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CoachRICE: A Leadership Coaching Program

Over the past ten years, the coaching profession has grown rapidly in the corporate world as well as in higher education, non-profits and a variety of other sectors. The Doerr Institute for New Leaders (DINL), in partnership with the Glasscock School of Continuing Studies, is offering a rigorous and International Coach Federation (ICF) approved program that allows participants to develop and expand their coaching skills. 

The CoachRICE training program uses a variety of teaching methodologies to deliver a practical skill set while maintaining a level of theoretical curriculum consistent with Rice University standards. Participants will develop their personal leadership skills as well as the ability to support leadership development in others. Through concentrated learning modules, participants will explore processes that combine collaboration, creativity and compassion to become a co-active agent of change for clients and organizations.
Participants who successfully complete the course will receive a Rice Certificate of Achievement and earn the 60 hours of coach-specific training required for ICF’s  Associate Certified Coach (ACC) application.  
Visit CoachRICE: A Leadership Coaching Program for more information and to apply.

Ideal Candidates

  • Professional coaches interested in continuing to develop and enhance their established skillset
  • Internal organization coaches
  • Managers and leaders who wish to add coaching to their portfolio
  • Professionals in allied fields who want to add coaching skills to their resume
  • University professors who are interested in creating courses on leadership
  • Human resource (HR) and organizational development professionals (OD&T) who want advance their career

Tuition and Fees

  • Tuition includes an emotional intelligence assessment (EQ-I 2.0) and one-on-one coaching session
  • ICF Certified instructors who are experts in distinct areas of leadership and coaching session
  • Rigorous and experiential curriculum
  • Five individual observation reports on coaching progress
The tuition does not include the cost of textbooks (estimate of $200). A reading syllabus will be provided to accepted applicants of the program.

Program Format

This program is divided into four modules. Each module is comprised of 12 classroom hours and three hours of pre-class assignments. Modules are delivered through a combination of face-to-face instruction, presentations, discussions, dyadic exercises, fishbowls and other interactive methods and independent studies. All required modules, including pre-class hours, are completed over a period of four months. Classes will take place on the Rice University campus, and the location will be provided to students upon registration.
Total Hours: 48 classroom instruction + 12 asynchronous (self-study) = 60 coach-specific hours


Introduction to Coaching  |  Thursday, January 26, 4-8 p.m. and Friday, January 27, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Goal Focused Coaching  |  Thursday, February 23 from 4-8 p.m. and Friday, February 24 from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Leadership Coaching  |  Thursday, March 30 from 4-8 p.m. and Friday, March 31 from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Inclusion Practices in Coaching  |  Thursday, April 20, 4-8 p.m. and Friday, April 21 from 8:30-5 p.m.

Apply for CoachRICE

CoachRICE is no longer accepting applications for spring 2017.

Classes begin on January 26. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. For those accepted to the program, registration is first-come, first-served. For more information and to apply, visit the CoachRICE: A Leadership Coaching Program


Financial Assistance

For the inaugural cohort of CoachRICE, Rice staff/faculty are eligible for a 20 percent discount and Rice alumni receive a 10 percent discount.


Course Details

CoachRICE: A Leadership Coaching Program
  • Expert instructors for CoachRICE can be found on the Instructors page.
The Spring 2017 CoachRICE session is sold out. Join the Fall 2017 waitlist below to receive a notification when the fall application becomes available. Join the Fall 2017 Waitlist
Jan. 26 - April 21
Day of the Week
48 classroom instruction + 12 asynchronous (self-study) = 60 coach-specific hours
Course Format
Classroom and self-study
60 CEUs
Tuition Fee
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