This is truly a year of quantum growth for the IAC. As you see in the article from the certifying committee, we have been certifying coaches for a year now and the certifying committee is growing in order to accommodate the increasing number of you sending in your tapes. We will also be setting up the opportunity for submitting your recordings via email so that the process will be even more streamlined.
We are continuing to develop the intellectual property that will become the foundation of the new certification program. The goal of the organization in developing this new program is to offer a certification that is truly globally based. As an international organization we feel compelled to offer a certification that represents the most fundamental and elegant statement of the mastery of coaching that will be understood and shared by cultures around the world. These fundamentals will represent the essence of what coaching is for coaches and the clients of coaches in the most cross- culturally sensitive way.
As we proceed with the development of this process we will be coming to you, our members, with the template and seeking your input and feedback.
We are hosting Town Hall Meetings that will give you the opportunity to ask questions and give us feedback as we grow and develop as an organization. We look forward to your participation! Read all about them below.
Nina East, Barbra Sundquist, Karen Van Cleve and myself have been certifying together for over a year now. Based on our experience as certifiers and in response to your feedback as members, we have the following announcements:
Dropping One Year Deadline for Step Two
The Certification Committee would like to announce that the deadline of one year from taking Step One to taking Step Two will be eliminated. We want you to know we are listening to your concerns. Some people have been feeling the pressure to submit tapes to meet the deadline even though they are not perhaps quite ready yet. In an effort to uphold the highest standards and to support our community of coaches and clients, there will be no specified time limit to complete Step Two under the current standards.
Therefore, the deadline of one year from taking Step One to taking Step Two will be eliminated immediately.
Clarification of 15 Proficiencies vs. New Certification Standard
As announced before, the IAC is in the process of developing a new certification standard based on its own IP (Intellectual Property). Because we recognize that many of you have invested considerable time and resources in preparing for certification based on the original 15 Proficiencies, we want to allow a generous transition period. The new certification standard has not yet been released, but when it is you will have a choice whether to be certified under the new standard or the original 15 Proficiencies. Should you choose to be certified under the 15 Proficiencies, you will have a year from the date that the new process is up and running to complete your certification under the old system.
In accordance with our ongoing mission to further the interests of coaching clients and in fairness to coach certification candidates, the IAC Board is very pleased to announce a modification in the scoring for Step Two of the Certification Process.. This change was recommended by the Certification Committee after a careful evaluation of the IAC certification process based on our actual experience certifying candidates over the past year and our recent involvement as certifiers at the Live Intensive Certification events conducted by Coachville, LLC. Together with Coachville, we have come to an agreed-upon measure of strong and consistent coaching – an essential assurance for coaching clients.
What does this mean for IAC members seeking Certification?
As before, you will continue to submit recordings (MP3’s, CD’s or tapes) of two 30-minute coaching sessions. Your individual score on each recording must be at least 80% and you must achieve a minimum score a 4 out of 5 on each proficiency at least once over the course of the two coaching sessions. In rare instances, one score of 3 may be permitted at the certifiers’ discretion. If this occurs, you will be interviewed regarding that proficiency to assure that you fully understand the proficiency and are able to use it appropriately. The change to require a minimum score of 4 on every proficiency is in response to our experience, which shows that between two demonstration coaching sessions, there are opportunities to demonstrate all of the 15 proficiencies.
This new scoring system will go into effect Sept 1st. Any recordings submitted after that date will be evaluated using this new standard.
Introducing the Newest Member of our Certification Team
We are delighted to announce the addition of Natalie Tucker Miller (www.unparenting.com) to our IAC Certifiers team. Natalie brings her knowledge of the Proficiencies from her experience as Community Coach and Certifier for Coachville. Natalie has a wonderfully supportive style. Her experience and perspective will be assets to the certifying team and to the candidates.
Natalie’s Bio: Teaching early education, parenting education and personal development since 1989, Natalie Tucker Miller has called Vermont home since 1985. Growing up in Long Island, NY, she graduated from Five Towns College, then continued her education in the pastoral setting of northern NY at SUNY Potsdam. There she met Paul, to whom she’s been married since 1982.
In addition to consulting parents and teachers, presenting parenting and teaching materials in workshop and keynote settings, she home educated her two daughters, who are now successfully fulfilling their own dreams. She concludes, “The most valuable experience I’ve gained is through the lessons taught to me by the hundreds of people I’ve had the good fortune of being involved with over the years. And most notably, the two I call my daughters.”
Natalie holds certifications for coaching through the IAC and Coachville, where she is an instructor, community coach and certifying examiner.
Introducing Our Town Hall Meetings
Progress has been made and the IAC is developing into a fully-functioning and vital organization. It is time for our members to be heard. Please join us for one of our scheduled town hall meetings. We will discuss:
Questions you have about certification
What you would like to see happening at the IAC
Monday, July 25 7:00 pm eastern time 1-949-373-0345 Participant code- 7252005
Friday, July 29 12:00 noon eastern time 1-949-373-0345 Participant code- 7292005
Monday, August 1 8:00 pm eastern time 1-949-373-0345 Participant code- 8012005
Each bridge holds 100. Join us and be heard at our very first town hall meetings!
What You Will Find in the August Issues of The Voice
Look for our Special Voice Issue out on August 12! You will be introduced to our four new board members and read all about what members had to say at our first town hall meetings.
In our monthly issue to be sent out August 26, you will learn about how to take our new membership survey and be introduced to the membership committee.
The IAC® is a community of progressive and diverse coaches. With coaches from 80 countries, and even more languages, from all walks of life, you’ll have no trouble finding a coach or colleague you can connect with. If you are a client, this is a great way to find the most masterful coaches in the world! *
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