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Executive Coaching Certificate

Designed with guidance from the Association for Coaching Canada.

Coaching is a key responsibility of any people-manager, but many people don't have the training to take them from an okay coach to a great coach, and great coaches can make all the difference in productivity, job satisfaction, succession planning, and more. Designed with the Association for Coaching, this program is built on the science of developmental change. With expert guidance and hands-on support, you'll become skilled in enhancing human potential and optimizing organizational performance.

Rotman is an accredited institution by the International Coaching Federation and the Executive Coaching Certificate meets all the requirements of a full Level 1 accredited program.

This program is also accredited by The Association for Coaching (AC) for Coaching Training.

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This program includes:

  • 60 hours of in-class executive coach training
  • 40 hours of self-study coaching assignments leading to a case study capstone project
  • 20 hours of coaching sessions

Meet the Faculty and Instructors teaching in Executive Coaching Certificate

Rotman's Executive Coaching Certificate incorporates cutting edge research and models from the fields of organizational behaviour, personality and social psychology, communication, conflict resolution, and neuroscience. Our expert faculty combine deep knowledge across these areas with a passion for teaching to produce a highly effective multi-disciplinary coaching program.

By the end of the program you will be able to:

  • Apply strategies using a three-pronged change model for personal, relational, and organizational challenges
  • Generate insights that can overcome obstacles and resistance to change
  • Cultivate agency, responsibility, and a trustworthy presence in both yourself and the people you coach

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How You'll Learn

Rotman’s Executive Coaching Certificate incorporates a blended learning approach through synchronous and asynchronous learning which includes underpinning theory, practical application, reflective practice and coach supervision. The program covers a variety of coaching approaches and models which includes observation of and opportunities to practice the models and ensures that that participants’ learning and development is supported by a variety of self-study activities. 

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By leading you through your own transformational process, Rotman's Executive Coaching Certificate offers you first-hand experience of rapid self-developmental change, making you a more empathetic coach while strengthening and deepening your future coaching practice. You will leave the program with a network of academic-practitioners and AC-certified coach practitioners.


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ICF Logo This program is accredited by the International Coaching Federation for meeting all the requirements of a full Level 1 accredited program.


AC Logo This program is accredited by The Association for Coaching (AC) for Coaching Training.

This program can count towards earning your Excellence in Executive Leadership certificate. Join an elite circle of leaders building their own path to professional development and receive official recognition from the University of Toronto Rotman School of Management.


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Dates and fees

6-month virtual intensive

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September 9, 2023-February 10, 2024

Class Dates:
September 9, 16, 23, 30, 2023
October 14, 21, 28, 2023
November 4, 11, 18, 25, 2023
December 2, 9, 16, 2023
January 6, 13, 20, 27, 2024
February 3, 10, 2024

Class times:
9am-12pm ET

Attendance in all classes is mandatory. 

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Participant profile:
People managers, coaches, and leaders responsible for developing people and teams in a professional environment; Executive MBA students; professionals interested in improving their coaching skills

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$12,500 CAD + HST

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