DALLAS, May 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The North Texas Chapter of the International Coach Federation (ICF) will recognize DFW organizations that embrace coaching as an integral part of their leadership and business strategy at its 6th annual Prism Award event on Thursday, June 21 at the Hilton DFW Lakes Conference Center.
The event begins at 3 p.m. with an interactive panel of Human Resource executives from the nominated Organizations: Lisa Reynolds, System Director Organizational Effectiveness at CHRISTUS Health, Doug Henderson, Vice President, Learning and Organization Effectiveness at ACS, a Xerox Company, and Bill Behrendt, Ph.D, Vice President for Human Resources at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas. A cocktail reception, dinner and awards will follow. Colleen Barrett, President Emeritus, Southwest Airlines is the keynote speaker for the awards dinner. Colleen will discuss how Herb Kelleher, her Servant Leader boss of 40+ years, mentored and coached her, which enabled her to lead and develop Southwest's 35,000 Employees.
"The transformative power of coaching in organizations is measured by the initiative's effectiveness, strategic application to key business issues, and its return on investment to the organization," says Jim Cooper, Prism Event Chair. "During the afternoon panel discussion, the nominees will present their results in areas such as: leadership development, change management, team effectiveness, culture, performance and organizational alignment, all which support their reputations as employers of choice."
Sponsors are: UT Dallas School of Management, iPEC Excellence in Coach Training, and Multi Health Systems. Previous Prism award winners include: McKesson Corporation, Lewisville Independent School District, Raytheon, EDS, IBM Americas, University of Texas at Dallas Jindal School of Management, and Oracle.
To learn more and to register for the event, go to www.icf-nt-prism.com.
About North Texas ICF Coaches
North Texas ICF Coaches, the first chartered chapter of ICF, was formed by individual member- professionals who practice leadership, business, career, and life coaching. With over 21,000 members dedicated to advancing the coaching profession by setting high professional standards, providing independent certification, and building a network of credentialed coaches, ICF is the leading global coaching organization, and defines coaching as partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential.
SOURCE International Coach Federation of North Texas