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  • NACE: Coaching for Businesses & Organizations

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    • Date: Tuesday, October 6, Wednesday, October 7, and Thursday, October 8, 2020
    • Time: 1 — 2 p.m. ET
    • Location: Online

    • Career Level: Basic and intermediate- career services professionals and URR professionals
    • Competency: Management and Administration; Staff Development and Supervision
    • Fee: $87 (member); $147 (nonmember)
    • Summary

      The NACE Coaching for Businesses and Organizations webinar series—built around the why, how, and when of coaching—provides leaders with the skills and strategies needed to leverage their employees’ understanding of the organization’s mission, resulting in positive change, increased productivity, and employee development. Using best practices and effective communication skills, learners will identify measures for serving as change agents within their organizations.

      Learners will explore how to contribute to process improvement within their organization and how to serve as an organizational change agent by using coaching behaviors to effectively communicate and promote sound decision-making. Learners also will analyze and differentiate between organizational styles and identify appropriate communication methods.

      Coaching for Positive Change (“Why” Webinar)

      Following this program, you will be able to:

      • Use effective communication strategies that align with your organization’s vision;
      • Describe the benefits organizations gain by adopting a coaching model for change; and
      • Recommend appropriate coaching strategies that enhance productivity and address organizational issues.

      Coaching for Positive Change (“How” Webinar)

      Following this program, you will be able to:

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

      Coaching for Positive Change (“When” Webinar)

      Following this program, you will be able to:

      • Analyze organizational styles and the use of effective communication;
      • Gain employee buy-in using effective decision-making techniques; and
      • Describe coaching strategies that contribute to resolution.

    • Event Details

      Registration includes three-month, post-event access to the webinar archive.

      To view the presentation deck, attendee list, your receipt, and your confirmation, use the “I’d like to” option next to the NACE: Coaching for Businesses and Organizations listing in MyNACE > Events. Remember to download your copy of the presentation deck (available one to two days prior to webinar). A video archive will be available there as well within five (5) business days of the webinar’s completion.

      To see the NACE cancellation policy, please visit our FAQ page.

    • Format

      During this three-hour webinar series, presenters will deliver a synchronized audio and PowerPoint presentation. Participants will have time for live Q&A throughout the program and may be asked to contribute opinions or feedback via live chat, virtual polling, and other mechanisms.

    • Presenter

      Sue Gordon

      Sue Gordon, Vice-President, Career Services, Stevenson University

      Sue Gordon has more than 20 years of experience providing career counseling services to college students and adults in transition. Currently, she serves as vice president, career services, at Stevenson University in Owings Mills, Maryland, where she collaborates with administration, faculty, and staff to connect Stevenson’s liberal arts-based education to careers. Prior to her work at Stevenson, Gordon served as director of career development at American University (AU), where she had the privilege to manage a team of talented career advisers and oversaw educational career programming. One of Gordon’s key accomplishments at AU was persuading the administration to approve an academic course on career development. She has developed a passion for educating students on the value of their liberal arts education. Prior to her work at AU, Gordon helped adults tap into their values, interests, and skills, and tie those into fulfilling careers. She has worked in community agencies and in federal outplacement for agencies, including the IRS, NASA, and the NIH. Gordon holds a master’s degree in applied behavioral counseling from Johns Hopkins University, a master’s degree in organization development from AU, and a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Wake Forest University. She is a National Certified Counselor, a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Maryland, and holds MBTI certification. Gordon is a past-president of the Maryland Career Development Association.

    • Certification Credits

      Continuing Education Clock Hours:

      BCC – 1 clock hour per session
      HRCI – 1 clock hour; Credit awarded to named registrant upon attendance verification.


      Knowledge Assessment: Upon successful completion and participation in the NACE Group Coaching Roundtable, named registrants who wish to receive a certificate of completion will be provided instructions to complete the online NACE Group Coaching Roundtable 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 Group Coaching Roundtable Certificate of Completion. Successful completion of the roundtable 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.


      HRCI – This activity has been approved for 1 (HR [General]) recertification credit hours toward California, GPHR, HRBP, HRMP, PHR, and SPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.


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