UMBrella Coaching Program

The UMBrella Group, in collaboration with Human Resource Services, offers the UMBrella Coaching Program which aims to engage women and those who identify as 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 200 women have participated in the program. The program's fourth cohort is scheduled to kick-off in August 2021 with a virtual program orientation. 60 participants representing schools and units across campus will be selected for Cohort 4. Each participant gets assigned to a coaching group and will meet with the group monthly from September 2021 through April 2022 to discuss career-related topics including self-promotion, leadership, and negotiation. This year’s program features relevant program events, useful self-assessment tools, an UMBrella Mixer, career panel of women leaders, and a culminating closing ceremony.

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 2021 - April 2022 

Application: Click here

Application Deadline: August 6, 2021

Program Format: Participants will meet each month with their assigned coaching group. These meetings will be virtual, however at some point in the program, each coach may invite her group to meet in-person as participants are willing and able to do so. These decisions will be made within each coaching group to best suit the needs of everyone in the group.

Program events will be held virtually each month via Zoom or WebEx to maximize the attendance capacity and provide better flexibility for participants' schedules. We are hopeful that we'll get to host the closing ceremony in-person in April 2022 and will announce a decision as we get closer to the date.

Meet The Cohort 4 Coaches