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Leadership Coaching Strategies

All Start Dates

  • Time

    8:30 AM – 4:30 PM ET

  • Length

    2 consecutive days

  • Cost

    $2,895

  • Registration Deadline

    June 20, 2022

  • Time

    11:00 AM – 2:30 PM ET

  • Length

    Every Friday for 4 weeks

  • Cost

    $2,150

  • Registration Deadline

    September 2, 2022

  • Time

    8:30 AM – 4:30 PM ET

  • Length

    2 consecutive days

  • Cost

    $2,895

  • Registration Deadline

    November 23, 2022

Leadership coaching program; a woman doing work in living room

Learn leadership coaching strategies to help your team navigate business challenges and maximize performance.

What You'll Learn

Designed for managers and leaders who have direct reports, this is a foundational leadership coaching program. Coaching is a skill anyone can learn and one which we can all improve.

With business moving at breakneck speed, frequent job shifts, and limited in-house training, professionals of all levels grapple with change. As a result, organizations are in dire need of leaders who can guide their colleagues through workplace challenges, help them improve performance, and lead them through career decisions. Leaders and managers who employ coaching as a strategy to address performance, individual and team outcomes, and culture change tend to be more successful. Employees are generally happier working for managers who coach as a part of their leadership style.

This program offers basic coaching frameworks for internal employees to strengthen their coaching skills. Through lectures, case studies and experiential learning you’ll develop and fine-tune essential coaching skills. Topics covered include how to design a coaching engagement, the role of assessments in coaching individuals and teams, and core principles and qualities to look for when hiring coaches for your company.

Program Benefits

  • Become a better leader by developing your coaching toolkit
  • Help your employees reach their potential, while supporting the goals of the company
  • Promote a company culture that supports professional growth and retains talented team members
  • Prepare for expanded management responsibilities
  • Practice key elements of the coaching process, from contracting to initial meeting to completion
  • Earn a Certificate of Participation from the Harvard Division of Continuing Education

Topics Covered

  • Developing a coaching mindset by examining the latest coaching principles and best practices
  • Discovering essential competencies for effective coaching: thinking, being, and doing
  • Using personal assessment tools to help people understand how others perceive them
  • Adapting your style to the needs of different individuals by practicing new techniques
  • Overcoming common coaching challenges, such as delivering difficult feedback in a way that promotes constructive outcomes
  • Gaining greater self-awareness through coaching and furthering your own professional development

Who Should Enroll

This fundamental program is designed for internal managers who want to develop a coaching approach to leadership, as well as HR professionals who want to coach leaders within their organization or who are responsible for hiring external coaches. It is not intended for external coaching consultants, those with an extensive background in coaching, or are already certified coaches.

June Schedule

Day 1
• Foundations of Coaching Toolbox
• Designing a Coaching Engagement

Day 2
• Key Coaching Competencies
• Assessment Tools & Coaching Practice

*This schedule is subject to change

September Schedule

Week 1

• Coaching Foundations

Week 2

• A Coaches Toolbox

Week 3

• Assessment Tools & Success Strategies

Week 4

• Coaching Practice & Review

*This schedule is subject to change

Note: All program content will be delivered live and will not be recorded.

November Schedule

Day 1
• Foundations of Coaching Toolbox
• Designing a Coaching Engagement

Day 2
• Key Coaching Competencies
• Assessment Tools & Coaching Practice

*This schedule is subject to change

Instructors

  • PDP Instructor Gina LaRoche

    Gina LaRoche

    Gina is an organizational leadership consultant, facilitator, and executive coach, and has built a niche in working with colleges and universities including: Harvard University, Berklee College, and Yale University. She holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.
  • PDP Instructor Jennifer Cohen

    Jennifer Cohen

    Jennifer is a "coach's coach," and works with senior coaches at The NewField Group, one of the nation's top coaching schools. Her corporate clients include Harvard Business School, Pfizer, Hewlett Packard, Microsoft, and Nike.

Instructor

  • PDP Instructor Cheryl Harris

    Cheryl Harris

    Cheryl has designed and delivered training at Harvard University’s Foundations of Leadership Development Program and provided diversity, equity and inclusion consulting and training at Harvard Kennedy School as well as Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences.

Instructor

  • Madeline McNeely

    Madeline McNeely

    Madeline teaches Non-Profit leadership and Community Engagement at Harvard Extension School and is Coach, Facilitator and Coach Recruiter at Harvard Business School. Supporting clients to think in innovative ways and develop new habits to solve their most vexing challenges is her sweet spot.

Certificates of Leadership Excellence

The Certificates of Leadership Excellence (CLE) are designed for leaders with the desire to enhance their business acumen, challenge current thinking, and expand their leadership skills.

This program is one of several CLE qualifying programs. Register today and get started earning your certificate.

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