What is the application process and what are the qualification requirements?
The program requires a short online application, found here. Once submitted, our admissions team will reach out with additional questions around work and coaching experience, as well as goals, to identify applicants' suitability.
Ideal participants are 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. Approximately 3 years of management and/or coaching experience preferred. If you have questions regarding your suitability, please email: Sharon.Doopan@rotman.utoronto.ca.
Is there an application deadline or class cap size?
This program is capped at 24 students and applications will close when this is reached. As this is a popular subject, we encourage interested parties to apply as soon as possible.
Does this program provide accreditation with a recognized coaching body?
The Rotman Executive Coaching Certificate (RECC) program has been awarded the status of AC Accredited Certificate in Coach Training (100 hours) from the Association for Coaching (AC) and Level 1 (120 hours) by the International Coaching Federation (ICF).
Rotman Executive Coaching Certificate graduates will have satisfied the training requirements for individual certification* by AC and/or ICF, subject to additional conditions being satisfied (e.g. logging 75+ more hours of paid coaching-client hours after the RECC program has ended); for AC, this includes potentially qualifying for being certified as a: Foundation Coach or Foundation Executive Coach or Coach or Executive Coach or Professional Coach or Professional Executive Coach; for the ICF this includes potentially qualifying for being certified as an Associate Certified Coach (ACC).
*For more information, please consult the AC website and/or the ICF websites:
How is the program delivered and what is the time commitment?
The program is delivered as real-time virtual sessions over the Zoom platform. The session times can be found under "Schedule". The program will require also require self-study and preparation for the accreditation:
- 60 hours of class-based executive coach training
- Coaching models, theories, and practicums
- Virtual, 3-hour classes via Zoom with mentor coach supervised practicums
- 40 hours of self-study coaching assignments
- Reading and reflection learning assignments
- Weekly homework and progress reports
- 20 hours of coaching sessions
- Coaching clients outside of the virtual classes
- Professional, mentored evaluation of AC and ICF Coaching Competencies
Can I miss one or more sessions and still complete the program?
(Virtual) attendance is mandatory; up to 6 hours of missed class time (e.g., two missed classes) can be made with hour-per-hour make-up assignments. To fulfill accreditation requirements, students must attain a minimum total 70/100 passing grade.
Will I receive a certificate upon completion of this program?
Participants will receive a Certificate of Professional Achievement from the Rotman School of Management, as well as certificates from the Association for Coaching and the International Coaching Federation indicating their completion of the Rotman Executive Coaching Certificate, which is an AC ACCT accredited program and an ICF Level 1 accredited program. Please see above for information on additional accreditations.
For additional questions, please contact: Sharon.Doopan@rotman.utoronto.ca.