LEXINGTON, Ky., March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Registration for ICF Advance 2014: Science of Coaching is open to the public. This International Coach Federation (ICF) event will take place May 29 – 31, 2014, at the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel, Atlanta, Ga. ICF will also offer a live, interactive virtual broadcast of the event. Event information and registration details are available at Coachfederation.org/advance.
"The body of knowledge that shapes coaching practice is ever-evolving. For coaches and coach trainers and educators who want to set themselves apart in today's marketplace, familiarity with cutting-edge coaching research is essential," said ICF Global Chair and Master Certified Coach Damian Goldvarg, Ph.D. "At ICF Advance 2014, we will bridge the gap between theory and practice by facilitating powerful, provocative conversations among coaching scholars, practitioners, trainers and educators."
ICF Advance 2014 has been designed as an intensive, interactive 2½-day educational experience that will deliver in-depth content covering the theories that underpin coaching. Attendees will enhance their understanding of how empirical research and theories influence and relate to the coaching body of knowledge, observe live demonstrations of masterful coaching, and acquire strategies for integrating evidence-based research into their own practice.
ICF Advance 2014 presenters will include:
- Howard Ross, whose daily Provocateur Presentations will lay the groundwork for attendees' learning and synthesize the ICF Advance 2014 educational experience.
- Francine Campone, Ed.D., MCC, who will serve as the event's Praxis Facilitator, engaging with attendees to identify examples of innovative coaching research, discuss impactful coaching studies from around the world and map new areas for additional exploration.
- Ben Palmer, Ph.D., who will lead attendees on a deep dive into theories of emotional intelligence and their application to masterful Leadership Coaching that transforms clients' lives.
- Margaret Moore, MBA, who will explore how the science of human thriving can be paired with the science and practice of coaching to optimize clients' overall well-being by eliciting heartfelt motivation, confidence, creativity and strategic thinking.
Through March 31, 2014, ICF is offering registrants for the in-person event a discounted early-bird registration rate of $550 for ICF Members and $690 for non-members. After March 31, the registration rate will be $660 for ICF Members and $825 for non-members. Registration fees include attendance to all educational programs, a welcome reception on Thursday evening (cash bar), luncheons and beverage breaks.
To best meet attendees' needs, ICF Advance 2014 will be offered virtually via a live, simultaneous broadcast. Virtual attendees may purchase the full, live broadcast package at a rate of $150 for ICF members and $190 for non-members. Single-day live broadcast access for Friday or Saturday is available at a rate of $75/day for ICF Members or $100/day for non-members. (All virtual broadcast purchases will include access to the live broadcast of Thursday's welcome session and research discussion.)
In preparation for ICF Advance 2014, ICF Global will host a series of three pre-event webinars led by Palmer, Moore and Campone. Webinar registration is free and open to everyone, regardless of ICF Advance 2014 enrollment.
The International Coach Federation is the leading global organization for coaches, with more than 20,000 members and 11,000 credentialed coaches in more than 100 countries worldwide. ICF is dedicated to advancing the coaching profession by setting high ethical standards, providing independent certification and building a worldwide network of credentialed coaches. Coaching is a distinct service and differs greatly from therapy, consulting, mentoring or training. ICF defines coaching as partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential. For more information, please visit our website at www.coachfederation.org.
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