Butler University Now Offers “Leader As Coach” Online Certificate

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Butler University now offers “Leader as Coach,” a not-for-credit certificate designed for leaders at all levels who want to coach their employees to higher levels of performance and engagement. The three-course program can be completed in 24 weeks and is entirely online.

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Indianapolis—Butler University now offers “Leader as Coach,” a not-for-credit certificate designed for experienced and emerging leaders who want to coach their employees to higher performance and engagement. The three-course program can be completed in 24 weeks and is entirely online. Applications are now being accepted, and classes begin in January 2014.

A leader depends on his or her team. Whether he or she needs to create a culture to motivate an entire department, help people reach their full potential, optimize an underperforming employee, or influence their boss, the Leader as Coach Online Certificate from Butler University gives participants the tools to build confidence to lead through varying situations.

Offered through Butler Corporate and Executive Education (BCEE) at Butler University’s College of Business, Leader as Coach courses are taught by active executive coaches and MBA faculty who emphasize the practical applications of a variety of coaching models and strategies. Participants will practice what they learn using real world scenarios.

By the end of the program, participants will be able to identify when to apply coaching skills to build relationships and enhance performance, create their own coaching style, choose and use the most appropriate coaching model for different situations and personalities, and use positive feedback to approach tough conversations with confidence.

Coaching skills are highly valued in most professional fields, but particularly in organizations that encourage talent retention and development and those that have self-directed work groups, and a diverse and global workforce. Leaders with the ability to proactively work with employees to inspire confidence and trust stand out. People who are engaged and empowered to excel, create healthy and successful environments for teams and organizations.

To learn more about the Leader as Coach online certificate at Butler, go to online.butler.edu or call (855) 792-1044 to speak to a representative.

About Butler University
Butler is a nationally recognized comprehensive university encompassing six colleges: Arts, Business, Communication, Education, Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Pharmacy and Health Sciences. Together, these colleges offer more than 60 undergraduate majors, eight pre-professional majors, one first professional, and 19 master’s degrees. Around 4,700 students are enrolled at Butler, representing 45 states and 49 countries. Ninety-five percent of Butler students will have participated in some form of internship, student teaching, clinical rotation, research, or service learning by the time they graduate. This community-centered immersion is coupled with classroom learning that nurtures critical thinking, effective communication, cooperative teamwork, and ethical decision making to prepare students for both professional success and to have lasting impact in their communities. Butler’s overall placement rate for the class of 2012 was 94 percent, including 19 percent who went on to graduate or professional school.

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