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Leadership Coaching Certificate


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Effective leaders motivate using strong coaching skills. VCC’s Leadership Coaching Certificate program teaches leaders how to connect with and manage their teams, enabling them to identify goals and priorities while working through obstacles to reach those goals.

Leadership coaching connects leadership development with team management strategies to help achieve goals and objectives. Developing skills that are transferable to any environment or organization, students learn to manage and motivate while capitalizing on peoples’ unique creativity and ingenuity to build effective success strategies.




Start Length Credentials Campus Part- or Full-time
Ongoing 1 to 2 years Certificate Downtown Part-time

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International students must first contact International Education at study@vcc.ca or 604-443-8600 to determine eligibility for this program.

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Program Description

Program Description

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES

On completion of the Leadership Coaching Certificate, students will be able to:

  • Manage reaction to change to better lead the change process and help employees transition quickly and smoothly
  • Demonstrate the steps in problem-solving by developing and implementing action plans and facilitation tools
  • Identify the role of a successful facilitator and apply skills in problem-solving sessions and team meetings
  • Use leadership skills to provide performance feedback, create a motivational workplace, delegate work, and solve problems
  • Analyze communication patterns in both leaders and followers to help enable more effective responses in a diverse work environment
  • Apply learned measures, skills, and techniques to build workplace synergy and identify and resolve key team concerns
  • Demonstrate leadership coaching skills
  • Describe essential steps in the coaching process and conduct a coaching discussion to improve or sustain performance
  • Use a systematic approach to coach different learning styles
  • Gain and practice skills to create a team coaching environment

INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES, DESIGN AND DELIVERY MODE

Courses involve lectures, presentations, discussions, practical examples, and individual and group work. Learning will be enhanced by variety of interactive classroom activities, collaborative activities, and case studies.

The interactive and practical exercises give students the opportunity to take an active role and “learn by doing”.

PROGRAM DURATION

VCC’s Leadership Coaching Certificate consists of 12 one-day courses.

 

EVALUATION OF STUDENT LEARNING

Participants are evaluated on the basis of an assignment and/or in-class work.

Evaluation of each course is determined by the instructor and may include a combination of practical assignments, projects and reflections.

Students who successfully complete their assignment will receive an “S”, indicating satisfactory performance in accordance with departmental evaluation procedures.

In order to receive a Leadership Coaching Certificate, students must achieve an “S” in each course.

CREDENTIAL

Upon successful completion of this program, and once an application for graduation has been submitted to the Registrar’s Office, the graduate will receive a Vancouver Community College Leadership Coaching Certificate.

 

REQUIRED COURSE(S):

  • LEAD 1102 Managing Change
  • LEAD 1104 Problem Solving Action Planning
  • LEAD 1108 Facilitation Skills for Team Leaders
  • LEAD 1111 Stepping up to Leadership
  • LEAD 1112 Using Leadership Language
  • LEAD 1113 Building a Productive Team
  • LEAD 1115 Coaching for High Performance
  • LEAD 1116 Essential Lead Coaching Skills
  • LEAD 1117 Skill Coaching
  • LEAD 1118 Coaching Next Level
  • LEAD 1120 Coach’s Toolkit
  • LEAD 1121 Team Coaching

Some courses in this program require textbooks. Please call or visit the Downtown Bookstore for more information.

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

General

VCC welcomes applications from Canadian citizens and permanent residents.


International students

Please note that not all Continuing Studies programs are available to international students. To determine your eligibility, please contact VCC’s International Education Office at: study@vcc.ca or 604.443.8600.



As Vancouver Community College is a post-secondary institution committed to educating adult learners, applicants should be 18 years of age or older or a graduate of a secondary school.


Program Specific

Missing prerequisites? VCC offers courses in Adult Upgrading and English as an Additional Language to help you meet your goals.

This program does not have any additional admission requirements.

Recommended Characteristics:

  • Good analytical skills
  • Ability to conduct themselves in a responsible and professional manner
  • Ability to apply lessons learned in other courses and at work
  • Highly motivated
  • Ability to work with confidence independently or on a team
  • Ability to reflect on their own practice
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Enthusiastic, positive attitude
  • High performance standards

Course Schedule

Fees and Other costs

Info Sessions

Info Sessions

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Contact Us/Request Info

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Contact us:

Program Coordinator: Joy Dalla-Tina, VCC Leadership, 604.871.7000, ext. 8671
Program Assistant: Dorothy Giroux, VCC Leadership, 604.871.7000, ext. 8383

Program Highlights

Program Highlights

Course Schedule

Courses Schedule

 


Currently Scheduled in Continuing Studies Sep-Dec2018 (201893)

(LEAD 1108) Facilitation Skills for Team Leaders 0.5 credits    $198.01



Leading productive teams is a vital leadership skill. This course examines team-focusing tools and techniques, generating ideas and solutions, and sharpening facilitation skills through a variety of techniques that complement team synergy.

More Information

CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  30473 DTN Rm. 413
SM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

0900 - 1630
08-Dec-2018
Gannon, Dawn
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(LEAD 1112) Using Leadership Language 0.5 credits    $198.01



Poor communication is one of the most common causes of workplace problems. This course examines communication in organizations, improves awareness of key issues in organizational communication, and outlines the three key behaviours that enable teams to function effectively. Students examine the impact of perception on communication, analyze four common leadership communication styles, and learn the art of style flexing to achieve results when communicating, negotiating, or delegating.

More Information

CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  30480 DTN Rm. 415
SM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

0900 - 1630
01-Dec-2018
Mahood, Lynne
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(LEAD 1116) Essential Leadership Coaching Skills 0.5 credits    $198.01



An overview of coaching communication skills. Through demonstration and practice, students strengthen their leadership coaching skills, learn how to apply in-depth listening, ask questions that stimulate employee insight/results, and inspire employees to take responsibility for agreed-upon actions.

More Information

CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  30268 DTN Rm. 423
SM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

0900 - 1630
24-Nov-2018
Duncan, Robert
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Upcoming Schedules in Continuing Studies Jan-Mar2019 (201991)

(LEAD 1104) Problem Solving and Action Planning 0.5 credits    $198.01



Effective leaders successfully resolve complex problems, whether working individually or on a team. This course analyzes the steps of problem solving, develops interpersonal skills for integrating teams or groups into the process, and discusses how to use a solution to create an action plan.

More Information

CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  10154 DTN Rm. TBATo Be Assigned
SM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

0900 - 1630
02-Feb-2019
Brindle, Ann
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(LEAD 1111) Stepping Up to Leadership 0.5 credits    $198.01



Becoming a leader requires learning new skills and developing an understanding of new roles. This course examines effective leadership techniques such as coaching, giving feedback, motivating, delegating, and problem solving. Students will return to work with an action plan for applying their new skills.

More Information

CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  10331 DTN Rm. TBATo Be Assigned
SM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

0900 - 1630
19-Jan-2019
Duncan, Robert
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(LEAD 1113) Building a Productive Team 0.5 credits    $198.01



Building a productive team is the first step towards achieving the results desired by you and your employer. This course examines the characteristics of an effective team and discusses how strong teams build workplace synergy, increase productivity, improve work quality, and enhance morale.

More Information

CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  10345 DTN Rm. TBATo Be Assigned
SM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

0900 - 1630
09-Mar-2019
Duncan, Robert
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(LEAD 1115) Coaching for High Performance 0.5 credits    $198.01



Coaching involves unlocking an individual’s potential and maximizing their performance through careful guidance. Students learn essential steps in the coaching process, assess their coaching skills, develop methods for improvement, and discuss concepts such as when and how to coach. Exercises include conducting a coaching discussion to improve/sustain performance and providing effective feedback regarding employee performance.

More Information

CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  10152 DTN Rm. TBATo Be Assigned
SM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

0900 - 1630
12-Jan-2019
Duncan, Robert
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(LEAD 1120) The Coach's Toolkit 0.5 credits    $198.01



Leadership coaching is built on a foundation of specialized tools and skills, each of which is demonstrated and practiced in short exercises involving coaching situations. Tools and skills covered include: creating the coaching environment, building support in the workplace, and a set of practical resources to support the coaching partnership. Prerequisite: Coaching for High Performance (LEAD 1115)

More Information

CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  10146 DTN Rm. TBATo Be Assigned
SM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

0900 - 1630
23-Feb-2019
Duncan, Robert
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(LEAD 1121) Team Coaching 0.5 credits    $198.01



Be a leader who coaches their team to resolve issues and business challenges. The leader-coach works with the team to create a common vision, develop a strategy, and appropriately delegate roles and responsibilities. Topics include: creating the team coaching environment, promoting understanding and effective action through directed questions, observing and critiquing team dynamics, discussing the “undiscussable”, and fostering team self-responsibility and accountability. Prerequisite: Coaching for High Performance (LEAD 1115).

More Information

CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  10358 DTN Rm. TBATo Be Assigned
SM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

0900 - 1630
26-Jan-2019
Duncan, Robert
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Building a Productive Team (LEAD 1113)
course schedule schedule
0.5 credits $198.01
Coaching for High Performance (LEAD 1115)
course schedule schedule
0.5 credits $198.01
Essential Leadership Coaching Skills (LEAD 1116)
course schedule schedule
0.5 credits $198.01
Facilitation Skills for Team Leaders (LEAD 1108)
course schedule schedule
0.5 credits $198.01
Managing Change (LEAD 1102)
course schedule schedule
0.5 credits N/A
Problem Solving and Action Planning (LEAD 1104)
course schedule schedule
0.5 credits $198.01
Skill Coaching (LEAD 1117)
course schedule schedule
0.5 credits N/A
Stepping Up to Leadership (LEAD 1111)
course schedule schedule
0.5 credits $198.01
Taking Your Leadership Coaching to the Next Level (LEAD 1118)
course schedule schedule
0.5 credits N/A
Team Coaching (LEAD 1121)
course schedule schedule
0.5 credits $198.01
The Coach's Toolkit (LEAD 1120)
course schedule schedule
0.5 credits $198.01
Using Leadership Language (LEAD 1112)
course schedule schedule
0.5 credits $198.01


Fees for Continuing Studies programs and courses are approximate and subject to change without notice. Fees include GST (if applicable) as well as College Initiative and Resource Fees, which vary depending on the individual course. Student Union Fees and UPass Fees will be assessed at time of registration where applicable, and are not included in the fees displayed online. Students are responsible for any increase in fees if advanced payments are made.



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