UWCPC – Dates, Curriculum, Costs

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UWCPC Dates, Curriculum, and Costs: 2020-2021 – Year #8


Due to COVID-19, we will now offer the 2020-2021 cohort program completely online. Check back in early June to see specific changes and website updates.

  • September 9–11, 2020
  • November 18–20, 2020
  • January 20–22, 2021
  • March 17–19, 2021
  • May 26–28, 2021

General curriculum information for 2020-2021

Modules and Learning Objectives

Setting the Foundation

Learn the foundational principles and skills of professional coaching.

Coaching Presence: An Inside-Out Perspective

Understand your powerful presence as a coach by deepening your awareness of self.

Co-Creating the Coaching Relationship

Learn how to create a safe and supportive environment based on mutual respect and trust, which in turns helps the client be bold and courageous in achieving their goals.

Forwarding the Action and Deepening the Learning

Learn how to guide the client from awareness to creating what they want for themselves through establishing, creating, designing, and planning with the client to facilitate progress.

Integration: Bringing It All Together

Understand how all of the pieces fit together to create a powerful coaching relationship that includes learning, action, and accountability.

Mentoring: Increasing Your Impact Through Experience

The experience of being mentored by an ICF-certified MCC/PCC level coach is where you coaching will truly flourish. You will receive specific feedback on your coaching skills, blind spots, and area for improvement. The feedback will be directly related to the ICF Core Competencies as well as the UWCPC Coaching Model.

Skill Drills: The Coaching Agreement, Active Listening, Powerful Questioning, Direct Communication, Planning and Goal Setting

Sharpen your skills by working in virtual small groups to enhance your mastery of the fundamental skills of a great coach.

Ethics and Standards of Practice in the Coaching Profession

Learn the code of ethics and apply the standards of that code in mock case-study sessions with fellow students.


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

Technology requirements:

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


UWCPC provides 150 hours of instruction time, or 15.0 Continuing Education Units (CEUs).


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2020-2021 year: A $50 nonrefundable application fee is required with the application. The cost of the program is $10,990 and includes instruction, supervision by International Coach Federation-certified coaches, and course materials. Lunch is included for some 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 31, 2020 and your remaining balance is due on or before January 10, 2021.

If you withdraw on or before July 31, 2020, you receive a full refund of the cost minus $100 administrative fee. After July 31, 2020, no refund is given.