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Executive Coaching Online Course

This Executive Coaching online course is open to everyone, and you don’t need any previous knowledge or experience of the subject to attend.

Our online courses are designed especially for adult learners who want to advance their personal or professional development. They are taught by tutors who are expert in both their subjects and in teaching students of all ages and experiences.

This course has been endorsed by the Board of Executive and Professional Education, University of Cambridge.

Aims of the course:

The Executive Coaching online course has been designed to increase your knowledge of executive coaching and its role in organisational development. Develop your understanding of how and when to use executive coaching appropriately and your skills in designing, planning and carrying out a structured executive coaching programme. This course also offers a fantastic opportunity to work with a group of like-minded colleagues from different locations around the world and build your professional networks within the field.

Who can apply?

There are no entry requirements for this course and no prior coaching experience is necessary. We welcome applications from anyone with an interest in executive coaching. The course is designed to be open access for an international audience and to be studied anytime, anywhere; there are no required specific lecture or seminar times pre-scheduled making study time at your leisure.

Course content overview:

Content for the Executive Coaching online course is expected to include the following:

The four elements of executive coaching
Executive coaching and leadership development
The role of the executive coach
Legal and ethical responsibilities
Developing awareness and responsibility
Coaching and consulting
Peer coaching online
Executive coaching competencies
Discussion forums

Schedule (this course is completed entirely online):

Orientation Week : 8 – 14 January 2018

Teaching Weeks: 15 January – 18 February 2018

Feedback Week: 19 – 25 February 2018

Each week of an online course is roughly equivalent to 2-3 hours of classroom time. On top of this, participants should expect to spend roughly 2-3 hours reading material, etc., although this will vary from person to person.

While they have a specific start and end date and will follow a weekly schedule (for example, week 1 will cover topic A, week 2 will cover topic B), our tutor-led online courses are designed to be flexible and as such would normally not require participants to be online for a specific day of the week or time of the day (although some tutors may try to schedule times where participants can be online together for web seminars, which will be recorded so that those who are unable to be online at certain times are able to access material).

Unless otherwise stated, all course material will be posted on the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) so that they can be accessed at any time throughout the duration of the course and interaction with your tutor and fellow participants will take place through a variety of different ways which will allow for both synchronous and asynchronous learning (discussion boards,etc).

A Certificate of Participation will be awarded to participants who contribute constructively to weekly discussions and exercises/assignments for the duration of the course.

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Course enquiries:

Cory Saarinen
eLearning Team
Institute of Continuing Education
Madingley Hall, Madingley
CB23 8AQ

[email protected]
+44 (0)1223 760852

Visit Institute of Continuing Education Cambridge website to book.