The Human Resources field is changing with increasing pressure to serve as strategic business partners and help organizations use human capital to gain an advantage over competitors. This includes increased emphasis on employee development and change initiatives, making coaching skills increasingly relevant for HR professionals. Depending on the position (e.g., internal, external) or role, HR professionals may encounter the need to sponsor, coordinate, or even offer coaching services. This course provides students with an understanding of the coaching domain and how HR can use it to enhance organizational performance. Students will practice coaching skills relevant to HR professionals and explore the application of those skills to a variety of HR topics through case studies and role play exercises.
Spring 2019, Spring 2018, Spring 2017, Fall 2016