Executive Education

Faculty & Curriculum


Faculty & Curriculum

Top faculty members from the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland and renowned experts in leader development and executive coaching will lead the six course modules in the program. The course is designed for experienced executive coaches who want to take their coaching to a higher level.

The course will begin in October 2013.

Module #1

Dates: Oct. 17-18, 2013

Challenges of Global Leaders
What are the most significant challenges of leaders today and in the future? How can we best serve our clients as they face these tough challenges?

The Business of Coaching
What are the best business models for coaching? How can we expand our business? Is social media an effective tool for communicating with current and potential clients?

Module #2

Dates: Dec. 5-6, 2013

The Leader’s Odyssey: Coaching to Leaders’ Stories
How can we use the concepts of cognitive psychology, neuroscience, and linguistics to help clients see how biases and distortions inform their stories? How can we coach them to rewrite their stories?

Module #3

Dates: Feb. 6-7, 2014

Coaching Senior Teams to Improve Effectiveness
What are the frameworks we can use with teams that will leverage coaching to build the capabilities of teams? What types of feedback tools and assessments are most impactful for teams?

Selecting and Debriefing Assessments for Executive Coaching
How do we determine the best assessments to use based on the needs of the client and the organization? How can we effectively coach a client using the data from the assessments?

Module #4

Dates: March 6-7, 2014

Pathways to Increased Capacity: The Theory of Adult Development and Its Role in Coaching Senior Business Executives
How does the stage theory of adult development provide insights to coaches as they work with leaders and their complex challenges? How can coaches use the stages to understand where they are as coaches, and how that impacts their coaching?

Module #5

Dates: April 17-18, 2014

Coaching and Leadership Lessons from the Gettysburg Battlefield
What can we learn from the challenges of great leaders in history? Given the characteristics of these leaders that have been documented, how would they show up on our current day assessment instruments? How would we have coached these leaders?

Integration of Program Learning
How will we integrate these new methodologies and tools into our coaching practice? What have we learned about ourselves as leaders and coaches? How can we keep the learning going outside of this class?

Graduates of “Coaching 21st Century Leaders: The Advanced Executive Coaching Program” will receive a certificate in Advanced Executive Coaching from the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland. The International Coach Federation has approved the curriculum for 80 CCEUs.

Executive Education programs are facilitated by the Robert H. Smith School of Business Foundation, Inc.