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Graduate Certificate in Coaching & Mentoring


Post University’s Online Graduate Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring is designed to provide participants with a set of tools, techniques and skills that will allow them to enhance their ability to coach and mentor people within their command.  The Program will enable participants to discern between supervising and coaching, two distinct functions within an organization.  Understanding the methods, processes and best practices involved in coaching and mentoring will provide participants with new skills that encourage an increased level of involvement, commitment and responsibility by employees.


Courses focus on understanding how organizational and human dynamics have changed and now require a need for increased employee engagement.  Students will explore the concepts of positive organizational scholarship, enhanced motivational techniques, and ways to engage in coaching conversations that improve morale.  Students also will study emotional intelligence, as well as ways to identify and build on one’s strengths rather than focus on one’s weaknesses.  Students will set specific coaching goals and lay out developmental plans for people within their command.



  • Wishing to enhance engagement levels of the people within your command
  • Interested in increasing your abilities to coach and mentor subordinates
  • Dealing with complex issues and situations related to people within your command
  • Dealing with high potential people within your command




BUS660 Leadership and Change Management


Leadership and Change Management - 3 Credits

This course will focus on individual, team, and organizational leadership, providing frameworks from various perspectives on organizational performance improvement. The course will provide learners with the foundation for examining and developing their own individual leadership style. The work of a leader is to constantly look forward and provide the necessary changes for the organization. Being the visionary is critical to success in any organization, and is a key attribute for any organizational leader in building a culture for change, performance improvement and excellence. As a result, this course will focus on Leadership and Change Management. In doing so, the leader’s role as a change agent will be a focus of the course. Understanding various methods of bringing about change will be provided and researched by learners, and then discussed in our time together. The course will also delve into and explore numerous aspects of leadership including but not limited to horizontal and vertical leadership, formal and informal leadership, team leadership, managing performance and sustainability of a change effort, ethics and authenticity. In addition, various models of change will be introduced and explored.

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3 crs.
BUS612 The Practice of Coaching & Mentoring


The Practice of Coaching & Mentoring - 3 credits

This course assists learners in first understanding and distinguishing between coaching and mentoring employees.  The course also fully examines both techniques with an emphasis on using best practices to improve or enhance performance and productivity of employees.  In addition, this course focuses on building upon one’s unique strengths so coaching stems from a positive/virtuous framework versus a negative/weakness one.  Students will explore various methodologies, behavioral attributes, processes and case studies, as well as assess and identify their own coaching and mentoring strengths and approaches.

3 crs.
BUS613 Coaching for Performance


Coaching for Performance - 3 Credits

This course builds off of The Practice of Coaching & Mentoring course to expand students’ thinking, skill level and proficiency as a coach.  The course focuses more on coaching and less on mentoring, thus supplying students with specific skills in the coaching realm.  Students will gain proficiency in increasing employee performance through a focus on emotional intelligence, positive psychology, and identifying one’s strengths.  In addition, personal assessments will help to further identify one’s own natural abilities and focus as a coach in an effort to help students maximize coaching practices with various temperament and personality styles.  This course focuses on coaching best practices, and specifically on the structure and development process of the coaching effort, identification of coaching goals, and follow through efforts to completion of a coaching engagement. 

3 crs.
Graduate Certificate in Coaching & Mentoring Total Credits 9 crs.