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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.

Programme Structure
This programme is delivered over a series of 16 days involving 6 workshops within a 12-month period. 100% attendance is required.

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

16 days divided into 6 workshops over 12 months.

The diploma programme is demanding and participants should be free of other responsibilities on the days of the workshops. 100% attendance is required.

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 flexible MSc Pathway. If you're an experienced professional who wants to continue in your chosen career while undertaking part time study, then the flexible MSc Pathway option will offer you the very best learning experience and a world class qualification.

Further enquiries

For more information on this diploma, please contact Annabelle Kehoe on (01) 716 8923 or email annabelle.kehoe@ucd.ie

Subjects taught

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

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.

Course fee

2018 Tuition Fees
The fee of €12,990 or €12,341* (*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. Terms and conditions apply.

*Important Notice: All open enrolment part-time diploma programme fees will increase by 2.5% from September 2019

In line with University Finance Guidelines, fees will increase by 2.5% from September 2019. This fee increase will apply to the Diploma in Business & Executive Coaching. A 5% discount on tuition fees is available to UCD Business Alumni.

Enrolment and start dates

Annabelle Kehoe
Business Development Manager

To apply for this programme, please contact Annabelle Kehoe who would be delighted to discuss the application procedure with you further.
e: annabelle.kehoe@ucd.ie
t: +353 1 716 8080

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