Executive and Management Coaching online short course

Course starts 31 October 2019

Course information

Registration Closes:
25 October 2019
Course Starts:
31 October 2019
12 weeks online
8 - 10 hours per week
ZAR R14,900
Payment Options
University of Cape Town (UCT)
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With the ever-increasing pace of change and complexity within organisations and businesses, leaders may require increased support in achieving their professional goals.

External coaches and internal managers and executives with coaching skills play an important role in facilitating organisational development, and improving organisational performance.

In response to the growing demand for the services of corporate coaches, this 12-week course has been designed to give existing and prospective external and internal coaches the theoretical underpinning, knowledge, tools and practical experience to develop their coaching practices.

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What will set you apart

Earn a certificate of completion from UCT on this online course and be empowered to:

  • Use fundamental theories, knowledge, practical skills and expertise to create and manage professional coaching relationships
  • Help members of your team or individual clients realise their potential
  • Leverage your particular experience, knowledge, skills, and intuition to identify and refine your own coaching philosophy and methodology
  • Retain top talent in your organisation and foster a culture of growth and opportunity
  • Apply a comprehensive personal coaching toolkit to further your executive and management coaching skills

Course curriculum

Gain the practical skills and expertise to become a powerful executive and management coach as you follow your learning path through the weekly modules of this online course:

  • Orientation Module: Welcome to your Online Campus
  • Course Module 1: Assessing yourself as a coach
  • Course Module 2: Mapping a personalised coaching model
  • Course Module 3: The initial phase of coaching
  • Course Module 4: The following phase of coaching
  • Course Module 5: Building your coaching toolkit
  • Course Module 6: Planning the coaching process
  • Course Module 7: Self-management techniques
  • Course Module 8: Providing support during the action phase of coaching
  • Course Module 9: The ethics of coaching
  • Course Module 10: The final phase of coaching
  • Course Module 11: Reflecting on your development and growth as a coach
  • Course Module 12: Creating your brand as a coach

Your Head Tutor

At GetSmarter, we improve lives through better education. One of the ways that we achieve this is by bringing rich industry context to an academic environment through our expert facilitation and engagement. We work with university faculty and industry experts to provide a practical, industry lens on the world's leading university subjects.

Michelle Clarke

Michelle Clarke

As a seasoned Global Leadership and Personal Branding Coach, Michelle secured her first coaching qualification in South Africa in 2005, and hasn’t stopped studying, coaching and teaching since. Her certified portfolio of evidence covers multiple coaching assignments that demonstrate significant results with leaders in diverse settings such as Correctional Services, Fortune 500 corporations, universities in remote coastlines of South Africa, mining projects in the northernmost towns of Chile, banking, retail, IT, business owners and numerous other high-impact individuals, expatriates and teams.

Michelle’s coaching business, MotivCoach, is her second successful entrepreneurial endeavour. By her late twenties she’d launched and successfully sold her first product-based business, and held senior leadership and board positions in the corporate world. She has also coached coaches for over a decade, helping them to develop and grow their coaching businesses. Michelle considers herself a self-made leader, making her the ideal coaching partner for other self-made leaders. She is based in Santiago, Chile.


Earn a certificate from the University of Cape Town (UCT)

On completion of this course you earn a certificate from a top-tier university as powerful proof of your new competencies and use it to set yourself apart from the rest and get recognised in the job market.

Your certificate will be issued in your legal name and couriered to you, at no additional cost, upon successful completion of the course, as per the stipulated requirements. All certificate images are for illustrative purposes only and may be subject to change at the discretion of the University.


When do I start?

Our next available short course starts 31 October 2019.

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    You can either pay your tuition fees in full before the course starts, or you may opt for a two-part payment plan for courses nine weeks and shorter. For courses ten weeks or longer, there is a three-part payment plan available. To find out more on payment options please visit our Payment and Financing page.

    If you want to find out more about any of these options or you want to know which you qualify for please get in contact with a Course Consultant here.


    GetSmarter's learning model is designed to help you, as a working professional, improve your skills without compromising on work and family responsibilities. The course work is broken up into weekly, manageable bite-sized modules, with incremental deadlines, designed to help you pace yourself over the duration of the course and allow you the legroom to work when it suits you best.

    At the beginning of each week you'll be presented with all the lectures, notes and assignments necessary for completion. You also have access to your Success Manager who will help you set goals and track key milestones, manage your time, and field any administrative requests you might have.


    By improving your skills and industry knowledge, you'll be having an influence on the success of your organisation.

    Why wouldn't you ask your boss to help you fund your studies if it's going to have an impact on the way you do business?

    37% of our past students receive financial assistance from their employers. You can ask for help, too. Here is a guide to show you how to receive financial assistance from your employer.


    The Online Campus will be your virtual classroom for the duration of your course. Through its easy-to-use interface you'll have access to a diverse variety of course content formats, including: interactive video lectures, module notes, practice quizzes, Prezis, assignment briefs, and additional web resources.

    On the Online Campus, you'll also be able to ask questions and interact with your fellow students and Head Tutor through the Online Campus discussion forums. If you're experiencing tech issues or need advice from your personal Success Manager, you can use the Online Campus to get in touch.

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