Course overview

Executive coaching has become a significant and influential part of the learning and development strategy of many organisations worldwide. Henley’s accredited programme will appeal to managers and coaches wishing to improve the professionalism and quality of their personal coaching skills and gain a professional qualification from an internationally respected business school.

Who is the programme for?

Those with some knowledge or experience of coaching and who wish to extend and develop the importance and impact of coaching within their organisation.

Benefits to you as an individual

  • This course will give you an opportunity to experiment with, and practise different coaching techniques and styles
  • You’ll get ongoing feedback to build your confidence and competence in coaching
  • We’ll show you a wide range of methodologies that will give you the skills you need for different coaching situations and requirements.

Benefits to your organisation

  • Your organisation will have confident, skilled coaches able to work effectively in diverse management development situations
  • All coaches will receive an external quality assurance statement of coaching training from a leading international business school.
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If you have any questions, please contact our programme advisor, Pauline Fletcher by email at or by phone on +44 (0) 1491 418767.

Fast Facts

Programme dates:

CICOSL15 – September 2015 (waiting list in place, please enquire)

Workshop 1: 29 - 30 Sept 2015 
Workshop 2: 12 - 13 Nov 2015
Workshop 3: 17 - 18 Dec 2015

CICOOC15 – October 2015 (waiting list in place, please enquire)

Workshop 1: 20 - 21 Oct 2015 
Workshop 2: 24 - 25 Nov 2015
Workshop 3: 7 - 8 Jan 2016

CICODE15 – December 2015

Workshop 1: 3 - 4 Dec 2015 
Workshop 2: 11 - 12 Jan 2016
Workshop 3: 25 - 26 Feb 2016

CICOJA16 - January 2016

Workshop 1: 28 - 29 Jan 2016
Workshop 2: 3 - 4 March 2016
Workshop 3: 5 - 6 April 2016

Programme length:

3 x 2 days over 9 months


£4,995 (including residential costs)


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If you have any questions, please contact our programme advisor, Pauline Fletcher by email at or by phone on +44 (0) 1491 418767.

Why Henley?

'The Henley experience blends the development of knowledge, personal skills and behaviour with state-of-the-art teaching and learning environments and an inheritance of strong belief that the role of wealth creation in society is to better everyone rather than just the few. What emerges at every level are people whose values and attitudes say as much about them as their capabilities and who contribute to building a better future in every walk of life.’
Professor John Board, Dean, Henley Business School

Executive Education – world-class learning

As a world-renowned Business School, and one of only 57 globally with triple accreditation, Henley leads the way in innovative learning and development programmes for organisations and their people.

Our Open and Custom programmes and dedicated coaching create lasting impact. Henley’s reputation for innovation, relevance and value in the fields of leadership, strategic management, coaching, behavioural change and HR development has been built from over 65 years of working alongside blue-chip brands.

Centres of Excellence

Globally-recognised research from Henley Business School and University of Reading faculty and 17 leading research centres delivers real insights into the challenges and opportunities that face organisations and individuals in the 21st century.  And Henley Business School has created a community of collaborative applied research centres through which we bring together academics, practitioners, organisations and their executives, including:

Personal development

Today, more than ever, enterprising leaders need more than just knowledge of business tools and techniques to be successful in the complex and fast-moving world in which we live and work. Henley programmes seek to develop leaders who are aware of this wider dynamic environment and their organisation’s objectives, but also understand their own styles, strengths and development needs as individuals. This individual approach, combined with our applied research and listening to our participants and partners, means that we always design learning experiences that are relevant and impactful.

Understanding Organisations

All our programmes, whether custom or open, are highly interactive and based around current organisational challenges. And Henley’s heritage of genuine thoughtfulness about the ability of leadership development to provide authentic solutions to these challenges has brought about sustainable long-term success for our partner organisations and their senior executives.  This experience, combined with our ability to truly understand organisational contexts, cultures and objectives has enabled us to build successful long-term partnerships with organisations such as Deloitte, Deutsche Telekom and ING. 

The Henley community

From a participant’s first day at Henley, they become part of a global network of professionals from every industry and every level of experience and seniority. Our alumni group has over 56,000 members from all corners of the globe, offering networking potential and the chance to keep up-to-date with the latest thinking, news and opportunities to further ongoing personal and career development.

Participants on our programmes work with renowned faculty, industry experts and practitioners but as alumni they are also invited to Henley conferences, seminars and lectures in the UK and worldwide.  Our community also includes The Henley Partnership (hyperlink), a best practice business network that provides innovative learning and networking opportunities to members through a programme of events covering the span of Henley’s subject expertise.

The best locations for learning

Henley Business School has been based at our beautiful 19th century Greenlands campus by the River Thames near London, since it began in 1946.  Today, the world-ranked Henley MBA, The Henley DBA and the majority of our executive education programmes are delivered at Greenlands, inspiring all those who visit.

As the business school has expanded in recent decades our locations now include a state-of-the-art campus at the University of Reading, dedicated campuses in Malaysia and South Africa and centres in 17 countries throughout Europe, the Middle East, China, the Far East, and the Americas.

Course content

Module 1

Self-belief module. This module will explore your personal skills and attributes, beliefs and values around coaching.

Module 2

Tools and techniques. This module will enable you to try out different tools and techniques and receive feedback. Each programme member runs an external client session.

Module 3

Integration module. Tutor-observed coaching sessions will give you feedback to include in your portfolio for assessment purposes, together with a second external client session.


After completing Module 3, you will be required to conduct three coaching relationships, obtaining feedback from the clients in each instance.

A 5,000-word document reflecting on your development as a coach is the basis of the award of the Certificate, with subsequent accreditation for the Henley Register of Coaching Alumni.

The Certificate forms part of the MSc in Coaching & Behavioural Change which you may wish to consider as a further qualification.

Fees & funding

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Santander Loan

Henley Business School is pleased to announce that a loan is available through Santander to assist Henley Business School programme members with funding across our portfolio of part-time programmes, including Executive Education. Participants who are studying whilst continuing employment now have the opportunity to borrow up to £20,000 to help towards their course fees. Rates from 4.3% APR on loans from £7,500 to £15,000. See the Santander Loan document for terms and more detail.

For more information please contact Edward Willoughby on 05511486340 or email.

Business Growth Service

Please see the GrowthAccelerator introduction document for more details about funding attendance on Henley Business School's programmes.

For more information please contact Jo Reese, Leadership & Management Specialist at the Oxford Centre for Innovation on 07770 014964 or

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