Are you ready to change lives, starting with your own?
Professional coaching is for anyone who wants to guide, inspire, and empower others to reach their personal and career potential. Our training program is accredited through the International Coach Federation (ICF), the leading global organization dedicated to advancing the coaching profession.
As the world’s largest organization of professionally trained coaches, ICF confers instant credibility upon its members, and is committed to connecting member coaches with the tools and resources they need to succeed in their careers.
ICF credentials are awarded to professional coaches who have met stringent education and experience requirements and have demonstrated a thorough understanding of the coaching competencies that set the standard in the profession. Achieving credentials through ICF signifies a coach’s commitment to integrity, understanding and mastery of coaching skills and dedication to clients.
This was the most profound professional development experience of my career. The skills, presence, and way of being I developed through UWCPC have been extremely useful not only in my work as a coach but also as a consultant and facilitator.
JACOB H. ‘21–‘22 PARTICIPANT
The International Coaching Federation’s Level 2 accreditation is for at least 125 contact learning hours and is designated as PCC Accredited Education. Graduates from a Level 2 education and training program may apply for the Associate Certified Coach (ACC) Credential and/or the Professional Certified Coach (PCC) Credential using the Level 2 application path if they meet the ICF’s credentialing requirements.
Three options that fit your life
Get ICF-certified with the UW–Madison Certified Coach program
Our 10–month program provides “all inclusive” coaching training for individuals seeking ICF credentials. The UWCPC prepares students to be ICF-accredited, which includes ICF required classroom/coursework hours, mentor coaching and a performance evaluation process provided by ICF-certified coaches.
Looking to introduce professional coaching within your organization?
Launching in spring 2024, the goal of this 12-week certificate program is to introduce the concept of a coaching culture in organizations. Participants will better understand coaching as a leadership style, a framework for the coaching engagement, and how to work with stakeholders and participants to create a coaching culture within their organization. Sign up today to receive more information as it becomes available.
Practice and refine your skills as a professional coach
In this five-week workshop series, highly experienced and certified PCC-level mentor coaches help you practice your coaching skills and offer constructive feedback. Working in small groups, you’ll learn the skills and competencies required of a PCC-level, ICF-certified coach.