Coaching Tools for Transformation


Fall and Spring

Remote or

Experiential Learning

Remote April 8 - 16| 2024

[Application Deadline: March 18, 2024]

In-Person October 21 - 23 | 2024

[Application Deadline: September 30, 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

This course is designed for people who want to develop as a reflective coach practitioner and create their own coaching toolkits to use in a variety of developmental contexts (e.g., one-on-one coaching, performance feedback, sensitive managerial conversations, career planning, etc.). You will attend these highly interactive focused on introducing the models and frameworks that Northwestern-educated leadership and organizational coaches employ to maximize coaching effectiveness. As a professional coach, you will leverage what you learn in this course to help your clients develop awareness, think critically about their assumptions, create action plans, and achieve positive, lasting change.

Remote Learning 4 days | 7 hours per day + prep | 3-hour modules with one-hour breaks between.

  • Monday, April 8, 2024 : 9:30 am - 4:30 pm CT
  • Tuesday, April 9, 2024 : 9:30 am - 4:30 pm CT
  • Monday, April 15, 2024 : 9:30 am - 4:30 pm CT
  • Tuesday, April 16, 2024 : 9:30 am - 4:30 pm CT

In-Person 3 days | 6-12 hours per day + prep

  • Day 1: 10:00 am - 9:00 pm CT (dinner then networking)
  • Day 2: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm CT (dinner on your own)
  • Day 3: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm CT


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Who Should Attend

  • Leaders and senior managers who want to become coaches or add coaching to their overall leadership toolkit
  • Experienced coaches seeking to expand self-awareness and develop as a reflective coach practitioner

What Questions Will We Answer

  • What is required to develop as a reflective coach practitioner?
  • How do expert coaches effectively use evidence-based models to inform their coaching?
  • What are the differences between process models for coaching and the benefits of adopting one for coaching engagements?
  • How do I choose among the many tools/frameworks I could include in my coaching practice to meet the needs of my clients?

Benefits and Outcomes

Curate your own set of tools to use in coaching engagements while building your confidence in your point of view about coaching as you critique coaching models and methods commonly used in the field. By participating this session, you will learn how to:

  • Apply evidence-based models to inform your coaching.
  • Engage in ethical coaching practice.
  • Explain key coaching competencies and how they are used in practice.
  • Modify process models for coaching to create an effective coaching session.
  • Facilitate a coaching session by choosing tools/frameworks that will meet client needs.
  • Use assessments wisely, with critical thinking about their utility in a coaching relationship.
  • Give and receive feedback about coaching competencies.

Earn Continuing Education Credit

  • ELOC is recognized by the International Accreditors for Continuning Education and Training (IACET) and the Society for Human Resouce Management (SHRM) to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. This program is valid for 21.5 PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP or 2.2 IACET CEUs.

Certificate Requirements

  • Attend and participate in all synchronous class sessions
  • Complete all coaching circles (practice: coaching, being a client, and offering observations)
  • Complete coaching identity discussion (and other paired discussions)
  • Collaborate with other class participants to build a coaching process model
  • Complete reflection exercises and emotion journal entries
Kimberly Scott, Michelle Albaugh


Kimberly Scott

Kimberly Scott, Director of the ELOC and Master's Program in Learning & Organizational Change at Northwestern, draws upon her research, management, and consulting of mid-sized and Fortune 500 companies. Her work focus on employee wellness, learning, and success.

Michelle Albaugh

Michelle Albaugh is a highly regarded leadership and effectiveness coach. She joined the LOC faculty in September 2015 after earning her PhD in Human Development & Social Policy from the Northwestern's School of Education and Social Policy. She received a bachelor's degree in music from DePaul University.