Over the past ten years, the coaching profession has grown rapidly in the corporate world as well as in higher education, non-profits and a variety of other sectors. The Doerr Institute for New Leaders (DINL) is offering a rigorous and International Coach Federation (ICF) accredited program that allows participants to develop and expand their coaching skills.
Administered by the Glasscock School of Continuing Studies
, the CoachRICE training program uses a variety of teaching methodologies to deliver a practical skill set while maintaining a level of theoretical curriculum consistent with Rice University standards. Participants will develop their personal leadership skills as well as the ability to support leadership development in others. Through concentrated learning modules, participants will explore processes that combine collaboration, creativity and compassion to become a co-active agent of change for clients and organizations.
Participants who successfully complete the course will receive a Rice Certificate of Achievement and earn the 60 hours of coach-specific training required for ICF’s Associate Certified Coach (ACC) application.
Professional coaches interested in continuing to develop and enhance their established skillset
Internal organization coaches
Managers and leaders who wish to add coaching to their portfolio
Professionals in allied fields who want to add coaching skills to their resume
University professors who are interested in creating courses on leadership
Human resource (HR) and organizational development professionals (OD&T) who want to advance their career
Visit the Application
page for information regarding prerequisites and the admissions process.
Tuition and Fees
The fee does not include the cost of textbooks (estimate of $200). A reading syllabus will be provided to accepted applicants of the program.
For early decision acceptance for the fall 2019 cohort, 50 percent payment is due on June 3 and full payment must be received on June 28, 2019.
For general admittance for the fall 2019 cohort, 50 percent payment is due on June 24 and full payment must be received by July 1, 2019
Rice staff/faculty/alumni are eligible for a 10 percent discount.
Financial assistance information can be found on Rice Financial Aid's Visiting and Continuing Education Students page.
Visit our Financial Policy
page for more information regarding tuition and cancellations.
This program is divided into four modules. Each module is comprised of 12 classroom hours and three hours of pre-class assignments. Modules are delivered through a combination of face-to-face instruction, presentations, discussions, dyadic exercises, fishbowls and other interactive methods and independent studies. All required modules, including pre-class hours, are completed over a period of four months. Classes will take place on the Rice University campus, and the location will be provided to students upon registration.
Total Hours: 48 classroom instruction + 12 asynchronous (self-study) = 60 coach-specific hours
Introduction to Leadership Coaching | Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019, 1-5 p.m. and Friday, Aug 23, 2019, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Essential Tools and Methodologies for Coaching | Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019 from 1-5 p.m. and Friday, Sept. 27, 2019 from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Goal Focused Coaching | Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019 from 1-5 p.m. and Friday, Nov. 1, 2019 from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Inclusion Practices in Coaching | Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019 from 1-5 p.m. and Friday, Nov. 22, 2019 from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
All modules are delivered in Standard English (U.S.) Visit the Program Format page for further information.
To meet the needs of potential candidates, CoachRICE will host in-person and online information sessions. Please use the button below to sign up for an information session that best works for your location and schedule.
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