Leveraging Polarity Thinking for Coach and Client Development: Cultivating Competency for "Both/And" Thinking

October 02, 2018
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
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Professional Development Community of Practice Presents...

Leveraging Polarity Thinking for Coach and Client Development: Cultivating Competency for "Both/And" Thinking

Presenters: Cliff Kayser, PCC and Joy Goldman, RN, MS, PCC

Monday, September 17, 2018 • 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
AND Tuesday, October 2, 2018 • 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Zoom Webinar: Two-Part Series

** This is being offered as a two-part series, with each webinar being offered as a stand-alone session as well. **

$30 – ICF Member / Global Member | $40 – Non-Member (One Session ONLY)

$50 – ICF Member / Global Member | $60 – Non-Member
(Webinar Series - Both 9/17 & 10/2 Sessions)

Earn 1.5 (each webinar) Core Competency CCEUs

Polarities (aka Paradoxes, Dilemmas, Wicked Problems, etc.) are unavoidable -- we’re all “in” them, whether we’re aware of them or not. When Polarities in issues and challenges are identified and leveraged well, the end-goals and objectives can be attained with increased speed and sustainability. Coaches and Clients who leverage polarities well have a distinct performance advantage over the ones that don’t.

9/17 kicks-off part one of a two-part series with an interactive focus on a key polarity all Coaches face in the coaching relationship. Learning and applying the Polarity Map® and process to a tension of our own, will enable us to better apply the process with Clients. Part two on 10/2 brings attention to common polarity tensions Clients face and we’ll apply the same process interactively using the Polarity Map® to explore and organize the wisdom in the room.

Learning objectives participants can expect to achieve are:

  • Improve Coach and Client performance by providing an overview/awareness between solvable problems and unsolvable (but leverage-able) polarities;

  • Simplify some of the complexity in the Coach / Client relationship;

  • Learn how resistance in polarity tensions can be used as a resource; and,

  • Support accelerating learning and development for Coaches and Clients.

Learning Objectives:

By the end of part 1 (9/17 -- COACH FOCUS), participants will be able to:

  1. Distinguish between solvable problems and unsolvable (but leverage-able) interdependent pairs or “polarities,” and review a list of common polarities that all Coaches are “in”;
  2. See and Map a polarity in the Coaching relationship using the Polarity Map®;
  3. Support “leverage” (maximizing the upside benefits in the polarity tension and minimizing the downside limitations) by identifying Coaching Action Steps and Early Warning Signs.

Learning Objectives:

By the end of part 2 (10/2 -- CLIENT FOCUS), participants will be able to:

  1. Distinguish between a solvable problem and unsolvable interdependent pairs or “polarities,” and review a list of common polarities that all Clients are “in”;
  2. See and Map a polarity that has relevance for any client using the Polarity Map®;

Support “leverage” (maximizing the upside benefits and minimizing the downside limitations) by Identifying Coaching Action Steps and Early Warning Signs.

Participants will take a brief polarity assessment which will measure their perception of how well they leverage "Challenge" And "Support" in their coaching work. You will learn aggregate results during the webinars. This should only take five minutes or less to complete.

Cliff Kayer, MSOD, MSHR, PCCCliff Kayser MSOD, MSHR, PCC

Mr. Kayser is VP of Polarity Partnerships representing east coast operations out of Washington, D.C. He is founder/president of XPERIENCE, LLC formed in 2007, which includes “Kayser Ridge,” a retreat and learning center he built in Berkeley Springs, WV. Mr. Kayser has 25 years of experience in organization development consulting, coaching, and leadership training. He serves as dean of the 2-year Mastery Program in Polarity Thinking and is a keynotes speaker on the topic of values and polarity values dynamics for national/global systems, organizations/teams, and leadership competencies.

Mr. Kayser is a faculty member at American University’s Master’s in Organization Development and KEY Executive programs and is a coaching fellow for the basic and advanced coaching programs at George Mason’s Center for the Advancement of Well-being. He is an adjunct faculty at The Gestalt Institute of Cleveland and the Federal Executive Institute.

Mr. Kayser has held internal positions as Vice President of Organizational Development and Training for The National Cooperative Bank (NCB), Senior Organization Development Consultant for The Washington Post, and Corporate Manager of Human Resources and Training at The Washington Post Company.

Mr. Kayser earned Master’s Degrees in both Human Resources and Organizational Development from American University, holds a PCC designation through the International Coaching Federation, and completed his Coaching training at The Georgetown Executive Leadership Coaching Program in 2007.

Joy Goldman, RN, MS, PCC

Joy’s passion is inspiring leaders to re-connect to their purpose to improve care for all. Having worked in healthcare for most of her professional life, she is committed to improving the health of the healthcare industry.

Joy blends industry expertise, the art and science of coaching, and an ever-evolving macro perspective of organizational and human systems of development. She lives and practices numerous polarities that include confidence and humility; structure and flexibility; support and challenge; intellect and emotion; doing and being. She works with leaders to accomplish desired results while challenging existing belief systems that contribute to interpersonal and organizational distress. Joy is thrilled to be presenting the application of polarity thinking to influence individual, team, and system transformation at the October 19th Capital Coaches Conference.

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REFUND POLICY: ICF Maryland Chapter requires participants to submit a cancellation notice 48-hour prior to an event.


$30.00 ICF Maryland Member (10/2 Session ONLY)

$30.00 ICF Global Member (10/2 Session ONLY)

$40.00 Non-Member (10/2 Session ONLY)