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  • NACE Coaching Certification Program: Module Descriptions


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    • NACE Orientation to Coaching (30-HOUR/60-HOUR)

      This webinar series teaches you how to define client and coach roles as well as examines the considerations that are key to successful coaching. Additionally, you’ll learn the ins and outs of helping your clients set and achieve appropriate goals.

      Part I: The Coaching Process

      • Differentiate between coaching and counseling;
      • Define coach and client roles;
      • Describe measures to establish the coaching process; and
      • Create an environment that supports mutual respect and trust.

      Part II: Coaching Considerations

      • Define informed consent;
      • Use effective communication strategies to coach diverse populations; and
      • Describe characteristics that contribute to a safe coaching environment.

      Part III: Coaching in Action

      • Describe methods for identifying a client’s motivational level to construct appropriate goals;
      • Identify factors affecting client goal achievement, including client disposition, life experiences, existing support systems, and social factors; and
      • Establish client goals that are specific, measurable, assignable, realistic, and timely.

      Format: Three-part webinar series
      Length: 3 hours
      Career Level: Basic-, intermediate-, and advanced-level career services professionals
      Career Services Competency: Career Coaching, Advising, and Counseling
      Fee: $207 (member); $357 (nonmember)
      Continuing Education Clock Hours:
      BCC – 1 clock hour per session
      ICF – 1 clock hour per session

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    • NACE Career Coaching Basics (30-HOUR/60-HOUR)

      The Career Coaching Basics webinar series provides recommendations for conducting a coaching session and includes strategies for establishing client goals, measuring client progression toward goal attainment, and providing development resources that contribute to client’s success. Career coaches will assist clients in mitigating individual risk using a strategic decision making approach.

      Part I: Career Focused Coaching Approach

      • Assist client in establishing short and long term goals and development a personal action plan;
      • Describe methods for monitoring client progress; and
      • Analyze decision making models that reduce client risk and promote positive progression toward achievement of goals.

      Part II: Career Focused Resource Development

      • Use strategies to leverage client’s ability to successfully transition into a new role;
      • Describe elements of the professional portfolio and benefits of client use; and
      • Evaluate availability of services and resources for long term and independent client development.
      Format: Two-part webinar series
      Length: 2 hours
      Career Level: Basic-, intermediate-, and advanced-level career services professionals
      Career Services Competency: Career Coaching, Advising, and Counseling
      Fee: $138 (member); $238 (nonmember)
      Continuing Education Clock Hours:
      BCC – 1 clock hour per session
      ICF – 1 clock hour per session

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    • NACE Coaching Fundamentals (30-HOUR/60-HOUR)

      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.
      Format: Live workshop
      Length: 4 hours
      Career Level: Basic- and intermediate-level career services professionals
      Career Services Competency: Career Coaching, Advising, and Counseling
      Fee: $325 (member); $425 (nonmember)
      Continuing Education Clock Hours:
      BCC – 4 clock hours
      ICF – 4 clock hours

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    • NACE Assessments for Coaching Intensive I (30-HOUR/60-HOUR)

      The Assessments for Coaching Intensive workshop provides attendees the opportunity to dive deep into to the world of coaching assessments. Learners will gain a solid understanding of available assessments such as 360, DISC, Strengths Finder, Meyers Briggs, and Emotional Intel among others to identify client strengths. Through use of appropriate assessment strategies learners will appropriately align assessment results to the coaching plan.

      Following this program, you will be able to:

      • Identify existing factors affecting the coaching process: client support system, attitude and social factors;
      • Establish appropriate goals based on client preference and assessment results;
      • Evaluate assessment tools for purpose, appropriateness, and accessibility;
      • Assist client in correlating stated goals and current state; and
      • Select appropriate assessments based on client scenario review.

      Format: Live workshop
      Length: 7.5 hours
      Career Level: Basic-, intermediate-, and advanced-level career services professionals
      Career Services Competency: Research, Assessment, and Evaluation
      Fee: $425 (member); $500 (nonmember)
      Continuing Education Clock Hours:
      BCC – 7.5 clock hours
      ICF – 7.5 clock hours

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    • NACE Coaching for Businesses and Organizations (30-HOUR/60-HOUR)

      The NACE Coaching for Businesses and Organizations webinar series provides skills and strategies for professional leaders to leverage employees’ understanding of mission resulting in positive change, increased productivity and employee development. Using best practices and effective communication skills, leaders will identify measures for serving as a change agent within their organization.

      Part I: Coaching for Positive Change-Why?

      • Use effective communication strategies which align with organization vision;
      • Describe benefits of organizations adopting a coaching model for change; and
      • Recommend appropriate coaching strategies that enhance productivity and address organizational issues.

      Part II: Coaching for Positive Change-How?

      • Identify specific coaching skills necessary for serving in the role of a spokesperson, advocate, and negotiator;
      • Define change agent characteristics and impact within the organization; and
      • Discuss mentoring role and impact on an individual and group level.

      Part III: Coaching for Positive Change-When?

      • Analyze organizational styles and use of effective communication;
      • Gain employee buy-in using effective decision making techniques; and
      • Describe coaching strategies which contribute to resolution.
      Format: Three-part webinar series
      Length: 3 hours
      Career Level: Basic and intermediate- career services professionals and URR professionals
      Career Services Competency: Management and Administration-Staff Development and Supervision
      Fee: $207 (member); $357 (nonmember)
      Continuing Education Clock Hours:
      BCC – 1 clock hour per session
      ICF – 1 clock hour per session

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    • NACE Ethical and Professional Practice in Coaching (30-HOUR/60-HOUR)

      The Ethical and Professional Practice in Coaching webinar series defines ethical standards and expectations for professional coaches. Learners will identify individual barriers affecting the coaching process.

      Part I: Mentoring

      • Describe individual challenges that coaches face and examine techniques to overcome to obstacles;
      • Differentiate between apprentice, competency, and reflective mentoring models; and
      • Use effective strategies and processes to enhance the mentoring relationship.

      Part II: Client Advocacy

      • Discuss legal and ethical considerations when acting as a client advocate;
      • Describe situations that exist which hinder client growth and progress where acting as a client advocate is appropriate; and
      • Justify appropriateness of referral in review of client profiles.

      Part III: Continuing Education

      • Review the BCC Code of Ethics and expectation for adherence;
      • Identify outlets for continued development;
      • Describe best practices for informing clients of ethical and legal aspects of coaching; and
      • Recognize benefits of professional collaboration for support and leadership.

      Format: Three-part webinar series
      Length: 3 hours
      Career Level: Basic and intermediate- career services professionals
      Career Services Competency: Career Coaching, Advising, and Counseling
      Fee: $207 (member); $357 (nonmember)
      Continuing Education Clock Hours:
      BCC – 1 clock hour per session
      ICF – 1 clock hour per session

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    • NACE Career Coaching Intensive (30-HOUR/60-HOUR)

      Gain the skills and tools you need to help your students reframe their thinking about their careers.

      In this two-day program, you’ll learn effective coaching techniques to use with groups as well as individuals, learn how to select and apply the technique best suited for your client, and gain insight into the latest trends and tactics in career coaching. Appropriate for practitioners at all levels, Career Coaching Intensive will empower you to empower your students in their career development and job search.

      Following this program, you will be able to:

      • Define career coaching;
      • Describe the foundation of coaching;
      • Examine the history of coaching;
      • Develop an understanding of coaching competencies and ethical standards;
      • Explore key concepts of the coaching process;
      • Differentiate between coaching and counseling;
      • Explain the impact of language in the coaching process;
      • Establish trust and alliance with clients;
      • Examine the structure of coaching;
      • Use coaching strategies for individuals and groups;
      • Compare coaching strategies; and
      • Identify areas for continued development as a coaching practitioner.

      Note: NACE Career Coaching Intensive Refresher is available to Career Coaching Intensive (CCI) alumnus.

      Format: Live workshop
      Length: 12 hours; 2 days (Note: 7.5 hours apply to earning the BCC credential.)
      Career Level: Basic-, intermediate-, and advanced-level career services professionals
      Career Services Competency: Career Coaching, Advising, and Counseling
      Fee: $525 (member); $650 (nonmember)
      Continuing Education Clock Hours:
      BCC – 7.5 clock hours
      ICF – 12 clock hours

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    • NACE Ethics Coaching Roundtable (60-HOUR)

      Coaches will closely examine ethical guidelines from The Center for Credentialing and Education and the International Coaching Federation exploring scenarios where ethical considerations must occur. Through facilitated conversation, coaches will explore standards for professional coaching, strategies for managing the client/coach relationship, and avenues for continued professional development as a coaching practitioner. Topics of discussion include unconscious bias, the coaching process, ethics in coaching, coaching agreements, and confidentiality in coaching.

      Following this program, you will be able to:

      • Describe ethical guidelines, standards and policies related to ethical coaching practices;
      • Identify strategies that contribute to establishing trust using ethical standards as a foundation for relationship management;
      • Explain confidentiality aspects within the coaching process; and
      • Examine methods and resources for continual professional development.

      Format: Live Roundtable
      Length: 4.5 hours
      Career Level: Basic-, intermediate-, and advanced-level career services professionals
      Career Services Competency: Program and Event Administration
      Fee: $100 (member); $225 (nonmember)
      Continuing Education Clock Hours:
      BCC – 4.5 clock hours
      ICF – 4.5 clock hours

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    • NACE Group Coaching Roundtable (60-HOUR)

      Coaches will develop an understanding of the benefits of group coaching while also recognizing limitations through examination of competencies and ethical frameworks. Coaches will identify appropriate communication strategies and best practices while engaging in group coaching sessions as both the coach and the client. Topics of discussion include impact of group coaching, limitations, program design, and group coaching skills.

      Following this program, you will be able to:

      • Describe the benefits and framework for group coaching;
      • Articulate the limitations and ethical considerations of group coaching;
      • Apply effective coaching techniques appropriate for group coaching; and
      • Use appropriate communication skills as both a client and coach.

      Format: Live Roundtable
      Length: 4.5 hours
      Career Level: Basic-, intermediate-, and advanced-level career services professionals
      Career Services Competency: Program and Event Administration and Career Coaching, Advising, and Counseling
      Fee: $100 (member); $225 (nonmember)
      Continuing Education Clock Hours:
      BCC – 4.5 clock hours
      ICF – 4.5 clock hours

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    • NACE Assessments for Coaching Intensive II (60-HOUR)

      The NACE Assessments for Coaching Intensive II expands on fundamental skills gained during the NACE Assessments for Coaching Intensive I. Using knowledge and understanding of reliability and validity of assessments, coaches will examine client support systems for specific student populations identifying strategies to leverage client’s progression toward goal attainment. Attendees will examine impact of unconscious bias as it relates to the coaching process and client goal attainment. Coaches will construct a coaching plan and demonstrate effective coaching skills using results of client assessment.

      Following this program, you will be able to:

      • Identify existing factors affecting the coaching process: client support system, attitude and social factors as they relate to specific student populations;
      • Evaluate and identify assessments based on client preference and appropriateness to the coaching plan; and
      • Create a coaching environment that is conducive to exploration and discovery.

      Format: Live Workshop
      Length: 7.5 hours
      Career Level: Basic-, intermediate-, and advanced-level career services professionals
      Career Services Competency: Career Coaching, Advising, and Counseling
      Fee: $425 (member); $500 (nonmember)
      Continuing Education Clock Hours:
      BCC – 7.5 clock hours
      ICF – 7.5 clock hours

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    • NACE Coaching for Diverse Populations (60-HOUR)

      The NACE Coaching for Diverse Populations workshop examines the specific needs of diverse student populations with the understanding that coaching strategies must be appropriate for the population served. Specific student populations include veterans, students with disabilities, alumni, international students, and LGBTQ student populations. This workshop will provide a theoretical framework of coaching fundamentals and strategies coupled with interactive exploration of student scenarios and case studies.

      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; and
      • Identify existing factors affecting the coaching process: client support system, attitude and social.

      Format: Live Workshop
      Length: 7.5 hours
      Career Level: Basic-, intermediate-, and advanced-level career services professionals
      Career Services Competency: Career Coaching, Advising, and Counseling
      Fee: $425 (member); $500 (nonmember)
      Continuing Education Clock Hours:
      BCC – 7.5 clock hours
      ICF – 7.5 clock hours

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    • NACE Examining the Coaching Culture (60-HOUR)

      The Examining the Coaching Culture three-part webinar series analyzes the increased use of coaching strategies by organizations that yield significant impact and positive results in employee engagement, motivation, and high performance. Attendees will differentiate between the role of the internal coach and the external coach while expanding their knowledge of the change process.

      PART I: COACHING AND ORGANIZATIONAL IMPACT

      • Explore behavioral based coaching approaches used by organizations;
      • Describe components of a coaching culture leading to positive change; and
      • Explain the benefits of a shared organizational vision which results when a coaching culture has been established.

      PART II: COACHING IN ORGANIZATIONS

      • Identify barriers that exist within organizations and strategies for mitigating obstacles;
      • Describe components of organizational models and the coaching role; and
      • Provide a number of coaching strategies that can be used to resolve conflict management issues.

      PART III: COACHING FOR CHANGE

      • Define components of organizational change process;
      • Describe methods for identifying employee’s motivational level; and
      • Employ effective coaching strategies that support employees through times of transition.

      Format: Three-part webinar series
      Length: 3 hours
      Career Level: Basic-, intermediate-, and advanced-level career services professionals
      Career Services Competency: Career Coaching, Advising, and Counseling
      Fee: $207 (member); $357 (nonmember)
      Continuing Education Clock Hours:
      BCC – 1 clock hour per session
      ICF – 1 clock hour per session

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    • NACE Communication Strategies for Coaches (60-HOUR)

      The Communication Strategies for Coaches three-part webinar series takes a deep dive into the essential communication skills needed to initiate a coaching plan with a client. Attendees will learn how to question for understanding and listen for meaning so they can identify factors that can impact the coaching plan and client progress. Having a better understanding through use of effective communication skills, the coach will be prepared to identify the client’s motivational level, stage of change, and obstacles, and use direct communication to empower the client’s progression through the stages of change.

      PART I: QUESTIONING FOR UNDERSTANDING

      • Explore questioning techniques that contribute to establishing the coaching plan;
      • Provide examples of powerful questions to identify client obstacles;
      • Identify motivational stage using the GROW model; and
      • Establish coaching expectations for the coach/client relationship.

      PART II: LISTENING FOR MEANING

      • Provide the strategies used in developing a coaching presence to establish a client- centered agenda;
      • Identify barriers to active listening using client-based scenarios; and
      • Describe the three levels of listening within the coaching context.

      PART III: DIRECT COMMUNICATION

      • Provide steps to clearly and directly articulate the client's objective for a coaching session prior to initiating the coaching plan;
      • Discuss the act of reframing to empower the client’s understanding and support self-discovery;
      • Explain the impact of language as it relates to the client’s progress through the stages of change; and
      • Describe how the use of language can affect the coaching environment.

      Format: Three-part webinar series
      Length: 3 hours
      Career Level: Basic-, intermediate-, and advanced-level career services professionals
      Career Services Competency: Career Coaching, Advising, and Counseling
      Fee: $207 (member); $357 (nonmember)
      Continuing Education Clock Hours:
      BCC – 1 clock hour per session
      ICF – 1 clock hour per session

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    Questions?

    Contact NACE Professional Development at educationrequest@naceweb.org, 610.625.1026.