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. 

We’re looking for new ICF Communities of Practice Leaders for 2020. Click here to apply. 

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.  

Non-Member Fee

We are pleased to offer the ICF Global Communities of Practice as a member benefit. All live and recorded sessions are free for ICF Members. Non-ICF members will be charged a small enrollment fee to participate in each live and recorded session. Join or renew today to continue to take advantage of this great programming.

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.

Once you enroll for a live session, this product will be listed under the “My Learning Activities” tab, which can be accessed at the top left side of every page. On the date and time of the live session, click on the product name under “My Learning Activities” to access the session.


CP Sessions

Below is a listing of all scheduled live sessions and available OnDemand 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 specific CP or credit type by using the search box.  
  • For more details on the session, presenter and CCE units, click on the title of the session.

CP Sessions

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Executive and Leadership Coaching Community of Practice - An Executive Dialogue on Global Organizations

The Executive and Leadership Coaching Community of Practice is joined by Atul Khosla, SVP and Global Head of Talent, Learning and Organization Effectiveness at Mondelēz International to take part in a dialogue about what global organizations are looking for from Executive and Leadership coaches.
Executive and Leadership CP Core Competency Communities of Practice
Online Course
Member Free
Non-Member $25.00

Health and Wellness Coaching Community of Practice - How to Connect in a Virtual World (Part 1 of 4)

Join the ICF Health and Wellness Coaching Community of Practice as we welcome Brian Krolczyk, Daniel Newby, Curtis Watkins and Noveletter A. DeMercado, to participate in a guided peer exchange exploring the evolution of coaching practices in a virtual world.
Resource Development Core Competency Health and Wellness Coaching CP Communities of Practice
Online Course
Member Free
Non-Member $25.00

Health and Wellness Coaching Community of Practice - How to Move Forward – Your Virtual Road Map (Part 4 of 4)

In the final webinar of the series, this session will provide concrete overviews, guidelines, checklists and pragmatic inspiration to move into the space of virtual coaching!
Resource Development Core Competency Health and Wellness Coaching CP Communities of Practice
Online Course
Member Free
Non-Member $25.00

Health and Wellness Coaching Community of Practice - How to Best Use Social Media in Health and Wellness and Medical Coaching (Part 3 of 4)

This panel discussion will feature three global experts exploring best practices for Health and Wellness coaches, emerging trends, tools and tips on using social media.
Resource Development Health and Wellness Coaching CP Communities of Practice
Online Course
Member Free
Non-Member $25.00

Health and Wellness Coaching Community of Practice - How to Align Professional Standards and the Practice of Health and Wellness and Medical Coaching Virtually (Part 2 of 4)

How can we comply with industry ethics and standards when coaching virtually? Join this webinar to find out.
Core Competency Health and Wellness Coaching CP Communities of Practice
Online Course
Member Free
Non-Member $25.00

Executive and Leadership Coaching Community of Practice - Mental Health: What Does This Mean for Your Coaching Practice?

Join the Executive and Leadership Coaching Community of Practice and Verity Symcox as they help identify a clients’ mental health and what this means to your coaching practice.
Executive and Leadership CP Core Competency Communities of Practice
Online Course
Member Free
Non-Member Free

Ethics Community of Practice - Exploring the Convergence of Ethics & Core Competencies

The ICF Ethics Community of Practice welcomes Jim Smith, PCC, to explore how the updated competency model and Code of Ethics inform and support each other in the service of coaching clients.
Ethics CP Core Competency Communities of Practice
Online Course
Member Free
Non-Member $25.00

Ethics Community of Practice - ICF Ethics Interpretive Statements & the IRB

The Ethics Community of Practice welcomes our new CP Ambassador, Cathy Liska, MCC, and our esteemed panel of Code of Ethics Review Committee Members and Members of the Independent Review Board (IRB) who will share their experiences with the Ethics Review and Interpretive Statements.
Ethics CP Core Competency Communities of Practice
Online Course
Member Free
Non-Member $25.00

Ethics Community of Practice - The Differentiation Between Coaching & Therapy

Doris van de Sand, MCC, joins the ICF Ethics Community of Practice to explore when it is appropriate to refer a client to a medical doctor or a therapist.
Ethics CP Core Competency Communities of Practice
Online Course
Member Free
Non-Member $25.00

Internal Coaching Community of Practice - How to Communicate the Value of Coaching and Create Buy-In

Join the Internal Coaching Community of Practice for the first conversation of a series of interactive webinars covering important topics related to internal coaching.
Resource Development Internal Coaching CP Communities of Practice
Online Course
Member Free
Non-Member Free

Coaching Science Community of Practice - Impact of Coaching on Wellbeing and Goal Attainment

Join the Coaching Science Community of Practice as they welcome Dr. Joanna Molyn to discuss her recent research project, funded by the Institute of Coaching at McLean Hospital, a Harvard Medical School affiliate.
Coaching Science CP Resource Development Communities of Practice
Online Course
Member Free
Non-Member Free

Life Vision and Enhancement Coaching Community of Practice - Mastering Course Creation

Join the Life Vision and Enhancement Coaching Community of Practice and Eric Maisel for an in-depth examination of creating and delivering online or in-person courses, classes, workshops and trainings.
Life Vision and Enhancement CP Resource Development Communities of Practice
Online Course
Member Free
Non-Member Free

Coaching in a COVID-19 World: What are the rules…now?

Sara Smith, MCC, ICF Professional Coaches Global Board Chair, and Ann Betz, PCC, neuroscience expert and 2020 ICF Advance provocateur, explore the elements of coaching mastery in an uncertain time.
Core Competency Communities of Practice COVID19
Online Course
Member Free
Non-Member Free

Career Coaching Community of Practice - Unconscious Cognitive Biases in our Coaching

Join the ICF Career Coaching Community Practice and Carlos Davidovich as they discuss how and why humans are biased and how we can recognize our biases that limit our effectiveness as coaches and our client’s self-understanding.
Career Coaching CP Core Competency Communities of Practice
Online Course
Member Free
Non-Member Free

Health and Wellness Coaching Community of Practice - How NOT to Coach Virtually

The Health and Wellness Coaching Community of Practice welcomes Aviva Baumel for an exploration of important ethical blunders often made during virtual coach-client interactions.
Core Competency Health and Wellness Coaching CP Communities of Practice
Online Course
Member Free
Non-Member $35.00

Coaching and Human Capital Community of Practice - Mindfulness: Your Coaching Superpower

Join the ICF Coaching and Human Capital Community of Practice and Gina Paigen, PCC, as they explore the fundamentals of mindfulness.
Core Competency Coaching and Human Capital CP Communities of Practice
Online Course
Member Free
Non-Member Free

Coaching and Human Capital Community of Practice - The Brain-Friendly Guide to Managing Stress in Unpredictable Times

Join the ICF Coaching and Human Capital Community of Practice and Ann Betz, PCC, as they discuss the impact that stress has on health and productivity.
Core Competency Coaching and Human Capital CP Communities of Practice
Online Course
Member Free
Non-Member Free

Health and Wellness Coaching Community of Practice - Quick Calm, Go Coastal and More Lifelines for Navigating A Pandemic

Join the Health and Wellness Community of Practice for a special conversation on how coaches can support their clients facing COVID-19 related stress, featuring Jordan Friedman, aka The Stress Coach with the CP co-leaders, moderated by ICF Business Development Series host William Arruda.
Resource Development Core Competency Health and Wellness Coaching CP Communities of Practice
Online Course
Member Free
Non-Member Free

Team and Group Coaching Community of Practice - Intercultural Team Coaching: Unleashing the Power of Diversity

Join the Team and Group Coaching Community of Practice and Philippe Rosinski, MCC, as we dive into coaching across cultures, how it can be deployed in practice and how culture enriches the team coaching process.
Team and Work Group Coaching CP Core Competency Communities of Practice
Online Course
Member Free
Non-Member Free

Internal Coaching Community of Practice - Internal Coaching in Times of Crisis

The Internal Coaching Community of Practice will host a facilitated discussion in support of the internal coaching community to explore ideas and best practices in navigating this unprecedented situation that they and their clients are facing.
Resource Development Core Competency Internal Coaching CP Communities of Practice
Online Course
Member Free
Non-Member $25.00

Career Coaching Community of Practice - Additional Certifications & Services in Career Coaching to Enhance Your Business

Join the ICF Career Coaching Community Practice as they team up with our Ethics Community of Practice Co-Leader, Joshua Lissauer, ACC. Attendees will learn how adding supplemental services can enhance your skills and abilities as a Career Coach.
Career Coaching CP Resource Development Communities of Practice
Online Course
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Team and Work Group Coaching Community of Practice - How to Manage Energy as a Group Coach

Learn how to better manage the energy of a group so that the space can be held more easily and the coaching opportunity invigorates you and the participants.
Team and Work Group Coaching CP Resource Development Communities of Practice
Online Course
Member Free
Non-Member Free

Team and Work Group Coaching Community of Practice - How to Coach Teams to Become Influential

Learn how to coach your teams to become more influential using Dr. Keller's Seven Influence Traits, Five Organizational Competencies, and her assessment tools, resulting in higher potential teams for the organization.
Team and Work Group Coaching CP Resource Development Communities of Practice
Online Course
Member Free
Non-Member Free

Team and Work Group Coaching Community of Practice - Coaching Leadership Teams to Mindfulness

As coaches, if we can reach the leadership team we can have a positive multiplying effect across the entire organization. By bringing mindfulness to leadership teams, the rest of the organization will experience a less overwhelming environment.
Team and Work Group Coaching CP Resource Development Communities of Practice
Online Course
Member Free
Non-Member Free

Coaching Science Community of Practice - Research is the Answer, Right?

ICF Director of Coaching Science Joel DiGirolamo shares how to better read and understand research so that you can more easily apply it in your coaching practices.
Coaching Science CP Resource Development Communities of Practice