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Are you ready to hone skills that are critical in today's fast-paced and diverse work environments? Skills that not only foster a positive, mentally secure, and supportive work culture but also enhance productivity and collaboration? If yes, then delve deeper into the world of "Coaching in Organisations"!

In order to communicate effectively and establish successful connections with others, it's key to have strong conversation and coaching skills. These skills, grounded in sound psychological, cultural and organisational theory, ensure that those you interact with feel valued, accepted and listened to. Moreover, these competencies play a critical role in promoting diversity and inclusion in the workplace by allowing us to understand, recognise, and respect individual differences. They also pave the way for improved teamwork and collaboration, by helping us understand and respect others' perspectives and beliefs.

If this minor has caught your interest and you think it could be a stepping stone to furthering your career, don't hesitate to apply!

This minor is backed by a robust curriculum from the Business Administration, Learning & Development, and Applied Psychology departments.


You will conduct an authentic coaching programme and recruit two coachees - persons who receive coaching - facing real development challenges at work. Examples of these challenges might include:

• I prefer to be in charge, but I need to delegate more for my health. How can I go about doing that?

• One of my employees has recently been performing poorly. I've addressed him countless times about it, but it doesn't solve anything and even ends in an argument. I need to take action because this cannot continue.

• I have a problem with my Dutch colleagues' directness. How can I handle it better?

• I am pretty introverted, but I would still like to work in the department where we interact with the public on a regular basis. What steps should I take?

Over the course of five to six 1-hour coaching sessions, you'll have the opportunity to apply fundamental conversation skills enriched with specific coaching techniques and interventions to address pressing work-related development questions. You will be equipped to use a range of well-established methods such as solution-focused coaching, motivational interviewing, body-centered work, and performance coaching.

What makes this programme interesting is the freedom it gives you to tailor the coaching sessions according to the needs, wishes, and possibilities of your coachee, allowing for a personalised approach to coaching.

You are the tool via which coaching takes occur. As a result, understanding yourself is critical. Throughout this minor, you will meticulously reflect on yourself, what you have learnt, and your activities as a coach. This leads to increased 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. In addition, your professional development will accelerate.

Knowledge improves understanding and underpins the coaching process. Therefore, we believe it is important that you are able to conceptualise and analyse the coachee's personal development question by connecting relevant psychological, organisational, and cultural theories and models to the situation in which this development question occurs.

Through a dynamic blend of training sessions, supervision, working groups, and lectures, you will delve into the aforementioned topics, as well as others, to improve your knowledge and skills. Rest assured, a team of experienced lecturers will be by your side, nurturing your professional growth every step of the way.

Learning Outcomes

Learning outcome 1: professional coaching attitude, contact and contract

You relate to the coachee with an authentic, attuned and professional attitude. This attitude creates an environment of trust and psychological safety from which you empower the coachee. Together you establish a clear and goal-oriented contract in which you track progress.

Learning Outcome 2: Self-knowledge and self-reflection

You reflect methodically on yourself, what you have learned and your actions in the role of coach. The reflection leads to making professional choices that contribute to the quality of the coaching-coachee relationship, the progress of the set goals and your development as a professional.

Learning Outcome 3: Problem analysis and accountability

You conceptualise and analyse a work-related personal development question of the coachee. You link relevant psychological, cultural and/or business theories & models to the context in which this question takes place. On this basis, you will report in writing and discuss verbally.

Learning outcome 4: Carrying out and substantiating a (suitable) coaching trajectory

You conduct an intake and several coaching sessions with a professional about a work-related personal development question. You clarify this question and set joint goals. During coaching, you use appropriate techniques and interventions to improve performance and stimulate behavioural change in the coachee.

Conditions for participation

The minor Coaching in Organisations is open to all, national and international, students from all higher education programs who have completed their 60 ECTS (or equivalent) first year study requirements.

During classes, the language of instruction is exclusively English. It requires you to be able to express yourself clearly and concisely in spontaneous conversations, and corresponds to English at level B2 (CEFR). This is not tested, but it is your own responsibility.

Please note that if the program overlaps too much with your education, it will not contribute significantly to your development. If you are unsure whether you are eligible for the programme, please contact the minor's coordinator for more information.

A Dutch-language version of this minor is offered as "Psychologie, Gedragsverandering voor professionals."


The evaluation program is composed of three key tasks:

Record and curate a 30-minute video excerpt from your coaching sessions, showcasing your coaching expertise. This footage should include fragments of your intake and several coaching sessions, addressing a professional development question with your coachee. In these sessions, you collaboratively clarify the problem and establish shared objectives. Throughout the coaching, you employ suitable techniques and interventions to inspire sustainable behavioral modifications in your coachee.

Carry out a systematic self-reflection on what you've learned and your performance as a coach. This reflective process should guide you towards making professional decisions that enhance the quality of the coach-coachee relationship, facilitate the attainment of the set objectives, and further your development as a professional. During a classroom presentation, you will exhibit your reflective process via a medium of your choice, such as written document, video, or audio.

Formulate formal knowledge by connecting psychological, cultural, and organizational theories to the coachees developmental question. Using this understanding, you will compose an essay and present your insights in a classroom discussion.

Class Schedule

We allocate up to 10 contact hours per week, spread over two days. Moreover, time must be set aside for lesson preparation and for providing coaching to your coachee.

Programme Commencement:

September 2024

Programme Duration:

One semester (20 weeks / 30 ECTS credits)


HAN University of Applied Sciences, Arnhem


A list of necessary and recommended reading will be provided to you well before the start of the minor.

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