Coaching education

Learn how you can gain and develop coach-approach skills.  

Learn how you can gain and develop coach-approach skills or consider formalizing your coaching competencies by investing in an accredited coach training program. Whether you are just getting started, have years of non-accredited coaching experience, or are a fully certified coach, below are some developmental opportunities you can pursue.

Coaching skill development and training

Increased levels of engagement, goal attainment, improved relationships, performance development, professional growth, increased productivity and enhanced trust and collaboration are just a few of the benefits of taking a coach approach in the workplace. 

UBC Coaching Services is developing and delivering essential and advanced coaching skills workshops as part of leadership programs and Workplace Learning Ecosystem (WPL) offerings.

Coaching Internship Program

The Coaching Internship Program is offered annually (budget permitting) in which UBC employees who are pursuing professional coach training gain valuable experience coaching faculty and staff in addition to professional development, mentorship and funding towards the tuition cost of the accredited coach training program of their choice. 

Accredited coaching training programs 

Our UBC Coaches are graduates of the different coach training programs listed below. The search for a coach training program is a highly individual process which depends greatly on your personal preferences and goals. 

To find a Coach Training Program accredited by the International Coach Federation (ICF), we suggest using the ICF’s Training Program Search Service

Certificate in Organizational Coaching 

The UBC Certificate in Organizational Coaching is an eight-month part-time International Coaching Federation Accredited Level 2 Coach Training Program that leads to the Certified Organizational Coach credential. Visit the UBC Extended Learning website for more details. 


For questions about any coaching services, please contact

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Become a UBC Coach

UBC Coaches are internal or external certified coaching professionals who are currently employed at UBC, previously worked at UBC or who are professionally connected to the organization. UBC Coaches commit to providing coaching hours at no cost to UBC staff and faculty. For credentialed coaches, the annual commitment is 12-hours. Newly certified coaches who are currently not credentialed, commit to providing 48 hours in their first 12 months as a UBC Coach. In exchange, coaches receive access to free learning and development opportunities with CCEUs and other industry-leading professional content and custom training. For new coaches, we ask for an initial commitment of two years. 

Expressions of Interest to become a UBC Coach are currently closed. If you have questions please contact

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