Organizational Coaching

UBC Certificate Program

"I can bring a lot more to my position as a student mentor, staff supervisor, and clinical director. The skills I've learned also spill over to other parts of my life."
Andrea Esteves
Graduate, UBC Certificate in Organizational Coaching
Next Start Date: September 9, 2020

The UBC Certificate in Organizational Coaching is an eight-month part-time International Coaching Federation (ICF) Accredited Coach Training Program (ACTP) that leads to the Certified Organizational Coach credential.

Through experiential in-class learning, online learning, and a practicum guided by experienced mentor coaches, you gain core organizational coaching competencies and skills. Learn to support the development and performance of individuals at all levels of an organization, as well as the positive functioning of teams and groups. Gain approaches, tools and frameworks that foster coaching conversations and a coaching culture that enable organizations to achieve strategic objectives, enhance leadership capacities and influence the outcomes of organizational change.

This certificate program is the only organizational coaching program accredited by the ICF, and the first university-based organizational coaching program of its kind in Canada. You also won’t find an immersive coach training program like this in Vancouver.

  • Credential: UBC Certified Organizational Coach (COC)
  • Format: Online and in-class with a cohort of 45 peers
  • Schedule: Part-time, 160 training hours
  • What's included: 40+ hours of coaching practice, including 32+ ICF coaching hours toward an ICF ACC or PCC credential
  • Duration: 8 months
  • Cost: $9,950
  • Dates: September 9, 2020 – May 8, 2021
  • Onsite Dates: Sep 23–26, 2020, Jan 21–23, 2021 and May 6–8, 2021 at UBC Vancouver

The program handbook provides detailed information on the curriculum, courses, benefits, coaches and instructors, and Coaching@UBC, as well as important policies and admission requirements. You can also view and download a program outline with learning outcomes.

First Application Deadline: Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Second Application Deadline: Tuesday, June 30, 2020 (Space permitting)

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Application Process
Your online application must include:

  1. A letter of intent (maximum 500 words): You should outline your motivation and interests for pursuing the program, your current coaching experience and understanding, what you feel you will gain from the program, what strengths you bring and how the program contributes to your future personal and/or professional goals.
  2. Current resume: A detailed resume with as much information about your work and life experiences as possible.
  3. Two reference letters: We are looking for your professional references to confirm that you are a suitable candidate for the coaching program, explain why they believe you will succeed and describe how the program will benefit you. We ask that the references indicate how they know you and their contact information.

When you submit your application, you will receive an email within five business days to confirm we’ve received your application and that it’s complete. Within a week following the first application deadline, the program team will contact you to schedule an informal admissions interview. This 25-minute interview is an opportunity to discuss your experiences, expectations and potential fit with the program.

If you're accepted into the program, you’re required to pay the non-refundable deposit within 10 business days to secure a place in the program.