UWCPC – Dates & Curriculum

UW-Madison Certified Professional Coach Program Dates: 2019-2020 – Year #7

Module 1

Coaching Fundamentals: Setting the Foundation

Face-to-face (Wednesday and Thursday 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Friday 9 a.m.–4 p.m.)

In this module we touch on every aspect of the coaching process and lay the foundation to deepen your development as a professional coach. You acquire the fundamentals to begin building your skills as a professional coach.

  • September 4-6, 2019

Module 2

Coaching Presence: Developing an Inside-Out Perspective

Face-to-face (Wednesday and Thursday 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Friday 9 a.m.–4 p.m.)

Here we focus developing “self” as a component of developing your presence as a coach. Discover core values, beliefs, and perspectives that shape your frame of reference and then learn how to self-manage in order to heighten your experience with and for those you coach. Know yourself better so you can be a more effective and powerful agent of change.

  • November 13-15, 2019

Module 3

Co-Creating a Coaching Relationship: Learning Best Practices

Face-to-face (Wednesday and Thursday 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Friday 9 a.m.–4 p.m.)

Learn how to create a safe and supportive environment based on mutual respect and trust, which in turn helps your clients be bold and courageous in achieving their goals. Understanding the coaching process and the importance of coaching logistics helps you co-create a strong coaching relationship.

  • January 8-10, 2020

Module 4

Forwarding the Action: Facilitating Learning and Results

Face-to-face (Wednesday and Thursday 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Friday 9 a.m.–4 p.m.)

Learn how to guide your clients from awareness to creating what they want for themselves. Understand how to establish, develop, design, and plan with your clients to facilitate progress, deepen learning, and help them move forward.

  • March 11-13, 2020

Module 5

Integration: Bringing it All Together

Face-to-face (Wednesday and Thursday 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Friday 9 a.m.–4 p.m.)

Understand how all the pieces fit together to create a powerful coaching relationship that includes action and accountability. You build a higher level of self-awareness, an understanding and basic practice of coaching skills, and the ability to co-create dynamic coaching relationships.

  • Final Passion Projects Due for Students
  • May 20-22, 2019; graduation/celebration May 22 @ 3-6pm

Mentoring: Increasing Your Impact Through Experience

Virtual meeting module

This virtual module, which runs throughout the program, is where your coaching truly flourishes. You begin with virtual group mentoring in the fall. Then you have three individual sessions in which an ICF-certified coach observes your coaching and provides written and verbal feedback based on the ICF core competencies in the winter thru spring.


Coaching Ethics: Understanding ICF Ethical Guidelines

Series of self-paced online videos, articles, case studies, discussion boards, and quizzes

  • October 2019-June 2020 – independent study at student’s own pace

Skill Development: Coaching and the ICF Core Competencies

Five-part virtual meeting module

Increase your knowledge of coaching skills and core competencies, practice communication skills that guide your clients to a higher level of awareness, and develop abilities that increase your confidence and help your clients achieve their vision.

  • December 10, 2019, 11:30am-1pm Central time
  • February 4, 2020,11:30am-1pm Central time
  • February 18, 2020,11:30am-1pm Central time
  • April 1, 2020,11:30am-1pm Central time
  • April 15, 2020, 11:30am-1pm Central time