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COMMUNITIES OF PRACTICE

Communities of Practice (CPs) are virtual groups of coaches interested in a specific topic area. These communities are designed to provide a platform for sharing best practices, emerging trends, tools and tips among ICF Members to advance their professional development.

CPs provide a virtual venue for coaches with a shared interest in a specific topic to advance their professional development; deepen their subject-matter expertise; and share best practices, emerging trends, tools and tips.

Each CP is steered by volunteer leaders who help facilitate the learning and organize 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.

CPs deliver professional development opportunities through a variety of different outputs, such as webinar presentations from subject matter experts and facilitated discussion sessions. Each quarter, each CP will host a session. All sessions are recorded and archived for ICF Members to access On Demand in the ICF Learning Portal.

Pricing

CPs are an ICF Member benefit. CP participation is free for all ICF Members in good standing.

Non-member pricing is $25 USD for a 60-minute session and $35 USD for a 90-minute session.

Joining a CP

CPs are open to all ICF Members. To become an active participant in a CP, please follow the appropriate link below and fill out the information form. After you complete the form, you will be added to the list to receive more information about that particular CP and its sessions.

  • Career Coaching Community of Practice

    Co-Leaders: Florence Lam Kam Goo, PCC (Malaysia) and Joshua Lissauer, ACC (USA)

    This Community of Practice focuses on assisting clients with career / job direction, work life balance, job search strategies, career changes and transitioning to retirement.

  • Coaching and Human Capital Community of Practice

    Co-Leaders: Latise Hairston, PCC (USA) and Rachel Karu, PCC (USA)

    This Community of Practice focuses on integrating coaching into organizations, performance management, training development and succession planning.

  • Coaching Science Community of Practice

    Co-Leaders: Larry Boyer, ACC (USA) and Tünde Erdös, MCC (Austria)

    This Community of Practice focuses on evidence-based practice, neuroscience, behavioral science and current research in the coaching world.

  • NEW: Coaching Supervision Community of Practice

    Co-leaders: Kathryn M. Downing, PCC (USA) and Leen Lambrechts-Noël, MCC (Belguim)

    Coaching Supervision is a collaborative learning practice to continually build the capacity of the coach through reflective dialogue for the benefit of both coaches and clients. This community will explore the importance of reflective practice through interactive webinars, subject matter expert presentations and community discussions.

  • Ethics Community of Practice

    Co-Leaders: Cathy Liska, MCC (USA) and George Nuthu, PCC (Kenya)

    This Community of Practice focuses on how ethics impact the coaching profession by exploring ethical dilemmas and discussing best ethical practices.

  • Executive Leadership Coaching Community of Practice

    Co-Leaders: Afsheen Ismail-Wey, PCC (Switzerland) and Timothy Tiryaki, PCC (Canada)

    This Community of Practice focuses on methods for coaching C-suite executives, high-level decision-makers and organizational leaders.

  • Health and Wellness Coaching Community of Practice

    Co-Leaders: Shiri Ben-Arzi, PCC (Israel) and Ellen Kocher, ACC (Switzerland)

    This Community of Practice focuses on health, wellness, and medical coaching. This community caters to coaches who work to educate and support clients to cultivate positive lifestyle changes, address medical and health challenges, promote overall well-being and engages coaches who work with caregivers and healthcare professionals.

  • Internal Coaching Community of Practice

    Co-Leaders: Amrita Garg, PCC (Canada) and Kim L. Miles, PCC (USA)

    This Community of Practice focuses on the skills, challenges and best practices for coaches working in organizations and internal coaching programs.

  • Life Vision and Enhancement Coaching Community of Practice

    Co-Leaders: Ki Woyke, ACC (USA) and Abirambika Ravivarman, ACC (India)

    This Community of Practice focuses on coaching clients to identify and achieve their personal and professional life goals.

  • Team and Group Coaching Community of Practice

    Co-Leaders: Mohamed Sharaf Eldin, PCC (Egypt) & Katerina Kanelidou, MCC (Greece)

    This Community of Practice focuses on the unique challenges and opportunities of coaching teams, groups, systems and organizations of people.

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