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Certificate in Coaching & Mentoring

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OVERVIEW

The Post University undergraduate Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring exposes students to some of the most important initiatives in management today, namely the abilities to recognize, develop, and encourage talent as it pertains to individual and organizational success. Students will be introduced to organizational principles, the fundamentals of individual counseling, organizational behavior, and employee development.

 

CURRICULUM

 

Courses
Credits
MGT105 Principles of Management*

MGT105

Principles of Management - 3 Credits

This course is an introduction to the principles of management examining their application in public and private, profit and non-profit organizations. Students will explore the areas of employee motivation, group behavior, leadership, strategic planning, organizational design, and career opportunities. Fundamental concepts of management, effective communication competency, ethical dilemmas faced by managers and corporate social responsibility will be explored.

3 crs.
HSV303 Introduction to Counseling*

HSV303

Introduction to Counseling – 3 Credits

This course provides an introduction to the basic principles, skills, methods and techniques employed in the counseling process. The focus is on establishing rapport, developing a therapeutic alliance, assessment, conceptualizing strategies for intervention, and the planning and delivering counseling services. The course will also promote exploration into personal values and professional ethics.

3 crs.
MGT322 Management Coaching, Employee Development & Corrective Intervention

MGT322

Management Coaching, Employee Development & Corrective Intervention - 3 Credits

Today's ever changing economic, business, and social climate requires the manager to constantly review operations and to take corrective actions whenever individuals or groups are not achieving required results. Today's leaders must assure that everyone, including the leader, take responsibility for performing their jobs as effectively as possible. In this course, students will learn skills in matching performance metrics to organizational goals, study the use of behavioral techniques and their application in directing performance, and understand the need for aligning organizational strategy with individual performance along with the management and coaching techniques required to ensure positive results. Students will learn performance coaching techniques including behavioral style analysis, motivational methods, and practice the alignment of individual and group goals. Exercises will include practical work in listening and questioning techniques, planning development actions, implementing development plans and methods for monitoring progress. In addition, the critical area of rewards and incentives is examined in depth. Extensive examination is given to the different personal motivational factors of individuals and how those affect their decision making and other behavioral processes that lead to successful job performance. Students will examine compensation systems, traditional and non-traditional reward methods, and the effectiveness of these methods. Students will develop a better understanding of their own internal motivations, develop the ability to recognize those motivating factors in others, and design reward systems that truly promote high performance.

3 crs.
MGT405 Organizational Behavior

MGT405

Organizational Behavior - 3 Credits

This course includes the study of individual and small group behavior in organizations and the interpretation of this behavior in the context of the managerial environment. Students will explore the nature of such concepts as influence, power and control, attitudes, communication, conflict, and interpersonal relations as a means of understanding of the dynamics of group behavior.

Prerequisite: MGT105.

3 crs.
Certificate in Coaching & Mentoring Total Credits 12 crs.

 

* Course waived per USAREC-RRS/Post University articulation agreement