GRADUATE CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS
Graduate Certificate In Transformational Coaching
Wright Graduate University's certificate programs focus graduate learning on specific areas of the master’s curriculum. Certificate program credits also apply towards the master’s degree. Students wishing to enroll in more than two certificate programs should contact Admissions about enrolling in the master’s program.
Wright Graduate University's graduate certificate in transformational coaching offers three courses, an orientation, and performative learning to provide you with the academic and performative background that is core to developing yourself as a successful coach.
Coaching is not only a satisfying profession. It is a key skill for transformational leadership. This program introduces the revolutionary Wright Model of Transformational Coaching, which is dedicated to helping people to achieve their full potential and reach possibilities beyond what they thought were possible.
NEXT START DATE
- April 27, 2023
- 15 months
- 32 credits
AREAS OF STUDY
In this program, you will:
- Study and put into practice the foundations and components of emotional intelligence.
- Understand the purpose of emotions and their role in effective decision-making and communication.
- Develop skills in responsible self-expression and social awareness.
- Increase your emotional intelligence.
- Better understand yourself and others to become an even more potent coach.
This program culminates with your development of real-life coaching relationships as you study the skills of coaching. The curriculum focuses on such important coaching skills as:
- Developing rapport
- Creating a winning context for coaching
- Intentional speaking
- Contextual listening
- Asking powerful questions
- Defining action steps
- Creating accountability
- Using grounded leadership
Through your work toward this certificate, you will build skill in holding vision for people and facilitating their emotional expression and personal discovery. In addition, you will practice coaching skills and receive supervision while engaging in developmental coaching.
Wright Graduate University’s four graduate certificate programs comprise courses that are scaffolded into the Master of Arts in Transformational Leadership and Coaching. In these certificate programs, competency of program outcomes below is developed to varying degrees with in-depth mastery achieved only through the cumulative completion of the Master of Arts in Transformational Leadership and Coaching degree.
Upon successful program completion, you will be prepared to:
- Demonstrate visionary transformational leadership skills.
- Demonstrate transformational emergence coaching skills.
- Conduct professional/business training.
- Demonstrate professional/business communication.
- Demonstrate a principle-based philosophical orientation to personal responsibility.
- Initiate strategic self-development for professional success.
- Manifest social-emotional intelligence.
- Exercise integrative, transdisciplinary problem-solving.
Wright Graduate University delivers learning through a hybrid of synchronous and asynchronous elements. Synchronous participation is required for weekend learning sessions conducted once per month at the residential campus in Elkhorn, Wisconsin, with option of in-person participation or distant participation via online meeting or telephone. Students participate asynchronously in online discussions between weekend learning sessions.
- Introduction to the Six Core Disciplines of Wright Integrative Learning in Transformational Coaching & Leadership
- Foundations of Human Development & Emotional Intelligence for Coaching & Leadership
- Foundations of Human Relationships for Coaching & Leadership
- Professional & Leadership Coaching
- Year of More: Nourishment & Self Care Quarter
- Year of More: Robust Relationships Quarter
- Year of More: Personal Power Quarter
- Year of More: Purposeful Living & Leadership Quarter
- Personal Emergence Process
- Coaching Lab
Gainful Employment Information
- Number of units/credits required for this program: 32
- Total Tuition and Required Fees for the entire program completed in normal time: $28,872
- 6-digit CIP Code for Program (from Dept. of Education): 52.1006 (Executive/Career Coaching)
- SOC Code(s): 11-3121.00, 11-3131.00, 13-1071.00, 13-1151.00, 21-1012.00
- The normal time in months to complete program as published in Graduate Catalog: 15
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Integrative Learning and Transformational Development for Leadership and Coaching (AC00, 8 credits)
This first course of your degree program begins your adventure of yearning-based learning. In it, you learn the basic processes of the Wright Performative approach to learning, growing, and personal transformation from the inside out. This springboard course orients you to your journey as a Wright Graduate University scholar practitioner. It provides a foundation for your own transformation, your development as a transformational leader, and the successful completion of your Master’s program at Wright Graduate University.
You are introduced to the intellectual, research, and practice areas of leadership with an emphasis on understanding yourself and others for effective management and leadership in organizational, team, and one-to-one aspects of your personal and professional life. In the Overview component you learn the six core academic disciplines–Neuroscience, behavioral economics and other related research; Adlerian; Humanistic; existential; developmental; and educational disciplines which bring to light applied insights and skills in organizational management and leadership. In the Performative component, you focus on your own learning and growing that you apply through weekly behavioral assignments to enhance your effectiveness in all areas of your life, including your profession. You assess yourself and others with the CARE personality profile to provide a common foundation for continued social emotional intelligence development. In the Applied component, coaching skills provide foundational skills in one-to-one leadership and relationship management. You also learn and apply the team empowerment structure with which you will manage your cohort activities including plenary meetings and other projects.
You learn the best practices to get the most out of the on-line learning component of your studies. You are oriented to the Wright Graduate University online community and engage in rich developmental interactions with your classmates. You orient to weekly lesson, reading, and discussion processes that you follow throughout your studies. You discover the ebb and flow rhythms that you follow each quarter to help facilitate your planning and self-management. You learn to track and plan your personal, leadership, and social emotional intelligence development through your Purposeful Leadership Process.
You explore emergence as a fundamental dynamic in optimizing individuals and group performance. You begin to understand the critical thinking skills of coaching, leadership, and business management that allow an individual to better apprehend, analyze, and make decisions from more accurate analysis of sensory, analytic, and other grounded data. Your analysis provides insight into themes patterns for which you design actions and interventions for change and better goal achievement. You develop as an individual in all areas of life, as well as a scholar practitioner, business professional, leader, and coach who practices what you preach and teach.
No prerequisites or co-requisites.
Foundations of Human Development & Emotional Intelligence for Coaching & Leadership (AC12, 8 credits)
This foundational course helps you as a coach and leader to understand the developmental process of individuals. You learn theories and research of child development and how these processes impact adult behavior, emotional intelligence, and career and life success. By understanding how you became who you are, you are better able to become who you could be and help others do the same in coaching, leadership, and teaming. You learn about emotional intelligence, a recognized factor in successful leadership, coaching, training, and teaming, while also developing your emotional intelligence skills and facility. Individual developmental needs and emotional intelligence are analyzed and facilitated from the perspectives of the six core fields of Developmental Psychology, Adlerian Psychology, Human Potential, Existentialism, Educational Theory, and Neuroscience and Other Research, and their synthesis in Wright Integrative. Topics covered include attachment theory, the purpose and neuroscience of emotions; the contribution of emotions to learning, effective decision-making and communication; and how emotional data support positive self-concept and executive hardiness.
Prerequisite: AC00. Prerequisite or co-requisite: PL01.
Foundations of Human Relationships for Coaching & Leadership (AC22, 8 credits)
Patterns of relating are founded on earliest childhood experiences. Current neuroscience is demonstrating that our earliest family experience is encoded in our neural pathways and our personal strengths and limitations are determined by this programming, especially in developing fulfilling, powerful, influential relationships. In almost all vocations, success is greatly influenced by the quality and depth of relationships. This course introduces you to leading theories of adult development and explores the many subtle links between childhood and adult relating—all with an eye toward coaching and leading individuals and groups to higher performance. You learn about social and emotional intelligence and develop relationship skills needed for effective interactions. You will understand the neurological foundations of self-limiting behavior as you employ increasingly effective group and interpersonal strategies. Skills taught in this course are founded on systems and attachment theories, humanistic and developmental psychology, and existentialist perspectives.
Prerequisite: AC00. Prerequisite or co-requisite: PL02.
Professional & Leadership Coaching (AC82, 8 credits)
In this course, you will learn the theory, skills, principles and practices that undergird professional coaching, as they will provide a solid foundation for your development as an effective professional coach or business leader. You will acquire an understanding of the philosophical, theoretical, and ethical foundations of coaching while being introduced to various types of coaching including but not limited to transformational, emergence, career, personal and goals coaching. You will also be introduced to the International Coach Federation Core Coaching Competencies. You will learn how to demonstrate each competency in real-time conversations and experience the effect of these skills as a client. You will experiment with the language of coaching and distinguishing the effects of coaching techniques in various settings. You will learn a defined process to structure a coaching session and engagement and learn about the benefits of the structure as well as the vulnerabilities of a poorly structured engagement. You will learn evidence-based methodologies to establish credibility, build trust and demonstrate empathy with a coaching client or business client. You will
complete the course having effectively coached and having been coached. This course helps you establish a firm foundation towards becoming a professional coach or transformational business leader who operates with mutuality and responsibility to help others reach their full potential, whether in a coaching practice or in any professional or personal setting. After this course, you may take a complementary laboratory course on how to build and manage a sustainable coaching practice or launch your coaching career (PL11 and PL 12 respectively).
Prerequisites: AC00, AC12, and AC22 or permission of instructor. Corequisites: PL07 and PL08.
PERFORMATIVE LEARNING (PL) TRAININGS
All Performative Learning Trainings are non-credit bearing.
Please note that PL01 through PL04 includes:
- A weekend training at the beginning of the quarter.
- A weekly evening 1.5-hour class for 13 weeks.
- A 45-minute coaching session biweekly.
- Weekly online written check-ins demonstrating what you learned and how you grew.
Year of More: Nourishment & Self Care: Foundations of Emotional Intelligence Quarter (PL01, 0 credits)
Required for AC12, Foundations of Human Development & Emotional Intelligence for Coaching & Leadership. In this PL you learn and undertake weekly assignments to further develop your emotional intelligence––identifying your emotions, understanding their role in effective functioning and personal and professional satisfaction and success, experimenting with emotional expression, being in the moment, and developing skills of emotional regulation and facility.
Year of More: Robust Relationships: Foundations of Social Intelligence Quarter (PL02, 0 credits)
Required for AC22, Foundations of Human Relationships for Coaching & Leadership. In this PL you explore the impact of your family relationships on your relationships in the rest of your life, your work, and with those you coach and lead. You diagram your family tree and identify your family limiting beliefs and family member roles and special circumstances in order to identify behavioral patterns as they were laid down neurologically in your earliest years. You learn the neuroscience related to your early experiences in your family system, identify the impact of these early experiences in your life today, and develop a future vision for your relationships. You identify skills for more genuine relationships; understand how early family beliefs, norms, and patterns developed and influence current relationships; identify unconscious beliefs that drive daily actions; gain greater choice to live your own values; and be more responsible in communication.
Year of More: Personal Power Quarter (PL03, 0 credits)
Required for AC32, Coaching & Leadership Approaches to Developing Personal Power. In this PL you study forms of personal power and develop strategies to enhance your use of your personal power. You use your enhanced skills to overcome barriers, take more risks, and develop new ways to understand and apply the principle of intention. You understand and apply the law of requisite variety, develop more connected relationships, and take greater personal responsibility in work and other areas. You learn, practice, and apply different skills of personal power each week in your personal and professional life and in your coaching and leadership.
Year of More: Purposeful Living & Leadership Quarter (PL04, 0 credits)
In this PL you practice living with the principles of purpose, learn about the qualities of purposeful living, and begin to identify your own life purpose. You further challenge disempowering and limiting childhood beliefs, choose empowering beliefs and principles to live by, and find ways to experience every interaction as growthful. You learn about developmental models of personal development and apply these as a map to guide your spiritual development in ways that can apply to believers of all faiths. You learn and practice the skills of principle based leadership and coaching.
Personal Emergence Process (PL07, 0 credits)
Required as corequisite of AC82, Professional & Leadership Coaching. In this PL you learn powerful communication and facilitation skills including contextual listening, intentional speaking, and the power of presence to facilitate expression and problem solving in others. You discover the power of flow, aliveness, and truth in individuals naturally and easily solving their own problems with no advice. This PL provides a powerful foundation for your coaching and leadership, underlining the wisdom of individuals and groups to solve their own problems. You will discover the power of emotions and expressing them responsibly and how that impacts interactions with others. In learning how to have greater range of expression of emotions during these trainings, you develop a greater self-awareness and sense of self. You experience greater responsibility for the ways you communicate which increases satisfaction in life. As a coach and leader, you learn co-voyaging, a personal responsibility skill that helps you take responsibility for your own AC82 experience in ways that increase your insight and effectiveness.
Coaching Lab (PL08, 0 credits)
Required for AC82, Professional & Leadership Coaching. In this PL, you engage in a coaching experience where you recruit coaching clients, coach them, learn and practice coaching skills, share your coaching experiences with other coaching students, and receive feedback and coaching to increase your effectiveness. You will gain skill and experience in the ICF coaching competencies as you increase your coaching proficiency.
Prerequisites: PL01, PL02, PL03, and PL04, or instructor permission.
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