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Professional Coaching with MSOD

Professional Coaching

The AU MSOD Program is pleased to offer all MSOD students the opportunity to work with a professional coach. The Coaching Program consists of six (6) one-hour sessions over a six- to twelve-month period, at no additional cost to the students.

Since coaching has become widespread for leaders and professionals in corporate, government, educational and nonprofit organizations, engaging in your own coaching experience is a wonderful way to deepen your understanding of practices, goals, and ethics of the field. Unlike traditional academic programs, the AU MSOD Program involves significant experiential learning and has an intentional focus on Use of Self in Professional Practice. 

Coaching supports students in applying newly gained skills as an OD practitioner and in developing in the following ways:

  • Increase ability to balance your academic workload with work/life balance;
  • Increase self-awareness and understanding of personal role within the cohort and beyond;
  • Achieve academic and professional development goals;
  • Learn how coaches operate and have the experience of being coached by a professional.

All MSOD coaches are well-trained and experienced in leadership and professional coaching. With your coach, you will work on examining the present, setting goals for the future, and determining how to achieve those goals.They will partner with you in a professional coaching relationship to support your learning, growth, and success in the program.