Foundations of Assessment & Coaching

  • Career Level: Basic-, intermediate-, and advanced-level career services and university relations and recruiting professionals
  • Competency: Coaching
  • Fee: $250 (member); $375 (nonmember);
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  • Summary

    The purpose of this course is to understand the concept of assessment and its role in coaching. This class will discuss assessing factors impacting coaching, evaluating the coach environment, factors affecting the decision-making process, as well as the role that assessments play in the coaching process.

    Course Content Areas:

    • The coaching process: establishing the relationship, understanding bias toward action, assessment, facilitation, transitioning the relationship;
    • The factors affecting the coaching process, such as stages of change, attitude, cultural, environment, social, coachee-support system;
    • Assessments as a vehicle for change, and how they can be used as powerful coaching tools. When validated and reliable assessments are used within the coaching process, strengths and opportunities can be identified; and
    • Factors that can impact a coachee’s goals, such as sexual orientation factors, multicultural issues, learning issues, health factors.

    Following this program, you will be able to:

    • Complete the three units of this course: 1) understanding factors that impact a coachee, 2) the coach environments and decision making, and 3) traditional assessment;
    • Complete a mix of instruction, including video, an opportunity for reflection through written activity to dive into the identification of factors impacting the coaching process, guidance and direction as to how to be sensitive. Become aware of these factors with the goal of empowering the coachee to reframe their thoughts and perspectives, identify and clarify goals, identify their potential, ideate a plan, and assess progress;
    • Identify existing factors affecting the coaching process: client support, system, attitude, and social factors;
    • Establish appropriate career goals based on coachee preferences and assessment results;
    • Empower the coachee to identify goals, and evaluate assessment tools for purpose, appropriateness, and accessibility; and
    • Review appropriate assessments, based on coachee scenario, that will aid in the attainment of coachee goals.


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