The executive coaching program for women faculty and chairs of the departments and deans of the four participating schools is one of the most exciting and innovative elements of the ACES project.
An executive coach is someone who has general academic/organizational experience and who provides performance-related and career-related advice. The coach helps the participant to determine career and leadership vision, goals, plans, and actions. They give advice, resources, and feedback on how to best accomplish the identified vision.
The ACES executive coaching intervention consists of a 2-3 session coaching program with a professional coach for women faculty, or for deans and chairs.
The objectives of the NSF-ACES Executive Coaching Initiative at Case are to facilitate professional and personal growth, provide academic and career guidance and leadership development coaching, promote improved academic workplace cultures and enhance overall recruitment, retention, and advancement of women faculty in the S&E disciplines. To date, ACES has successfully provided executive coaching to 63 women and one male minority S&E faculty, 3 members of the provost's office, 2 deans, 2 associate deans, and 15 chairs and associate chairs of S&E departments. Executive coaching receives consistently high annual evaluations of coaching effectiveness. Overall, there is now a very positive buzz about executive coaching among women faculty on our campus.
Weatherhead Executive Education Program
At this time, women faculty in non-ACES departments can find information on coaching and leadership training opportunities through the Weatherhead Executive Education programs.
If you need temporary coaching for one or two "emergency" sessions, please see Hotline Coaching.