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Leadership and executive coaching ICF-certification

Executive Coaching Certification Is Offered Through Rutgers Continuing Education Program

June 3, 2015

EDITOR’S NOTE: ATTENTION BUSINESS, EDUCATION EDITORS, for more information, contact Jim Morris, associate vice president, Division of Continuing Studies, at 732-932-6998, ext. 651, or jmorris@docs.rutgers.edu.


‘Leadership Coaching for Organizational Performance’ teaches core competencies



            NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. – “Leadership Coaching for Organizational Performance,” a certificate program designed to earn business professionals certification from the International Coach Federation (ICF), will be offered by Rutgers Division of Continuing Studies, September 16 to December 10, 2015.

            The interactive course, conducted over 12 days, comprises 132 hours in ICF’s core competencies and code of ethics, six executive coaching sessions observed and evaluated by an experienced coach, and a comprehensive examination to demonstrate mastery of coaching competencies. The curriculum focuses on the 11 competencies required for executive coaching certification, including ethical guidelines and professional standards, coaching relationships, effective communication, facilitating learning and results, planning and goal setting, and accountability. Participants’ successful completion leads to international certification from ICF, the most respected credential in leadership coaching.

            The course is suited for experienced management, human resources and executive professionals; executive coaches without a certification; and midcareer professionals with a strong interest in developing executive coaching as a vocation.

The program aims to develop vital competencies that drive performance in leaders from organizations in many fields, explained Richard J. Novak, vice president of continuing studies and distance learning at Rutgers. He added that the coaching skills developed through the Rutgers program can be applied by a leader within the organization or by a consultant.

            “Rutgers maintains a strong focus on business and organization performance in the Leadership Coaching program,” Novak said. “We’ve combined the best elements of adult education with executive-level consulting in the field of business coaching.”

            Rutgers is teaming with Philosophy IB, a Florham Park-based consulting firm, to deliver the program, which includes interactive case studies and one-on-one coaching sessions. Kaveh Naficy, a Philosophy IB founding partner who oversees its executive coaching practice and is a lead instructor in the program, said, “It’s vital for organizations and leaders to develop the critical executive coaching skills needed to drive greater results.”

            Sessions will be held at the Rutgers University Inn & Conference Center, 178 Ryders Lane on the Douglass Campus in New Brunswick. Information and registration is available on the course website, http://lifelonglearning.rutgers.edu/execed/leadership-coaching.

About Rutgers Division of Continuing Studies (DoCS): Rutgers University Division of Continuing Studies (DoCS) focuses on lifelong learning needs and opportunities. Serving all Rutgers campuses, the division includes more than 125 employees in 14 units providing hundreds of credit and noncredit programs with thousands of participants from youth to retirees. DoCS also provides educational support services combining pedagogy and technology, including instructional design and course management systems for online, face-to-face, and hybrid learning environments.