ICF Imagine 2022

ICF Coaching Education is excited to present the inaugural virtual conference for coach educators. Whether you're a newly accredited provider, or a seasoned coach educator, ICF Imagine has something to offer you!

The International Coaching Federation (ICF) has been the gold standard of the coaching industry for more than 25 years, leading the charge to ensure coaching’s ability to empower the world. A critical component of coaching’s ability to contribute to a thriving society is the education, training and experience of professional coach practitioners. Now more than ever, we’re seeing individuals turn to coaches to navigate our changing world. Therefore, coach educators must be able to equip their students with the most innovative ideas for effective, impactful coaching. ICF Imagine 2022 will bring together coach educators and trainers from around the world to imagine the future of coaching education.  Join your peers to learn more about coaching innovations, recruitment and marketing best practices, new education techniques and more. This three-day, virtual conference will offer sessions for both new and seasoned coach educators. Plus, you’ll have the opportunity to join coffee chats, networking opportunities and regional meetups. 

ICF Imagine 2022 brings you an online learning experience filled with exciting content, live keynotes, and pre-recorded content sessions. ICF Imagine 2022 features three engaging content groups, each of which represent important concepts for coach educators and trainers.


  • Cultivate your program using leading practices in curriculum and design. Sessions in this content group are designed to help educators build effective coaching education curriculum in line with the ICF Core Competencies and accreditation standards. Attend sessions in this group to learn how to enhance your curriculum and leverage technology tools and platforms to create effective education programs.


  • Elevate your teaching and learning strategies to enhance the learner experience. Sessions in this content group will help educators understand the mechanics behind how individuals learn, explore active teaching and learning strategies, and promote thought leadership in adult learning.


  • Envision the future of coaching through innovative thought leadership, recruitment and retention, and business development. Sessions in this content group will explore the latest research in coaching education, provide resources for coach educators to recruit and retain students, and share tools to grow a thriving coaching education program.

 *Completing the On-Demand Series, a learner can earn up to 9 CCE units for ICF Imagine 2022 (5 CCE units in Core competency and 4 in Resource Development).

*Live Learners can add these up and place them on their self-study log for their renewal application. Attendes to the live events will receive a certificate with their CCE, and these will be sent out to all attendees via email by mid-November of 2022 (please visit the event website, https://coachingfederation.swoogo.com/imagine/Home).

Session Descriptions


Welcome and Day 1 Keynote: How to Change Rhythms When the Rhythms Around You Have Changed

Justin Jones-Fosu

Using an inside-out approach powered by practical research, this keynote session will empower you to bring your best self to work every day. Using the African drum as a metaphor of bringing meaning, Justin will create an unforgettable experience that will inspire you to take immediate action in how you show up.

This program is perfect for:

  • Leaders and teams who are looking to shift their mindset to accelerate productivity, manage stress effectively and recognize and enjoy more positive work and life moments.
  • Association members, front-line employees and leaders constantly challenged and stressed by having to do more with less.
  • Human Resources and organizational leaders responsible for building resilience, productivity and engagement.

Learning Objectives

  • An instantly applicable and personalized plan to take ownership of your work life.
  • An actionable understanding of the Four Work Meaningful Quadrants as well as how to maximize productivity and positively impact your work life.
  • A deeper commitment to self-development and practical skills to shift your mental rhythms at work and at home with the Three Rhythm Model.

Day 2 Keynote: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: A Coaching Imperative

Trisch Smith

Our world has rapidly changed over the last few years, and it is now more diverse than ever before. During this time, we’ve often heard the terms diversity, equity, inclusion (DEI) and belonging, but there are varied understandings and perceptions. It’s important to recognize the evolving global landscape and the powerful impact of DEI on your work and your various stakeholders.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the current DEI landscape.
  • Recognize the power of differences in your work.
  • Gain tools to foster inclusion and belonging.
  • Learn how to be more culturally competent and/or curious.

Day 3 Keynote: Now What? How to Turn Advice into Action and Imagination into Implementation

Gorick Ng

The ICF Imagine 2022 conference will cover a wide array of topics, including how to manage neurodiversity, fill cohorts of students, be more conscious and conscientious about race, offer scholarships, be better storytellers, better incorporate blended learning best practices…and more. The question is not "What can you do?" but rather "What should you do?" Given the dizzying array of next steps you could take, which ones should you prioritize? Which ones sound good but are really a distraction?

In this highly interactive session, keynote speaker Gorick Ng will help you reflect on:

  • Your goals.
  • How what you learn at Imagine aligns with your goals.
  • What action(s) to take following Imagine to go further, faster in your coaching practice.

Cultivate Sessions

Engage & Inspire: Create Impactful Learning Experiences with the Power of Story

Lisa Bloom

In this experiential session, we will explore the power of storytelling to engage your audience, design impactful learning experiences and empower learning. The session will inspire you to go beyond your comfort zone in creating learning experiences. Using personal experiences, memory, solid learning content and envisioning, you will go on a journey to discover the power of your (and your clients’) stories to transform reality, and as a result, reach your desires and your goals. Moving from the personal to the universal experience of story, we will explore the impact and the importance of using personal narrative as we create learning experiences.

With a background in learning and development, Lisa Bloom has developed creative techniques to design curriculum for workshops, online courses and in-person masterclasses and then deliver them with outstanding results. During this session, we will lean into these techniques, learning how to cultivate resonance and presence so that the learning experience is not only effective but also memorable. 

Learning Objectives

  • Use storytelling for designing learning, developing engagement and presence, and creating impactful learning experiences that result in excellent learning outcomes.
  • Understand the relevance of your materials and content so that you can deliver learning experiences that your audience want and need.
  • Leverage your story and the stories of others to create meaningful learning moments.

Race Matters: Intentionally Incorporating Race in Coaching Education

Talana Bradley, PCC

Elyse Doti-Cohen

Rodney Fisher, PCC

After this session, you will be able to acknowledge why identifying and sharing racial identity and developing racial consciousness in coaching education programs is essential to serving clients globally as we commit to respect, integrity, equity and responsibility. You will be able to identify how we have incorporated racially conscious curriculum into our coaching education program and you will leave the session with tools and resources to think about entry points for isolating race, engaging in conversations about race, and developing coaching education centered on racial equity.

Race is part of our identity, and it impacts how we show up to educate and to coach. Recognizing race is part of our professional responsibility as we partner with clients in ways that respect  all of who we are and all of who they are. Effective coaching education curriculum prepares coaches to acknowledge race and its relation to identity and understand its relevance to the work of a coach.

In this session, you will have the opportunity to understand the value and importance of including racial consciousness in your coaching education programs.  This session will define race, present testimonials from those who have led and engaged in racially conscious coaching education. You’ll also be able to participate in a reflection activity that encourages you to begin the journey of writing your own racial autobiographies to reflect on your own awareness of race, racial biases and socially constructed ideas of race.

Lastly, you will learn strategies for engaging in conversations about race that will assist you in integrating racial consciousness into your coaching education programs.

Learning is about Creating Shared Meaning: Strategies to Elevate REAL Listening and Learning

Laura Janusik

In the virtual self-paced education world, it’s often assumed that since content is recorded, the only way to learn it is to listen to it. Further, everyone will learn the same thing and walk away with the same meaning. In live teaching sessions, it’s assumed that no questions at the end of an explanation ensures that everyone understands and has made the same meaning of the content. This couldn’t be further from the truth!

Listening is a cognitive activity, and the meaning we ascribe to what we’ve listened to is dependent upon two factors. The first factor is our listening filter, which unconsciously selects which words we process. The second factor is our long-term memories, which we have to access to make meaning of new stimuli. That’s why five people can attend the same meeting and walk away with different ideas of what was discussed and agreed upon.

The larger question then, is how do we create shared meaning in an educational space to increase the probability that participants are walking away with shared meaning?

In this session, we’ll explore these dominant listening habits and learn various strategies to confirm that learners are walking away with the meaning we want them to have. The session will cover three practices you can put into play immediately to make a difference. So, whether you’re teaching face to face, virtually or through recordings, you’ll move closer to that hallmark of communication, Shared Meaning.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe how dominant listening habits and long-term memory create a learner’s new meaning.
  • Learn various strategies to help your participants create more accurate meaning.
  • Select two or more strategies to incorporate into your design to increase correct comprehension.

Neurodiversity Informed Coaching: What is it and Why is it Important?

Diane Dempster

Elaine Taylor-Klaus

With more than 40% of adults demonstrating symptoms of neurodiversity (CDC 2021), it is more essential than ever before for coaches to acquire a functional literacy about neurodiversity.
The coaching industry understands that while coaching can be powerfully therapeutic, coaching is not therapy. As such, we are vigilantly on our ethical guard to establish and maintain appropriate boundaries: to provide coaching without crossing into the realm of therapy, to collaborate as requested with our clients’ therapeutic professionals, and to make referrals in the best interest of our clients, either to specialized coaches or other helping professionals.

This interactive session will provide neurodiversity-informed training for coaches to better establish and maintain appropriate boundaries when working with neurodiverse clients — with or without a formal diagnosis. It will provide you with a general education to recognize, understand and determine whether, when and how to ethically provide coaching for neurodiverse clients. Training will include the six aspects of Executive Function identified in research by Dr. Thomas E. Brown, five key facets for motivating neurodiverse clients, and information about the important role of attending to processes when initiating, executing and completing change.

You will be invited to understand and explore neurodiversity through the lens of your own personal coaching examples. You will also gain information to recognize and explore potential brain-diversity with clients when appropriate and key tools for use with all clients, regardless of neurodiversity. Guidance about when and whether to make referrals will also be provided.

Creating Impact & Retention With Core Values

Laurie Cozart 

Heidi Glunz, PCC

Your values drive your behaviors, from the toothpaste you buy to who you choose as a partner to which career path you pursue. Every decision you make, and your ultimate satisfaction with those decisions, ties directly back to your unique values and your beliefs about those values.

The idea that values drive our behaviors is not new. Chris Argyris and Donald Schoen describe how values drive behaviors in their Ladder of Inference Model. Michael Kallet in Think Smarter describes how we filter our facts, experiences, observations and assumptions through our personal beliefs before making a conclusion.

Senka Holzer, Ph.D., takes values one step further in Be You: The Science of Becoming the Self You Were Born to Be. She defines two types of values: Core values — our innate, psychological DNA, our intrinsic motivation — and Acquired values — those internalized from our environment, our extrinsic motivation.

If values drive our behavior, and Core values are the basis of our intrinsic motivation, then educators finally have the key to help learners integrate and retain the knowledge: We must tap into their Core values.

By tapping into a learner’s Core values, you ensure engagement, participation and enthusiasm for the material that promotes retention of the learning. You also ensure the learner feels excited and motivated to move the learning from their head to their heart. The head might know, but the heart is where the committed action takes place.

This session will explain the power of Core values and provide you with exercises that help tie the education experience back to the student’s personal Core values.

Learning Objectives

  • An understanding of the differences between Core and Acquired values and their ability to build lifelong satisfaction.
  • Methodologies and exercises for quickly helping learners ascertain their Core values in individual and group learning environments.
  • Simple reflective exercises that will help learners tie the concepts, skills, and knowledge they gain to their Core values and adjust their beliefs in order to further build on the material well into the future.

Integrating Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility into Coaching Education

Bill Pullen

Barrhonda White

Using Georgetown University’s Leadership Coaching program as a case study, you’ll  explore the role of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility (DEIA) in coaching education.  Expanding beyond program content, this session will highlight how to integrate DEIA within an overall program and classroom / learning experience.  You will come to understand that teaching DEIA concepts and practices without a holistic DEIA approach in the program may undermine the student’s learning experience and ultimate impact as a coach. You will understand that a holistic approach includes program leadership, systems and processes, faculty development, facilitation and training techniques, and course materials. As a result of this session, you will be equipped to identify strengths and weaknesses related to DEIA in your coaching education program and develop 1-2 next steps for further development. 

As a result of this session, you will be able to:

  • Describe the importance of a holistic approach to integrating DEIA into their coaching education program
  • Identify strengths and development areas within your coaching education program
  • Develop 1-2 action steps you can take to further integrate DEIA into your coaching education  program

Elevate Sessions

More Confident, Agile, Engaging, and Effective: The Improvisation Edge for Coach Educators and Trainers

Carrie Spaulding

Educators are tasked with delivering curriculum and creating consistent learning outcomes — and yet, we must arrive at each training session ready to dance in the moment with each new group of learners.

Students have tremendously diverse perspectives, experiences, prior knowledge, learning styles and personalities. Our role as educators requires thinking on our feet; sensing and being responsive to the ever-shifting dynamics and surprises of the classroom; listening well; and embodying a flexible, confident and engaging presence.

Like all humans, we educators are creatures of habit, subject to our own filters, egos and awareness gaps. How can educators — from the newest to the most seasoned — step out of default patterns and comfort zones in order to be more effective facilitators of learning? How can we meet learners where they are, adapting to the needs and opportunities of each group, while maintaining focus on key learning outcomes? How can we bring a more engaging, energizing, conscious, confident and fully embodied presence to each session? How can we keep content we’ve delivered over and over again fresh?

With 23 years of experience designing and delivering robust curricula for diverse learners, educator and professional improviser Carrie Spaulding knows firsthand the game-changing power of improvisation skills in the classroom and will share her insights. During this session, you will learn core concepts of improvisation that can instantly help you teach more effectively, increase presence and group awareness, and lead learning experiences with more confidence and impact.

Learning Outcomes

  • Learn key principles of improvisation that can instantly help you teach (and coach!) more effectively.
  • Increase agility and confidence as an educator and trainer.
  • Use your body and nonverbal information as resources to enhance presence and increase student engagement.

Dancing With Visual Metaphor With Art

Wenjie Zhuang, PCC

We usually communicate in languages. But languages have limitations. People in different countries speak different languages, different people have different abilities to use languages, and people with diverse backgrounds may have varying interpretations of an expression, which limits the flow of a coaching conversation.

Coaching is a people-oriented procedure. Every coaching client is a lovely creature waiting to be awakened and inspired, no matter the language used, or the proficiency thereof.  Coaching beyond words with art is the integration of art into coaching sessions through things like graffiti, collage, music and other creative methods, awakening energy, creating awareness, unleashing potential and promoting achievement of goals.

In this session, I will introduce how to create metaphors with visual art by illustrating the relationship between coaching and visual art and how modern art gives us new ways and chances to create metaphors. We’ll explore three different kinds of visual metaphors, as well as my practical cases of coaching beyond words.

You will learn how visual metaphors can be used in a coaching session, using various media— charcoal, crayon, watercolor, clay, collage, etc.  You’ll also try various exercises for practice.

By the end of the session, you will be able to experience the combination of body, heart and mind and dare to embark on your own adventures.

Learning Objectives

  • Integrate art and metaphor, visualize metaphor, and make coaching conversations more people-oriented
  • Be more honest with yourself and express yourself more freely and bravely.
  • Understand that all traditional coaching models and tools could be redesigned to combine innovative elements and personal styles.

Decoding and Using the Power of Presence

Dorothy E. Siminovitch

As the rate of change has accelerated, presence has become a competency that people tacitly recognize as compelling and important. Individuals who embody presence are typically seen as trustworthy professionals, attract more interpersonal connection, and are reported to be able to respond in the moment with enterprising agility and an engaging energy.

As a core coaching competency, presence embodiment provides “data of the moment” that helps guide the process of coaching clients. Still, presence — and knowing how to use it — often remains elusive because it can be so distinctively different among coaches. In part, self-awareness is needed to understand one’s presence while feedback from others is needed to understand the relational impact of our presence. Self-awareness assists us in understanding our mindset, values and visceral senses that embody presence. Intentional “use-of-presence” skills are the process interventions designed to assist the client in their work.   

This session will introduce you to a model of presence that:

  • Outlines the dimensions of presence.  
  • Presents a methodology of use-of-presence skills to evoke and provoke awareness.
  • Illustrates the challenges that need to be managed to maintain and use one's presence.
  • You will hear about short didactic material as well as practices to strengthen your presence, relational presence, and the presence “interventions” for use in the coaching encounter, as well as practices to help center and re-center you in your presence.

Learning Objectives

  • In this session, you will be introduced to:
  • A map/model of presence dimension.
  • The critical choice points of when and where presence is most needed in coaching.
  • The embodiment practices and strategies that you can use to stay centered in your presence.

Elevate the Learning Experience through Co-Creative Learning Strategies for Multi-Generational Leaders

Jedidiah “Jedi” Alex Koh, MCC

Coaching isn’t a subject that is just knowledge to be memorized. It is an experience to be experienced. Coach educators must model and co-create with learners to inspire and enable them to find their own styles and rhythm in their own coaching practice. 

Coach learning is a co-creative space where learners can experience firsthand what co-creation and partnering is like in a learning space. As coach educators, we must customize our teaching styles to match different cultural, multi-generational and diverse learners while also appreciating the various learning styles and spectrums of preferences in our cohorts. 

This session will share why co-creative learning is the quintessential element to coaching education. We will explore how to use learning strategies from pedagogy, andragogy and gerontology in the coaching education context, as well as how to measure teaching effectiveness within your classroom. We will also examine the various cultural and multi-generational learning styles and how to employ the most appropriate teaching styles. Bringing into consideration the mix of learners in the classroom and medium of teaching will enable you to create a truly immersive learning experience. Plus, you will hear case examples that you can introduce to your classes. 

The session is designed to give you a global perspective while enabling you to curate a local style for your respective learners. 

Learning Objectives

  • Learn and discover the continuum of learning theories and how to employ co-creation in the learning process to create ownership and autonomy of learning. 
  • Understand the effective adoption of communication and teaching styles for multi-generational learners.
  • Learn how to find your own unique style while honoring each individual in the classroom and enabling them to find their own voice in their coaching practice.

Next Best Coaching Move: Courageous Coaching, Authentic Practice

Matthew Pearson

Nicole Scott

Coaching is a courageous journey for both coach and client, one predicated upon listening. In this session, you will explore the “next best coaching move” while focusing on ICF Core Competency 6: “Listens Actively.”  Listening actively leads coaches to make moves that generate awareness, facilitate growth, and support a client’s goal attainment (Coleman 2022). 

By attending this session, you will observe coach educators facilitating an authentic learning experience using an instructional technique that centers listening actively while honoring the adult learners. The “next best coaching move” integrates the ICF Core Values of professionalism, collaboration, humanity and equity, and the principles of adult learning. This type of authentic practice is most effective in spaces where those Core Values are lived. Safe coaching spaces become brave ones through courageous practice.  

The journey toward being a coach begins with coaching education, and we coach like we practice. Though the “next best coaching move” can be used with any of the ICF Core Competencies, “Listens Actively” is the skill most frequently used in coaching and life, and it is the least taught. While listening is individual, processing our listening collaboratively enhances the learning experience. Join us and see!

Learning Outcomes 

  • At the conclusion of this session, you will be able to:
  • Understand the next coaching move as an instructional technique 
  • Link the technique to ICF Core Values  
  • Tailor the teaching strategy for your coaching education program
  • Enjoy the learning 

Engagement of Large Education Groups in Lengthy Transformational Journeys

Mohamed Sharaf Eldin

The need for longer learning journeys in coaching education is essential to coach transformation and growth, especially for PCC-level/Level 2 education.

During longer weeks of coaching education programs, fatigue and disengagement may set in, and the ability to follow up on weekly tasks, as well maintain healthy levels of participation in synchronous and asynchronous learning activities, can be a challenge for most coaching education schools. This is especially true given specific circumstances, like the change of seasons and  the evolution and transformation of the learner.

The ability to sustain energy and enable learners to keep up with the coaching journey situates the academic provider between difficult polarities, including:

  • Balancing commitment and flexibility.
  • Firmly following rules and understanding personal circumstances.
  • Managing conflicts and alliances that may arise during the program journey between different participants.
  • Integrating technology and respecting the less technologically savvy participants.
  • Maintaining a learning culture.

In this session, we will explore some techniques you can integrate into the coaching education journey that will support coaching students’ engagement during lengthy learning periods.

Learning Objectives

  • Discover engagement techniques that can be used in lengthy education journeys that keep consistent energy levels of the groups and individuals engaged in the learning process.
  • Define new roles in the coaching education process for hybrid experiences and understand how to find the education teams’ motivations.
  • Learn how to examine and reduce the complexity and use of tools and technology in coaching education and consider how to integrate less tech-savvy participants, creating a more inclusive, less complex learning journey for everyone.

Blended Learning: Exploring Teaching Methodologies for an Enhanced Learning Experience

Cindy Jensen, PCC 

Eike Annika Westerholt

This session will introduce you to teaching methodologies that can be used to enhance the student learning experience. We will explore different teaching approaches that support the work of David Merrill, a noted educational researcher and teacher. His work recognizes that the learning environment is comprised of students with a range of learning styles.

We will also address how to enhance the learner experience. The learning environment is dynamic, and the most skilled educators can modify the teaching approach in the moment to best support students and their learning styles. The classroom is part of an ecosystem whereby it carries the knowledge, values, culture and beliefs of each student in concert with those who are leading the class.

The session will present several best practices that enable you to spontaneously adapt to the learning dynamic of the students.

Learning Objectives

  • Gain instructional strategies to foster student learning and engagement.
  • Develop techniques for modifying your program approach to suit the learning styles.
  • Use peer instruction for enhancing learning efficacy.
  • Learn how to incorporate the art of storytelling in your program delivery.

Understanding The Learning Cycle

Adaora Ayoade, PCC

The learning cycle is one of the tools designed by the International Finance Corporation (IFC) of the World Bank Group to improve general facilitation skills. It is a component of the training life cycle that is based on industry standard methodology for providing high-quality training services.

The learning cycle is a four-step process for teaching or conveying information to participants and focuses on addressing participants' learning needs. The learning cycle helps address the four types of learners identified by learning theorists Peter Honey and Alan Mumford.

This session will explore the first phase of the learning cycle, GLOSS, and help you discover how to motivate your participants to learn. With GLOSS, you can get participants’ attention, help them understand why they need to listen to the information being conveyed and prepare them for what they are about to hear.

From this session, you will gain a tool that will benefit you in every session, module, course, or other education or training offering. You will also learn evidence indicators that reflect a trainer's ability to perform certain key competencies.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the elements of the learning cycle.
  • Explain the meaning of the GLOSS components.
  • Understand how to evaluate a facilitator’s application of GLOSS using the evidence indicators.

Envision Sessions

Dancing with Emergence. Creating From What is Trying to Happen

Marita Fridjhon, PCC

Over the next decade, one billion people worldwide could lose their jobs due to Artificial Intelligence (AI) automation. Another 375 million jobs are at risk of obsolescence. Yet, soft skills are in higher demand than ever. Imagine a future in which the coaching industry, while embracing technology in various ways, is able to create from the possibility of dwindling human connection. How do we dance with this challenge and reimagine our industry to serve a new market with a desperate need of soft skills?

This session invites you to a deeper mastery of meeting the market where it is, not where we think it should be. As coaches, we can consciously design approaches which focus on the art and opportunity of being in relationships.

You will learn how to navigate from the basic principle of Relationship Systems Intelligence (RSI™) – “Systems are in a Constant State of Emergence.” We frame this principle as the lens through which we create from rather than react to systemic emerging change. The session is structured and mapped to introduce the three phases of systemic evolution: meet, reveal, align and act.

Together, we’ll confirm why relationships are and will always remain the only true currency to evolve humanity.

Learning Outcomes

  • How Relationship Systems Intelligence (RSI) influences evolution, even as systemic change influences us in the coaching industry
  • Why the three phases (meet, reveal, align and act) are at the root of successful design, coaching and training
  • How successfully navigating these phases reveals the brilliance of the system, while securing thoughtful and conscious evolution

Using Professional Coaching and Neuroscience to Transform Language Learning

Rachel Marie Paling

Can you envision a world where teachers and learners infuse their creativity, enthusiasm and joy for learning in the classroom? Post-pandemic teaching can greatly benefit from the incorporation of professional coaching and key principles from neuroscience and neuropsychology into the learning process, particularly language learning, which can instigate feelings of anxiety, fear and embarrassment. Using coaching as a vehicle to change the way educators communicate may be the key to helping the learners of today and also relieving the educators. One of the greatest challenges that comes with this is bridging the dichotomy between required certainty and structure from the teaching perspective and the spontaneous coaching presence that is an integral part of coaching.

Some key research explores how coaching conversations impact learners’ brains and provoke different trains of thought. Certain models can be used to help troubleshoot and solve dilemmas and help learners discover themselves, reinforcing ownership of their learning. 

Coaching is about empowering learners to self-discovery.  This session will explore how the joy of learning can be rediscovered post-pandemic by transforming the way teachers transfer their expertise and knowledge, particularly in the case of language learning. 

Learning Objectives

  • How educators can use coaching competences to transform learning conversations
  • How to bridge the dichotomy between teaching and coaching
  • How to adapt a learning process to learners

Amplifying Your Coaching Impact Through Arts-Based Experiential Learning

Fred Mandell

We are living through a learning revolution. Catalyzed by an environment of uncertainty and disruptive social, economic and technological change, we are seeing challenges to conventional modes of learning. New, adaptive and reimagined models are emerging that draw on a more expansive understanding of our cognitive and emotional capabilities. 

Arts-based experiential learning (ABEL) is in the forefront of this revolution.  ABEL represents a huge opportunity for coaches to enhance their own learning and development, as well as bring newly developed tools and practices to accelerate sustainable learning and growth of their clients.

This session will introduce you to the theory and science behind ABEL. We will examine an organizational use case that involves both individual and team coaching as a way to demonstrate the what, the how and the outcomes of an ABEL model. 

You will also learn two key components of the ABEL system: an innovative assessment tool that directly measures the impact of ABEL on learners and a field-tested learning portfolio of ABEL activities, exercises andw orkshops that improve skills in key innovation and leadership areas.  

Learning Objectives

  • Understand ways to apply ABEL in coaching relationships.
  • Discover an innovative way to measure the impact of ABEL on individuals and teams.
  • Understand how ABEL drives individual and team outcomes within the context of a real case

Coaching Innovation to Affect Profound Change for Leaders and Teams in Life and Work

Janet Sernack, PCC

Discover what it means to coach innovation in adverse and challenging BANI (brittle, anxious, nonlinear and incomprehensible) times, to affect profound change for leaders and teams in life and work, and to help clients envision a world where people matter and where innovation is the norm. In this session, you will learn why innovation is important and what it means to innovate, as well as learn about the core benefits of innovation to people, leaders, teams, groups and organizations.

Plus, you’ll hear about an evidence-based global client case study. Despite being in the second year of a global digital transformation initiative, a high-level, senior group of medical and legal professionals were reluctant, avoidant, inert and immobilized towards leading, managing and role modeling the desired changes. They were unable to progress innovation throughout their group, and across the organization, as their strategic mandate and job functions required them to do.

Learn how these group leaders became enabled, equipped and empowered — individually and collectively — to challenge the status quo, resolve their fears of failure and overall risk adversity, communicate and collaborate effectively, develop GRIT, and take the bold actions required to pursue groundbreaking ideas and breakthrough projects.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand some of the key challenges and constraints in the current BANI environment and why innovation is a critical lever for leaders, groups and teams to pull to succeed in digital and other organizational transformation initiatives.
  • Know how to make sense of innovation and what is required to coach people, groups and teams, to shift, adapt and innovate in digital and other transformation initiatives.
  • Know what the key generic inhibitors are to digital and other transformation initiatives and how to shift these to co-create a world where people matter and where innovation becomes the norm.

Best Practices to Fill Your Coach Training Cohorts Consistently

Karen Cappello

In this session, we will explore the explosion of the coaching industry and how you can take advantage of the current rapid growth.

According to PricewaterhouseCoopers, in 2021, the coaching industry was the second fastest growing sector in the world. With the Great Resignation upon us, there are more opportunities for corporate leaders to move out of their corporate job and into their own businesses.

Coaching is a perfect next career for these leaders who are tired of the red tape, bureaucracy and never-ending work hours of the corporate world.

The question comes up: How do coaching education and training organizations capitalize on this trend? How do you capture the attention of those who want to not only make a change in their career, but also an impact on the world? In this session, we will explore solutions to these questions and more.

Join Karen Cappello, MCC, as she shares best practices that immediately work to fill your cohorts consistently, without making marketing a second full-time job. 

Learning Objectives

  • Grow markets for your organization.
  • Recruit and retain participants in coaching education programs.
  • Market/sell your business to prospective students.

The Benefits of Offering Scholarships

Dez Stephens, PCC

This session will highlight the positive outcomes for a professional coaching education or training school to offer partial and full scholarships. Schools can appeal to a diverse student pool while honoring equity and inclusion initiatives. In many ways, offering scholarships is a solution to never turn someone away for financial reasons. You will learn about interest-free payment plans and how to gain media exposure for offering coaching education and training scholarships. 

Learning Objectives

  • Obtain a new understanding of why you should offer scholarships.
  • Find new ways of recruiting students and learn how to access grant monies.  
  • Gain simple and effective publicity techniques to promote scholarships.

Additional Sessions

Roundtable Discussion: Ethics in Coaching Education

Joao Luiz Pasqual

  • Join Joao Luiz Pasqual, ICF Coaching Education Community Leader and member of the ICF Ethics committee to engage in a discussion around Ethics in Coaching Education. This session is a roundtable discussion which will allow participants to share ideas, engage in conversation, and learn from one another. 

Roundtable Discussion: DEIJ in Coaching Education

Cristina Custodio

  • Join Cristina Custodio, ICF Coaching Education Board Member and Chair of the ICF Taskforce for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice (DEIJ) in a discussion about integrating DEIJ into coaching education programs. This session is a roundtable discussion which will allow participants to share ideas, engage in conversation, and learn from one another. 

State of Coaching Education

Luke Davis

Zoe MacLeod

  • Please join Vice President for ICF Coaching Education, Lucas M. Davis, and the Chair of the ICF Coaching Education Board of Directors, Zoe MacLeodfor a special message looking back on the last few years of ICF Coaching Education accomplishments and the Evolution of Accreditation. We’ll also discuss the latest important issues, news, and priorities. You’ll be challenged to boldly bring new ideas in coaching education as well as imagine what future of coaching education and training may look like.

ICF Accreditation 101: The Basics of Accrediting Your Organization and Program

Maria Lester

  • For prospective providers...Join us to learn all about the accreditation process!  Maria will share the details and requirements for all four accreditation types, and explain the many benefits of ICF accreditation.  Bring your questions and see the possibilities for your organization and program.

Credit Information

Activity Number Credit Amount Accreditation Period
ICF Global - October 2022 5 Core Competencies from January 01, 2022
ICF Global - October 2022 4 Resource Development from January 01, 2022