Coaching for Learning & Performance

Coaching for Learning & Performance

This course is designed for senior practitioners who are responsible for developing high-potential talent within organizations or providing one-on-one professional coaching or mentoring to managers or leaders. Grounded in theory and research on adult learning and instructional methods, this unique course will equip you with both a deeper understanding of how a variety of coaching techniques can improve individual learning and performance as well as the evidence-based knowledge necessary to design effective coaching programs at the organizational level. Examining best practices, assessments, tools and methods used by professional coaches, you will sharpen your coaching skills and learn how to adapt methods to meet the needs of diverse clients and contexts.

Upcoming Sessions

Fall 2022

Date Time
Friday, Oct. 7 1 to 9 p.m. 
Saturday, Oct. 8 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 9 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 
Classes begin Sept. 20 and end Dec. 3.
Virtual Class Sessions Thursday evenings.


  1. Comparing and Contrasting Coaching Models
  2. Facilitating Learning and Change
  3. Using Assessments as a Coach
  4. Questioning, Listening and Feedback
  5. Applying Cognition to Improve Coaching
  6. Managing the Coaching Process
  7. Introducing Coaching to Organizations
  8. Managing Self as Coach


  • Coaching practice and competency feedback from master coaches
  • Deep understanding of coaching methodologies
  • Feedback on your coaching philosophy and how you present yourself as a coach
  • A trusted network of coaching peers established via coaching circles

Required Text

Stober, D. R., & Grant, A. M. (Eds.). (2006). Evidence based coaching handbook: putting best practices to work for your clients. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Drake, D. B., Brennan, D., & Gortz, K. (Eds.). (2008). The philosophy and practice of coaching: insights and issues for a new erac . San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Flaherty, J. (2014). Coaching: Evoking excellence in others. London and New York. Routledge.


MSLOC 420 Accelerating Learning & Performance

MSLOC 451: Building Transformational Client Relationships

Contact Us

Master's in Learning & Organizational Change

1800 Sherman Avenue
Suite 3500
Evanston, IL 60208
Northwestern University

Phone: 847/491-7376

MSLOC Staff In-Person Office Hours - Monday - Thursday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

MSLOC Staff Remote Office Hours - Friday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm