WASHINGTON, April 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The George Washington University Center for Excellence in Public Leadership (GW CEPL) launched its newest coaching program, the e-Co Leadership Coaching Certification (e-CLC) program, which provides a framework for professional coaches to elevate consciousness and achieve a more sustainable future consistent with the United Nations' vision for One Humanity.
The e-CLC program was announced by Ina Gjikondi, Director of Executive Education & Coaching and Founder & Director of the e-Co Leadership Coaching Program, at the United Nations during the Impact Leadership 21 Summit in New York City, where thought leaders gathered to discuss the Consciousness Shift in Global Leadership. Aligned to the International Coaching Federation (ICF) competencies, the e-CLC embraces the whole-person and whole-systems framework and is designed to expand each coach's contribution in the world.
Jim Robinson, Executive Director of GW CEPL says, "The Center supports the UN's Sustainable Development Goals blueprint to elevate consciousness and achieve a more sustainable future for all through the coaching profession. Our e-Co Leadership Coaching is proving to be a way to for leaders to more profoundly affect the world around them, through their expanded presence, conscious intention and embodiment of spirit."
The origins of "e-Co" is unique and profound. Ina Gjikondi explains, "The "e" is the irrational mathematical number representing the manifestation of things which are beautiful and often abstract. The logarithmic spiral of "e" appears in nature in shells, horns, tusks, sunflowers, and even spiral galaxies and speaks to the idea of evolution, emergence and energy. The prefix 'co' means together, as in co-creation, compassion, consciousness, connection, and collaboration. 'Co' is also the exchange that His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama speaks about in partnerships with equals parts of giving and receiving, as a way of cultivating peace in the world.
The e-CLC Coaching Certification program is a unique professional foundational coaching program, designed for coaches and leaders from all industries and government, including the nonprofit community and the private sector. Gjikondi continues, "The e-Co Leadership Coaching Certification program represents an expanded vision for coaching, one where practitioners can develop their own capacity (whole-person), become a catalyst of social change, increase awareness in our shared ecosystem, and steward a movement of One Humanity."
Held both on the George Washington University campus and virtually, the e-Co Leadership Coaching Program offers:
- A seven-month learning journey
- Four, three-day classroom learning sessions at GW
- Nine, 90-minute virtual accelerators
- World-Class faculty & guest faculty
- 140+ hours of faculty-led content
- Real-world clients to coach as part of the program
- Leadership Embodiment Level 1 Certification
- Cultural Transformation Tools (CTT) Foundations Part 1 Certification
- International Coaching Federation (ICF) Aligned Curricula
- Opportunity to build a coaching portfolio through the One Humanity Lab
For more information or to register for this cutting-edge program for leaders across sectors, entrepreneurs, social activists, educators, facilitators, organizational development consultants, and anyone committed to elevating consciousness in the world through the profession of coaching, go to: leadershipcoaching.cepl.gwu.edu.
Ina Gjikondi, Founder & Program Director
SOURCE The George Washington University Center for Excellence in Public Leadership