UMBrella Coaching Program

The UMBrella Group, in collaboration with Human Resource Services, offers the UMBrella Coaching Program, which aims to engage women in a rich program complete with supportive coaches, networking opportunities, and exclusive activities designed to enhance the coaching experience. 

Since launching in 2017, over 300 women have participated in the program. Each participant engages with a coaching group (which includes one coach and four to six fellow participants) during monthly meetings to discuss career-related topics. The program features learning events, useful self-assessment tools, an UMBrella mixer, panel discussions, and a closing ceremony.

Monthly discussion topics for Cohort 6 will be: Starting Your New Journey (Goal-Setting); Cultivating Self-Confidence; Taking Charge of Your Career; Networking; Managing Up; Negotiating; and Communicating.

Program Benefits

  • Develop a coaching relationship with a trusted coach
  • Discuss professional challenges and opportunities with a confidential, supportive cohort of peers
  • Engage in a development program that focuses on the skills necessary for personal and professional success
  • Expand your professional network through UMBrella Coaching Program connections

Eligibility: Current UMB Employees (Faculty and Staff)

Program Timeline: September 2024 - April 2025 (Cohort 7)

Application: The Cohort 7 application opens June 3, 2024.  

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Meet the Cohort 6 Coaches

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