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We are pleased to announce a special early bird offer to celebrate the opening of reservations for the 9th Annual International Gay Coaches Conference.
The first 25 men to book before 16th February 2020 will receive a 30% discount off the price for the main conference.
THIS MEANS YOU COULD ATTEND THE MAIN EVENT, INCLUDING ROOM, BOARD AND PROGRAMMING FROM ONLY $333*!
Organized annually by Gay Coaches Alliance, the International Gay Coaches Conference is a celebration of gay men who coach. It includes high quality educational content, a cultural program and opportunities to relax and connect with other gay coaches from around the world.
The event is hosted each year at Easton Mountain, a retreat center for gay men near Greenwich in upstate NY.
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Deadline for article submissions is December 1 (let us know if you need a bit longer)
Coaching Diversity. How do our differences matter? ~ V18N1 March 2020
How have diversity and cultural issues impacted the coaching profession?
Why is it important for coaches to have an interest in our various cultural, racial, and social identities?
How do cultural, racial, or other social identities impact our clients?
How do we coach people who experience inequities, power dynamics, or systemic racism?
What can I do to expand my cultural awareness to support inclusive practices?
What skills and behaviors define cross-cultural competencies?
Article Deadline: December 1, 2019
Advertising Deadline: January 15, 2020
Mail date: Mid March 2020
Converge 2019, the ICF Global Conference took place last October 24 to 26, in Prague, Czech Republic. There were 900 attendees from fifty countries. The conference had four tracks: building, practice, science, and discover (future trends)
There were 17 exhibitors and my company, the Goldvarg Consulting Group was one of the exhibitors, offering free supervision sessions to participants to develop understanding of what supervision is and how it works.
The opening keynote speaker was Frans Johansso, talking about Navigating Unpredictability. He proposed to use diversity and inclusion to promote creativity in organizations. He invited to ask ourselves: Is the world changing faster than my organization? Do we have the ability to change? How do we prepare in era of rapid change? He suggested that expertise and planning may not be enough for success.
The unexpected that makes us stand apart. How do we set up for success in an uncertain world? He recommended:
- Look for opportunities to change the rules of the game.
- Draw inspiration from fields and cultures different than your own. All new ideas are combinations of old ideas, but not all combinations are equal: Bring together different perspectives.
- Place more bets, take risks.
- Rethink the role of experience and expertise in innovation.
His main message was to use diversity to drive innovation. I was disappointed that there was not too much on coaching supervision but Janet Harvey, MCC presented on the importance of being aware of our assumptions and possible inner obstacles to provide the best possible service to our clients.
To learn more about the programs at the conference, go to:
Virtual Coaching Certification to obtain an ICF Credential