Profound Learning. Powerful Coaching. Extraordinary Impact.
The Advanced Executive Coaching Program at the University of Maryland’s Robert
H. Smith School of Business – now in its second year - focuses on the knowledge
and advanced competencies required to effectively coach senior executive level leaders
within the context and challenge of today’s global business environment. Coaching
is seen within the context of corporate executive development. The course, which
begins on October 17 - 18, 2013, builds on core coaching competencies and takes
Executive Coaching to the next level.
Designed by Smith School faculty and experienced executive coaches, it provides…
A unique coach learning experience focused on
Faculty expertise includes
Upon program completion, participants will:
Who Should Attend
The program welcomes ICF Certified Coaches, or coaches who have completed an
ICF Accredited Coach Training Program (ACTP), and other executives with extensive
coaching experience. This is a cohort-based curriculum, incorporating opportunities
for coaches to learn from each other, as well as from the faculty.
Five two-day seminars including a capstone experience at Gettysburg.
All programs run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. except the Gettysburg session, which will
be a longer day to allow for travel time.
All Modules will focus on coaching competencies through: (1) interactive
discussion and lecture, (2) coaching practice, and (3) small group work. Coaches
will also form small teams focused on their areas of interest, with a report-out
on the last day of class. There will be pre-reading material for each class, and
each coach will be expected to maintain a learning journal throughout the course.
The fee for the program is $4,900 for 10 program days. For best consideration,
applications must be received by Friday, September 13, 2013.
Approved for 80 CCEUs from the International Coach Federation (ICF).
Graduates will receive a certificate in Advanced Executive Coaching
from the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, ranked
#3 in intellectual capital by Business Week. The Smith School faculty is a world
leader in generating new business thinking and helping organizations to leverage
new concepts. The Advanced Executive Coaching Program offered under the Smith School’s
Center for Leadership, Innovation and Change (CLIC) builds on core coaching competencies
and positions Executive Coaches to have a more significant impact in senior business
Robert H. Smith School of Business Suite in the Ronald Reagan
Building and International Trade Center at
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW in downtown
Washington, D.C. conveniently located at the Federal Triangle Metro Station, serviced
by the Blue and Orange lines.
Post Graduation: The Advanced Executive Coaching Program will encourage an active
alumni learning community. Additionally, the Robert H. Smith School currently has
a network of coaches who serve area corporations and the Smith School Executive
MBA Program. Graduates may explore affiliation with this network.
What do program alums say?
The students in Cohort 1 of the program included many experienced, high level
independent coaches; individuals involved in coaching for their organizations (e.g.,
Hess Petroleum, Northrop-Grumman, Rolls-Royce, Goodwill, etc.); and academic experts
who are taking their coaching skills to a new level. Here are some of their comments:
“A top-rate, “must attend” program for executive coaches”
“Executive coaching is different than life coaching, and having a program like
this for folks who work with leaders is incredibly useful.”
“I have re-energized my desire to learn coaching strategies with my senior level
“I will use these materials and concepts and they will dramatically improve my
“Loved the Gettysburg experience!”
“Gettysburg was a wonderful wrap-up case study on leadership.”
“Very good peer to peer discussions.”
“I appreciated the exposure to many assessments, to approaches and ideas that
that I might not ever have heard of.”
“I leave with increased expertise and skills, a terrific professional network,
new ways of thinking and working, tons of resources, increased respect for the University
of Maryland, and new friends.”
“Knowing the stages of adult development helps me adjust my coaching style and
expectations of my clients appropriately.”
“I feel like I’ll be able to take much of the learning to take my coaching to
a better level, as I’m sure it will.”
“The program is excellent and comprehensive.”