Coaching Leadership Program to be Held at SJU

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

PHILADELPHIA (May 9, 2016) — The Center for Professional Development at Saint Joseph’s University will host The Coaching Leadership Program at its Executive Business Center during the 2017-2018 academic year. This is currently the only University-based Coaching certificate program in the Philadelphia area.

The Coaching Leadership Program is a scholarly, research-based program designed to strengthen participants’ coaching skills and expand their toolkits. Participants will learn how personal transformation occurs by applying proven theories to their own experiences and reflections.

SJU is partnering with GroupWorks Consulting LLC, a management consulting and executive coaching firm with over 20 years of global experience, to deliver the program, which fulfills the International Coach Federation’s (ICF) certification requirements.  It also qualifies for 12 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) through the University’s International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) accreditation.

The Coaching Leadership Program is designed for current leaders and managers who wish to hone their coaching skills in the workplace, practicing coaches who wish to improve their skills and gain certification and those who are looking to begin to practice executive coaching.

“Coaching skills are a critical component of successful leadership. Today’s most forward thinking organizations are training leaders to use coaching as a way of improving performance and promoting teamwork,” says Felice J. Tilin, Ph.D., program director of organization development and leadership at SJU. “The SJU Coaching Leader Program stands out from others as a scholarly, University based program. The curriculum is designed to expose participants to a deep, interactive multi-model approach to coaching.  It is taught by dynamic, experienced faculty who are at the forefront of both practice and research.”

The sessions will be held September 14-16; and November 3-5 of 2017, and January 12-14, February 9-11 and March 9-11 of 2018.


About the Center for Professional Development: Housed within the Haub School of Business, the Center for Professional Development blends academic excellence with real-world expertise to create a transformative learning experience for organizations and individuals. The Center works with organizations to create highly engaging programs with a measurable impact.


Media Contact

Colleen Sabatino, associate director of univeristy communications, 610-660-3256, 

Event Contact

Maura Shenker, director of the center for professional development:, 610-660-3485


Founded in 1851 in the Jesuit tradition of academic excellence, Saint Joseph’s University is a top-ranked Catholic University that provides a rigorous, student-centered education. With a total enrollment of 8,500 undergraduate and graduate students, SJU offers a wide array of academic programs designed so that each graduate enters the world with a competitive resume and global perspective. This is achieved through intense academic study led by thought-leading faculty scholars, a comprehensive campus experience and robust study abroad, service-learning, internship and co-op programs. Upon graduation, nearly 100 percent of students are employed, pursuing advanced degrees or volunteering in prestigious service programs. A member of the Atlantic 10 Conference, SJU offers 20 Division I intercollegiate men’s and women’s sports. SJU alumni — over 68,000 strong — provide a powerful network that spans the globe.

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