ICF Edmonton Launches a Community of Practice

ICF Edmonton is Launching a Local Community of Practice

In the spirit of building and supporting our local coaching community, ICF Edmonton is launching a community of practice that will support the professional development of our membership. A community of practice (CP) is a group of individuals with a shared interest in a topic (in this case, coaching) and a desire to advance their professional development, deepen their subject-matter expertise, share best practices, and discuss emerging trends, tools and tips. 

These informal and organic conversations are steered by a volunteer leader who helps facilitate the learning and organizes the conversations, ideas, and trends that emerge from the group. CPs are designed to promote active participation from their members - sharing and discussion is always encouraged.

Outgoing, two-term board member, Lisa Shepert, PCC, CPCC will lead and coordinate the inaugural year of the ICF Edmonton Chapter CP. The spring schedule will alternate between lunch and evening to align with varying schedules. Please register in advance to receive the zoom information for each session.

Cost is $10 for ICF Edmonton members. Each CP is worth 1 CCEU (Resource Development)

The spring schedule and proposed topics are:

March 16, 12 – 1 pm: Emotion in Coaching
What is emotion? How willing are you to go deep with your clients when they get emotional? How 'what we can't be with' impacts our coaching. How do we manage our emotions during coaching sessions? Join us as we dive into the emotions of coaching.

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April 13, 5 - 6 pm: Sharpen the Saw
How are you developing yourself as a coach? Mentor coaching, coach supervision, reflective practice, communities of practice, there are so many options. What works for you? What would you like to try?

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May 11, 12 – 1 pm: Tools and Assessments
What tools and assessments are you using in your coaching practice? How are they supporting your work with clients? How do they support business development? Let’s have a real conversation about what works, and what doesn’t.

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June 8, 5 – 6 pm: Coaching Session Prep

How do you get in the zone for a coaching session? What, if anything, do you do to prepare for coaching? Once your client arrives, how do you help them get focused on what they need to work on?  Join us as we discuss routines and rituals to help create a welcoming learning environment  - for both you and your client. 

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