizations.  Moreover, astute leaders recognize that the rate of change is ever increasing in a globally interconnected marketplace. Accordingly, coaching skills have become an essential element of a leader’s competencies.   

Created and developed by the Mason Institute for Leadership Excellence (MILE), 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. Greater organizational well-being results in higher levels of employee engagement, increased productivity, and reduced healthcare costs. Leadership coaching is a powerful framework used to engage employees and their organizations to reach optimal results. Coaching ignites well-being in individuals, teams, and organizations by enabling leaders to uncover potential that might otherwise go untapped.

The Mason coaching focus emphasizes strengths-based approaches and methodologies. Our transformative practices deepen self-awareness, develop coaching presence, and facilitate organizational well-being.  This experiential program has a competency and researched-based curriculum that aligns with the International Coach Federation (ICF) requirements and coaching competencies.

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

Upon successful completion of this program, participants will coach proficiently at a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) level of certification as outlined by the International Coach Federation (ICF).  For information regarding professional coach certification through the ICF, please visit: http://www.coachfederation.org/ 

Modules 

Meeting Location: George Mason University, Fairfax Campus
Meeting Time:  8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Module 1: Foundations of Strengths-Based Coaching and Well-Being

Module 2: Coaching Framework: Establishing Trust and Presence

Module 3: Language of Coaching

Module 4: Building Resilient Leadership

Module 5: Coach as Catalyst: Organizational Well-Being

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

Program Tuition

  • $8,995
  • Payment plans available 
  • 10% discount for George Mason University Alumni and Employees

Upcoming Dates

Fall 2017

Module 1: September 27 - 29
Foundations of Strengths-Based Coaching and Well-Being

Module 2: October 18 - 20
Coaching Framework: Establishing Trust and Presence

Module 3: November 15 - 17
Language of Coaching

Module 4: December 13 - 15
Building Resilient Leadership

Module 5: January 17 - 19
Coach as Catalyst: Organizational Well-Being

*Application Deadline: July 21
 Note: We currently have a waiting list for the Fall 2017 cohort. 


Spring 2018*

Module 1: February 21 - 23
Foundations of Strengths-Based Coaching and Well-Being

Module 2: March 21 -23
Coaching Framework: Establishing Trust and Presence

Module 3: April 18 - 20
Language of Coaching

Module 4: May 16 - 18
Building Resilient Leadership

Module 5: June 20 - 22
Coach as Catalyst: Organizational Well-Being

*Tentative dates will be finalized by August 15, 2017. 


Complete an application packet with the following:

  • Leadership Coaching Application Coversheet
  • Supplemental materials as listed on the application form
  • Written statement of 900-1,200 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?
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Resume
  • Submit the completed application to coaching@gmu.edu

*Note: Applying does not obligate you. Once your application is approved, you may register for either the upcoming or later programs. 

This program is for:

Professionals interested in coaching individuals as part of their own business, or to add coaching skills in their current job. Application requirements include:

  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree
  • Minimum of 5 years professional experience
  • Spoken and written English language proficiency


Questions? coaching@gmu.edu or call (571) 345-4152

 

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