Coaching Lab – Level 1


Spring 2020 and Fall 2019


Asynchronous and Synchronous Virtual Meetings

May - July | 2020

[Application Deadline: May 6, 2020]

September - October | 2019

[Application Deadline: August 13, 2019]

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Course Overview

The Coaching Lab is a 7-week supervised group coaching experience designed to give you practice and feedback about your coaching skills. You will work virtually with a group of 4-5 participants and an experienced coach educator who will guide your group through a series of exercises to practice "Level 1" skills: establishing a coaching agreement, forming strong client relationships, asking powerful questions, and communicating and listening effectively. In order to enroll in this course, you must have completed a minimum of 50 training hours in courses that have covered the process/practice of coaching and interpersonal relationship skills in coaching. We recommend "Coaching Tools for Transformation" and "Coaching Relationship Essentials," but similar courses may be substituted upon approval of our admissions team. Other prerequisites: Participants will need to complete the pre-work and submit an ILP prior to starting the weekly coaching meetings.

7 Weeks | 90-120 minutes per week in small groups, plus online course content

About The Coaching Lab

This is a seven-week course focused on practicing coaching skills in small groups of 4-5, under the supervision of an ELOC Coach. The labs will use "real play" exercises created to focus on one or two coaching competencies each week. Coaching lab meetings will run on either Tuesday nights or Thursday nights, from 7-9pm Central.

2019 and 2020 Course Schedule

Spring Coaching Lab Sections 2020 Tuesdays Thursdays
Week 1 May 19 May 21
Week 2 May 26 May 28
Week 3 June 2 June 4
Week 4 June 9 June 11
Week 5 June 16 June 18
Week 6 June 23 June 25
Week 7 June 30 July 2


Fall Coaching Lab Sections 2019 Tuesdays Thursdays
Week 1 September 10 September 12
Week 2 September 17 September 19
Week 3 September 24 September 26
Week 4 October 1 October 3
Week 5 October 8 October 10
Week 6 October 15 October 17
Week 7 October 22 October 24
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  • Who Should Attend
    • Leaders and senior managers who want to become coaches or add coaching to their overall leadership toolkit.
    • Note: All participants must have completed a minimum of 50 coach training hours (see overview).
  • What Questions Will We Answer
    • What does lifelong learning mean in the context of coach development?
    • How effectively have I mastered the fundamental competencies for coaching?
    • What are my coaching strengths?
    • In what areas should I focus to build my coaching competencies?
    • What does it look like and feel like to engage with wholeheartedness, directness, open-mindedness and responsibility as a reflective coach practitioner?
  • Benefits and Outcomes
    • Give and receive feedback about fundamental coaching competencies with a small group of peers and from an expert coach.
    • Focus your development on those areas where you have opportunities to thrive and grow as a coach.
    • Expand your professional coaching network with others dedicated to lifelong learning.
    • Engage effectively with clients to establish rapport, intimacy, and trust - and contract for successful coaching relationships.
    • Monitor interpersonal presence, openness, and wholehearteness to perform as a reflective coach pratitioner.
    • Build self-awareness to strengthen emotional self-regulation and embody the highest ethical standards.
    • Use active listening and powerful questions to help clients planfully achieve their desired outcomes.
    • Communicate obeservations in an honest, accurate, and respectful manner to cultivate client awareness.
  • Earn Continuing Education Credit
    • ELOC is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. This program is valid for 22.25 PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.
Michelle Albaugh


Michelle Albaugh

Michelle Albaugh is a leadership and effectiveness coach who has been a member of the LOC faculty since 2015. With experience in startups and academia, her research has focused on life narratives at the intersection of personal faith and political ideology.

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