Leadership and Performance Coaching Certification

The Brown University School of Professional Studies, in partnership with ACT Leadership, is offering ACT’s Leadership and Performance Coaching Certification Program accredited by the International Coach Federation.

Now enrolling for Spring and Summer 2021

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We will continue to deliver our Leadership + Performance Coaching Certification program in partnership with Brown University virtually until it is safe to move back to in-person.  The plan for the Spring 2021 Program is to have Module 1 and 3 in-person (pending COVID), and Module 2 virtually. The Summer 2021 program will be 100% virtual.

Perfect for Professionals

Leadership and Performance Coaching is a critical professional development skill for senior leaders. This certification offers the unique opportunity to develop your full leadership potential, maximize team performance, and increase results in your workplace.

Build More Productive and Resilient Teams

Skilled performance coaching optimizes group effectiveness and efficiency. Coaching can also improve workforce retention rates and increase morale. Coach training allows an individual to scale their ability as a leader and teaches them to empower others— creating more independent and productive teams.

Gallup consistently reports that two-thirds of the US workforce is disengaged at work. Disengaged employees cost the United States somewhere between $450 and $550 billion annually. Employee disengagement can increase turnover, sabotage office culture, and lead to a greater number of oversights in the workplace. It’s crucial that we turn our attention to a skill too often neglected— forging human connection— understanding your fellow colleagues or employees beyond a transactional level.

Improve employee engagement and positively impact employee development, client satisfaction, and business performance— join ACT Leadership in Spring or Summer 2021!

Based in Science, Delivering Results

Coaching concepts are grounded in developmental psychology, neuroscience, and research in leadership effectiveness. Coaches hone critical leadership skills in the following areas:

  • Effective communication across teams and organizations
  • Innovative solutions
  • Decision making
  • Leading change
  • Critical thinking
  • Team and relationship building

Hands down, the best leadership course I have taken. ACT was absolutely fantastic in their approach, structure, and delivery of the content.

A Proven Approach

ACT’s Leadership & Performance Coach Training Certification Program is a six-month program, with three in-person experiential sessions supplemented with online group and individual learning. In-person sessions are held on the Brown University campus in Providence, Rhode Island.

Upon completion of the program, students receive a certificate of completion from ACT Leadership and Brown University School of Professional Studies.  The ACT Leadership and Performance Coaching Certification Program is approved for the Associate Certified Coach accreditation via the International Coaching Federation ACSTH pathway.

About ACT Leadership

ACT Leadership, founded in 2012, uses a systematic approach to professional development using the Assess Coach Train methodology, targeted at individuals, teams and organizations. ACT’s exceptional team teach critical skills and experience in coaching, training, and consulting.

The Brown University School of Professional Studies has relied on ACT’s superior leadership and performance coaching as an integral component in their Executive Masters curriculum.

We chose to partner with ACT Leadership because we share a common mission, to develop effective, reflective, and inclusive leaders, to effect positive change in the world and to improve human welfare.

Leah VanWey Dean, School of Professional Studies

Brown University Employee Scholarships Available

The School of Professional Studies invests in the Brown community by providing one or two scholarships in each cohort. 

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