Continuous Coaching Development
Dates: First Thursday of the month
We are calling the next sessions of the Continuous Coaching Development Education Group, “Working on the Core” -- those things at the heart of what makes us grow. You’ll gain 2.5 CCE Units towards your ICF certification, and .5 Resources credit.
Here’s the agenda:
6.00 – 6.10pm:
Meet and Greet
6.10 – 6.30pm:
An icebreaker/warm up to get us in the frame and perceptually ready
6.30 – 6.55pm:
Brief Introduction to a model or thought process which might help you as you work with your clients, and then a chance for you to select one of the ICF Core Competencies to work on.
6.55 – 8.30pm:
Small Group Triads or Quads. This is a process of “close in coaching” where one person acts as the coach, someone else the client, and then either one or two observers, depending upon attendance. Our aim is that everyone has the opportunity to practice some “how to’s” on a competency or indicator of a competency they select. For instance, deepening our listening, or designing actions, etc. These will all start from establishing a “coaching agreement” for the first 5- 10 minutes of their practice session. Then, each coach will have 10 minutes to coach the client, with observer(s) collecting evidence of how the coach did in practicing their chosen skill area. There will be a “time-out” of 10 minutes during the practice period for either the client, coach or observer(s) to spot the coach doing something well, ask for help, or simply make an observation. So 30 minutes total, then swap roles until all have completed. Quads will have to work faster, but will get more learning!
8.30 to 9.00pm:
Review, summarize, and commit, plus share any announcements.
Come get yourself ready for a set of fantastic evenings of exploring why coaching is the best way of leading and learning there is on the planet.
These workshops are highly interactive "live coaching" practice of all the ICF core competencies. This offering is designed for seasoned coaches to keep their skills sharp through practicing their contracting, listening, partnering, questioning, designing actions, etc., and getting feedback from other coaches on how well they did on their chosen area of practice. Also designed for those new to coaching to see how they might incorporate the coach's toolkit in how they lead others.
- Live coaching practice and feedback on chosen core competencies
- Introduction to new material/models and tools used by other coaching training organizations approved by the ICF
- Increased understanding of how coaching applies to leadership in a variety of situations and groups of people
- Growth in confidence to use a coaching approach in our lives and in our work
- Exploration is becoming a credentialed coach is the right career path
- Mixing with other coaching professionals in the region to share best practice
- Feel the stretch and learn something new to practice each and every time!
Monthly in-person meetings in Colorado Springs
First Thursday of the month, 6:00-9:00pm, except when that clashes with Denver ICF-CO meetings
Light snacks and refreshments provided
Minimum 6, maximum 20
About Geo Roberts:
Geo has been an international leader and coach for over 40 years. First of all as a fighter pilot and instructor in the USAF, then through pioneering leadership through coaching in the UK for global companies in technology, pharmaceutical, manufacturing, property management, retail and financial industries. He has been a member of ICF for over 20 years, and trained with the Coaching Training Institute, Laura Berman Fortgang, Marshall Goldsmith, Sir John Whitmore and many other thought leaders in the field of professional coaching. He has written a book, IMPACT! How To Make A Positive Difference, which outlines 6 transformational leadership skills needed by everyone who desires to make their world a better place.