The Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching program provides you with the skills, knowledge and practical tools to effectively coach individuals and organizations towards superior performance.
Designed for business professionals who already have leadership and management experience, Royal Roads University’s Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching program is ideal for those who have the energy and passion to become practicing executive coaches, or want to incorporate a coaching culture within their own organization. This six-month program offers you an effective blend of online and on-campus learning, so you can pursue your coaching goals while maintaining your current career.
Applicants who do not have the formal academic education to qualify for admission may be assessed on the basis of both their formal education and their informal learning, in accordance with the Flexible Admission Policy.
The Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching program includes a six-day on-campus component, followed by two online courses, and concludes with a final three-day on-campus Capstone. This unique structure provides working professionals with an opportunity to benefit from the synergy of an on-campus experience and learn through the online medium while still meeting professional and personal responsibilities.
Students can expect the residency periods to be quite rigorous. The daily schedule for residencies is usually from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Homework, readings and team assignments are completed outside of these hours so it is recommended that you keep your evenings available for these activities.
The online portion of our Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching program is delivered through the Moodle learning platform. There are deadlines for assignments; however, students work through the requirements of the course at their own pace. A number of different information delivery methods are used, including textbooks, articles, case studies, interactive learning and "chat" bulletin boards for corresponding with your team members, who may be on the other side of the country.
Students are assigned to a team during the first residency and continue to work together during the online courses. Each 13-week course is taken consecutively and requires a level of effort of approximately 15-20 hours per week. During the first online course, the amount of time required may be higher as students familiarize themselves with our online learning platform.
- Meet the International Coach Federation (ICF) competencies and ethical guidelines
- Adapt your leadership style to a coaching approach
- Advance your communication and organizational leadership skills
- Understand the complexities of organizations and the benefits of executive coaching
- Recognize symptoms, problems, and causes of organizational ineffectiveness
- Identify the elements required to manage an individual’s progress against established goals.
Upon completion of this certificate program, successful graduates may apply credits towards Royal Roads MBA in Executive Management, Master of Arts in Tourism Management, and Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies programs. The tuition will be adjusted accordingly.
Connect with our Enrolment Advisors to talk about how you can use the credits you have earned towards your Master's program at Royal Roads.