Communities of Practice

Communities of Practice

ICF Global Communities of Practice (CPs) provide a virtual venue for those 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.

Webinar Presentations

Every quarter, 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.

OnDemand Sessions

All webinar presentations are recorded and made available on this platform. There may also be other eLearning sessions that are created by the CP and made available here.  Participants can access these sessions at any time.  

CP Line-up

These groups are open to all ICF Global Members. For more information on an individual CP or to become an active participant in any particular CP, click on the CP title listed below.

Career Coaching 
Coaching and Human Capital 
Coaching Science 
Ethics 
Executive and Leadership Coaching 
Government Coaching 
Health and Wellness Coaching 
Internal Coaching 
Life Vision and Enhancement Coaching 
Team and Work Group Coaching 

CP Calendar 

The upcoming live webinar presentations and facilitated discussions for each CP is listed in the calendar below. As the sessions are finalized they will appear here.

Please note that when you register for a live session, you will receive an email with connection information.  This will be the only way to access these sessions.  Live session connection information will not appear under "My Learning Activities."


CP OnDemand Sessions

Below is an archive of all CP Session recordings.  

It is important to note that for ICF credential renewal purposes, credit for a specific session can only be claimed once.  Watching the same session more than once does not warrant more CCE units.  For example, if you watch a live session, and then watch the recording of the session again, you are only able to claim credit for that session for the first completion. 

Tips for finding an OnDemand Session:

  • Search by keywords in the search box to the right.  
  • When looking for a specific CP, you can use the tags listed to the right or visit a CP's individual page for their sessions.
  • For more details on the session, presenter, and CCE units, click on the title of the session.

CP OnDemand Sessions

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Executive and Leadership Coaching Community of Practice - Coaching in Three Dimensions: Meeting the Challenges of a Complex World

Paul Lawrence joins the Executive and Leadership Coaching Community of Practice as he discusses best practices for coaching in organizations.
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Career Coaching Community of Practice - How to Master Your Mind When Emotions Affect Your Choices

Marcia Reynolds, MCC joins the Career Coaching Community of Practice as they explain how Coaches can help their clients envision a better future.
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Coaching Science Community of Practice - An Exploration of Managers and Leaders Using Coaching Skills

Joel DiGirolamo joins the Coaching Science Community of Practice as they discuss the differences in how managers and leaders use coaching skills from professional coaches, and the benefits of using coaching skills.
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Life Vision and Enhancement Coaching Community of Practice - How to Get More Clients – Faster & Easier Than Ever Before

Christian Mickelsen joins the Life Vision and Enhancement Coaching Community of Practice as he discusses how to attract more clients to your coaching business by using a practical three-step coach-like process.
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Government Coaching Community of Practice - Using Adult Development to Coach Government Leaders

Susan Collins, PCC, PhD joins the ICF Government Community of Practice as they discuss how the stages of adult development show up in coaching government leaders.
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Coaching and Human Capital Community of Practice - The ROI of Coaching

Lisa Ann Edwards joins the Coaching and Human Capital Community of Practice to talk in-depth about coaching with ROI; including how, when, and why to measure it.
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Internal Coaching Community of Practice - A Discussion of the Dilemmas of Internal Coaching

ICF Internal Coaching Co-Leaders Matt Becker, M.ED, MCC Coaching and Mentoring Manager, and Heather Ramsey, Masters HR Management, CPCC, Director of People and Operations will lead an engaging discussion on the different challenges and dilemmas that internal coaches face.
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Health and Wellness Coaching Community of Practice - How Courageous Conversations and Honest Self Disclosure Can Enhance Your Health and Wellness Coaching

The Health and Wellness Community of Practice and their presenter, Pat Williams discuss how lifestyle factors, such as stress and holding onto emotional angst, are significant contributors to most disease or illness.
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Coaching Science Community of Practice - Coaching Toward Courage

The Coaching Science Community of Practice and Dr. Robert Biswas-Diener, PCC discuss courage as an antidote to fear.
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Executive and Leadership Coaching Community of Practice - The Emotionally Intelligent Coach: Building a Strong, Healthy Attachment to those we Help

Ron Carucci joins the Executive and Leadership Coaching Community of Practice to present on building a strong relationship between the coach and the client.
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Ethics Community of Practice - Referring Clients to Therapy

Elizabeth Sudler, ACC joins the Ethics Community of Practice as she presents findings from the ICF task force on when to refer clients to therapy.
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Health and Wellness Community of Practice - Coaching Clients with Chronic Medical Conditions (Part 1 of 2)

Learn special considerations involved in providing health & wellness coaching to clients with chronic conditions, opportunities in Lifestyle Medicine and a successful model for implementing health & wellness coaching within a large, integrated health care finance & delivery system.
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Career Coaching Community of Practice - The Ethics of Confidentiality when Working with Sponsors

The Career Coaching Community of Practice hosts a panel of international experts from the ICF Ethics community to discuss the challenges that internal and external career coaches face when working with sponsored clients.
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Life Vision and Enhancement Coaching Community of Practice - Trust the Process: What really happens when we shift from rescuing clients to releasing responsibility?

Jennie Antolak joins the Life Vision and Enhancement Coaching Community of Practice as she shares compelling stories and supporting data that reinforces the value of releasing responsibility and allowing clients to falter and still find their way to a greater story.
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Health & Wellness Coaching Community of Practice - Living a Well Life: Using the Six Dimensions of Wellness to Evaluate Your Own Self Care

Debbie Jongkind joins the Health and Wellness Community of Practice as they dig into the six dimension of wellness model and discuss how to design actions to facilitate results in the coaching process.
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Internal Coaching Community of Practice - Coaching Program Spotlight: 2017 Prism Award Winner – Automotive Fuel Cell Cooperation Corp

The ICF Internal Community of Practice welcomes Glenn St. Onge, Head of Human Resources, and Reza Rahmani, Senior HR Generalist, as they share their inspiring story about how a coaching and leadership culture was created at Automotive Fuel Cell Cooperation(AFCC).
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Coaching & Human Capital Community of Practice - Four Thinking Strategies: Understanding what Drives Personal and Organizational Change

Ann Kruse, ACC teaches the Coaching & Human Capital Community of Practice about the four thinking strategies most common in the workplace, how our thinking strategies develop and change over time, and how we can use this understanding in our coaching and consulting work.
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Coaching and Human Capital Community of Practice - Designing and Implementing a Competency Based Leadership Development Program Utilizing Coaching

Learn how to identify and assess the core competencies of the leadership development program created by Ed Rankin, PCC as well as how to build and implement a Competency-Based Leadership Development approach.
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Coaching Science Community of Practice - Unconscious Bias:The Challenge and Opportunity for Coaching

Dr. Carlos Davidovich teaches the Coaching Science Community of Practice about the 2 basic systems that link biases to decision making, and how unconscious bias operates in the brain. He shares what coaches need to know in order to work on the gap between a client’s intentions and behavior.
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Team and Work Group Community of Practice - Intelligent Teams: Shifting from the Speed of Change to the Speed of Evolution

Marita Fridjhon joins the ICF Team and Work Group Coaching Community of Practice as they present “Intelligent Teams: Shifting from the Speed of Change to the Speed of Evolution.”
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Career Coaching Community of Practice - A Brain-Based Approach to Creating Awareness

The Career Community of Practice welcomes Susan Whitcomb, PCC as she explores coaching methods to bring awareness and insight to foster a state of positivity and action.
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Ethics Community of Practice - Good Manners, Etiquette, and Ethics

Coaches Jim Milner and Michael J. Marx lead the Ethics Community of Practice in a lively discussion about the best ways exhibit good manners and correct social behavior as well as how to properly handle emails, phone calls and professional conversations.
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Executive and Leadership Coaching Community of Practice - Coaching Clients Through Stages of Development

Barbara Braham and Chris Wahl join the ICF Executive and Leadership Community of Practice as they describe skill-centric and self-determining stages of development.
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Career Coaching Community of Practice - Trust Me: Using Attachment Theory to Coach Adults

David Drake joins the Career Coaching Community of Practice as they discuss attachment theory, the importance of the coaching relationship and how coaches can rethink adult development.
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Coaching Science Community of Practice - Coaching Teams and Enhancing Relationships: The Five Building Blocks that Drive Success

Dr. Jacqueline Peters shares information that brings a new and innovative approach to assessing and coaching teams as well as anyone a coach might interact with who brings personal or professional relationship concerns and issues to the coaching agenda.
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