September 29, 2023
6.5 CCE (3.5 Core Development, 3 Resource Development)
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8:30 - 9:00 am -- Open Networking, Continental breakfast
9:00 - 9:30 am – Greetings from ICF GA, ICF Global and a few sponsors
9:30 - 11:00 am – Keeping the Spark Alive
Marcia Reynolds, MCC, PsyD
What makes coaching a dynamic and interesting process for both the coach and client? The insights that emerge from the special relationship that makes every conversation an awesome experience.
We don’t coach to solve problems; we coach to release imagination and expand understanding. We don’t coach people to achieve goals. We serve to unfold knowing and strengthen courage. We don’t try to make people feel better about themselves. We coach them to see themselves and their worlds in more profound ways. They then act with more confidence and commitment.
When we forget who we are as coaches, we lose sight of the gifts we provide.
When we remember that honing our craft is a continuous journey and use our community to sustain our inspiration, we walk with purpose on our paths of mastery.
This session will look at:
- What makes coaching such a powerful learning technology that activates sustainable change.
- How the myths of coaching can trigger frustration and even boredom for the coach,
- What essential coaching practices create the magical moments.
- The presentation will include a demonstration, a fun practice session, and a Q&A.
- When coaching is genuinely a spontaneous interaction that balances flow and structure, the coach can rely on curiosity and courage, not memory and tools, to ignite the spark that keeps the passion for coaching alive.
11:00 – 11:15 am Break
11:30 - 12:30 pm – Gaining Passion and Innovation Through a Strong Coaching Culture
Robert Garcia, MBA, ACC, CAE
In an era where retaining high-performing talent and maintaining bench strength are strategic imperatives for businesses, the value of a strong coaching culture is undeniable. The International Coaching Federation (ICF) has benchmarked the criteria for strong coaching cultures and developed key elements to measure its impact on the organization. This ongoing research has revealed that coaching initiatives are most successful when they are aligned with the strategic goals of the organization.
In this session we will explore the six elements that encompass a strong coaching culture including: employees and senior leaders value coaching, coaches and leaders get coach-specific training, coaching has a dedicated budget and how to request financial resources, the three coaching modalities (external coaching, internal coaching, and leaders using coaching skills) are utilized, and all employees have access to coaching. Using real-world examples from organizations with a strong coaching culture including Intel, Cleveland Clinic, TD Bank, SAP, and others, Robert will demonstrate how continued success can be achieved and explore the impact that coaching has on innovation, productivity, engagement, and passion!
Participants will hear first-hand experiences from organizations who have been successful in establishing a coaching culture among others.
At the end of the workshop, participants will:
- Gain experience in creating a coaching culture from organizations sharing challenges and successes of building a strong coaching culture
- Deepen knowledge and understanding of specific enabling elements needed for creating a coaching culture in organizations
- Be inspired and confident with an action plan to take the next step to create a coaching culture in their organization
12:30 pm -1:30 pm Networking Lunch – with special MCC only lunch with Marica Reynolds
1:30 – 2:30 pm – Fireside chat time about Diversity, Equity, Including and Belonging (DEIB) With Tonya Echols, PCC, CPA, CIC and Dr. Kiki Ramsey, MCC
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB) is not just another buzzword. It is a lived experience that plays a part in all of our lives. In this powerful conversation, two DEBI experts will come together to share their personal experiences, thoughts, and insights on how all can embrace DEIB. The conversation will delve into the importance of fostering an inclusive environment where every individual feels valued, respected, and heard, breaking down barriers that have hindered progress in the past and talk about how coaching can play a major role in breaking down barriers and fostering more inclusive workplaces.
2:30 – 2:45 pm Break
2:45 – 3:45pm – Strategic 360 feedback: Make the right talent decisions
David W. Bracken, Ph.D.
Unlock the full potential of your talent management decisions with 360 Feedback! Join us for a thought-provoking session led by Dr. David W. Bracken, a renowned expert in IO Psychology and assessments. Discover the best practices and pitfalls of implementing a 360 Feedback process, explore the concept of "Strategic 360 Feedback," and learn how this powerful tool can shape leadership development coaching. Stay ahead of the curve as we delve into the evolving landscape of 360 Feedback and its implications for coaching. Don't miss out on this invaluable opportunity to gain insights from the industry's best.
4:00 – 4:15 pm Break
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm – The Lived Experience of Becoming a Coach: Navigating the Transition. John Christopher, Tolu Akande and more
A panel discussion that brings together a diverse group of coaches at all phases of embarking on the rewarding journey of coaching, either as internal coaches within organizations or as external coaches serving clients independently or both.
Join us as we delve into the captivating narratives of our dynamic panelists, each of whom has a unique and inspiring story to share. Throughout the event, we will explore their motivations for becoming coaches, their challenges, the pivotal moments that shaped their decisions, the transitions they have made while being a coach, and the invaluable lessons they have learned.
The panelists will candidly discuss the transformations they experienced while transitioning from their previous vocations to coaching and during the coaching profession, shedding light on the personal growth and professional development that accompanied this change. Through their captivating anecdotes and profound insights, attendees will gain a deeper understanding of the joys and struggles encountered by those who choose to pursue a coaching career.
Whether you are already a coach looking to gain new insights or someone considering a career shift into coaching, this panel discussion promises to be an illuminating and enriching experience. Get ready to be inspired, motivated, and equipped with knowledge that will resonate with you professionally and personally.
Don't miss this opportunity to engage with our extraordinary panelists and gain invaluable insights into the lived experience of being a coach and embarking on a transformative journey toward a more fulfilling career.
5:00 pm – 5:30 pm Wrap -up