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Columbia Coaching Certification Program

Columbia Coaching Certification Program

Department of Organization & Leadership

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Over a period of eight to ten months, Columbia Coaching Certification Program () participants will navigate a path towards mastery of the Coaching Foundations.  Participants begin by developing a solid understanding of four guiding principles found to differentiate highly effective coaches, the High Impact Coaching Process, and intensive practice with nine core coaching competencies.  The primary aim of our three component certification process is to help participants chart their path towards an individualized coaching approach.  These building blocks provide coaches and their clients with a solid platform for co-creating the unique paths needed to achieve the results they truly desire.

All participants will attend either the Internal or External Coach Intensive, dependent upon their coaching context.  Following the 5-day intensive they will transition into an eight to ten-month Reflective Practicum and finish by joining together for the Advanced Coaching Intensive.  Upon completion, participants will be fitted with the skills to begin the next phase or their journey - The practice of Professional Coaching. Learn more about the program and our Coaching Center of Excellence

Note: Registration for the Fall 2019 ICI is open. What secures your seat in the program is a deposit. We are  taking deposits on a first-come, first-serve basis until we reach capacity. We have reached capacity for the Fall 2019 ECI and have started a wait list. To join the waitlist, please fill out the following google doc form (https://forms.gle/De63iUQ2UC2pqZCE6). We generally cap the ECI at 34 participants and ICI at 25 participants. From there we would start a wait list. Please note that due to the volume of inquiries coming in and having to sort through all the registration taking place, we will be unable to confirm seats for the fall until the end of the week of 9/4 or the following week. Our apologies for the delay. Thank you for your patience.


Teachers College, Columbia University has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).  In obtaining this accreditation, Teachers College, Columbia University has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of their Authorized Provider status, Teachers College, Columbia University is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.