Leadership Coaching Associate Certificate

Coaching is vital in fields where performance is valued. The more outstanding a performer, the more likely they are to maintain a close partnership with a coach. The Vancouver Community College Leadership Coaching Associate Certificate program guides students through the process of achieving leadership success by fostering genuine coaching partnerships that inspire and support the exploration of new ideas while effectively utilizing peoples’ creativity and ingenuity to reach organizational goals.

Start Length Credentials Campus Part- or Full-time
Ongoing 1 to 2 years Certificate Downtown Part-time

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International students must first contact International Education at study@vcc.ca or 604-443-8600 to determine eligibility for this program.

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Program Description

Program Description


Graduates of the Leadership Coaching Associate Certificate program will be able to:

  • Manage change within an organization through effective leadership that helps employees transition quickly and smoothly
  • Demonstrate effective problem-solving by developing and implementing action plans and facilitation tools
  • Identify the role of a successful facilitator and apply related skills during problem-solving sessions and team meetings
  • Use leadership skills to provide performance feedback, create a motivational workplace, delegate work, and solve problems
  • Analyze communication patterns in leaders and followers to enable more effective responses in diverse work environments
  • Apply learned measures, skills, and techniques to build workplace synergy and identify and resolve key team concerns
  • Demonstrate leadership coaching skills
  • Describe essential steps in coaching process and conduct a coaching discussion to improve or sustain performance
  • Use systematic approach to coach different learning styles
  • Gain and practice skills to create team coaching environment


Courses involve lectures, presentations, discussions, practical examples, and individual and group work. Learning will be enhanced through a variety of interactive classroom activities, collaborative activities, and case studies. The interactive and practical exercises give students the opportunity to take an active role and “learn by doing.”


This program is offered as a subset of the Leadership Certificate Program. Each course is one day (6.5 hours) in length. To complete the Leadership Coaching Associate Certificate, students must complete all six required courses.


Evaluation of each course is determined by the instructor and may include practical assignments, projects, or reflections.

Students who successfully complete their assignment will receive an “S”, indicating satisfactory performance in accordance with departmental evaluation procedures.

Students must achieve an “S” in each course to receive their Leadership Coaching Associate Certificate.


Upon successful completion of this program, and once an application for graduation has been submitted to the Registrar’s Office, the student will receive a Vancouver Community College Leadership Coaching Associate Certificate.


  • LEAD 1115 Coaching for High Performance
  • LEAD 1116 Essential Lead Coaching Skills
  • LEAD 1117 Skill Coaching
  • LEAD 1118 Coaching Next Level
  • LEAD 1120 Coach’s Toolkit
  • LEAD 1121 Team Coaching

Some courses in this program require textbooks. Please call or visit the Downtown Bookstore for more information.

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements


VCC welcomes applications from Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

International students

Please note that not all Continuing Studies programs are available to international students. To determine your eligibility, please contact VCC’s International Education Office at: study@vcc.ca or 604.443.8600.

As Vancouver Community College is a post-secondary institution committed to educating adult learners, applicants should be 16 years of age or older or a graduate of a secondary school.

Program Specific

Missing prerequisites? VCC offers courses in Adult Upgrading and English as an Additional Language to help you meet your goals.

As Vancouver Community College is a post-secondary institution committed to educating adult learners, applicants should be 18 years of age or older or a graduate of a secondary school.

Recommended Characteristics:

Recommended characteristics include the following:

  • Good analytical skills
  • Ability to conduct themselves in a responsible and professional manner
  • Ability to apply lessons learned to other courses and at work
  • Highly motivated
  • Ability to work with confidence independently or on a team
  • Ability to reflect on their own practice
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Enthusiastic, positive attitude
  • High performance standards

Info Sessions

Info Sessions

The Leadership, Administration and Management (LAM) course offers specific child care management and administration training for professionals who work (or plan to work) as child care  program supervisors, managers, coordinators or directors. 

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Contact Us/Request Info

Contact Us/Request Info


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Program Coordinator: Joy Dalla-Tina, VCC Leadership, 604.871.7000, ext. 8671
Program Assistant: Dorothy Giroux, VCC Leadership, 604.871.7000, ext. 8383

Program Highlights

Course Schedule

Courses Schedule


Currently Scheduled in Continuing Studies Sep-Dec2019 (201993)

(LEAD 1116) Essential Leadership Coaching Skills 0.5 credits    $204.01

An overview of coaching communication skills. Through demonstration and practice, students strengthen their leadership coaching skills, learn how to apply in-depth listening, ask questions that stimulate employee insight/results, and inspire employees to take responsibility for agreed-upon actions.

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CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  30175 DTN Rm. 414
SM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,

0900 - 1630
Duncan, Robert

(LEAD 1118) Taking Your Leadership Coaching to the Next Level 0.5 credits    $204.01

Building on the prerequisite, this course presents a set of strategies and skills to leader-coaches, who must expand their capacity to assist individuals and teams in order to achieve practical outcomes. Learn when to use skill and/or motivational coaching and how to conduct collaborative, focused performance discussions; help employees overcome obstacles; and develop skills in self-management, creative collaboration, and accountability. Prerequisite: Coaching for High Performance (LEAD 1115).

More Information

CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  30177 DTN Rm. 424
SM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,

0900 - 1630
Duncan, Robert

Upcoming schedules for Continuing Studies Jan-Mar20 Continuing Studies Apr-Aug2020 Continuing Studies Sep-Dec2020 term(s) are in process.
Please check back regularly.

Coaching for High Performance (LEAD 1115)
course schedule schedule
0.5 credits N/A
Essential Leadership Coaching Skills (LEAD 1116)
course schedule schedule
0.5 credits $204.01
Skill Coaching (LEAD 1117)
course schedule schedule
0.5 credits N/A
Taking Your Leadership Coaching to the Next Level (LEAD 1118)
course schedule schedule
0.5 credits $204.01
Team Coaching (LEAD 1121)
course schedule schedule
0.5 credits N/A
The Coach's Toolkit (LEAD 1120)
course schedule schedule
0.5 credits N/A

Fees for Continuing Studies programs and courses are approximate and subject to change without notice. Fees include GST (if applicable) as well as College Initiative and Resource Fees, which vary depending on the individual course. Student Union Fees and UPass Fees will be assessed at time of registration where applicable, and are not included in the fees displayed online. Students are responsible for any increase in fees if advanced payments are made.

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