Local Communities of Practice

Government Community of Practice 

The Government Community of Practice provides a forum for the dissemination of information, the exchange and development of best practices, as well as general support and community to ICF members who are actively engaged as internal or external coaches, or are interested in coaching individuals and groups, at all levels of Government (federal, state and local).

Lead: Sue Stein, Ed.D., ACC
Date & Time: 2nd Wednesday of each month from 7.00-8.00PM EST
Call-In Number: (605) 475-3215, access code 548301#
Contact: Please email Larry Westberg to be added to the roster for CP members at larrywes@ms.com

Coaching Business Development Community of Practice

The purpose of the business development community of practice is to support, inform and coach one another to successfully build our coaching practices! Each meeting starts with a group member or invited guest sharing information relevant to building a profitable business. Topics include:

•         Attracting and retaining clients
•         Setting coaching rates
•         Creating your website
•         ICF certification
•         Building the business aspects of a coaching practice
•         Legal aspects (including insurance issues) related to creating a coaching practice
 
Date and Time: The second Friday of every month from 8:30 am – 10:00 am at The UMBC Training Center, 6996 Columbia Gateway Drive, Suite 100, Columbia, MD 21046.

For more information please feel free to contact Mary Pat Donelan at 410-313-7680 or marypatd@verizon.net.

Eastern Shore Coaches Community of Practice

Living on the Eastern Shore is a blessing! Many of us moved here to get away from the traffic and congestion of living in the metro Washington, DC area. At the same time, like everything else, there is a grey side to the light of living here. We are often working alone in our private practices and getting to coach meetings on the “Western Shore” is hampered by distance and time of day traffic.

The Eastern Shore Coaches Group evolved to support one another, challenge one another and to learn from each other.  We meet almost every month, rotating from one home to another and sharing a meal together.  Whoever is hosting that month provides a main dish and the rest of us bring pot luck (salad, dessert, sides, appetizer, wine etc.) The host chooses a coaching related topic for us all to discuss, as we bring our amazing, collective wisdom and experience into the room to share with one another.

While we may be small in number, we are mighty in experience and comradery. If you are a coach living on the Eastern Shore and want to know more about us call Merle Rockwell, ACC at 410-304-2391

Baltimore Regional Community of Practice

The ICF - Maryland Chapter Baltimore area group is a diverse gathering of experienced coaches who meet every 6 - 8 weeks to network and learn from each other. They explore unique topics that will enhance their coaching practices, typically with featured speakers and/or certified coaches who work in the Baltimore area. Most often these regional meetings are held on weekday mornings from 10am - 12noon. For information about upcoming meetings, contact Rayna Schroeder at rayna@positiveimpactleaders.com. The ICF - Maryland Chapter website also lists upcoming events for this and other regional  groups.

Frederick Regional Community of Practice

The Frederick Regional Community of Practice provides a forum for local coaches to network and exchange ideas. The group meets quarterly and each meeting is structured around a theme with a brief presentation.

Lead: Anne Kelly ANewLeafCoaching@earthlink.net or (301) 693-9580

Date & Time: Quarterly at 8.00 – 9.30 am
Location: The Common Market, Frederick

Conflict Management Coaching Community of Practice

Conflict Management Coaching uses coaching principles to help clients develop constructive ways to address conflict in their personal and professional lives. In these monthly Zoom-based webinars, we will share best practices, explore new approaches in this area of coaching, and consider how coaches’ own conflict management styles may impact their coaching skills.

Conflict Management Coaching uses coaching principles to help clients develop constructive ways to address conflict in their personal and professional lives. In these monthly Zoom-based webinars, we will share best practices, explore new approaches in this area of coaching, and consider how coaches’ own conflict management styles may impact their coaching skills.

Dates & Time: Last Tuesday of each month, 5.00 – 6.00 PM (for next few months in 2017, March 28, April 25, No call in May, June 27)
Call-In Number: (646) 558-8656 or (408) 638-0968, Meeting ID 834 609 465
Zoom Platformhttps://zoom.us/j/834609465
International numbers available: https://zoom.us/zoomconference?m=kSoH9BcHDMGbBZD5gx_9MtdmcizHsRV8
Leads & Contacts: Merle Rockwell, PCC,at merle2@balancedcoaching.com, Ed Modell, PCC, at ed@balancedcoaching.com, or phone at 410-304-2391.

Conflict Management Coaching Community LinkedIn Group for Notices and Discussions:  Click Here to Join.