March Madness – And an IAC Learning Frenzy?
by Susan R. Meyer, MCC (IAC)
‘Tis the season for basketball in the United States. My alma mater’s women’s team made it to the NCAA tournament this year. Across the country, people will be glued to their televisions rooting for their favorite teams.
Here at the IAC, we’re tearing ourselves away from basketball to root for learning opportunities for our members and licensees. March and April Madness are alive and well here. In March, we held our second open call for licensees. The licensee calls provide an opportunity for all licensees to come together to exchange information and to speak with the Certifiers. The calls are also one of the ways we plan to assist our licensees in creating excellent learning opportunities around the IAC Masteries® for their students. We’re also thinking about creating a forum for the licensees in order to provide a place for the licensee community to connect.
In March, we also held our first live "Ask the Certifiers Call." We plan to continue to offer this opportunity for members and potential members to learn more about the IAC, the Masteries®, and our path to certification. In April, I will host our first webinar—open to all, with access to the replay available for members. Dr. Doris Helge will be our first speaker and I plan to feature other licensees and members who can contribute to our deeper knowledge about coaching.
In April, I will be attending the International Coaching Conference in Kuala Lumpur, jointly organized by CESMED and TeamCoach International and co-sponsored by the IAC. Immediate Past President Bob Tschannen-Moran, MCC (IAC) will be giving the keynote address: Coaching Mastery: A Commitment that Matters. Other speakers include Certifier Bonnie Chan, MCC (IAC), Megan Tschannen-Moran, Tih Sio Hong, M. Shanmugam and Past President Angela Spaxman.
The IAC has been invited to present at the World Business and Executive Coaching Summit in June. A panel of IAC members will discuss using the Masteries® to develop coaching skills in managers in a variety of settings. Watch for details about the free preview calls and a special offer for VOICE readers who decide to participate in the series.
Finally, I’d like to find more ways for our members to share learning opportunities with other members. This month, a licensee let us know that they have created an open group for members to work on their learning agreement. Initially, we couldn’t figure out how to do this without appearing to favor one licensee over others, so we need to fix that! If you have similar opportunities that are open to all and are non-promotional, but don’t seem to fit the guidelines for an article, send them to Linda Dessau, email@example.com and we’ll figure out a way to create a column or link. Also, please make use of our LinkedIn group, http://www.linkedin.com/groups/International-Association-Coaching-IAC-1951844.
As always, I’m excited to hear how we can help you expand your path to coach mastery. You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
With warm wishes for your success,
Susan R. Meyer
Susan R. Meyer, MCC (IAC) is President of Susan R. Meyer, Coaching and Consulting and of Life-Work Coach. She provides personal and executive coaching and facilitates seminars on topics including life planning, emotional intelligence, leadership development, communication, and coaching skills for managers. www.susanrmeyer.com.