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Subtitles: English, Vietnamese, Arabic
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  • HR Specialists
  • Human Resources
  • Therapists
  • Operations Analysts
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100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

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Approx. 11 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 weeks of study, 2-3 hours/week...


Subtitles: English, Vietnamese, Arabic

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

4 hours to complete

Course Overview & How to Create a Culture of Coaching and Accountability

7 videos (Total 41 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
7 videos
Module 1 Overview2m
Employee Performance Continuum5m
Coaching Ascending Employees9m
Coaching Consistent Performers6m
Coaching Poor Performers7m
Establishing a Coaching Culture7m
3 readings
A Note from UC Davis10m
Reading: Know When to Manage and When to Coach15m
Reading: How to Help an Underperformer10m
1 practice exercise
Module 1 Quiz15m
3 hours to complete

Designing a 1:1 Coaching Practice for Those You Lead

8 videos (Total 67 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
8 videos
Using KPIs to Diagnose Performance5m
Goals and Performance6m
Ensuring Consistency in Coaching Practice7m
Key Elements of a Coaching Agenda7m
Owning the Coaching Process7m
Coaching Tools15m
Leadership Boundaries14m
3 readings
Audio Podcast: Why One-On-Ones with Employees Are a Manager Must15m
Handout: One-on-One Worksheet30m
How to Make Your One-on-Ones with Employees More Productive10m
1 practice exercise
Module 2 Quiz15m
1 hour to complete

Applying Coaching Algebra to Typical Performance Scenarios

7 videos (Total 40 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
7 videos
Coaching Someone Who is Consistently Late6m
Coaching Someone Who is Easily Distracted6m
Coaching Someone Who Misses Deadlines4m
Coaching Someone Who is No Longer Successful7m
Coaching Someone Who is Frustrated with a Co-Worker6m
Coaching Difficult Employees7m
1 reading
These 4 Questions Will Drastically Improve the Way You Lead15m
1 practice exercise
Lesson 3 Quiz15m
3 hours to complete

Coaching the Coach

4 videos (Total 22 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
4 videos
Coaching Strategies for Managers6m
Improving Manager Coaching Performance7m
Common Issues when Coaching Managers6m
1 reading
Tips for How to Coach Managers15m
1 practice exercise
Module 4 Quiz15m
8 hours to complete

Specialization Milestone 2: Your Coaching Practice and Agenda

4 videos (Total 22 min), 1 quiz
4 videos
Coaching Through Organizational Change8m
Tips for Giving Feedback5m
Course Summary1m
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Top reviews from Coaching Practices

By KVFeb 1st 2017

Great Course! Would recommend to all those would like to set up Coaching Culture and learn about coaching tools. The tools discussed are very effective and easy to implement and practice.

By LBJun 9th 2018

Great course that will provide an opportunity to develop yourself if you take the work seriously. A true value of time investment.



Kris Plachy

CEO and Founder & Instructor, Leadership Coach, LLC &
UC Davis Division of Continuing and Professional Education

About University of California, Davis

UC Davis, one of the nation’s top-ranked research universities, is a global leader in agriculture, veterinary medicine, sustainability, environmental and biological sciences, and technology. With four colleges and six professional schools, UC Davis and its students and alumni are known for their academic excellence, meaningful public service and profound international impact....

About the Coaching Skills for Managers Specialization

In this Specialization, you will learn the essential skills to coach people for improved performance. You will learn from Executive Coach and UC Davis Instructor Kris Plachy, who has created and transformed dozens of teams through coaching. She will share best practices, research, tools and models for coaching effectively. You will learn how effective managers use coaching to establish clear expectations and accountability, how to assess performance, and how to conduct coaching conversations that build awareness and get results. Throughout the courses, you will apply insights about management and coaching to develop your own coaching practice and tools....
Coaching Skills for Managers

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