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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Coaching Science Community of Practice - What Internal and External Coaches Do When They’re NOT Coaching

Review a mixed method study which began with a job analysis using the DACUM process, followed by a quantitative survey utilizing the best-worst scaling technique used to research the job scope for external coach practitioners and internal coaches who also develop coaching programs.
Coaching Science CP Resource Development Communities of Practice
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Ethics Community of Practice - Beyond Religion: Ethics for a Whole World

Review the ethics core competency and discuss morality beyond religion as it relates to correct ethical behavior.
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Ethics Community of Practice - Clients Contemplating Suicide: How to Detect and Refer

Breaching confidentiality is sometimes necessary when a client threatens harm either to themselves or someone else. Explore a conversation around actions a coach can take when the red flags go up and learn how to become sensitive to some of the signs of someone who may be considering self-harm.
Ethics CP Resource Development Communities of Practice
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Ethics Community of Practice - Contracting With Clients: Ethical Considerations

View a discussion on the ethical considerations of contracting with clients. Learn about essential elements of sound business principles in one's contract, examine challenges faced when allowing for special circumstances, as well as explore how to avoid pitfalls created by poor wording.
Ethics CP Resource Development Communities of Practice
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Ethics Community of Practice - Cross-Cultural Ethical Issues

Marilyn O’Hearne, MCC and the Ethics Community of Practice discuss coaching across cultural boundaries and the numerous challenges for the ethical coach that are presented.
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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.
Coaching Science CP Resource Development Communities of Practice