Completed the Coaches Training
Workshop that is offered each semester.
Meet with the student at least
two times per semester. While it is ideal that the student contacts you, do not
hesitate to reach out to the student if you do not hear from him/her shortly
after the match is made.
Ensure that the student has
developed a timeline that will guarantee completion of the certificate
requirements by the student’s expected graduation from the university.
Promote the importance of
beginning the personal development plan during the first weeks of the program
and making revisions throughout program. Ensure that the student updates
his/her personal development plan regularly. The PDP is the certificate
program’s foundation and should be completed within the first few weeks after
entering into the program.
Ensure that the student is
writing reflections for each leadership experience and is also maintaining his
or her portfolio. Ask to see the student’s reflection sheets and
portfolio throughout the certificate process. The reflections need to be
sufficient in depth and quality to meet the coach’s standard of what is
necessary to demonstrate the student’s growth and development in leadership.
Provide feedback on the
student’s progress regarding:
o Completion status of requirements
o Development of leadership skills though quality experiences in the
o Reflections of leadership-related experiences.
Suggest ways for student to
o Methods, in addition to courses and workshops, to assist in
developing the leadership skills and attributes
o Application of the leadership skills and attributes in different
Encourage student to prepare
for meetings with you, the coach, by:
o Revising personal development plan and reflections to ensure
o Coming prepared to discuss outline, progress, ideas, questions,
experiences, or difficulties
Do more than check off
requirements. Challenge the student to engage in activities and expand his/her
thinking. Help the student demonstrate growth and changed behaviors.
Review the student’s status and
requirements prior to meetings.
Conduct mid-program review at
least a semester before completion of the Leadership Development Certificate
Expect to spend approximately
four hours per semester per student you are coaching:
o Two hours per semester in meetings.
o Two hours per semester engaging in such activities as responding
to e-mails, preparing for student meetings, assessing student programs.
Communicate with the Leadership
Development Certificate Program Faculty Committee if questions come up or if
the status of the relationship has changed.
Provide feedback to the
Leadership Development Certificate Program on ways to improve the program.