This summer, The Office of the Provost is offering the Core Skills for Coaching program to a small group of faculty who will provide coaching to other faculty.

Core Skills for Coaching is a program designed to develop leadership coaching skills. Learning these skills help participants achieve their leadership development goals, and  it will help to empower, develop, and elevate the performance of others in the department.

Key skills learned in the program:
  • The ability to apply coaching skills appropriately and effectively
  • How to develop a coaching mindset—what it is and when to apply it
  • Foundational coaching skills, such as establishing trust, listening, and asking curious questions

Unlike other coaching programs, this one is designed for leaders in higher education. See below for registration and further information.

About the Program

Core Skills for Coaching was designed by Spiro Coaching to address the unique challenges of leaders and aspiring leaders in Higher Education. Participants learn practical coaching skills that help them transition from a doer to a leader, think about situations in different ways, have more productive conversations, and mitigate burnout. The program’s experiential and evidence-based approach provides participants with a framework, tools, and hands-on practice so that they can easily integrate what they learned into their everyday life.

Designed specifically for leaders in Higher Education
  • All facilitators and coaches have extensive experience working in or with leaders in Higher Education.
  • The program schedule is designed to accommodate participants’ busy schedules, with evening and weekend meeting times.
Hands-on practice
  • A significant amount of time is spent partnering with peers in small groups, facilitated by a mentor coach, to practice giving and receiving feedback.
  • An individual mentor coach provides specific input and feedback to expand coaching acumen and focus specifically on participants’ individual coach development needs.
The framework and course content are directly applicable to Higher Education

This 30-hour custom program will take place virtually this summer.

Program dates:

Monday, June 3, 2024, 8:30 am – 1:00 pm CT
Tuesday, June 4, 2024, 8:30 am – 1:00 pm CT
Wednesday, June 5, 2024, 8:30 am – 1:00 pm CT
Thursday, June 6, 2024, 8:30 am – 1:00 pm CT
Friday, June 7, 2024, 8:30 am – 1:00 pm CT
Wednesday, July 10, 2024, 2-4pm CT
Thursday, August 15, 2024, 2-4pm CT


Applications will be accepted until April 1st, however those interested are encouraged to apply as early as possible.

This form is currently closed for submissions.