Learn the fundamentals of leadership coaching for equitable practice, including how to create the conditions to explore equity issues within professional coaching relationships, how to help leaders build upon their strengths as leaders, and how to support leaders in creating actionable plans to achieve their goals.

The Executive Coaching for Equity Certificate is a professional, non-degree certificate designed for leaders within learning organizations, school districts, and institutions of higher education. Our approach at the University of Colorado Denver is to support working professionals in an engaging, blended format of monthly modules completed through asynchronous and live, interactive webinar sessions. Our research-based curriculum of best practices in leadership coaching for equitable practice is aligned with the International Coaching Federation (ICF) requirements and coaching competencies. Our coaching for equity focus is an integral part of the School of Education & Human Development’s Mission and Vision along with our Diversity Statement.


  • Learn the language, skills and tools to use coaching as a lever for transformation change.
  • Shift organizational culture with effective equity-minded coaching practices.
  • Meet the ICF Core Competencies for Coaching. 
  • Coach for client goals.
  • Build professional learning communities that have a shared purpose, collaborate, and feel collectively responsible for your team’s, department’s, school’s, or organization’s success.
  • Learn how to support your organization's emerging leaders.
  • Build an equity-based culture.

The Details

October 2022 - May 2023

Time Commitment15 hours per month plus coaching practice
Application Deadline September 15, 2022
Tuition $8,000
A payment plan is available.

*Costs of materials not included

*Cost of housing, transportation, and flights not included 

*10% discount for CU Denver EdD students and alumni 

Application Requirements

  • Resume
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Write a 500-word statement or share a 5 minute video sharing more about your professional self and answer the following questions:
    • What are the dispositions, beliefs, and skills an effective Executive Coach needs to begin an Executive Coaching in Equity program?
    • What strengths do you bring as a participant in this coaching program?
  • Agree to a possible, follow-up interview

For more information, email us at cpe@ucdenver.edu or call us at 303-315-5000