It may not be coincidental that the field called professional coaching emerged at the same time (during the 1990s) as many organizational analysts began identifying and describing the challenges facing leaders working in a world of complexity, unpredictability and turbulence. Along with a new human service tool called professional coaching came new ideas about and strategies for engaging in leadership. Melded together, there has emerged a coach-based model of leadership.
To the extent that professional coaching and 21st Century leadership are both about enhancing the processes of interpersonal communications, decision-making and the discovery of deeply felt values and aspirations within a world of complexity, unpredictability and turbulence, then this merger is particularly timely and its future is bright.
We are offering a cutting-edge program that incorporates the best practices associated with the practices of both 21st Century leadership and professional coaching. Participants from around the world learn through a distinctive three-mode model of digital education that is focusing on fourteen distinctive outcomes. At the heart of this program resides a commitment to an appreciative perspective, ongoing reflective practices, and authenticity in facing 21st Century challenges.
Following is a description of this three-mode model of learning, a listing of the intended outcomes, identification of the audience for which this program is intended, requirement of the certificate program and a link to the office of the program administrator who can answer questions regarding costs and registration processes.
What is the Three-Mode Learning Design of this Program?
The Coach-Based Leadership program is offered over a three month period via a distinctive three mode model of digitally-based learning.
The first mode involves eight 1 1/2 hour Zoom-based presentations by William Bergquist and Agnes Mura–who are both world-renowned educators, trainers, professional coaches and organizational consultants. This is the first of three learning modes being deployed in this certificate program.
The enrolled global learners participate in a second mode: engaging with a trained facilitator and 5-6 other learners in eight digital salons. The facilitators for this program are Richard Lim, Psy.D. and Mirasol Delmar, Psy.D. –both experienced, international professional coaches, consultants and psychologists. The mode two salons are built around conversations among the learners about the Bergquist and Mura presentations (which are recorded for subsequent review), as well as dialogue evoked by the reading of brief related essays, viewing of brief video clips and reflecting on results from several self-assessment instruments.
A third mode is also introduced in this innovative three-mode approach to global education. This mode is a digital “book” containing not only the written material that accompanies the mode one presentations, but also supplemental material that expands on the presentations, links to complementary work on the Internet, and videocasts inserted in the digital book.