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    Peer Coaching Program


    The Peer Coaching Program is a year-long cohort program that has been designed to support and nurture diverse emerging leaders at RBHS through a collaborative network of peer coaching relationships. The program is grounded in the belief that by participating in a trusting environment with colleagues who support and facilitate self-directed learning, everyone has the capacity to develop solutions, clarify priorities, and remove roadblocks in their own unique way through coaching conversations that provoke new insights. The next cohort launches in January 2024. The application period is open until November 22, 2023. See below for program details and apply here. Space is limited to 20 participants. 

    Consistent with Rutgers’ mission as the State University of New Jersey, Rutgers is committed to nurturing, maintaining, and enhancing opportunities for learning and understanding among individuals, communities, and disciplines, and to promoting meaningful and inclusive engagement across a wide spectrum of characteristics and experiences.


    Program Goals

    • To initiate a culture of coaching across differences at Rutgers Health by creating a network of peer coaches and an affinity space for diverse faculty at Rutgers Health.​
    • To build coaching capacity for faculty at Rutgers Health by providing a peer-coaching curriculum and training modules.
    • To foster a greater sense of belonging, self-efficacy, and a commitment to personal and professional growth across diverse biomedical and health sciences faculty at Rutgers.


    Program Outcomes

    As a result of this program, participants will. . . 

    • Form trusting relationships with colleagues in a nurturing environment that encourages self-examination, learning, and professional growth. 
    • Gain clarity and develop new insights to advance one’s own individual professional development to achieve desired performance goals. 
    • Experience sustained support and encouragement for the pursuit of one’s personal and professional development and the achievement of desired performance goals. 
    • Develop increased confidence in one’s ability to solve problems and make decisions.
    • Create and sustain an accountability structure to support oneself and colleagues.


    Program Details

    • The application deadline is November 22, 2023; apply here
    • Workshops to train peer coaches
      • Session 1, Friday, January 19, 2024 11:30am-3:30pm (virtual)

        • Coaching Fundamentals
        • Gaining New Insights
      • Session 2, Friday, March 22, 2024 12:00pm-1:30pm (in person)
        • Tracking Progress Toward Goals & Accountability
      • Session 3, Friday, June 7, 2024 12:00pm-1:30pm (in person)
      • Luncheon and Recognition Ceremony, Wednesday, September 18, 2024 12:00pm-2:00pm (in person)
    • A schedule of peer coaching sessions (dyads meet once per month for a total of 8 sessions)​
    • On-demand support throughout the year for peers​
    • Three individual coaching sessions for each participant with an International Coaching Federation (ICF) certified coach