ICF Communities of Practice 

ICF 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.  

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 

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.

Cost for a 60 minute session: $25 USD
Cost for a 90 minute session: $35 USD

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.

Live Schedule 

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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.
Career Coaching CP Core Competency Communities of Practice
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Career Coaching Community of Practice - Biases and the Coaching Coversation

Ed Rankin, PCC discusses recent research in cognitive psychology and consciousness studies has provided new insight into how biases, defense mechanisms and other schema can produce harmful unconscious reactions that create barriers to effective living.
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Career Coaching Community of Practice - Deepening Your Intuition for Transformative Coaching

Learn how deepening your intuition can provide more room for transformation in your coaching practices. Not only will strengthing your ability to draw on your intuition cultivate your coaching presence but also has positive effects on your ability to better carry out the ICF Core Competencies.
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Career Coaching Community of Practice - Developing a Career Vision at Mid-Life Crisis (Part 1 of 4)

Learn about the visioning process created by Philippe Declercq used to help individuals experiencing a mid-life crisis develop a new career direction. This metaphoric experience uses Legos to create "villages" helps clients create a vision for their future.
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Career Coaching Community of Practice - Getting Unstuck: Coaching Demonstration

Witness a live coaching demonstration on getting unstuck and gaining clarity around a new career direction. This session is aimed at delivering a live demonstration of the core competencies in a coaching session.
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Career Coaching Community of Practice - Now What? – Gain Career Clarity for Your Clients Without Ever Looking at Their Resume

Explore proven strategies for career clarity and life direction based on Laura Berman Fortgang's system Life Blueprint ®.
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Career Coaching Community of Practice - Often Overlooked: How to Optimize the Success of your Introverted Clients

Introverts tend to face several challenges in the professional world, including being promoted as leaders, just because of their reticent temperament. In this presentation, learn what it really means to be an introvert and how coaches can optimize their career success.
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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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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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Career Coaching Community of Practice - Using Assessments to Enhance Coaching Effectiveness

Join the Career Coaching Community of Practice, Doug Klippel, and Audrey Wallace Dorsey as they lead an interactive session designed to highlight how coaches can use assessment instruments.
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Career Coaching Community of Practice - Why Integrity is Everything in Coaching

Explore examples of how integrity assists in the coaching relationship to maintain trust and intimacy with the client, maintain coaching presence, and create awareness. Also discussed are ways integrity can show up in our coaching and how it can come into question.
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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.
Resource Development Coaching and Human Capital CP Communities of Practice
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Coaching & Human Capital Community of Practice - Leadership of Others Begins with Leadership of Self

Join the Coaching and Human Capital Community of Practice and Human Resources Professional, Lindsey A. Zajac, as they teach the importance of leading yourself in order to lead others.
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Coaching and Human Capital Community of Practice - Assessing and Working with Influencers

The Keller Influence Indicator is a scientifically validated assessment tools to measure one's influence potential. Learn how you can use this tool to help your clients recognize their influence and coach them to what they want more in life, both personally and professionally.
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Coaching and Human Capital Community of Practice - Biases - How They Impact Beliefs and Rational Thinking

Explore new cognitive research on how biases can be impediments to rational decision making.
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Coaching and Human Capital Community of Practice - Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, and Coaching

Join Ed Rankin and the Coaching Human Capital Community of Practice in a discussion of Ray Kurzweil theories of the future.Ray Kurzweil, futurist and Google executive, predicts that by 2040, humans will merge with machines. In effect, the biological and non-biological realms will combine.
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Coaching and Human Capital Community of Practice - Change Management that Gets Results

Join the ICF Coaching & Human Capital Communities of Practice and Catherine McCullough as they discuss how to effectively guide individuals and teams through the change process.
Core Competency Coaching and Human Capital CP Communities of Practice
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Coaching and Human Capital Community of Practice - Coaching for Sales Growth

Coaching has become one of the most effective methods for organizations to increase sales by improving the performance of their sales professionals. Learn about the important elements of an effective sales coaching program and how it is to be best implemented and managed.
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Coaching and Human Capital Community of Practice - Coaching in Organizations and Ethics

Terri Hase, PCC and the Coaching and Human Capital Community of Practice explore top emerging ethical concerns, possible solutions, and best practices for coaches. We highlighted 3 key strategies that keep this best practices flowing in your business and coaching relationships.
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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 and Human Capital Community of Practice - Establishing a Coaching Culture in a Values-based Organization

Learn how to help organizations face the current demands for a transformational workplace and to go from Good to Great by establishing a values-based coaching culture.
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Coaching and Human Capital Community of Practice - How to Teach Managers to Coach Team Members': The 50-Minute Coaching Hour

Learn about the 50-Minute Coaching hour. This is a uniquely structured, disciplined coaching process that is comprised of short, concise sessions, to increase performance, engage team members, and deliver results.
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Coaching and Human Capital Community of Practice - Leveraging Coaching Technologies

Explore and review the marketplace for coaching in the context of the latest scientific evidence. Participants will gain an up-to-date understanding of the key technologies that will matter to you, your clients and your organization today.
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Coaching and Human Capital Community of Practice - The Gender Advantage: Why Women Make More Effective Leaders

Learn from several research theories about the "female advantage" in leadership, including how a woman's style, thinking, and behavior can lead to effective professional leadership. Additionally, discussed are ways which coaches can help women utilize their female-based leadership skills.
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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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Coaching and Human Capital Community of Practice - The Secret Formula for Creating Unforgettable Coaching Programs

The Coaching and Human Capital Community of Practice is joined by Sherry Yellin, ACC as they discuss the secrets to create a successful coaching program.
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Coaching Science Community of Practice - "What A ‘Can’t Fail’ Culture Costs Your Bottom Line"

Learn the negative consequences of a "Can't Fail" culture can have on organizations and discuss how to create and sustain a culture of innovation.
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Coaching Science Community of Practice - Additional Output: Dancing in the Moment – Interpersonal Synchrony’s Role in Coaching Presence

The Coaching Science Community of Practice met with Tünde Erdös and addressed questions relating to a piece of research currently conducted on the nature of coaching presence, taking an innovative relationship-oriented view to explore non-verbal interactions.
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Coaching Science Community of Practice - All the Leader You Can Be: The What and Why of Executive Presence

Suzanne Bates shares with the Coaching Science Community of Practice about her breakthrough, innovative, science-based model of executive presence – the Bates Executive Presence Index (ExPItm).
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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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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.
Coaching Science CP Core Competency Communities of Practice
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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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Coaching Science Community of Practice - Competencies of Outstanding Coaches: An Experiential and Experimental Approach (facilitated discussion)

Revisit Dr. Kent Blumberg's doctoral research surrounding the competencies displayed by outstanding executive coaches presented in the the July Coaching Science Community of Practice session. Reflect on, and learn how, others practices compare to those suggested in the research literature.
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Coaching Science Community of Practice - Competencies of Outstanding Executive Coaches

Discover eight competencies and 63 behaviors that are a model for outstanding executive coaching performance. Dr. Kent Blumberg, PCC Coaching Science CP co-leader, shares his 2016 doctoral research.
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Coaching Science Community of Practice - Current Industry Research: Findings from The Global Coaching Study and Building a Coaching Culture (2016)

Learn about the methodology behind, and findings from, two of ICF's most recent industry studies; The 2016 ICF Global Coaching Study, and Building a Coaching Culture with Managers and Leaders.
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Coaching Science Community of Practice - Executive Coaching: An "Outside-In" Approach to Research

Using an "outside-in" approach to research, Dr. Gavin Dagley examines hypotheses about the overarching concepts of executive coaching. In this presentation, learn about this explorative approach and the core findings of his 2006-2011 studies.
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Coaching Science Community of Practice - How to Coach Your Clients to Become Influential

Explore and overview of the Keller Influence Indicator®. Learn how it can impact the coach’s ability to work with a client, how it can help the client clearly define and quickly move toward goals, and how it can help grow the coach’s business.
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Coaching Science Community of Practice - Identifying the Frameworks Informing Executive Coaching–Preliminary Results of a Meta-Analysis

Gain insight into the preliminary results of a two phase meta-analysis drawing from peer-reviewed journal articles and other scholarly publications that extract the theories, models, and frameworks (TFM) used in executive coaching related literature. This research is the first of it's kind.
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Coaching Science Community of Practice - Issues of Quality in Research in the Light of One Peer-reviewed

Explore quality issues in one peer-reviewed research study presented by Raija Salomaa, PCC.
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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.
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Coaching Science Community of Practice - Staying Fit for Purpose: A Study on Professional Development of Coaches

Join the Coaching Science Community of Practice and Alicia Hullinger, Ph.D. as they discuss Staying Fit for Purpose: A study on Professional Development of Coaches.
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Coaching Science Community of Practice - Taking A Coach Approach to the Formation and Implementation of Mastermind Groups

Explore in depth the three identifiable roles that were found essential to the success of a particular mastermind model developed and implemented by members of the ICF - Greater Austin TX Chapter; the roles were that of the facilitator, the participant, and the observer.
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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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Coaching Science Community of Practice - Unleashing Employees’ Curiosity to Improve Innovation

Dr. Diane Hamilton joins the Coaching Science Community of Practice to present on the importance of curiosity in the workplace.
Coaching Science CP Core Competency Communities of Practice
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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.
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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.
Ethics CP Resource Development Communities of Practice
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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.
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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.
Ethics CP Resource Development Communities of Practice
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Ethics Community of Practice - Data Protection and the GDPR

Join the Ethics Community of Practice and Calvin Habig, PCC, Johan van Bavel, MCC, and Philipp Lienau as they discuss the importance of data protection and dive deeper into the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) policy enacted by the European Union (EU).
Ethics CP Core Competency Communities of Practice