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Academic Coaching Workshop (separate registration)
Academic Coaching:
Promoting Reflection, Motivation, Inspiration,& Accountability for Student/Intern/Recent Graduate Employee Success 


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(Note this is separate from Forum registration)

June 12, 2015 | 9:00 am - 3:00 pm


Omni Interlocken Hotel
500 Interlocken Boulevard
Broomfield, Colorado 80021


$175 ($100 for students/senior citizens); Grad/CEU credit available - inquire if interested.
This covers the cost of attendance. Workshop will have a working lunch component; however, lunch is NOT included. There is a restaurant in the hotel and others within walking distance.


Join Us for a One-Day Training for Faculty, Staff, & Supervisors/Mentors in academic, corporate, government, and non-profit settings!

Inherent in the structure of academic coaching is the engineering design process, with which engineering coaches will be comfortable and familiar: identify the underlying problem, explore solutions, create a timeline and action items, along with accountability and sharing of results (and revisiting the coaching process, if needed). Using this process in coaching with students or with mentees in a corporate setting is a valuable tool. Included in this introduction to coaching is a discussion of how we can use coaching to empower women and male allies to challenge biased cultural "norms".

Learn how coaching skills can help you inspire and hold others accountable to their highest and best selves by:

  • Questioning negative assumptions they might be making about themselves that are actually a result of cultural/societal norms or implicit/explicit bias.
  • Setting goals and action plans to persist in spite of this bias.
  • Taking initiative and ownership of education and preparation for professional work.
  • Embracing challenges to set them apart as young professionals.
  • Thinking creatively, innovating, and taking positive risks.
  • Influencing and impacting others with critical interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Cultivating professional connections through internships and networking opportunities.

Join us to experience how coaching promotes the reflection, motivation, and accountability that students, interns, and recent graduates need to survive and thrive academically and professionally.

About the trainers:

Maureen Breeze trains and certifies college faculty and administrators, K12 educators, tutors, advisors and parents in academic coaching skills. She’s been a featured speaker at many international and national conferences on the topics of academic coaching, leadership, and critical and creative thinking including the ECIS Conference in Hamburg, Germany, the Tri-Association Conference in Monterrey, Mexico, the National Association of Developmental Educators in Washington D.C., Florida, and Denver, and the Schools of the Future Conference in Honolulu, HI. Maureen worked in tandem with the University of New Mexico to launch an academic coaching initiative to meet the needs of native, first generation, rural, and low-income student groups.

She co-authored Critical and Creative Thinking for Teenagers and Leadership for Teenagers, and developed curricula for a series of student success books. Maureen is both a LifeBound certified master coach and an International Coaching Federation certified coach. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Claremont McKenna College with a major in International Economics and minor in Mathematics.

Jennifer L. Groh, PhD is the Associate Director of the Women in Engineering Program (WIEP) at Purdue University. Dr. Groh has invested 60 hours of training in academic coaching with LifeBound Inc. (based in Denver, CO). She is currently pursuing more advanced training in coaching to become a certified LifeBound Affiliate with a specialized focus in serving Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) populations nationwide.

Her interactive workshops on elements of coaching have been well received by a variety of audiences, including undergraduate and graduate students, faculty and staff in higher education and corporate representatives. Dr. Groh enjoys sharing coaching strategies which people can adapt for leadership endeavors, difficult conversations, fostering deeper conversations, and countless other scenarios. In addition to leading these engaging sessions, Dr. Groh integrates coaching into her mentoring interactions with students, WIEP programming, and her personal life.

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