Coaching Skills Certificate

The Coaching Skills Non-Credit Certificate program introduces techniques to inspire others for peak performance, work with various personality types, effectively resolve conflict, and promote collective buy-in. Students will learn how to develop their individual coaching style to support and empower teamwork and become a more effective leader.

This program consists of four workshops focusing on core coaching themes:

  • Leadership
  • Emotional Agility
  • Effective Teams

Whether you are running a business, leading a team or an individual contributor, this certificate will assist you in your own leadership development. Participation in this program will allow you to learn and practice new skills while networking with other professionals in the Denver community.

The first three workshops culminate in a final practicum where you will use role-plays and interactive videos to hone your newly developed coaching skills.

Contact Hours: 15 (total)


Course Descriptions

  • Coaching 1: Skills for Executives, Managers, and Educators

    Looking to enhance your coaching skills and learn how to develop and promote the growth of others? Whether you are running a business, leading a team, or developing future professionals, coaching skills can help you inspire others for peak performance. In this workshop, you’ll learn coaching techniques to create buy-in, promote high engagement, facilitate difficult conversations, and support behavior change.  

    Through engaging activities, you’ll explore strategies for asking powerful questions, improving accountability, building deep rapport, and other critical skills to maximize your impact as a coach. In addition, you’ll learn how coaching can help you work effectively with different personality types and how to use these skills to manage resistance. 

    Contact Hours: 6

    *Coaching Skills 1 is the Prerequisite course for the Coaching Skills Certificate

  • Coaching 2: Strategies to Promote Emotional & Social Agility in the Workplace

    Do you feel confident in your ability to promote the emotional and social agility of your employees? A leader’s ability to manage others’ emotions, handle difficult conversations, and foster resilience are just a few of the critical skills needed to ensure high performance in the workplace.  

    In this course, you’ll explore a framework for emotional and social intelligence, as well as learn the supporting research behind these concepts. Learn and leverage a conflict management assessment tool to introduce various strategies for dealing with conflict. Case studies will then be incorporated to explore methods for building trust, facilitating challenging interactions, and pausing versus reacting in emotionally charged situations. The course will conclude with an activity designed to help you promote broader social awareness in your organization.  

    Contact Hours: 3

  • Coaching 3: Strategies for Effective Teams

    Ready to take your team from good to great? Great teams collaborate, innovate, handle internal conflict, and emerge stronger and more productive. As a manager, you understand this, and yet, may struggle to move your team into a higher mode of operation. Gain the coaching skills needed to enhance team connection and foster deeper collaboration. 

    In this course, you’ll learn how to apply coaching strategies to a team environment in ways that promote collective buy-in, improve team resilience, and foster creativity and innovation. Research-backed methods that support team effectiveness will be shared, along with case studies to demonstrate how to implement these strategies. Challenges around behavior norms, clear expectations, delegated roles, and psychological safety will also be addressed as you examine how a coaching framework enhances collective participation. 

    The course concludes with the creation of an individual team management plan to implement when you return to work.  

    Contact Hours: 3

  • Coaching 4: Practicum

    Coaching skills take time to develop. Our natural tendency when supporting the professional growth of an employee is to give advice and suggest strategies for a solution to a particular challenge. Coaching differs from advising. It involves specific techniques to highlight employees’ knowledge and perspectives in ways that help them gain clarity, find relevance, and make powerful and productive choices that connect to their intrinsic motivation. 

    The key to effective coaching is to leverage specific techniques to help your employee gain clarity, find relevance, and make powerful and productive choices that connect to their intrinsic motivation. In this culminating session for the Coaching Skills Non-Credit Certificate program, you’ll continue to develop coaching skills related to relevant questioning techniques, building accountability, and managing resistance. Deepen your ability to build rapport for transformation and create alignment between goals, values, and actions. Role playing, interactive videos, triad sessions, and a large group coaching activity will give you additional hands-on experience to practice and improve your coaching skills. 

    Contact Hours: 3

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You Will Learn To:

  • Utilize coaching to shift perspectives and drive accountability
  • Facilitate challenging conversations using the social emotional intelligence framework
  • Promote team resilience
  • Create alignment among goals, values, and actions

Certificate Requirements

Students who complete all four workshops will receive a Coaching Skills non-credit certificate. 

Coaching Skills 1 must be completed before taking Coaching 2-4.


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    Maureen Breeze

    Founder and principal of Cultivage, Marueen has over 25 years of experience working in senior level management, creative industries, and talent development. She’s presented on the topics of leadership, coaching, emotional/social intelligence, and innovation and has also conducted personalized trainings. Maureen has trained faculty, staff and administrators at higher education institutions across the U.S. and in China, and has facilitated leadership development programs for numerous manufacturing companies and non-profit organizations. She is a certified executive coach through the International Coaching Federation and is licensed to train teams using the ISEI’s Social and Emotional Intelligence Profile and Myers Briggs Type Indicator assessment. She’s currently coaching several leadership fellows from the Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation. Maureen draws heavily from her work in business, education, and the arts to help individuals and organizations innovate, cultivate talent, and navigate pathways for success.

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