Course Details

Leader as Coach
LDEV-462-0
Previously Known as KACI-462-0
1.0 CR
Elective
PASS / NO CREDIT
No
DESCRIPTION
Coaching or "the coach approach" (using elements of coaching in day-to-day interactions), is a critical skill set for successful leaders. Research shows that coaching is a proven method for engaging employees - and that engaged employees produce superior business results. This is an experiential class that teaches you how to have effective coaching conversations. As part of the course, you are matched with two NU students in which you will have four one-hour coaching conversations with each NU student throughout the quarter to practice your coaching skills. In the full-time program, the assigned NU students are undergraduates usually in leadership roles and PhD students. In the part-time program, the assigned NU students are typically medical, law school and Kellogg MSMS students. The first four weeks of class is dedicated to teaching you coaching skills and frameworks through interactive discussions, coaching demonstrations, peer coaching and other experiential exercises. During weeks five through nine, we conduct supplemental activities: practicum labs, one-on-one, and small group mentor coaching sessions to provide you with more personalized opportunities for you to ask questions, experience being coached, and receive feedback on your coaching skills. We return to the classroom in week ten to discuss how to apply coaching in the workplace. Grading in the course consists of attendance and preparation for class and supplemental activities and an instructor evaluation of your coaching skills via a recording you will submit of yourself coaching a peer in the class.

Prerequisite: MORS 430-0.

TRACKS
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Pathway
SCHEDULE SUMMARY
Fall 2022
Winter 2023
Spring 2023
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CH (Chicago)
EV (Evanston)
DayTime
Evening
Saturdays
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PREREQUISITES
Negative Prerequisite:
All Students: KACI-462-0