The AU MSOD Program proudly
offers all MSOD students the opportunity to work with a professional coach.
This coaching offer consists of six (6) hours of MSOD-funded coaching with an
emphasis on helping you succeed.
Coaching is a frequent
practice for leaders and professionals in corporate, government, education and
nonprofit organizations. Engaging in your own coaching experience is a
wonderful way to deepen your understanding of coaching practices, goals and
ethics, while potentially making useful changes in your relationships,
practices or thinking.
academic programs, the AU MSOD Program involves significant experiential
learning with an intentional focus on Use of Self in professional practice. Your
coaching experience provides an opportunity for very personal, experiential
learning that can enhance your Use of Self.
students in applying newly gained skills as OD practitioners and helps students
develop in the following ways:
Increases your ability to maintain and balance
your academic workload with your work and personal life.
Increases your self-awareness and understanding of
your role within the cohort and beyond.
Helps you achieve academic, personal, and
Provides an opportunity to see first-hand how
coaches operate and to gain experience in being coached by a professional.
All MSOD coaches are
well-trained and experienced in leadership and professional coaching. Working
with your coach, you will examine your present situations, set goals for the
future, and create practices to help you achieve your goals. Your coach will
support you in your successful completion of the program and in your learning
and growth along the way.