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ICF Advance 2018

Who do you want to be as a coach? How can you leverage the ICF Core Competencies to build collaborative, transformative relationships with your clients? What can you do to drive meaningful changes that impact individuals, organizations, communities and the world?

These are just a few of the questions, we’ll explore during ICF Advance 2018: The Coach, The Client, The Impact. Join ICF and event provocateur Ann Betz, PCC, for three weeks of powerful virtual education designed to help you connect theory to practice and take your coaching to the next level—wherever you are in your professional journey.

With a variety of session formats and coverage of topics including mindfulness, emotional intelligence, change management and resilience, ICF Advance 2018 will deepen your knowledge of coaching science and inspire you to evolve your coaching practice.

2018 ICF Advance Provocateur

ICF Advance attendees will be guided through the series by the provocateur, Ann Betz. Ann will share some of her unique subject matter expertise as well as help attendees understand and consider the application of the robust content presented in the series.

Ann Betz, PCC, is the co-founder of BEabove Leadership and international speaker and trainer on the intersection of neuroscience, coaching, and human transformation. Ann served as the neuroscience consultant to the Coaches Training Institute (CTI) for many years. She provides neuroscience, leadership and coaching consulting to many other corporations and non-profits. Ann is also the co-developer/leader of BEabove Leadership’s popular training program for advanced coaches: “Neuroscience, Consciousness and Transformational Coaching,” which has been offered in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Turkey, China, Norway and the United Kingdom. A certified professional coach for more than 15 years, Ann is the author of a groundbreaking white paper on brain research and coaching. She contributes to Choice Magazine, Coaching at Work, Coaching World, the ICF and CTI’s blogs, and other coaching and HR publications. Ann is the lead author of “Integration, the power of being Co-Active in work and life, an exploration of consciousness and the future” (John Hunt Publishing, 2015), as well as a ground-breaking white paper on the neuroscience of the International Coach Federation coaching competencies. Ann speaks internationally on neuroscience, leadership and coaching, and she excels at making the complexities of the brain come to life with depth, humor, and simplicity. Ann lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico with her partner Will Sharon, their angelic Border Collie Jack, and two very enlightened cats named Paz and Luz.

Read Ann’s blog on the brain at www.yourcoachingbrain.wordpress.com.

  • Registration

    To receive first notification and early access to registration, sign-up on the ICF Advance 2018 Notification List below.

    Registration will include access to all live and On Demand sessions.  Even if you are unable to attend every session live, you will still receive access to the session recordings with your registration.

    For other questions, please contact Ashley Pak at Ashley.pak@coachfederation.org.

    Pursuant to the Canadian Anti-Spam Law (CASL) and the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) ICF is seeking your express consent to have your electronic personal information stored in our system and to receive information regarding ICF conferences and events. If you decide that you don’t want to receive content from the ICF any longer, please note that we may still be required to send you emails regarding factual, transactional and/or servicing information in connection with any products or services that we provide or have provided to you.
    To provide a more personalized experience online, your information may be shared with third parties (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram) for the specific purposes of online user profiling and targeted marketing.


  • Schedule

    More details will be added to this section as they become available.

    All times are listed in Eastern Time.  Please note that Daylight Savings Time will end for the United States on November 4, 2018.  This occurs the final week of the virtual event.

    Week 1: The Coach – October 22 – 26, 2018

    Week 2: The Client – October 29 – November 2, 2018

    Week 3: The Impact – November 5 – 9, 2018

  • Giveaway

    Any person on the 2018 ICF Advance Early Notification List below who registers for the event will be entered in a drawing for a $300 USD credit towards your ICF Converge 2019 registration.

    Grand prize winner will receive a $300 USD discount on their ICF Converge 2019 registration.

    The drawing will take place on November 9, 2018 during the last live session of the 2018 ICF Advance event.  The winner of the drawing will be notified directly by ICF Professional Staff.

    Only one grand prize will be awarded. Prize cannot be transferred, redeemed for cash or substituted by winner. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole and absolute discretion to award a substitute prize of equal or greater value if a prize described in these Official Rules is unavailable or cannot be awarded, in whole or in part, for any reason. The ARV of the prize represents Sponsor’s good faith determination. That determination is final and binding and cannot be appealed. If the actual value of the prize turns out to be less than the stated ARV, the difference will not be awarded in cash. Sponsor makes no representation or warranty concerning the appearance, safety or performance of any prize awarded. Restrictions, conditions, and limitations may apply. Sponsor will not replace any lost or stolen prize items.

    Pursuant to the Canadian Anti-Spam Law (CASL) and the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) ICF is seeking your express consent to have your electronic personal information stored in our system and to receive information regarding ICF conferences and events. If you decide that you don’t want to receive content from the ICF any longer, please note that we may still be required to send you emails regarding factual, transactional and/or servicing information in connection with any products or services that we provide or have provided to you.
    To provide a more personalized experience online, your information may be shared with third parties (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram) for the specific purposes of online user profiling and targeted marketing.


  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    Registration and Information

    When does registration open?

    We have not determined the dates for the opening of registration at this time. If you would like to receive early notification and access to registration, please make sure to sign-up on the 2018 ICF Advance Early Notification List in either accordion above for the event. Registration for the event will close on October 19, 2018 at 11:59 a.m. (New York)

    What if I am unable to attend a live session?

    Each live session will be recorded and made available to all attendees within 48 hours of the broadcast.

    How will I access the OnDemand sessions, live webinars, recordings and resources for the event?

    The week of October 15, 2018, ICF will send you details on how to access the sessions and materials through our web based virtual learning portal.  This will be the location where you access all content for the virtual event.  If you do not receive an email with the connection information by October 19, 2018 at 5 p.m. (New York), please contact Ashley Pak at Ashley.pak@coachfederation.org.

    How long will I have access to the session recordings and materials?

    You will have access to most this content indefinitely through the web based virtual learning portal.  If a recording is only available for a certain period of time, the date will be noted specifically on the platform.

    Contents and Credits

    How many Continuing Coach Education Units will this event be worth?

    ICF CCE units will be posted by the end of August.  Please visit the detailed session page around this time for more information.

    How will I obtain credits for participating in the event?

    Your participation in each session will be tracked through the web based virtual learning portal that will host each session.  Each session may have unique learning checkpoints depending on your participation.  Details will be shared on the platform once it becomes available for attendees.

    Your credits will be recorded on your personalized transcript within the virtual learning portal.  This transcript will be your proof of attendance and completion when you submit your ICF Credential Renewal Application.  We will provide specific details on accessing this transcript during the virtual event.

    Where can I find more information about the sessions and presenters?

    We will be posting more details around the session descriptions, presenters, and credits in August.  Please visit the detailed session page around this time for more information.

    Where can I find a schedule of the sessions?

    You can find a schedule outline in the accordion above.  Details on specific times will be shared as they become available.

    Other Questions

    For other questions, please contact Ashley Pak at Ashley.pak@coachfederation.org.

  • Ashley Pak

    ICF Content Coordinator

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