The BeamPines Master’s Program in Executive Coaching is entering its 5 th year with the Class of 2010 beginning this September. Enrollment is now open. Company sponsors of Master’s candidates continue to benefit from tangible results of completed Work-Based Learning research projects.
Dr. Joshua Ehrlich, program co-founder and dean, sees growing momentum for an applied approach to teaching the art and science of coaching. “Our candidates and graduates are the best advocates we have,” says Ehrlich. “We can provide powerful examples of completed research to companies or individuals considering our program. It’s a significant investment with a compelling return.”
“The research component of the program provides the discipline and academic foundation for creating a model of change appropriate for the organization.” says Kelly Mangold, Senior Vice President of Corporate Administration for Guideposts and current candidate in the program. “The opportunity to participate in a rigorous program with other executives provides for unique learning opportunities.”
Candidate projects to date have measured the impact of coaching and mentoring on employee engagement at a leading health services company, measured the types of employees most likely to benefit from coaching, and demonstrated the impact of coaching over a three-year period inside a Fortune 500 financial services firm. One project focused on a complete succession plan for the senior management team at a medical manufacturing company.
Robert Vavrina, former SVP for BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina, recognizes the value of the program for internal and external strategies. “I would recommend the BeamPines program to anyone who is building an internal coaching practice,” says Vavrina, a Class of 2007 honors graduate. “Thought leaders who want to establish a career-learning environment within their organizations or who want to become an external Executive Coach would benefit from the experience.”
To become a candidate or sponsor a candidate in the Class of 2010, contact BeamPines at (212) 476-4100 or visit www.graduatecoach.com. Interested parties are encouraged to ask to speak with current candidates, graduates or candidate sponsors for more information.
About Work-Based Learning
Work-Based Learning connects the educational experience of the classroom with the corporate experience in the workplace. Candidates in WBL programs complete research projects inside their organizations that become their theses. An ASTD study of 600 organizations noted those who invested in WBL programs for employees had total stockholder returns 86% higher than those who did not.
About Middlesex University
Middlesex University is a major international university based in the UK. It is home to the International Centre for Work-Based Learning, three-time recipient of The Queen’s Anniversary Prize and recipient of a Queen’s Award for innovation. The university maintains a student body of 22,000, with approximately 5,000 students participating outside the UK from over 100 different countries through affiliate programs and student exchange links with over 100 colleges and universities around the world.