Executive Coaching

The program offers beginner and intermediate courses to develop core coaching competency.

  • Next course

    25. september 2019

  • Status

    Enrolling Now

  • Duration

    77 hours

  • Tuition

    770.000 ISK

Project Manager

Sandra Kr. Ólafsdóttir

599 6342

Course overview

For students wanting to learn foundational coaching skills as conveniently as possible, the Open University at RU offers a training program called CEFTP (Core Essentials Fast Track Program). The course is organized in cooperation with CoachU, an established training company.

The CEFTP course introduces students to the core coaching competencies and skills required to effectively coach others. The program is accredited by the ICF and meets the academic requirements for the Associate Certified Coach (ACC) certification through the International Coach Federation (ICF).

The program offers beginner and intermediate courses to develop core coaching competency. In addition, the knowledge in developing an internal or external coaching practice or business, and personal development for sustainable success in coaching. These skills are essential for coaches providing individual and/or organizational coaching services. The program is enhanced with practice and project labs.

All RU coaching students will have free access for six months after the in-person training to all virtual-classroom courses offered in the Core Essentials Program (CEP). The course content and textbooks are identical to the in-person class offered at RU. CEP is attractive to those coaching students around the world who cannot attend an in-person program or who want to spread the training out over a longer period.

After completing the program, participants qualify to upgrade into other advanced coaching programs (Coach U's Advanced Coaching Program or Corporate Coach U's Advanced Corporate Coaching Program to learn advanced personal, business, executive and corporate coaching skills.

Useful material:
ICF Code of Ethics
Advisory board for Executive Coaching in the Open University

Reviews from participants:

"Very professional and one of the best programs I have ever taken"

"Unbelievable group, energy, atmosphere and trust“

"Very diverse and interesting"

"Great instructors and methodology"

"Very diverse teaching methods and a lot of information that were delivered in a fun, yet professional way"

"The Executive Coaching program at RU is fantastic. It exceeded my expectations"


The program starts September 26th 2018 and ends April 30th 2019.

See program syllabus

Location: Open University, Reykjavík University, Menntavegur 1, 101 Reykjavík


Session 1/3

Module 1

First part
September 25th, 13.00 - 17.30.
September 26th, 8.30 - 18:00
September 27th, 8.30 - 18.00
September 28th, 8.30 - 18.00


Session 2/3

Module 2

Second part

October 30th, 13.00 - 17.30
October 31st, 8.30 - 18.00
November 1st, 8.30 - 21.00
November 2nd, 8.30 - 18.00

Session 3/3

Module 3

Third part

January 23rd, 2.30 - 16.30


Hér koma leiðbeinendur



Cheryl Smith

MCC Executive coach, instructor and mentor, MA in Leadership and training and president of Leadscape Learning

Hilary Oliver

PCC Executive coach, instructor and mentor. Global board director of ICF