The ICF Philadelphia Chapter offers various programs and events with expert speakers on a variety of coaching topics and business building.  Events enable members to create community connections and networking opportunities.  All payments for events are final.

Upcoming events

    • 5 Mar 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
    • Call details will be sent day of teleclass

    Speaker -- Lynn Meinke

    As a seasoned coach educator, trainer, mentor, supervisor and assessor, Lynn Meinke, PCC is dedicated to enhancing each person’s coaching abilities by sharing her knowledge of coaching, especially the Core Competencies, how the PCC Markers support and augment the Core Competencies, and moving into more mastery. As a coach educator with 20 years experience teaching all levels of coaching education, she lives and breathes coaching by teaching in a university coach-training program as well as a coach-training institute. She also provides individual and group mentoring, supervision and coaching.

    She is the founder of Coaching Services International and the Centre for Coaching Education (, which provides advanced topics for coaches desiring to deepen their coaching or expand their coaching repertoire.

    Session Description:

    What is so important about setting the agenda? What is to be accomplished and for what reasons? Setting the Coaching Agenda has changed dramatically since the origination of the Core Competencies. There are now 5 PCC Markers that define the components for fully setting the agenda for each coaching meeting. This lesson will include an outline of how to set the agenda as well as a written dialogue to demonstrate how it could look. The institution of this more thorough way of setting the agenda also begins creating awareness at the very beginning of the coaching conversation. Because of this, coaching rapport is established more quickly and at a deeper level. A live demonstration will be included.

    Objectives: 1. Learn the components for setting a thorough agenda 2. Develop proficiency in fulfilling Core Competency #2. 3. Enhance your ability to create awareness beginning during setting the agenda 4. Take your coaching deeper faster.

    1.5 CCEU in Core Competencies

    • 15 Mar 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Radisson Hotel- Valley Forge, 1160 First Avenue, King of Prussia, PA 19406

     Dr. Theodora Fitzsimmons, ACC, PMP, ELI-MP is a leadership and professional development expert in the federal government with over 30 years experience in training and education in the public and private sector.  She started her career in higher education administration and teaching.  She then transferred her skills to corporate training, project management and leadership. 

    Session Description:  In the last couple of decades, as the impact of coaching at the senior levels became more apparent, there has been a heightened interest in the power of coaching beyond the executive level.  This has led to the investment of organizations to provide coaching skills for leaders.  Organizations also have seen the potential to change the culture, where not only formal coaching occurs, but also where most people use coaching behaviors as a means of managing, influencing, and communicating with each other.

    The Defense Intelligence Agency has made an investment in creating an environment that values learning and growth of its people through Officer Development and internal coach training.  In that process many shareable lessons were learned on how to structure and set up a program for success.  In this presentation Dr. Theodora Fitzsimmons will describe the elements of their groundbreaking internal program and share some of the lessons learned along the way. From that experience she will also share her 5 Step-Safety Strategy that supports keeping ethics sharp while also discussing how to adapt your coaching agreement to ensure compliance with the organization’s needs.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Be better prepared to work in or take an engagement in an organization,
    • Learn some of the elements of how to structure and set up a successful internal   coaching program in a large agency,
    • Understand the importance of creating safety through ethics for internal and   external coaches, and
    Learn the 5 components of a safety strategy that supports ethics and can be used in organizations and elsewhere.  
    • 4 May 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Radisson Hotel- Valley Forge, 1160 First Avenue, King of Prussia, PA 19406

    Pre-requisite for taking this course: Completing the CliftonStrengths Finder assessment prior to the course.  The cost of the assessment is included in the price for the course.  If you’ve taken the assessment already, you do not need to take it again, but you will need to provide the CliftonStrengths Finder code assigned to you or the email address you used to register.

    Resources:  To more fully enjoy this course you may like to review one or more of the following:

    Buckingham, Marcus & Donald O. Clifton, Ph.D., Now, Discover Your Strengths.  New York, NY: Free Press. 2001.

    Buckingham, Marcus. Go Put Your Strengths to Work.  New York, NY. 2007.

    Rath, Tom and Donald O. Clifton, Ph.D., How Full is Your Bucket?  New York, NY: Gallup Press. 2004.

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