General information for 2016-2017 program

Blended-learning format

2014-2015 cohort

Covering 9 months (September-May), the PLCC includes 5 face-to-face classes (3 days each; Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9am to 5pm, and Fridays from 9am to 4pm), plus 6 teleconferences (1.5 hours each, Tuesdays 11:30-1pm). Teleconferences can be done in the convenience of your own home or office. It has a total of 125 hours of instruction time, more than required by the International Coach Federation, the accrediting body for coaching. You also spend approximately 10 hours per week on readings and other assignments outside of class.

The PLCC is a cohort program: You begin and complete it with the same group of learners. The PLCC concludes with a written exam, a coaching performance exam, and a comprehensive paper and presentation.

Prerequisite

To enroll, you must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. In addition, you must be willing to engage in reflection and self-examination and be open to feedback.

Delivery

All content, including teaching and materials of the PLCC, is in the English language.

Technology requirements

Computer, recording tools (to create MP3 files), high-speed internet access, and USB headset (for teleconferences). We use teleconference software and the University of Wisconsin learning platform Learn@UW. You do not need experience with these tools prior to beginning the program, however you MUST HAVE basic computer skills.

ICF accreditation

The PLCC is an Accredited Coach Training Program (ACTP) through the International Coach Federation (ICF), the accrediting body for coaching. ACTP accredited programs are all inclusive training programs, which offer start to finish coach training. Graduates of an ACTP program may apply for an individual ICF Credential including the Associate Certified Coach (ACC) and the Professional Certified Coach (PCC).

CEUs

PLCC provides 125 hours of Continuing Education Units for people in a variety of professions including, but not limited to, psychology, social work, counseling, and marriage and family therapy.

Cost

2016-2017 year: A $35 nonrefundable application fee is required with the application. The cost of the program is $8,900 and includes instruction, supervision by International Coach Federation-certified coaches, course materials, and textbook. Lunch is included for most face-to-face instruction days. Participants are responsible for costs associated with some meals, lodging, transportation, and for hiring their own life coach. Hiring a coach could range approximately from $500-$1,500 depending on the coach.

Payment plan

A $500 deposit is required at registration. 50% of your remaining balance is due on or before July 15, 2015 and your remaining balance is due on or before January 8, 2017.

If you withdraw on or before July 15, 2016 you receive a full refund of the cost minus $100.00 administrative fee; after July 15, 2016 no refund is given.

Housing information

We recommend that you stay at Lowell Center, Madison WI (map»). To book a reservation by phone, call toll free 866-301-1753. The room block code is LIFE.

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