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Leading the Right Way: Being an Ethically Centered Coach (EDMA 256)

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Course Description: 

Athletics present a unique opportunity to develop and practice character traits and ethical conduct, and coaches have a powerful role in shaping that ethical character development.  In Leading the Right Way: Being an Ethically Centered Coach, participants will reflect on their coaching influences, and how those influences affect their own practice.  They will develop a coaching touchstone and philosophy, defining how they will serve as a transformational coach.  They will create practice plans that integrate character lessons into their regular coaching practice.  Participants will have the opportunity to investigate ethics in sports through case studies lensed through an ethical decision model.  By the end of the course, students will have a clearly defined, character-based coaching philosophy, as well as guided practice applying that philosophy to their coaching. 

Video Introduction to Leading the Right Way: Being an Ethically Centered Coach! 


Jeff Kluever

Course Dates:
Next Offered: Mar 27 - Apr 30, 2017

$200 (not including the cost of the textbook)

Students in this course are responsible for purchasing or renting their own copies of the following text:

InSideOut Coaching:  How Sports Can Transform Lives
Joe Ehrmann with Paula Ehrmann and Gregory Jordan
Simon and Schuster, 2011

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This course may not run as scheduled if we do not reach our minimum number of registrations.  Should this occur, all registered students will have the option of receiving a full refund OR rolling the registrations over into the following semester.


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