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The Professional Coach Program delivers continuing education in a workshop format.

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Continuing Education for Professional Coaches

Are you a professional coach seeking professional development?  The following workshops have been approved for continuing coach education units by the International Coaching Federation and are available this spring through the Professional Coach Certification Program.  This training is also suitable for those in social work, counseling, therapy, consulting and adult education.

Fee for each workshop is $450.  Application deadline is December 15, 2014.  Please register below. You will be contacted for an interview as part of the registration process.  For more information, please call 412.396.5600 or email

Coaching the Team, the Organization or the Relationship (15 CCEUs)
Jane Patterson, MA, PCC
Delivery method: Combination of In-person on campus and 3 webinars
Weekend on-campus Feb 6 and 7
Webinars - January 22, February 19 and February 26, 2014, 4 - 5:30 p.m.

This course is designed for experienced coaches who want to work with relationship systems: teams, organizations, couples, partnerships and family relationships. You will learn to identify the need for a systems coaching solution that will optimize the human dynamics among its members by promoting alignment, teamwork and communication. Participants will develop a deeper understanding of relationship systems and gain additional tools in their coaching toolkit. Among the key takeaways you will learn:

  • How to apply one-on-one coaching skills to a relationship or team
  • The pros and cons of the top team assessment tools
  • Practice coaching toxic conflict styles
  • How to adapt coaching tools with virtual teams
  • How to conduct discovery sessions and create winning proposals

This is a very interactive course where participants will join in as both coaches and practice team members. Coaches and therapists with experience working with relationships systems will find it particularly valuable.

Executive and Leader Coaching (15 CCEUs)
Andrea Sigetich, MS, CPCC, MCC
Delivered by webinar on Wednesdays, 4:00 - 5:30 PM Eastern time, January 21 and 28, February 11, 18, 25, and March 11, 18, 25

This elective is for students who have achieved a basic competency in coaching. We will consider the special and unique circumstances faced by coaches who are working with executives in organizations, as well as clients who consider them to be leaders in any aspect of life. While the basic foundation of coaching remains the same, this course is designed to address the unique perspectives of executives and leaders, their needs, contracting with organizations, developing and building relationships with organizations and sponsors, and establishing a professional presence.

This course follows the Duquesne Coaching Model, and will address the five major components of the model: Context, Discovery, Possibilities, Action and Expansion. We will address many topics including:

  • working with sponsors
  • establishing clear boundaries
  • establishing clear goals
  •  getting your foot in the door
  •  contracting with clients and organizations
  •  360s and other assessments
  • leadership branding
  • feedback to the client 
  •  client agendas
  • integrating the client agenda and the organizational agenda
  • tying coaching to organizational strategic initiatives

"The Duq U Professional Coaching Program has helped to develop me into the leader that I wanted to be - aware, inclusive, and empowering."
Rebecca Lamperski, Tri-State Senior Director of Sales, Comcast Spotlight