NACE 30-Hour Career Coaching Institute

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  • Date: Monday, December 2 – Friday, December 6, 2024
  • Location: The Curtis Denver – a DoubleTree by Hilton, 1405 Curtis Street, Denver, CO 80202

  • Career Level: Intermediate-level career services professionals (new and aspiring directors)
  • Competency: Management and Administration; Career Coaching, Advising, and Counseling
  • Fee: Single Room: $3,000 (member); $3,600 (nonmember)

     Commuter Rate: $2,400 (member); $2,900 (nonmember)

  • Summary

    Join NACE for the Career Coaching Institute! Side-by-side programming maximizes time, travel, learning, and networking for candidates seeking the Board-Certified Coach credential.

    The NACE Coaching Certification Program (CCP) is a training program designed for career services members wishing to demonstrate their success as a career coach using proven ethical and professional standards in their pursuit of the Board Certified Coach (BCC) credential offered through the Center for Credentialing and Education, Inc. (CCE).

    The BCC credential is a mark of distinction for credential holders and a source of credibility for their clients. A BCC has met professional coaching competency standards established by CCE and subject matter experts.

    The BCC certification demonstrates to the public that a professional coach has:

    • Met educational and training requirements.
    • Passed a psychometrically sound coach-specific examination.
    • Obtained experience in the field of coaching.
    • Professional peer references.
    • Accountability to an enforceable ethics code.
    • Commitment to continuing education.

    The achievement of the BCC credential solidifies the professional identity of the coach. The BCC credential is attractive to professionals who would like to provide independent third-party verification that they have achieved certain coaching competency standards.

    How You Will Learn

    During this 4.5-day intensive program, individuals will engage in blended and collaborative learning opportunities applying skills gained through small-group, whole-group, and individual practice.


    Coaching Skills and Practice Management

    Course Overview: This course provides coaching strategies and best practices to establish and conduct effective and ethical coaching sessions for clients. Attendees will learn strategies and skills 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 and contribute to a practice.

    Course Content Areas:

    • Coaching process
    • Frameworks for developing the coaching plan including appreciative inquiry, solution focused, reframing
    • Basic understanding of positive psychology and coaching
    • Awareness of coachee population, diversity, communication skills
    • Accountability plan
    • Analyze client feedback regarding effectiveness of coaching and goal attainment;
    • Create an approximative timeline for coaching services and establish a comprehensive plan

    Learning Objectives:

    • Integrate coaching theories and strategies into various models of coaching;
    • Learn the various modalities of coaching and services, and how to use technology for virtual appointments or in-person coaching services;
    • Explore in practice management the importance of self-assessment as a coach, identifying one’s strengths, limits, and development gaps as a coach; and
    • Understand personal barriers that could impact effectiveness of coaching, and the importance of coach-related research to strengthen the practice will be explored as well.

    Visual Thinking to Enhance Career Coaching

    Course Overview: The purpose of this course is to consider how to use visual thinking in coaching as a way to help the coachee organize thoughts and improve the ability to think and communicate. Through creative activity, participants will learn how to visualize abstract thoughts into tangible concepts. The course will begin with a definition of visual thinking followed by looking at enhancing goal setting, self awareness and development.

    Course Content Areas:

    • Part 1. The value of visual thinking in career coaching with specific training for the key skills, knowledge, techniques, and strategies which will lead to successful coaching sessions;
    • Part 2. Using visual thinking to enhance goal setting; and
    • Part 3. Using visual thinking to enhance self-awareness and development.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Learn the benefits and value of visual thinking;
    • Discover the value of visual thinking related to coaching techniques;
    • Understand the value of visual thinking coaching techniques as they relate to listening and feedback skills; and
    • Learn how using visual thinking can enhance goal setting, decision making, self-awareness, and development.

    Live Programming

    Coaching for Diverse Populations

    Course Content Areas:

    • Understanding diversity and unconscious bias;
    • The coaching process, the impact of questions, and listening skills; and
    • The role of diversity and unconscious bias in the coaching process.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Discuss and understand the four types of diversity: internal, external, organizational, and worldview;
    • Regarding unconscious bias, examine the definition of unconscious bias and strategies to be aware of one’s own unconscious bias;
    • After gaining a foundation on diversity and unconscious bias, study the role of the coaching process, fundamentals of building rapport with the coachee, how to acutely listen and be present in the moment to hear what the coachee is saying, yet also observe nonverbal communication of the coachee;
    • Identify the qualities and skills of an inclusive coach, and the safe practices that are developed in the coaching relationship; and
    • Determine how flexible and adaptable the approach to coaching is, and the communication involved and carried out.

    This course will examine appropriate reinforcement techniques throughout the helping process. Understanding of a non-judgmental approach in the coaching process, modeling acceptance, facilitating openness, and modeling self-awareness.

    Capstone: Career Coaching Intensive

    Course Overview: In this two-day program, you’ll learn effective coaching techniques to use with both groups and 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, Capstone: Career Coaching Intensive will inspire you to empower your students in their career development and job search. This two-day program incorporates facilitated discussion, guided activities, and group work to create a stimulating and engaging learning experience.

    Course Content Areas:

    • Basic principles in coaching.
    • Role of the coach and coachee;
    • History of coaching;
    •  Coaching theories;
    • Concepts in coaching;
    • Focus, vision, and reframing activities; and
    • Structure of coaching.

    Learning Objectives:

    • 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;
    • Examine the structure of coaching;
    • Use coaching strategies for individuals and groups; and
    • Identify areas for continued development as a coaching practitioner.

    Assessments and Coaching

    Course Overview: This course will explore how assessments are used in the coaching process and what is the applicability of assessments to the coachee. By understanding assessments, coaches gain in-depth knowledge and understanding of clients.

    Course Content Areas:

    • Coaching process;
    • Assessments for change;
    • The nature of assessments;
    • The feedback process;
    • Barriers impacting the coaching process; and
    • Strategies to use assessments for appropriate to goals of coaching.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Understand how the coachee will use the unique insights provided by assessments to help guide their reflection and move them toward their goals;
    • Learn how to identify factors that will impact the coaching process;
    • Identify and clarify coachee readiness, progress toward meeting goals, and strengths of the coachee related to stated goals;
    • Understand how to use assessments, and how assessments work with the populations with whom the coach works; and
    • Recognize the multicultural, diversity topics related to the use of assessments.

    Ethical and Professional Practice in Coaching

    Course Overview: Participants will understand the importance of building a relationship of trust in the coaching partnership. They will explore what is a commitment and confidentiality on the coach’s side as well as gain an understanding of ethics and responsibility of the practice.

    Course Content Areas:

    • Confidentiality and building trust in the coaching partnership;
    • Ethics in coaching: practice liability and releasing of information;
    • How to obtain agreement on the parameters of confidentiality in coaching;
    • Dual relationship issues that could influence the coaching process;
    • Understanding of coachee agreement on the nature and limits of coaching;
    • How to obtain agreement on the process of confidentiality in coaching;
    • Process to inform coachee about legal dimensions of the coaching relationship;
    • Agreeing to accessibility protocols;
    • How to acquire authorization for release of coachee information;
    • Practice liability risk management; and
    • Informing coachees of ethical standards of coaching

    Learning Objectives:

    • Understand the importance of trust, confidentiality, and parameters of a coaching relationship;
    • Explore the concepts of ethics and responsibility of the practice of coaching; and
    • Gain a firm understanding of how coaches manage their practice on a team, or independently, keeping in mind the significance of coaching protocols, confidentiality, and scope of practice.

  • Schedule (Course content and times subject to change)

    Monday, December 2
    9 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Visual Thinking to Enhance Career Coaching
    1 – 2 p.m. – Lunch
    2 – 5 p.m. – Coaching Skills and Practice Management

    Tuesday, December 3
    9 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Capstone: Career Coaching Intensive
    1 – 2 p.m. – Lunch
    1 – 5 p.m. – Capstone: Career Coaching Intensive

    Wednesday, December 4
    9 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Capstone: Career Coaching Intensive
    1 – 2 p.m. – Lunch
    1 – 4 p.m. – Capstone: Career Coaching Intensive

    Thursday, December 5
    9 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Coaching Diverse Populations
    1 – 2 p.m. – Lunch
    2 – 5 p.m. – Coaching Diverse Populations

    Friday, December 6
    9 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Ethics and Professional Practice in Coaching


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