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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 are being held.  Fee for each workshop is $450.  For more information, please call 412.396.5600 or email

The following workshops have been approved for continuing coach education units by the International Coaching Federation.  These workshops are offered on a rotating basis.

Establishing an Online Coaching Presence (15 hours)
Faculty: TBA (video, online and webinar)
January 15, January 29, February 12, March 12 and 19, 2015

Learn the principles of creating your own professional on-line presence. Review the tools available for building a personal website, creating an effective social media presence, and developing an optimal marketing strategy through the internet. Learn to address the needs of your target audience and research how visitors use the web. This course will focus on the many ethical considerations and dilemmas of an on-line presence so you can avoid legal pitfalls. Special emphasis is placed on recognizing how the ICF Core Competencies are included in the web presence of multiple coaches. Assignments include reviewing the web sites and social media sites of other coaches, noting design features that work and those that do not, critiquing ethical misjudgments, and noting the presentation of core coaching competencies. The course is suitable for both beginners and experienced internet users.

Coaching the Team, the Organization or the Relationship (15 hours)

Faculty:  Jane Patterson, MA, PCC (face-to-face and webinar)
February 6 and 7 (face-to-face); January 22, February 19 and 26 and March 12, 2015 (Webinar)

This is course 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.


For details and registration, please contact us at or 412.396.5600.  The fee for each workshop is $450 per person payable by check. The face-to-face portion of the courses will be held on the Duquesne University Campus in Pittsburgh, PA.   Location details will be provided upon registration.

"The Duq U Professional Coaching Program has helped to develop me into the leader that I wanted to be - aware, inclusive, and empowering."
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