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Coaching in Organizations

Ever wonder why we sometimes get stuck in behavioral patterns? Want to learn to break those? Want to learn more about psychological principles and how to use them to coach others? Interested in sampling different coaching methods? And not afraid to take an honest look in the mirror? Then sign up for this exchange program: "Coaching in Organizations" and learn to coach.


The program in a nutshell

During this program you will conduct an authentic coaching program and recruit two coachees with real development questions at work. You will have a number of conversations with each coachee, during which you will apply basic conversation skills, supplemented with specific coaching techniques and interventions. You'll learn to apply methods such as solution-focused coaching, motivational interviewing, body-centered work and performance coaching.

As you are the tool via which coaching occurs, understanding yourself is critical. Throughout this program you will reflect on yourself, what you have learned and your activities as a coach. This leads to self-awareness and the ability to make professional decisions that not only improve the quality of the coach-coachee relationship, but also the attainment of specific goals.

To be able to conceptualize and analyze the personal development question posed by the coachee, you will learn to connect relevant psychological, organizational and cultural theories and models to the situation in which the development questions occur.


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Program details

Learning outcomes

  • You can use information you have collected (e.g. intake interview, questionnaires, literature) to chart a client’s development needs using good integrity and a methodical approach. Based on this you write a coaching plan.
  • You study your client's development need. You do this by means of an intake interview. You set goals together with your client. Based on these goals you determine a possible path for solution and link that to a specific methodology.
  • You can coach people by using suitable interview techniques taken from solution-focused coaching or motivational interviewing.
  • You connect in an authentic way, and empower the other person.
  • You are able to distinguish between your own behavior, thoughts and feelings and identify them. You know who you are and what effect this has on your actions as a coach.
  • You have learned about various psychological topics, basic themes, concepts, theories and behavioral models.
  • You have gained knowledge that is interesting and inspiring about various psychological topics, such as personality, learning and conditioning, emotions, mindfulness and misconceptions.

Students as partners Dutch way of learning

The atmosphere in a Dutch classroom is quite informal and your lecturers are easy to talk to. In fact, at HAN you’re seen as a partner in the learning process. Class sizes are small and your lecturers encourage you to actively participate in class. To ask questions and give your own opinion. They also stimulate you to be creative and to discover things for yourself.


Orientation weekHAN International Intro

Get a good start to your studies during this week of orientation:

  • learn about living in the Netherlands
  • become familiar with the campus
  • get on board with your exchange program
  • make new friends!
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What about credits and grading?

At HAN we use the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System, or ECTS. It’s the standard credit system used in higher education across Europe. How does it work? One credit = 28 hours of study. Think of contact hours. Time spent working on assignments. Preparing for exams.

One semester = 30 credits = 840 hours of study. To earn credits, you need to pass your exams. What counts as a pass? A grade of at least 5.5.

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