Executive Coaching Conference on October 15 Launches New Program
September 7, 2004
West Roxbury, MA - On October 15 the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology (MSPP) launches its new Professional Executive Coaching Certificate program during The New England Conference on Professional Executive Coaching at the Dedham Hilton. Co-sponsored by the Executive Coaching Forum, the afternoon conference features some of the area's leaders in executive coaching and their executive clients. The new MSPP program -- considered one of the first of its kind - will be introduced at the conference with presentations on the key areas of knowledge and skills required in executive coaching.
According to Lew Stern, PhD, Director of MSPP's Professional Executive Coaching Certificate program and Chairman of the Executive Coaching Forum, the new MSPP offering fills a void in current training opportunities. He says, “This program is different because of its scope and intensity. Students will be required to achieve competencies in four areas: the psychology of individuals, relationships, and organizations; how businesses work; organizational development; and the array of executive coaching principles and techniques. Students will also be required to successfully complete field placements under the supervision of highly experienced master coaches.”
Suzanne Rheault, PhD, a founder and partner of Rheault-Williams Consulting, serves as an executive coach to some of the nation's most prestigious corporations and will be a presenter on October 15. She says, “There are very few methods of training people to be executive coaches. The MSPP program is valuable because it is substantive enough to deal with all the area's facets. This program is really unique; in fact I don't know of another quite like it outside of California.”
In addition to Stern and Rheault, conference presenters will include James Hunt, DBA, MSW, Associate Professor of Management at Babson College, board member of the Executive Coaching Forum, and a Senior Advisor to MSPP's Institute for Organizational Consulting Psychology; Ellen Kumata, MS, JD, of Cambria Consulting; William Hodgetts, EdD, Vice President of Corporate Leadership Development at Fidelity, board member of the Executive Coaching Forum, and faculty member of MSPP's Institute for Organizational Consulting Psychology; and Gerry Donnellan, PhD, Director of MSPP's Institute for Organizational Consulting Psychology. Presenters will also include executives from area companies along with their professional executive coaches.
The October 15 New England Conference on Professional Executive Coaching will be held from 1:30 pm until 5:30 pm. Registration is $95. To register or obtain more information, call the MSPP Continuing Education Office at (617) 327-6777.
Founded in 1974, MSPP has trained over 700 of the nation's doctoral-level psychologists and plays an important role in the mental health environment of Massachusetts. Now offering a wide array of programs for other mental health professionals, MSPP has also established a unique niche in business education with its successful Institute for Organizational Consulting Psychology. In addition to the new Professional Executive Coaching Certificate program, the Institute offers certificate programs in organizational consulting psychology for psychologists, HR professionals, and business consultants. More information about MSPP can be obtained by visiting www.mspp.edu or calling (617) 327-6777.
The Executive Coaching Forum advances the highest standards and best practices of executive coaching with members of the “coaching partnership” around the world (executives, coaches, HR Professionals, and others interested in executive coaching). It publishes and makes available at no cost The Executive Coaching Handbook: Principles and Guidelines for a Successful Coaching Partnership. For more information on executive coaching and to download a free copy of the handbook and other resources go to the website: www.theexecutivecoachingforum.com.