From the Director of Executive Coaching
“Spring is the time of plans and projects.” So says Leo Tolstoy. This is certainly true for us here in the Organizational Behavior and Executive Coaching Program at UT Dallas. In March, we welcomed one of our largest spring cohorts – 30 outstanding students. Combined with our fall cohort we are now educating 70 students in how to be exceptional executive coaches. Our cohorts include students from around the world including Singapore, British Columbia, Turkey, and Iran. We especially applaud the efforts of our international students as they adjust their schedules to fit class times in the USA Central Time Zone. This continues our history of bringing together a diverse group of professionals who will serve clients the world over.
Our partnership with UT Southwestern Medical Center continues as we launched another Masters cohort this spring. With the national attention on healthcare, we are proud to equip healthcare professionals with the knowledge and skills needed to be leaders in this rapidly evolving industry. An essential part of our curriculum is devoted to developing their coaching skills and a “coach-like” leadership style. This educational collaboration is reflective of the synergy of efforts that is occurring in the world of healthcare and speaks well of our reputation in the field.
That’s it for now. We welcome your comments and suggestions for future articles.
Robert Hicks, PhD
Director, Organizational Behavior & Coaching Program
University of Texas at Dallas
"Most successful people begin with two beliefs: the future can be better than the present, and I have the power to make it so."—David Brooks