Performance Coaching Skills for Managers Certificate

Performance Coaching Skills for Managers Certificate

Formerly titled Workplace Coaching Certificate

Transform employee performance using a coach approach to feedback!

NEW four-day Coaching Certificate

Two business people talking over coffeeCoaching is a powerful approach to performance management that enhances employee engagement, helps achieve higher levels of productivity, and creates empowered cultures. By using coaching skills to lead people and manage performance, you can help employees generate better ideas, take action, and increase their self-accountability. You will leave this program with the tools and practical skills to engage your employees in their growth and performance improvement.


As a student in the Performance Coaching Skills for Managers Certificate program, you will:

  • Increase your Emotional Intelligence
  • Sharpen and deepen your listening skills
  • Develop your ability to ask great questions
  • Gain skills to help others problem solve more effectively
  • Learn how to empower others to a higher level of self-accountability

Learning outcomes: as a result of attending this program, you will:

  • Increase trust between you and your employees
  • Create higher-performing individuals and teams
  • Foster loyalty, commitment, and engagement
  • Drive better goal achievement
  • Create more bandwidth for you to work on higher priority items
  • Develop your employees more effectively

Experienced instructors include:

Sarah Young is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC, International Coaching Federation) and Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC, Coaches Training Institute). She is also a Certified Scrum Master through the Scrum Alliance. Sarah started her consulting firm, Zing Collaborative, after an eight-year career in the corporate world leading people, projects, and teams. Her clients range from high-tech start-ups to nonprofits, large companies, and state agencies.

Laura V. Page, MS, MS-J, was an independent management consultant for 24 years before returning to UW-Madison as a leadership and management program director. She currently heads the area programming team.

Have Questions?

Contact Program Director Laura V. Page at or 608-890-3627.

At a glance

What: The Performance Coaching Skills for Managers certificate is designed to train managers/supervisors, team leaders, and human resource professionals to use coaching as a performance management style that motivates others to take responsibility for their growth and reach important goals.

When: Module 1: July 22-23, 2020; Module 2: July 29-30, 2020 | 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

Where: UW Arboretum Visitor Center

Who should attend: Leaders, managers, and HR professionals who want to add coaching skills to their tool kit and motivate work performance through employee engagement.

Cost: $1,950; gov’t/nonprofit* $1,350. Lunch included.
*This rate is available to nonprofit and public sector organizations, government agencies, and nonprofit educational institutions. For questions about eligibility, please contact the program director.

Credit hours: 24 instructional hours; 2.4 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)