The Leadership Coaching Program was piloted in fall 2022 with seven Blackburn participants and continues due to positive feedback from the coachees.
The purpose of this program is to help Fellows who feel stuck in their leadership development come to a greater understanding of themselves and build skills to overcome one specific leadership challenge they are facing.
Possible goals include:
Blackburn staff selected two internationally certified leadership coaches to provide participants with six, virtual or in-person, 1–hr skill building sessions that target their leadership development goals.
The first session involves setting the norms of the coaching relationship, analyzing a pre-assessment, and setting goals. In the following sessions, the coach and participant work toward achieving those goals with possible homework assigned between sessions.
Whereas leadership coaching typically costs up to $300 per hour, participants (or their employers) will only pay $100 for the first session directly to the coach. All remaining charges will be paid for by the Institute as a way for Blackburn to fulfill its lifetime commitment to our Fellows.