Gain a Practical Coaching Skillset and Strengthen Your Organization
The fall 2022 in-person CoachRICE application cycle is now closed. Please complete our pre-application and you will be notified when the spring 2023 online CoachRICE application cycle is open.
Online - Spring 2023
**If you are a current Rice University student, please stay tuned for information related to modified training for students interested in developing their coaching skills. In the meantime, check out the Doerr Institute for New Leaders student programs here.**
CoachRICE: A Leadership Coaching Program is facilitated by professionals from the Doerr Institute for New Leaders and is an 80-hour level 1 accredited program with the International Coaching Federation (ICF). It uses a variety of teaching methodologies to give you a practical coaching skillset combined with the rigorous academic standards of Rice University. The CoachRICE program will train and equip you to develop your team members and high potential leaders, all while strengthening your entire organization. After successful completion of the program, participants will earn a Rice Certificate of Achievement verifying completion of the 80 hours of coach-specific training and practicum required for ICF's Associate Certified Coach (ACC) credential application.
I had been coaching at a very elementary level but now I feel much more confident in facilitating the coaching conversation and I feel much more effective.
Fall 2019 Participant
Learn about our Fall 2022 cohort.
CoachRICE: A Leadership Coaching Program is a coach certification program awarded by the Doerr Institute for New Leaders, a university-wide leader development system which serves all eight schools at Rice University. The CoachRICE program is administered by Rice Business Executive Education.
- Coaches interested in pursuing a professional credential with the International Coaching Federation
- Internal organization coaches who want to enhance their skillset
- Managers and leaders who want to coach and develop their employees
- Professionals in allied fields who want to add coaching skills to their portfolio
- Human resource (HR) and organizational development professionals (OD&T) who want to deepen their expertise
CoachRICE cohorts are offered both virtually and in-person. The program is divided into four modules and a practicum experience. Modules are delivered by instructors through presentations, discussions, dyadic exercises and other interactive methods and independent studies. All required modules, including pre-class hours, are completed over a period of four months. All modules are delivered in Standard English (U.S.).
Details coming soon
Module One: Introduction to Leadership Coaching
Introduction to Coaching will cover an in-depth overview of the practice of coaching. Topics will include self-awareness and personal development as a coach, emotional intelligence for leaders, and core competencies such as coaching presence and establishing agreements.
Module Two: Essential Tools and Methodologies for Coaching
This module focuses on the process of coaching and examines various models that support a coaching conversation. Participants will practice the listening and communication skills necessary for cultivating trust and evoking awareness with a client.
Module Three: Facilitating Client Growth
This module focuses on goal creation, accountability and managing progress with a client. Participants will explore the common barriers, challenges and mindsets encountered in leadership coaching.
Module Four: Inclusion Practices in Coaching
This module will increase coaches’ sensitivity to issues of diversity, equity and cultural competency and examine the importance of the ICF Code of Ethics. Participants will be evaluated on all ICF core competencies and provided with an overview of the ICF-credentialing process.
All content was created by the Doerr Institute using evidence-based techniques and is supported with research-validated outcomes.
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- Bachelor's Degree
- Minimum five years of experience with preference given to those who have worked in human resources, organizational behavior, organizational development, or a related field
- Leadership experience -- It is not a requirement that the applicant be in an official supervisory position. Rather, we recognize that participants will benefit from being able to reflect on past leadership experiences in a variety of professional or community-based situations (e.g. team leader for a project, role in a civic organization, opportunity for influence in a sports or religious organization, etc.)
Stay tuned for future information session dates!