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Student Coaching Skills Certificate Program

Coaching Skills training provides participants 10 skills that have proven to be effective in supporting and empowering students. The FSU College Life Coaching Program, housed in Advising First, serves several student populations across campus by utilizing skills that are presented here. Topics include strengthening connection with students, empowering students via questions, making meetings efficient with time constraints, and developing strategies to find realistic student-driven solutions.

It is most efficient to compete all four (4) sessions within one semester, however, you may complete all sessions within 1 year in the following order: Coach Skills I and II during one semester, and Coach Skills III and IV during the following semester. To earn credit for completing each course, you must participate in the course and score a minimum of 80% on each corresponding post-test. Following each course, participants will receive instructions to complete the post-test online. If a minimum post-test score of 80% is not achieved, the participant will have three attempts to retest. The post-test must be completed within two weeks following completion of the course. Employees who successfully complete all program requirements will be awarded a Certificate of Completion.

Curriculum

Coaching Skills I - Building Authentic Student Connection (PDSCS1)

This workshop will provide participants with the fundamentals for effective student meetings, which begins with connecting and practicing non-judgement. Participants will be presented with recent research on the importance behind connection as well as opportunities to role play and practice building connections with others.

Coaching Skills II - Guidelines for Listening and Asking Questions (PDSCS2)

This workshop will provide participants with the skills necessary to listen to students and ask appropriate questions geared toward understanding and empowering students. Participants will be provided sample verbiage and time to practice their listening and questioning skills with others. Prerequisite: Coaching Skills I and working toward the Student Coaching Skills Certificate.

Coaching Skills III - Framing Student-Centered Meetings (PDSCS3)

This workshop will provide participants with the skills necessary to frame meetings with students in order to address the student’s goals and ensure the meeting remains efficient and timely. Participants will be provided time to review skills, sample verbiage to assist with achieving the student’s meeting goals, and opportunities to role play. Prerequisites: Coaching Skills I and Coaching Skills II and working toward the Student Coaching Skills Certificate.

Coaching Skills IV - Implementing a Solution Focus Technique with Confidence (PDSCS4)

This workshop will provide participants with the skills necessary to uncover solutions with students and exhibit confidence in utilizing the skills in order to best support various student populations regardless of the issue. Participants will be provided sample verbiage and role play opportunities. Prerequisites: Coaching Skills I, Coaching Skills II, Coaching Skills III and working toward the Student Coaching Skills Certificate.