Learn the fundamentals of leadership coaching for equitable practice, including how to create the conditions to explore issues within the coaching relationship, how to help leaders set equity-focused goals and build upon their strengths as leaders, and how to support leaders to create an actionable plan to achieve their goals.

The Executive Coaching for Educational 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. 


  • 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 at the ACC level 
  • Lead for client outcomes (in schools this would be how to link coaches’ work to student learning goals and school improvement goals and within an organization this would be how to link coaches’ work to client learning goals and an organization’s outcomes).
  • 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 culture, and make decisions about student achievement and/or your organization’s purpose and achievement for your clients (e.g. students, parents, community members). 

The Details

June 2021 - February 2022

Time Commitment15 hours per month plus coaching practice
Application Deadline April 30, 2021
Tuition $8,000*
($7,000 for Early Registration by April 16, 2021)

*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 Educational 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