Leadership Coaching Certificate Program –
The AU Difference.
Leadership Coaching for Organizational Performance (LCOP)
A 132 hour ICF-certified Accredited Coach Training Program (ACTP)
An interactive, in-person program completed as a cohort
Who is this program for?
Anyone who seeks to become an external executive coach, an internal coach, or a leader who wants to set him or herself apart by consistently bringing out the best in employees.
Designed for individuals who want to develop coaching skills and apply them in realistic organizational settings.
Leadership Coaching Foundation
Language and Emotion
Performance and Change
The Process and Business of Coaching
Classes meet in-person once a month for two- or three-day blocks, and instruction lasts from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm.
In addition to 12 full days of in-class instruction, learning is supplemented by weekly telephone conference calls, assigned readings, and journaling.
Students begin to practice coaching after the second module, and record their coaching sessions to receive individual feedback from faculty members and accredited coaches to help them improve and further develop their coaching skills.
International Coaching Federation (ICF)
The ICF is the largest accrediting body for institutional executive coaching programs. They require Coach Training Programs to go through a rigorous application and accreditation process, resulting in programs that are recognized throughout both the coaching industry and by those who hire coaches. Increasingly, individuals and companies that hire executive coaches are requiring that they have graduated from an ICF-certified program and have obtained an additional individual credential by the ICF.
“We are delighted to partner with American University to continue offering this program in the Washington metro area. AU has a strong national reputation and this partnership is a testament to the program’s quality and value. - Chris Brookfield, the program director and leader of Philosophy IB’s executive coaching practice
2017 Informational Webinars
To learn more about the program and speak with one of our program instructors, please join us for a free, informational Webinar.
All Webinars will be held from 12:00PM to 1:00PM EDT