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Unleash workplace potential with Brief Coaching techniques

Workplaces are experiencing unprecedented change with rapidly evolving new technologies, globalized markets, competition and demands on employees to be ever more productive, efficient and effective. Brief Coaching techniques are fast becoming a necessity for Leaders, Managers and Educators who need to develop, engage and advance teams, while navigating complex leadership, change management and performance challenges.

The OISE Brief Coaching Certificate combines Solutions-Focused approaches and techniques that leverage collective competence, strengthen relationships and promote positive outcomes. These skills will equip leaders and education professionals with new tools to advance the capacity and capability of teams, as well as their own capacity and capability as leaders.

Developed and delivered by industry experts at Canada’s leading faculty of education*, this Certificate program is delivered in blended format (combining online and in-person components) and can be completed in less than a year.

* QS World University Rankings by Subject



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Program Overview and Courses

This program includes three core courses, taken sequentially, each 24-hours in duration, with a blend of in-class and online participation.

Successfully complete all three compulsory courses to earn your Brief Coaching Certificate:


Compulsory Courses (Take all 3)

WLD-FBC – Foundations of Brief Coaching (Delivered on-campus in Toronto)

Learn the foundational concepts and application of the Brief Coaching method. Enhance your coaching skills, deepen your practice, and learn how to bring a coaching dialogue to your workplace.


WLD-ABC – Applications of Brief Coaching (Delivered online on-campus in Toronto)

Examine stories, review case studies and practice Brief Coaching strategies and techniques in multiple contexts. Become a more influential communicator by applying coaching principles and techniques, while receiving peer and facilitator feedback.


WLD-BCMC – Coaching Masterclass (Delivered on-campus in Toronto)

Engage in Solution-Focused live coaching dialogue sessions and practice Brief Coaching principles in this final Masterclass. As part of this formal preparation course, you’ll receive a recording of your live session and complete a final report.


Program Details


Less than 12 months


Blended (on-campus and online)


Under 30 Learners


Each course is 24 hours


3-6 Hours per week


$2,795 + HST
$875 (1)+ $925 (2)+ $995(3)


What you’ll learn

  • Become a more influential communicator with coaching principles and techniques while receiving peer and facilitator feedback
  • Differentiate solution-building processes from problem-solving modalities in a coaching context
  • Understand how mindset and assumptions deliberately inform the language used in a coaching dialogue
  • Apply coaching skills to co-construct a preferred future, and techniques that leverage collective competence and strengthen relationships
  • Conduct Solution-Focused performance conversations with emphasis on progress and preference
  • Conduct a brief coaching session with Solution-Focused approaches and provide feedback to peers using the MasterClass competencies and PlusDelta method


Download a Brochure

Not ready to enroll but want to know more? Download the certificate brochure to review program details.


What You’ll Earn

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A Brief Coaching Certificate from Canada’s #1 Faculty of Education

Graduates of this program who wish to pursue a professional designation may continue their Certification preparation through the Canadian Centre for Brief Coaching for the International Coach Federation (ICF) and Canadian Council of Professional Certification (CCPC).



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Who Should Enroll?

Professionals across all sectors who can benefit from enhanced coaching skills, including:

Education Professionals in Student Services, Teaching & Learning Support, Human Resources (HR) and Organizational Development (OD)

Executive Coaches

Independent consultants

Learning or OD Consultants

Principals and Principal Coaches

Workplace Leaders and Managers



Need more info?

To learn more about enrolling in this OISE Certificate, or if you have any questions about applying, get in touch with our team today.