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Communities of Practice

The ICF Global 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.

ICF Global Communities of Practice (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 co-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, including:

Webinar Presentations from Subject-matter Experts. Twice a year, each CP will host a live webinar presentation from a subject-matter expert related to its topic area. These sessions are also recorded and archived for ICF Members to access on demand.

Facilitated Discussion Sessions. Following the webinar presentations by subject-matter experts, CP co-leaders will facilitate a live discussion session with members to discuss the information that was presented and share their own knowledge and experience. These sessions will also be recorded and archived for ICF Members to access on demand.

For a list of upcoming CP sessions, please visit the ICF Global Event Calendar. There is additional information on CPs in ICF’s Archived Learning.

Joining a CP

CPs are open to all ICF Global Members. To become an active participant in a CP, please follow the appropriate link 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.

Below is a list of current ICF Global CPs:

Career Coaching Community of Practice

Co-Leaders: Jane Wytzka (USA) and Shirley Schulz-Robinson, PCC (Australia)

Coaching and Human Capital Community of Practice

Co-Leaders: Ed Rankin, PCC (USA)

Coaching Science Community of Practice

Co-Leaders: Wilma Slenders, PCC (Canada)

Ethics Community of Practice

Co-Leaders: Michael Marx, PCC (USA) and Calvin Habig, ACC (USA)

Executive and Leadership Coaching Community of Practice

Co-Leaders: Hsuan-Hua Chang, PCC (USA) and Anna-Marie Watson, ACC (United Kingdom)

Government Coaching Community of Practice

Co-Leaders: Alan Myers, PCC (USA) and Lily Seto, PCC (Canada)

Health and Wellness Coaching Community of Practice

Co-Leaders: Michael Arloski, PCC (USA) and Rachel Dungan, ACC (Ireland)

Internal Coaching Community of Practice

Co-Leaders: J. Matthew Becker, MCC (USA) and Heather Ramsey (USA)

Life Vision and Enhancement Coaching Community of Practice

Co-Leaders: Emma-Louise Elsey (Canada) and Lynda Monk (Canada)

Team and Work Group Coaching Community of Practice

Co-Leaders: Karl Van Hoey, PCC (Belgium) and Evelina Rog, ACC (Canada)

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