This course focuses on the role of coaching in organizations as part of a talent-management program to develop human resources. Students gain an understanding of the definition, theoretical basis, functions and models of coaching. Topics: How coaching is linked to the adult development lifecycle and the range of contexts in which it is applied. How coaching is used in leadership development as well as performance management, the multicultural aspects of coaching and the access minorities have to coaching. The course provides a familiarity with different coaching tools and instruments as well as how leading organizations use coaching in their talent management programs. Issues related to certification as a coach are addressed.
Co-requisite: MG 6013 or instructor’s permission and graduate standing.