Converge 21 OnDemand - Develop Track

Develop track sessions provide coach trainers with resources to expand and evolve their skillsets.  Sessions range from adult development to instructional design.

Note: Recordings viewed from this course are considered Self-Study, which falls into the category of Resource Development. When renewing a credential, individuals are to submit the name of the session(s) watched and the date(s) in the self-study section of the renewal application. This track totals to 9.75 credit hours. 

Content active until March 2025 

Develop Session Descriptions 

The Future of Learning is Now! Tools, Tips and Technologies for Creating Impactful Learning

Karl Kapp, Ed.D.

Rockelle Ward

Keynote Abstract: Coaching, serving and helping others means, first and foremost, you connect with others. In this digitized age, connecting over distances via learning technologies is simultaneously more confusing and more accessible than ever. Learn tips, techniques and practical tools that can you can use within the field of coaching to deliver online learning experiences that are impactful, meaningful and, potentially, life changing. We will discuss a five-step process used to craft and deliver online instruction. The process includes: Evidence-based explanation of the right recording process, Creation of animated elements to add to your instruction, Exploration of tools for editing a video-based lesson, Identification of platforms for hosting your final online instructional product In short, we will discuss the tools you need to create engaging instruction, tips that make the difference between “drab” and “fab” learner experiences and the technology available today allowing you to quickly, effectively and professionally create content.

When Will We Be Able to Call Coaching a Profession?

Karen White, MCC

Session Abstract: As coaches, we should fiercely and passionately want to uphold the highest standards and provide our clients with the best opportunity for their development. This session will enable you to reflect on your unique value as a coach and the value you already bring. It will also give you the opportunity to become aware of what gets in the way of you being the best coach you can be. This session will offer time to design a future path for yourself that honors coaching as a profession and you as a professional. You will clarify what would serve to further coaching as a profession, what the standards are beyond the ICF Core Competencies and how you can contribute to the development of coaching, all while growing your business in the process.

Using Technology in Virtual Coach Training Programs

Sameera Baba, PCC

Session Abstract: The focus of this session is all about engagement and using creative ways to enhance peer learning and active participation throughout a virtual coach training session. In this session, we'll explore ways to create discussions, collaboration and activities that add real value to a virtual coach training program. Specifically, we will explore many innovative tools and platforms which can be used to enhance learner engagement.

ICF Core Competencies and Reflection Competence

Christine Kranz, MCC

Session Abstract: The ICF Core Competencies are more than a guideline, they show steps of analysis and reflection that enable a brilliant coaching process. In western socialization, we learn to trust analysis and devalue reflective approaches. This makes it even more difficult to achieve meaningful self-reflection and insights with clients that can bring real and transforming changes in behavior patterns. In this session, Christine Kranz makes clear the difference between reflection and analysis and how the ICF Core Competencies can be powerfully applied to each. Especially in these challenging times, reflection competence is essential. Let yourself be surprised - clarifying, profound, effective.

What Can Coaches Learn from Jazz Musicians?

Tunçel Gulsoy, MCC

Session Abstract: In addition to being a creative music and art form, jazz offers many inspirations for the coaching profession. Are you ready to travel into uncharted territories to see coaching from a totally different perspective? In this session, we'll explore this relatively new genre of music and how it has developed over time. In doing so, we'll examine how another relatively new concept - the coaching profession - could or should develop in the near future.

Evolving Learning Goals: Coaching Leaders Amidst High Uncertainty

Josh Alwitt, PCC

Session Abstract: Coaching often uses goals as a way for the coach and leader to focus their attention and gauge progress - yet clients are often hesitant to commit to fixed goals amidst today’s extreme uncertainty and change. This calls for new ways to use goals in coaching relationships, namely learning goals that are meant to evolve over the course of the coaching relationship. I conducted a research study to explore how a more fluid coaching approach can help leaders grow in volatile, rapidly changing environments. The model to be explored is evolving learning goal coaching where "evolving" refers to the idea that the goal itself should change over time, and "learning goal" refers to goals where the aim is to learn something new rather than meet a fixed target. The study explores how this approach can help leaders to reach their goals and grow personally during times of great uncertainty and change. 10 participants were coached, interviewed and surveyed over a 4-month period and the findings analyzed for patterns that will help other coaches to use this approach.

What’s CQ got to do with it? Enhancing Coach Training through the lens of Cultural Intelligence and DEIJ

Sackeena Gordon-Jones, PHD, MCC

Session Abstract: One of the biggest challenges of the 21st-century is the lack of cultural intelligence. This is impacting every part of our Society, playing out in the public square, and within organizations, teams, as well as, coaching relationships. Yes, coaches are not immune to this. Coach training programs have the unique opportunity, and responsibility to prepare coaches for this challenge. As coach educators and program developers, we have the privilege to cultivate the skillset, mindset, and the toolset of the coaches we train. This is easier said than done. To do this requires creating the equivalent experience for our trainees. Cultural Intelligence is the key to creating a coach training program that is more diverse, equitable, inclusive and just, throughout the entire lifecycle of our students. Developing cultural intelligence and equitable practices requires humility and courage; and we, the coach educators, the Program developers, need to go first. We need to ask ourselves: how do we honor the diverse experiences, perspectives and unique identities in our approach to attract, develop, launch and mentor coaches. How can we reimagine coach training so that the culturally competent coach emerges?

Far Apart, Yet Close Together: Succeeding in Online Learning

Ben Koh, MCC

Alina Menon, MCC

Sarah Devereaux, MCC

Session Abstract: The demand for online education continues to increase rapidly. Modern technological developments have introduced e-learning and subsequently and permanently altered education. Globally, there are millions of e-learners who identify with different social, cultural and educational circumstances. However, online education is not meant for everyone as it is unlike traditional classroom learning. This increased demand has has shown the need for us to understand what drives online participants to stay motivated. Psychological capital (PsyCap) is an offshoot of positive psychology and positive organizational behavior consisting of the psychological resources of hope, efficacy, resiliency and optimism (H.E.R.O). This theory offers us a deeper understanding of what motivates the individual to succeed despite all odds. Using the PsyCap as a framework, this session will share insights into the key issues that need to be addressed to provide optimal online learning for coach training.

Adult Development and Delivery in Covid Times

Cherie Carter-Scott, MCC

Session Abstract: Adult development and delivery has been taking place virtually over the past year and a half, how do we teach effectively in this environment? Attendees will learn the differences between face-to-face presentations and online/virtual presentations and learn to become more effective online presenters. Focusing on the mindset of the audience will enable attendees to be more engaging coaches who embody the mindset of the coach.

Reconciling Academia and ICF ACTP Requirements: Mission Impossible?

Norbert Izsak, PhD, MCC

Session Abstract: As an academic and professional coach, I often find myself addressing two types of questions. Fellow scholars question me about the relevance of coaching in higher education (still a lot of people think it is too "superficial" for academia). Fellow coach practitioners want to know how a university/college training can be as practical as a business training and still be accredited by the state. As the director of Hungary's only coach training program that is recognized by both the State's University Accreditation Committee and ICF (ACTP), I would like to present our case study to prove that it is possible to converge ICF-accredited, high-quality and practical training with academic requirements. Join this session as we discuss the legal requirement and practical "loopholes" to providing cost-effective training that can be woven into academic requirements, as well as the challenges and opportunities that come with it.

Delivering Coach Training to Culturally Diverse Groups

Luba Diasamidze, PCC

Session Abstract: In this session, Luba Diasamidze, PCC summarizes her learning from delivering coach-specific training to culturally diverse learning groups in China. This presentation provides practical suggestions, examples of activities and tools that can be used by coach educators to help coaches-in-training deepen their understanding and appreciation of cultural and language differences.

Team Development During Times of Change

Nicola Bunting, MCC

Session Abstract: Because of the pandemic, teams are now working in radically new and different ways. Instead of in-person check-ins, meetings and team development sessions, work is usually taking place remotely while team members work from home. Moving forward through the remainder of 2021 and into 2022, it's clear that the ways in which teams work together have changed fundamentally. This presentation will demonstrate how team coaching needs to evolve by simultaneously considering the role and development of both the individual and the team, taking into account the new working conditions. At this moment in time, teams are in danger of losing their ability to collaborate effectively and to inspire each other, degenerating into silos and losing inspiration. How can team coaching step up to the challenge of invigorating team performance and development during this time of dramatic change and challenge? Using a combination of in-depth coaching assessments and innovative approaches to virtual team coaching, this presentation will give you an enhanced understanding and toolkit for working effectively with the new paradigms for teams in these extraordinary and challenging times.

Improv for Coaches: Simple Activities to Accelerate Transformation

Alexia Vernon

Session Abstract: Tina Fey once said, “Just say yes, and you’ll figure it out afterward.” It’s a great motto for life and for coaching. And if you say yes to this session, you will discover how to integrate improv-based activities into your individual and group coaching so that you can creatively and effectively develop your people’s communication and leadership skills. You will compile a variety of activities you can easily bring into new or existing face-to-face and virtual coaching and training experiences. Plus, you will develop the mindset and core skills to be able to walk into any room, conversation, or onto any stage and speak up for yourself, the ideas and issues that matter most to you and call people to take action – regardless of the many unknowns you may encounter.