Leadership Coaching Certificate

Gain real-world coaching experience under the supervision of program facilitators.

CLOE's Leadership Coaching Certification consists of four courses that cover a range of topics, including foundational leadership coaching skills, assessment and feedback, advanced skills and a practicum.

Who should apply to become a certified leadership coach?

  • Managers who strive to become better at managing and developing their employees
  • Leaders who wish to create a culture of development and growth in their organizations
  • Individuals making the leap into leadership coaching either as an internal coach or an external coach
  • Current coaches who would like to enhance their coaching skills

You will learn the technical and relational sides of coaching to yourself and others, including how to:

  • Use assessment instruments to identify strengths that should be cultivated and highlighted as well as gaps and blind spots that need to be addressed.
  • Leverage active listening and asking powerful questions to create insight, foster reflection and learning, uncover meaning, create accountability and ownership, and defuse defensiveness.
  • Gain clarity about your coaching philosophies and beliefs, while applying this focus to the coaching process.
  • Provide thoughtful and impactful feedback that is balanced between constructive and positive.
  • Create development plans that enhance performance and evoke excellence.
  • Develop and follow a coaching process that will enhance performance and optimize business results.
  • Capitalize on and understand the impact of neuroscience in relationships and coaching.
  • Learn to use advanced coaching concepts to include theories, practices, models and frameworks that inform the coaching process. 
  • Quickly gain and maintain trust in relationships.
  • Gain skill and confidence through hours of practice both in class and with real-world clients.
  • Benefit from peer learning through skill practices, modeling and interactions.
  • Build strong people management skills through coaching.

Lead program facilitator:

Online program begins Fall 2024

Contact CLOE at mgt-cloe@buffalo.edu for more information.

Virtual Open House: Join a virtual information session to learn more. 

Monday, May 20: Noon - 1 p.m. or 6-7 p.m. ET

Monday, July 8: Noon - 1 p.m. or 6-7 p.m. ET

To sign up, email Marsha King at marshaki@buffalo.edu with your preferred date and time.

UB faculty, staff and students: Contact mgt-cloe@buffalo.edu for pricing details.

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A micro-credential is available for those who successfully complete this program. Apply here or visit the School of Management micro-credential website for more information.

Contact Us

Center for Leadership and Organizational Effectiveness
School of Management
University at Buffalo
UB Downtown Gateway
77 Goodell St., Suite 201
Buffalo, NY 14203

Tel:  716-645-2235
Fax: 716-645-2863

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