Lewis University Unveils New Online Master Of Arts In Organizational Leadership Concentration

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Top-ranked Lewis University announces the addition of the International Coach Federation accredited Coaching concentration to their online Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership (MAOL) offerings. The new concentration brings the total online MAOL concentration offerings to six, allowing students to customize their MAOL degree to fit their personal and professional goals.

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“Our high-tech online capabilities allow students from around the globe to learn real-world coaching techniques that can be applied on the job immediately,” said Sheila M. Boysen-Rotelli, Ph.D., PHR, PCC, Assistant Professor of Organizational Leadership

Top-ranked Lewis University announces the addition of the International Coach Federation accredited Executive Coaching concentration to their online Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership (MAOL) offerings. The new concentration brings the total online MAOL concentration offerings to six, allowing students to customize their MAOL degree to fit their personal and professional goals.

In this comprehensive program, students learn how to coach others to become effective leaders. This hands on, high-touch course of study allows students to develop their coaching skills by utilizing face-to-face online technology. “We’ve combined the best of both worlds – hands-on training from top coaching professionals with modern technology,” said Sheila M. Boysen-Rotelli, Ph.D., PHR, PCC, Assistant Professor of Organizational Leadership. “Our high-tech online capabilities allow students from around the globe to learn real-world coaching techniques that can be applied on the job immediately.”

Students Gain Sought-After Skills from an Accredited Program

The Coaching concentration of the Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership (MAOL) coursework is accredited by the International Coach Federation (ICF). This concentration is one of the few programs available that offers ICF preparation for credentialing within the context of an online master’s degree program. During the four coaching courses, students acquire 50 of the 100 hours of coaching experience needed to sit for the ICF’s credentialing exam.

The MAOL Coaching curriculum focuses on executive coaching tools and techniques that can help transform individuals into effective and trusted leaders – all taught by qualified coaching practitioners. Participants will:

  •     Study the most up-to-date research-based coaching strategies and best practices, as well as the theories behind them
  •     Use research models to determine personal coaching styles
  •     Develop the ability to coach both on the phone as well as face-to-face
  •     Learn how to establish a practice, whether it is inside an organization or as an independent consultant

Unlike most of the other online Organizational Leadership courses, the Coaching concentration courses have a set class meeting time. These will be conducted via Adobe® Connect™ web video conferencing, which allows for effective, highly interactive working sessions with students all over the country. The sessions will be live and will involve both instructor and peer coaching.

Career Opportunities in Executive Coaching

Coaching is a growing profession. Organizations see the advantages of executive coaches, who help develop confident and capable leaders. With skills gained from the MAOL degree, students can:

  •     Develop an independent practice
  •     Coach within an organization
  •     Use these techniques as a human resource professional
  •     Create coaching programs for your work teams

Current coaches can utilize this concentration to become credentialed by the ICF, which illustrates credibility and high professional standards to potential clients.

About Lewis University:

Lewis University is a Catholic university in the Lasallian tradition offering distinctive undergraduate and graduate programs to more than 6,500 traditional and adult students. Lewis offers multiple campus locations, online degree programs, and a variety of formats that provide accessibility and convenience to a growing student population. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis prepares intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, globally connected, and socially responsible graduates. The seventh largest private not-for-profit university in Illinois, Lewis has been nationally recognized by The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report. Visit http://www.lewisu.edu for further information.

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