Coaching Lab – Level 1


Spring & Fall


Asynchronous and Synchronous Virtual Meetings

May - June | 2023

[Application Deadline: May 1, 2023]

November - December | 2023

[Application Deadline: October 17, 2023]

May - June | 2024

[Application Deadline: April 22, 2024]

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Executive Learning and Organizational Change is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®

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Course Overview

The Coaching Lab is a 6-week supervised group coaching experience designed to give you practice and feedback about your coaching skills. You will work virtually with a group of 4-5 participants and an experienced coach educator who will guide your group through a series of exercises to practice "Level 1" skills: establishing a coaching agreement, forming strong client relationships, asking powerful questions, and communicating and listening effectively. In order to enroll in this course, you must have completed a minimum of 50 training hours in courses that have covered the process/practice of coaching and interpersonal relationship skills in coaching. We recommend "Coaching Tools for Transformation" and "Coaching Relationship Essentials," but similar courses may be substituted upon approval of our admissions team. Other prerequisites: Participants will need to complete the pre-work and submit an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) prior to starting the weekly coaching meetings.

6 Weeks | 90-120 minutes per week in small groups, plus online course content

About The Coaching Lab

This is a seven-week course focused on practicing coaching skills in small groups of 4-5, under the supervision of an ELOC Coach. The labs will use "real play" exercises created to focus on one or two coaching competencies each week. Coaching lab meetings will run on either Tuesday nights, from 7-9pm Central.


Spring Coaching Lab Sections 2023 Tuesdays
Week 1 May 23
Week 2 May 30
Week 3 June 6
Week 4 June 13
Week 5 June 20
Week 6 June 27


Fall Coaching Lab Sections 2023 Tuesdays
Week 1 Nov. 7
Week 2 Nov. 14
Week 3 Nov. 21
Week 4 Nov. 28
Week 5 Dec. 5
Week 6 Dec. 12
Spring Coaching Lab Sections 2024 Tuesdays
Week 1 May 21
Week 2 May 28
Week 3 June 4
Week 4 June 11
Week 5 June 18
Week 6 June 25
Week 7 July 2
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Who Should Attend

  • Leaders and senior managers who want to become coaches or add coaching to their overall leadership toolkit.
  • Note: All participants must have completed a minimum of 50 coach training hours (see overview).

What Questions Will We Answer

  • What does lifelong learning mean in the context of coach development?
  • How effectively have I mastered the fundamental competencies for coaching?
  • What are my coaching strengths?
  • In what areas should I focus to build my coaching competencies?
  • What does it look like and feel like to engage with wholeheartedness, directness, open-mindedness and responsibility as a reflective coach practitioner?

Benefits and Outcomes

  • Give and receive feedback about fundamental coaching competencies with a small group of peers and from an expert coach.
  • Focus your development on those areas where you have opportunities to thrive and grow as a coach.
  • Expand your professional coaching network with others dedicated to lifelong learning.
  • Engage effectively with clients to establish rapport, intimacy, and trust - and contract for successful coaching relationships.
  • Monitor interpersonal presence, openness, and wholehearteness to perform as a reflective coach pratitioner.
  • Build self-awareness to strengthen emotional self-regulation and embody the highest ethical standards.
  • Use active listening and powerful questions to help clients planfully achieve their desired outcomes.
  • Communicate obeservations in an honest, accurate, and respectful manner to cultivate client awareness.

Earn Continuing Education Credit

  • ELOC is recognized by the International Accreditors for Continuning Education (IACET) or the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. This program is valid for 22.25 PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP or 2.3 IACET CEUs.

Certificate Requirements

  • Attend and participate in all synchronous class sessions
  • Complete all online modules, assignments, and quizzes in the time allotted (all in Canvas LMS except where otherwise indicated):
  • Choose and submit your coaching topic
  • Complete all coaching circles (practice: coaching, being a client, and offering observations)


Michelle Albaugh

Michelle Albaugh is a leadership and effectiveness coach who has been a member of the LOC faculty since 2015. With experience in startups and academia, her research has focused on life narratives at the intersection of personal faith and political ideology.

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