Executive Coaching as a Human Capital Strategy Tool

Date:  Monday, November 18, 2013November 18, 2013
Time:  5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Location:  University of St. Thomas, Opus Hall, 1000 LaSalle Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55403

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Event Contact: 
Liz Knight
Free to UST students, alumni, and the professional community.



Groups ranging from The Conference Board to the Human Capital Institute have indicated that the use of coaching in organizations is on the rise. The rapid globalization of business has contributed to an ever-growing search for the best and brightest organizational leaders. As volatility and uncertainty are essentially everyday occurrences in business, the most successful organizations are finding ways to leverage coaching in order to achieve greater strategic results and prepare their businesses for the future.

Earlier this year, the International Coach Federation (ICF) completed a fifth comprehensive industry study, in collaboration with PricewaterhouseCoopers. The ICF Organizational Coaching Study was designed to enable better understanding of how coaching is being applied in organizations around the world. Study participants indicated that coaching clearly has become a desired solution to address many of the challenges that organizations face today.

During this session, participants will learn more about the findings of this study, and will walk away with ideas on how to better leverage coaching within your own organization.



About the speakers

Photo of Dave Wondra, featured speaker at Emerging Trends on November 18, 2013.

Dave Wondra is the founder of WondraGroup, an executive coaching practice that helps senior leaders find the one thing that improves results, for themselves and their organizations. WondraGroup clients develop their skills through learning practices that are incorporated into regular work activities. As a result, busy leaders get twice the value from their time, and learning that lasts.

In 2011 he was recognized for his contributions to the coaching profession as one of the first recipients of the Hudson Institute Make a Difference Award. This fall, Wondra’s client Barr Engineering Company, was recognized as the first recipient of the International Coach Federation (ICF) - Minnesota Chapter - Prism Award for Excellence in Coaching.

Wondra brings more than 30 years of experience to his practice and works with clients ranging from 3M to Cargill. He is a graduate of the Hudson Institute of Coaching, and holds a Professional Certified Coach designation from the International Coach Federation (ICF). Mr. Wondra currently serves as an Officer on the Global Board of the ICF.


Photo of Stacey Larsen, featured speaker at Emerging Trends on November 18, 2013.As owner of Authentic Edge, LLC, Stacey Larsen provides leadership coaching and consulting services in Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area in a variety of fields, including healthcare, manufacturing, information technology, government, non-profit, and education. She specializes in people management and helping managers find their own authentic leadership style.

Larsen has designed, organized and facilitated hundreds of adult learning events, from one-on-one coaching to groups of more than 200. She currently teaches courses in leadership and coaching skills at the University of St. Thomas and is leading the team developing a graduate coaching certificate program that UST hopes to launch in 2014.

Prior to opening her firm, Ms. Larsen spent a decade as a manager in the K-12 education system, overseeing curriculum, instruction and assessment, implementing large-scale change initiatives and helping teachers, principals and staff improve their effectiveness as leaders and educators. Before that, she spent six years as a classroom teacher. She trained as an ontological coach with Newfield Network in Colorado, and holds a doctorate in Leadership, Policy, and Administration from the University of St. Thomas.


Program Schedule

5:30-6:00 pm: Registration/Check-in
6:00-7:30 pm: Speaker Presentations
7:30-8:00 pm: Information Session about Organization Learning and Development


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The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met the HR Certification Institute's criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.

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