Executive Coaching and Consultation (EXCC)

EXCC 600   Personal Development Skills Process Group   3 Units

Students will participate in a process group training experience led by a trained faculty facilitator. They will grow in the critical relational skills that are necessary to lead well, have stimulating interactive times and receive targeted feedback. Students will have a confidential place for personal character development.

EXCC 600A   Personal Development Skills Process Group (A)   0 Units

Students will participate in a process group training experience led by a trained faculty facilitator. They will grow in the critical relational skills that are necessary to lead well, have stimulating interactive times and receive targeted feedback. Students will have a confidential place for personal character development.

EXCC 600B   Personal Development Skills Process Group (B)   3 Units

Students will participate in a process group training experience led by a trained faculty facilitator. They will grow in the critical relational skills that are necessary to lead well, have stimulating interactive times and receive targeted feedback. Students will have a confidential place for personal character development.

EXCC 602   Building Healthy Culture and Performance   3 Units

The various aspects of organizational structure will be explored. Students will learn how leaders create a healthy culture that drives individual, team and organizational performance. Various drivers and obstacles to performance will be discussed along with strategies to enhance performance.

EXCC 604   Leading Change and Motivation   3 Units

The major drivers or inhibitors of motivation and organizational change will be explored. Students will learn the leadership competencies to provide rapid, profound and sustainable change. This course will also focus on how to assess and make structural changes in the organization's culture that make change easier.

EXCC 607   Group Coaching   3 Units

This course will enable students to effectively coach and lead groups of people. Fundamentals of group dynamics will be the foundation for the learning. In addition, students will set up and lead their own groups and obtain feedback from their peers and professor. Additionally, students will interview coaches who have successfully integrated group coaching into their practices.

EXCC 609   Advanced Theories in Organizational Design and Development   3 Units

This is an advanced course on ways organizations are designed that impact strategy, leadership talent, culture, performance, and change either positively or negatively. Students will understand the various components of organizational processes that reflect and reinforce healthy organizational design. They will develop the skills to evaluate organizational design and how to develop it to ensure governance and management processes align power effectively, engage the right people and increase the capabilities of being a "learning organization" that is optimized for peak-performance.

EXCC 612   Executive Coaching and Character Development   3 Units

The study of history, professional roles, ethics and responsibilities of the coaching profession. Students will learn the Townsend character-based model as it applies to coaching. This course includes how to establish the professional coaching agreement, the distinction from consulting and psychotherapy and making referrals to other support professionals.

EXCC 613   Developing the Executive Coaching Relationship   3 Units

Students will learn the skills to create a coaching relationship that establishes trust, understanding, acceptance and active exploration of the underlying issues driving performance. These interpersonal skills include attunement, immediacy, confrontation, powerful questioning and observation of themes. The course includes assessing the client’s character structure and strengths, designing actions, planning and goal setting and managing progress and accountability. Prerequisites: EXCC 600, EXCC 612.

EXCC 614   Advanced Executive Coaching   3 Units

Students will develop advanced skills to deal with resistance and obstacles to performance. Students will learn process group skills to lead their own groups. Students will become proficient in coaching clients in the following areas: financial, marital and parenting. Students will learn how to build, market and manage their coaching practice. Prerequisite: EXCC 600 (concurrent enrollment allowed) or (EXCC 600A and EXCC 600B, concurrent enrollment allowed).

EXCC 615   Creative Strategy Building   3 Units

Students will learn the significant role strategy plays in implementing the mission, values and vision of an organization. They will understand the various elements of an effective strategy. Students will develop skills to work with clients and organizations to build effective strategy that leads to high performance. Prerequisite: EXCC 600, EXCC 612.

EXCC 616   Presentation and Training Skills   1 Unit

Students will develop the ability to translate their training content into an engaging presentation that leads to high level learning. This includes the most recent presentation technology. Students will apply learning theory (with a special focus on experiential) to developing a training format which results in transformative and long lasting changes.

EXCC 617   Advanced Consultation Skills   3 Units

Students will be exposed to a suite of consulting skills broadly applicable across business functions, across industries, and valuable in corporate strategy assignments, business development and entrepreneurship. Students will have hands-on practice and real-time feedback. They will have opportunities to exercise and hone the skills they are learning. Prerequisite: EXCC 613, EXCC 614.

EXCC 618   Internship: Executive Coaching and Consultation I   1 Unit

Students will practice and provide a variety of executive coaching and consultative services in a business or nonprofit setting. This internship requires a minimum of 25 direct client contact hours with at least five different people. This internship includes regular individual and group coaching mentoring from a University professor and/or site supervisor. This course is offered as Pass/No Pass. Prerequisites: EXCC 613, EXCC 614, EXCC 617.

EXCC 618E   Internship Extension: Executive Coaching and Consultation I   1 Unit

This course is for students not successfully completing EXCC 618. This course is offered as Pass/No Pass.

EXCC 619   Internship: Executive Coaching and Consultation II   1 Unit

Students will practice and provide a variety of executive coaching and consultative services in a business or nonprofit setting. This internship requires a minimum of 25 direct client contact hours with at least five different people. This internship includes regular individual and group coaching mentoring from a University professor and/or site supervisor. This course is offered as Pass/No Pass. Prerequisites: EXCC 613, EXCC 614, EXCC 617.

EXCC 619E   Internship Extension: Executive Coaching and Consultation II   1 Unit

This course is for students not successfully completing EXCC 619. This course is offered as Pass/No Pass.

EXCC 620   Executive Coaching and Consultation Capstone   3 Units

The course is focused on student scholarship. Students will write a scholarly article or do research that could be accepted and presented at a scholarly meeting or submitted to a peer reviewed journal. Students will have multiple communication opportunities with their professor relating to their project and during the writing process. Research and scholarly writing skills will be taught. This course will also prepare students in taking next steps in their career. Prerequisite: EXCC 613, EXCC 614, EXCC 617.