Becoming a Member

Membership in the Graduate School Alliance for Education in Coaching

GSAEC membership is encouraged and available for academic institutions, individuals, and students.

GSAEC members constitute a community of academic institutions, individuals, and students united in the establishment and promotion of a common knowledge-base for executive and organizational coaching, supporting research that expands the knowledge-base for executive and organizational coaching and defining curricula standards for graduate academic courses and programs.

GSAEC links with and exchanges knowledge and experience with similar academic standard-setting organizations for executive and organizational coaching around the globe.

Institutional Membership

Joining GSAEC as an Institutional Member:

1. Are you a regionally-accredited university, college, graduate school and/or department of such an institution?
2. Does your institution offer a) courses or programs that add executive, organizational, or leadership coaching skills or principles to students’ existing professional education; OR b) courses or programs intended to educate professional executive, organizational, or leadership coaches; OR c) courses or programs that utilize executive, organizational, or leadership coaching in higher education?
3. Does your institution support the purpose and Mission of GSAEC?

If you answered YES to all three questions above, your institution may be eligible for Institutional Membership.

Why do qualifying academic institutions join GSAEC?

• To develop and establish academic standards for coach education.
• To collaborate and share ideas about best practices in executive, organizational, and leadership coaching.
• To co-create and manage the future of graduate-level coaching.
• To engage in research regarding the development of coaches, the practice of coaching, and the discipline of the field of coaching education programs.
• To gain access to information about relevant events and opportunities.
• To promote networking among leading scholars, educators, and practitioners in executive, organizational, and leadership coaching.

Benefits of Institutional Membership:

• May designate two representatives to attend Annual General Meeting and any other general meetings of the Alliance.
• Representatives may be nominated for offices and positions on Board of Directors.
• May cast one vote (per institutional member) at Annual General Meeting and any other general meetings of the Alliance and in elections and other GSAEC decisions.
• Representatives may serve as Committee Chairs.
• Institution listed and linked to GSAEC website and in other publications.
• Representatives receive newsletters and communications as part of GSAEC community.
• Reduced prices for events, publications, and other GSAEC products.

Institutional Membership Annual Fee: $1,500

If you are interested in becoming a GSAEC Institutional Member Organization, please click here for the Institutional Member application.

Individual Membership

Joining GSAEC as an Individual Member:

1. Do you currently hold part or full-time status as faculty/staff of a current or qualifying GSAEC member institution?
2. Are you a graduate of a coach education program provided by a current or qualifying GSAEC member institution?
3. Have you received an invitation from the Executive Committee to join as an individual member?
4. Do you support the purpose and mission of GSAEC?

If you answered YES to any one of the first three questions and the fourth question above, you may be eligible for Individual Membership.

Benefits of Individual Membership:

• May attend Annual General Meeting and any other general meetings of GSAEC as a non-voting member.
• May be nominated to serve as a full member of the Board or a Committee of GSAEC.
• Listed in and linked to GSAEC website and research publications.
• Interaction and networking with coach educators and students as a part of GSAEC’s LinkedIn Group.
• Receive newsletters and communications as part of GSAEC community.
• Reduced prices for events, publications, and other GSAEC products.

Individual Membership Annual Fee: $50

If you are interested in becoming a GSAEC Individual Member, please click here for the Individual Member application.

Student Membership

Joining GSAEC as a Student Member:

1. Are you enrolled as a student in a GSAEC institutional member university, college, or graduate school?
2. Do you support the purpose and mission of GSAEC?

If you answered YES to the above two questions, you are eligible for Student Membership.

Benefits of Student Membership:

• May attend Annual General Meeting and any other general meetings of the Alliance as a nonvoting member.
• May serve as a GSAEC Committee Member.
• Listed in and linked to GSAEC website and in other publications.
• Interaction and networking with coach educators and other students as a part of GSAEC’s LinkedIn Group.
• Receive newsletters and communications as part of GSAEC community.
• Reduced prices for events, publications, and other GSAEC products.

Student Membership Fee: Membership is complimentary and expires in the calendar year following the student’s graduation from a coach education program at a GSEAC member institution, at which time the student will be converted to an Individual Member.

If you are interested in becoming a GSAEC Student Member, please click here for the Student Member application.