Second ICF Southeast Region Town Hall
UNITED: Strategies to Address Racial Bias
Thursday, August 20
12:00 – 2:00 PM CT
The second ICF Southeast Region town hall on racial injustice moves the discussion forward to educate us all on the realities of racial bias and share strategies to address it when encountered in our daily lives.
Based on feedback from our first session, we have expanded to a two-hour program that will include:
- Defining racial bias and identifying related implicit and explicit behaviors
- Sharing strategies to address racial bias
- Experiential opportunities for attendees to engage and share
We invite you to join us as we continue the conversation to navigate this difficult time and work together to effect positive change in our communities and the world.
- This event is FREE and there are no CCEUs.
- Tonya Echols, President ICF Georgia Chapter, will facilitate the discussion.
- Akasha Saunders, Vice President ICF Caribbean, will provide strategies to address racial bias.
- Anik Clemens, Senior Development Manager, North America will represent ICF Global.
Register in advance for this meeting:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
The Future of Coaching - Virtual Session
Thursday, August 20
4:30 – 6:00 PM CT
Charlotte Area Chapter is celebrating their 20th Anniversary with a virtual celebration on Thursday, August 20 from 5:30 – 7:00 PM Eastern Time (4:30 - 6:00 PM Central Time). ICF North Texas members are welcome to join the Charlotte Area Chapter for this event.
CEO of ICF, Magda Mook, is the guest speaker. Magda will present on the future of coaching, artificial intelligence, the democratization of coaching, and how current events impact the work we do. A raffle will be drawn to spend 30 minutes one-on-one with the CEO of ICF! ICF Charlotte Past Presidents will also be honored, led by Past President Jaslyn Roberts.
During this session we will:
- Experience and learn a virtual improvisation "ice melter" to use in your programs
- Explore the future of the coaching profession
- Identify the impact of artificial intelligence on the coaching industry
- Gain an appreciation for the progress being made toward the democratization of coaching
- Discuss how current events impact the work we do as professional coaches
- Celebrate the ICF Charlotte Area Chapter's 20th Anniversary by recognizing our Past Presidents
The event is complimentary for all guests. If a guest (non-ICF Charlotte Member/Affiliate) registers and would like to receive the 1.0 Resource Development CCEU for attending, there is a $10 fee.
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SAVE THE DATE - Celebrate Coaching 2020
An ICF North Texas Virtual Event
Focus: Coaching in Organizations
September 11, 2020
From 8:30 AM - Noon CT
Virtual Event Registration Fees:
Per Person – $40
Virtual Half Table Sponsor (4 seats) – $120
Virtual Table Sponsor (8 seats) – $200
Watch your inbox for an exciting announcement about Celebrate Coaching 2020!
This year the ICF North Texas Chapter is providing you a wonderful experience about an integral part of leadership development with Coaching in Organizations. We will gain insight from two phenomenal presenters including a two-time International Prism winner and one of Brené Brown’s top presenters who will challenge us to drop our armor and lean into vulnerability! Join this journey of self-discovery and development to be the courageous leader you want to be. Registration information will be coming soon.
Our introductory speaker is Renée Robertson, PCC, SHRM-SCP, and ICF Global VP of ICF Coaching In Organizations. Renée is the author of The Coaching Solution: How to Drive Talent Development, Organizational Change and Business Results. The book’s purpose is to share best practices and lessons learned on how to utilize and embed coaching in organizations.
Join us for a walk through of the evolution of coaching and how coaching has become a strategic advantage for organizations around the world. Our speaker will share a few of her own experiences as an early pioneer and winner of two International Prism awards. Renée is a champion for coaching in organizations. She will share projections for the future and how the ICF’s CIO start-up is preparing to take coaching in organizations to the next level.
CCEUS for this presentation: .75 Resource Development Credits
Our keynote speaker is Sandy Mitsch, MCC, COCC, CDWF, CDTLF. Sandy has studied, lived, and taught the research of Dr. Brené Brown since 2012. She is a senior Certified Dare to Lead™ Facilitator and one of three mentors for the facilitator community.
After working with corporate leaders for 33 years and 8 years studying Brené Brown’s research on shame, courage and vulnerability, one thing is true. We all self-protect when we are uncomfortable and we call this self-protection ‘armor.’ Armor is the thoughts, emotions, and behaviors that we use to protect ourselves when we aren’t willing to lean into vulnerability. It moves us out of alignment with our values, corrodes trust with our colleagues and teams, and prevents us from being our most courageous selves. Metaphorically, armor is heavy, bulky, and it gets in the way. With it on, we can’t see each other for who we really are. If we want to connect, we need to remove it. It may be daunting to do that but Sandy teaches you that it's worth it in three simple, but not easy, steps:
- Gain awareness of what armor is and how it holds you back
- Take responsibility for your armor and your impact
- Learn courage-building skills to help you be a braver leader
CCEUS for this Presentation: 1.75 Core Competency Credits
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Building a Coaching Culture at NTFB
More than 40 ICF North Texas professional coach volunteers continue to support the North Texas Foodbank (NTFB) to Experience Coaching as they respond to more than three times the demand from families during the pandemic. The effort includes group and individual coaching sessions, plus workshops to empower NTFB leaders to learn coaching skills they can use with their teams.
This month we are looking at the interesting dimension group coaching has added to the program as NTFB continues to build its coaching culture. Michele Galen, ICF North Texas member who has coordinated the group coaches, explained what the group dynamic does:
- Allows ICF North Texas to expand value we deliver by impacting teams to work differently with each other.
- Expands volunteer opportunities for ICF-NT coaches to contribute.
- Expands learning opportunities as veteran group coaches pair with those who want to gain, practice or strengthen group coaching skills.
Now several weeks into the engagement, we heard several insights from group coaches.
“I believe coaching is a gift to mankind, an opportunity for coaches to give our presence to affirm people and let their voice be heard,” said volunteer Darius Frasure. As someone who is being certified in Evidence-Based Coaching, he enjoyed getting to see how people act with each other as they take on initiatives and to consider what may be getting in their way of being most effective. “I’ve seen our material come alive with NTFB employees who have been able to find new ways to communicate through this coaching experience.” Darius has been a fan of NTFB for a long time. “This is definitely a great place to contribute; NTFB is doing great things in our community.”
Michele Galen shared, "The opportunity to work with NTFB leaders through the group coaching experience has been extremely rewarding. Through this work we have the opportunity to support NTFB leaders and teams and to contribute to one of the most important organizations in the North Texas community. And as a newcomer to Dallas, being a group coach and the coordinator of all the ICF North Texas group coaches has allowed me to create new connections with many wonderful people at a time when it’s hard to build relationships."
“It is hard to get your head around how serious the need is at NTFB, even before Covid-19 hit,” said group Coach Susan Shapiro. “I have seen a committed, professional group of leaders at this organization who are all about continuous improvement in their work groups and in their culture. Group coaching is an experience which taps into others’ perspectives and helps individuals challenge their own perspective. Then together, we come up with some innovative ideas that all can apply to their teams.”
Through August and into September, one-on-one and group coaching continues and the engagement for this year will wrap up with a workshop to give NTFB leaders additional coaching skills so that they can continue group coaching on their own into the future.