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  • NACE Coaching Fundamentals

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    • Date: Monday, November 6, 2017
    • Time: 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. CT
    • Location: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Houston Hobby Airport, 8181 Airport Boulevard, Houston, TX 77061

    • Career Level: Basic- and intermediate-level career services professionals
    • Competency: Career Coaching, Advising, and Counseling
    • Fee: $325 (member); $450 (nonmember)
    • Summary

      The NACE Coaching Fundamentals workshop provides coaching strategies and best practices to establish and conduct effective and ethical coaching sessions for clients. Attendees will learn strategies to create an environment that supports mutual respect and learn methods to communicate effectively during a coaching session. Attendees will use empowerment and positive reinforcement to create a coaching alliance.

      Following this program, you will be able to:

      • Summarize steps to establishing an effective coaching session;
      • Use helping skills to promote coaching alliance;
      • Create an approximate timeline for coaching services and establish a comprehensive coaching plan;
      • Provide strategies for mitigating potential risks in client’s decision making;
      • Identify issues that affect the coaching process and evaluate appropriate action for the coaching process;
      • Facilitate client discussion to articulate and define goals and preferred process for achievement;
      • Discuss methods for tracking and monitoring client’s progression toward defined goals; 
      • Analyze client feedback regarding effectiveness of coaching and goal attainment; and
      • Evaluate coaching outcomes to determine appropriate post-session activities for client goal attainment.
    • Event Details

      To view the attendee list, your receipt, and your confirmation, use the “I'd like to” option next to the NACE Coaching Fundamentals 11/6/17 listing in MyNACE > Events.

    • Format

      This half-day program incorporates facilitated discussion, guided activities and group work to create a stimulating and engaging learning experience.

    • Presenter

      Marlene Scherer-Stern

      Marlene Scherer-Stern, Higher Education and Career Development Consultant

      Marlene Scherer-Stern has over 25 years experience working in career development serving in a plethora of roles and institutions utilizing a creative approach for leading teams, consulting and providing direct service to undergraduate and graduate students. These roles include cooperative education, career counseling/coaching and networking and mentoring programs. She has developed many programs and presented at numerous conferences on career development topics.

      Marlene recently retired from Stanford Career Education, where she served as an associate director and assistant dean. A few of the signature programs co-designed by Marlene during her 18 years at Stanford include the creation of a student alumni mentoring program, the Stanford Immersion in Medicine Series Program and Shadowing Alumni in the Real World. Marlene holds a master’s in higher education from Michigan State University and a bachelor’s degree from University of California Davis.

    • Certification Credits

      Continuing Education Credit Hours:

      BCC – 4 clock hours
      ICF – 4 clock hours


      Knowledge Assessment: Upon successful completion and participation in the NACE Coaching Fundamentals, named registrants who wish to receive a certificate of completion will be provided instructions to complete the online NACE Coaching Fundamentals Knowledge Assessment. The assessment consists of 25 multiple-choice and true/false questions.

      Attendees scoring an 88 percent or better on the assessment will receive the NACE Coaching Fundamentals Certificate of Completion. Successful completion of the workshop and obtaining the certificate of completion can be used in part (4 hours) to meet the training requirements for the Board Certified Coach credential offered through the Center for Credentialing and Education.



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