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Business & Executive Coaching

Programme Overview
Designed for established and aspiring coaches, this programme will provide participants with the competencies to deliver coaching to senior leaders in organisations, contract appropriately with organisations, address questions of assessment and evaluation and work effectively with the psychological dimension of coaching. Through a process of practice and feedback from tutors, peers and supervisors, they will develop a range of coaching skills and an understanding of coaching cultures in organisations. Coaching supervision is built into the programme with the provision of one-to-one supervision between workshops to support ongoing learning and professional development.

Programme features include:
•Accredited by the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC) at the 'Senior Practitioner' level;
•Breadth and depth of theoretical input;
•Intensive coach practice sessions;
•100 face-to-face training hours;
•Requirement to build up coach practice hours between workshops;
•Group supervision at workshops;
•Demonstration sessions from course tutors;
•University award at postgraduate level - NFQ level 9;
•Programme design reflects the three higher-level competency categories of business and executive coaching: business mindedness, coaching skill and psychological-mindedness.

Who Is It For?
•Business coaches seeking a more thorough grounding in coaching methodology and general improvement of their coaching skills;
•HR Directors or Training/OD Consultants wishing to expand their knowledge and skills;
•Chartered Psychologists and Occupational Psychologists specialising in assessment/development who want to enhance their coaching capacity;
•Line Managers looking to coach more effectively as part of their management and leadership style;
•Retiring executives wanting to add Executive Coaching to their portfolio of consultancy activities or to make it their main offering;
•Aspiring coaches from a related professional background such as counselling, psychotherapy, teaching, business psychology etc.

Programme Content
The programme comprises of two modules, 'The Theory and Practice of Business and Executive Coaching' and 'The Practice of Business and Executive Coaching in the Workplace' and is delivered over six workshops and concentrates on both theoretical and practical input. Upon successful completion, participants will be awarded a UCD Smurfit Executive Development Professional Diploma in Business and Executive Coaching (30 credits at NFQ Level 9).

Programme Benefits
•Accredited by the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC) at the 'Senior Practitioner' level;
•Breadth and depth of theoretical input;
•Intensive coach practice sessions;
•100 face-to-face training hours;
•Requirement to build up coach practice hours between workshops;
•Group supervision at workshops;
•Demonstration sessions from course tutors;
•University award at postgraduate level - NFQ level 9;
•Programme design reflects the three higher level competency categories of business and executive coaching: business mindedness, coaching skill and psychological-mindedness.

Upon completion of this programme, the participant will have acquired:
•A sound understanding of the theory and practice of coaching, in particular coaching people at senior levels in organisations;
•Highly developed self-awareness and awareness of impact, enabling participants to work with the psychological, relational and cultural aspects of coaching;
•Competence and confidence using advanced coaching capabilities in organisations and at senior levels;
•An integrative understanding of their own unique approach to coaching – putting their "signature" on their coaching practice;
•A close network of coaches who will have journeyed alongside each other on the course – for support, co-consultancy and learning.

Entry requirements

Participants should have at least 5 years management experience and hold a primary degree or equivalent professional qualification. Consideration will be given to applicants who do not hold a primary degree but their depth of industry and organisational experience qualifies them as suitable participants. As the programme is hands-on, participants will be expected to have experience of or exposure to the field of staff development and performance enhancement.

Duration

12 months. 100% attendance is required.

Delivery: 16 days x 6 workshops

Number of credits

30

Careers or further progression

Pathway to a Master's Degree
As Ireland's premier provider of executive development open programmes, we can help you master the right skills for the most complex global business challenges with our unique and flexibile MSc Pathway. If you're an experienced professional who wants to continue in your chosen career while undertakling part time study, then the flexible MSc Pathway option will offer you the very best learning experience and a world class qualification.

Pathway 1: MSc in Business & Executive Coaching
The Diploma in Business & Executive Coaching forms part of the MSc in Business & Executive Coaching pathway. If participants successfully complete the Diploma in Business & Executive Coaching and the Diploma in Advanced Business & Executive Coaching in addition to either the Diploma in Leadership Development or Diploma in Organisation Renewal and Transformation within a 5-year timeframe, they are awarded with the MSc in Business & Executive Coaching.

The diplomas within this MSc pathway are as follows:
1.Professional Diploma in Advanced Business & Executive Coaching AND
2.Professional Diploma in Business & Executive Coaching, AND

Choose one of the following:
1.Diploma in Team Coaching, OR
2.Diploma in Leadership Development, OR
3.Diploma in Organisational Change and Transformation

Pathway 2: MSc in Business (Leadership & Management Practice)
The Diploma in Business & Executive Coaching also forms part of the MSc in Business (Leadership & Management Practice) pathway. The pathway framework is comprised of ten diploma programmes. If participants successfully complete three of these ten diplomas within a recommended 5-year timeframe, they are awarded with the MSc in Business (Leadership & Management Practice).

The diplomas within this MSc pathway are as follows:
1.Professional Diploma in Advanced Management Performance
2.Professional Diploma in Business & Executive Coaching
3.Professional Diploma in Business Finance
4.Professional Diploma in Corporate Governance
5.Professional Diploma in High Performance Sales & Business Development
6.Professional Diploma in Leadership Development
7.Diploma in Organisational Change and Transformation
8.Professional Diploma in Strategic Growth (Food Industry)
9.Professional Diploma in Strategic Growth (Biotech & Pharma)
10.Professional Diploma in Strategy Development and Innovation

Further enquiries

t: +353 17168080/8059/8050

Subjects taught

Module 1 - Getting Started
Module 2 - The Psychological Dimension of Coaching
Module 3 - Creative Approaches to Coaching
Module 4 - The Process of Change
Module 5 - Coaching and Leadership
Module 6 - Coaching in Organisations

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Accreditation
On successful completion of the programme, participants will be awarded the Professional Diploma in Business & Executive Coaching by UCD Smurfit Executive Development (30 ECTS at NFQ Level 9). This diploma forms part of the MSc in Business and Executive Coaching Pathway.

Assessment method

Assessments and Workload
The emphasis throughout the programme is on the practical application of knowledge to benefit the participant, their team and their organisation. Assessments include an essay, reflective practice assessment, written commentary on a coaching session and an EMCC competency self-assessment. Participants are also required to complete 90 hours of pro-bono coaching and 3 coach supervision sessions.

Application date

How To Apply
Joan Fogarty
Business Development Manager

To apply for this programme, please contact Joan Fogarty who would be delighted to discuss the application procedure with you further.

e: joan.fogarty@ucd.ie
t: +353 1 716 8080

Application Procedure
A completed application form, digital photograph and copy of transcripts for all university-level degrees (if applicable and excluding those taken at UCD) will be required. A telephone interview with the Programme Director will form part of the application process. The interview helps determine whether the programme is the most appropriate educational solution for the applicant.

Course fee

2019 Tuition Fees
The fee of €13,315 & €12,649* (*UCD Business Alumni Discount) is a comprehensive cost that includes tuition, all course related materials, lunches and refreshments while on campus. There are no additional overheads. We offer staged payments and there is no interest charged for choosing this option.

Enrolment and start dates

Next Intake: 28th October 2020

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