Take a Coach Approach Training & Micro-Credential

2-Day Interactive Training

Take a Coach Approach training provides DU faculty and staff with effective coaching strategies to help students overcome setbacks, navigate challenges, and achieve their goals. Coaching centers the student as the expert in their own life and supports the development of accountability and self-management. You will build foundational coaching skills, such as asking powerful questions to inspire self-awareness, problem solving, and action.

Take a Coach Approach training is facilitated by the Office of Academic Advising and open to any DU faculty or staff who provides individual advising or mentoring support to students. The training is generally offered twice a year, in June and December. Participants must attend both days. There is no-cost for this training.

Please contact Allison.Weihrauch@du.edu with questions and/or to be added to an interest list for registration outreach.

Learning Outcomes

As a result of completing Take a Coach Approach training, you will be able to:

  • Articulate the value of taking a coach approach to working with students
  • Demonstrate key components of a coaching conversation
  • Implement coaching tools in a variety of scenarios
  • Evaluate your personal strengths and challenges as a coach

Micro-Credential & Digital Badge

Participants in the 2-day training may opt-in to the micro-credential program to earn a Take a Coach Approach badge. There are three parts to earning this professional development badge:

  1. Training Participation: Complete a 2-day interactive Take a Coach Approach training facilitated by the Office of Academic Advising.
  2. Apply Skills: Facilitate a coaching session with observation and feedback from a staff member in the Office of Academic Advising.
  3. Assessed Project: Develop a Coaching Implementation Plan to be assessed with a rubric on the application of learning objectives to your work with students.

Please contact April.Osborne@du.edu with questions.

Additional information:

DU Micro-credentials and Badges 

DU Badge Catalog on Credly