ELITE PARTNERSHIPS

hECKSCHER FOUNDATION FOR CHILDREN - Mission

The Heckscher Foundation was founded in 1921 to promote the welfare of children in New York and elsewhere throughout the United States. Today, it provides grants to youth-serving organizations in the fields of education, family services, child welfare, health, arts and recreation.

The primary aim of the Heckscher Foundation’s grantmaking is to “level the playing field” for underserved youth by providing access to education and the varied experiences that make for a richer, forward-reaching life. Our goal is to foster venture philanthropy using three principal funding strategies: catalytic giving, strategic partnerships and targeted problem solving.

THE PARTNERSHIP

The Heckscher Foundation for Children has committed to provide financial support for this innovative approach to supporting school leadership.  Their commitment includes supports to schools for programs and conferences necessary to increase student college readiness and success, tuition for executive principals to participate in The Columbia Coaching Certification Program (CCCP), and payment of all REACH(c) mentoring and program implementation.  Therefore, principals enjoy full participation in the program with complete financial support.

THE COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY COACHING CERTIFICATION PROGRAM

ELITE Executive Principal Coaches fully participate in the Columbia Coaching Certification Program.  Over a period of eight to ten months, Columbia Coaching Certification Program (C3P) the ELITE participants navigate a path towards mastery of the Coaching Foundations.  Participants begin by developing a solid understanding of four guiding principles found to differentiate highly effective coaches, the High Impact Coaching Process, and intensive practice with nine core coaching competencies.  The primary aim of the three component certification process is to help participants chart their path towards an individualized coaching approach.  These building blocks provide coaches and their clients with a solid platform for co-creating the unique paths needed to achieve the results they truly desire.

ELITE participants attend either the Internal Coach Intensive.  Following the 5-day intensive they will transition into an eight to ten-month Reflective Practicum and finish by joining together for the Advanced Coaching Intensive.  Upon completion, participants will be fitted with the skills to begin the next phase or their journey - The practice of Professional Coaching. 

Teachers College, Columbia University has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).  In obtaining this accreditation, Teachers College, Columbia University has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of their Authorized Provider status, Teachers College, Columbia University is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.