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General Studies Courses

General Studies courses may be an option for students interested in taking one or two credit-based courses but who are not currently interested in seeking a credential. Students who successfully complete General Studies courses may be eligible to transfer credit toward a certificate, diploma or degree upon formal admission to a program.

Permission to register in General Studies courses requires approval by the Dean or designate. Supporting documentation and/or prerequisites may be required.

For information about non-credit courses, visit Continuing Studies.

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ADVC612: Group and Team Coaching

 Course Description: Extends the fundamental principles and knowledge of coaching into the context of coaching work teams. Emphasizes the development of core knowledge, skills, and competencies related to team coaching, and distinguishes team coaching from other forms of help such as group coaching, facilitation, and team building. The course culminates in the creation of an individualized model of team coaching, enabling students to more effectively and competently coach work teams in organizations. The course requires significant participation in both individual and team assignments, and includes a three-day on-campus residency. Pre-requisites: Eligible applicants will have completed prerequisite education in the field of coaching (e.g., the RRU Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching or an acceptable alternative).  Credits: 3.00

ADVC612: Group and Team Coaching

 Course Description: Extends the fundamental principles and knowledge of coaching into the context of coaching work teams. Emphasizes the development of core knowledge, skills, and competencies related to team coaching, and distinguishes team coaching from other forms of help such as group coaching, facilitation, and team building. The course culminates in the creation of an individualized model of team coaching, enabling students to more effectively and competently coach work teams in organizations. The course requires significant participation in both individual and team assignments, and includes a three-day on-campus residency. Pre-requisites: Eligible applicants will have completed prerequisite education in the field of coaching (e.g., the RRU Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching or an acceptable alternative).  Credits: 3.00

Start Date End Date Tuition (Domestic) Delivery
February 5, 2018 April 15, 2018 TBD Blended

ADVC620: Intercultural Competence and Global Coaching

 Course Description: Navigates and integrates the cultural dimension in coaching relationships, balancing cultural worldviews, and creating a global mindset through improved global business knowledge. Coaches working, or planning to work, cross-culturally will explore the applicability of cultural frameworks in coaching relationships. Students will examine their own response to culture and cultural assumptions and learn from alternative cultural perspectives such as communication, power, privilege, identity, purpose, organization, or territory.  Credits: 3.00

ADVC620: Intercultural Competence and Global Coaching

 Course Description: Navigates and integrates the cultural dimension in coaching relationships, balancing cultural worldviews, and creating a global mindset through improved global business knowledge. Coaches working, or planning to work, cross-culturally will explore the applicability of cultural frameworks in coaching relationships. Students will examine their own response to culture and cultural assumptions and learn from alternative cultural perspectives such as communication, power, privilege, identity, purpose, organization, or territory.  Credits: 3.00

Start Date End Date Tuition (Domestic) Delivery
September 11, 2017 November 19, 2017 TBD Online

ADVC635: Creating Coaching Cultures

 Course Description: Builds upon the student’s experience as a professional coach. Students will develop a comprehensive understanding of the complexities related to integrating coaching as a cornerstone of organizational culture. Students will learn how to align coaching with strategic initiatives in order to maximize knowledge sharing, build capacity and increase organizational performance. Using applied, practical methods, students will explore the challenges of implementing a coaching culture within an organizational context and identify opportunities to drive organizational change. Prerequisities: Students are expected to have completed prerequisite education in the field of coaching (e.g., the Royal Roads University (RRU) Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching or an acceptable alternative).  Credits: 3.00

ADVC635: Creating Coaching Cultures

 Course Description: Builds upon the student’s experience as a professional coach. Students will develop a comprehensive understanding of the complexities related to integrating coaching as a cornerstone of organizational culture. Students will learn how to align coaching with strategic initiatives in order to maximize knowledge sharing, build capacity and increase organizational performance. Using applied, practical methods, students will explore the challenges of implementing a coaching culture within an organizational context and identify opportunities to drive organizational change. Prerequisities: Students are expected to have completed prerequisite education in the field of coaching (e.g., the Royal Roads University (RRU) Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching or an acceptable alternative).  Credits: 3.00

Start Date End Date Tuition (Domestic) Delivery
October 2, 2017 December 10, 2017 TBD Online
March 26, 2018 June 3, 2018 TBD Online

ADVC660: Advanced Coaching Psychology

 Course Description: Considers how psychology can enrich coaching and coaching practice. Explores a series of proven coaching techniques and interventions drawn from various schools of psychology. Provides students with evidence-based perspectives through which to observe and understand their coaching practice. Students will benefit from opportunities to apply these with the aim of deepening and broadening their practice. Prerequisites: eligible applicants will have completed prerequisite education in the field of coaching (e.g., the RRU Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching or an acceptable alternative).  Credits: 3.00

ADVC660: Advanced Coaching Psychology

 Course Description: Considers how psychology can enrich coaching and coaching practice. Explores a series of proven coaching techniques and interventions drawn from various schools of psychology. Provides students with evidence-based perspectives through which to observe and understand their coaching practice. Students will benefit from opportunities to apply these with the aim of deepening and broadening their practice. Prerequisites: eligible applicants will have completed prerequisite education in the field of coaching (e.g., the RRU Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching or an acceptable alternative).  Credits: 3.00

Start Date End Date Tuition (Domestic) Delivery
April 16, 2018 June 17, 2018 TBD Blended

ADVC680: Professional Mentor Coaching

 Course Description: Drawing from the student’s extensive experience as a professional coach, the body of knowledge related to coaching competencies, insights from the learning process, as well as demonstrations, practice sessions and feedback, the student will build a robust sustainable foundation from which to practice coach mentoring, while also deepening their mastery of coaching. Throughout the course, students will explore the definition of mentor coaching, as distinct from coach supervision; coaching competencies defined by the profession; and examine oral and written feedback strategies for their ability to grow the self-awareness and performance of a coach being mentored. The course requires significant participation. Students will be required to volunteer as both coach and coachee numerous times during the course for demonstration purposes. Pre-requisites: Students are expected to have prerequisite education in the field of coaching (e.g., the Royal Roads University (RRU) Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching or an acceptable alternative).  Credits: 3.00

ADVC680: Professional Mentor Coaching

 Course Description: Drawing from the student’s extensive experience as a professional coach, the body of knowledge related to coaching competencies, insights from the learning process, as well as demonstrations, practice sessions and feedback, the student will build a robust sustainable foundation from which to practice coach mentoring, while also deepening their mastery of coaching. Throughout the course, students will explore the definition of mentor coaching, as distinct from coach supervision; coaching competencies defined by the profession; and examine oral and written feedback strategies for their ability to grow the self-awareness and performance of a coach being mentored. The course requires significant participation. Students will be required to volunteer as both coach and coachee numerous times during the course for demonstration purposes. Pre-requisites: Students are expected to have prerequisite education in the field of coaching (e.g., the Royal Roads University (RRU) Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching or an acceptable alternative).  Credits: 3.00

Start Date End Date Tuition (Domestic) Delivery
January 15, 2018 April 1, 2018 TBD Online