International Coaching Week (ICW)

ICF Philadelphia is thrilled to announce our theme for International Coaching Week (ICW) 2021:

Coaching Beyond… Rising to the Challenges of an Ever-Changing World

Today, as never before, the challenges facing our communities are increasing in complexity and speed, requiring new ways of thinking, relating, and living. This theme will be explored in our three marquee ICW events:

Ignite Program Kickoff: Our ICW activities will open on Monday, May 17 with a virtual kickoff of the 2021 Ignite Program. Participants from our partner organization, Big Brother Big Sisters Independence will join us along with our volunteer coaches to meet each other, learn more about the program and get the excitement going!

Panel discussions: On Tuesday, May 18 we will conduct parallel panel discussions focused on the powerful impact of integrating coaching into non-traditional areas of the community and workforce. Key topic areas will include the value of coaching and potential challenges for:
  • Entrepreneurship and the new “hustle economy"
  • Under-resourced communities
  • University students, postdocs, and leadership
  • Individuals thriving with disabilities

Working sessions using Open Space Technology.  Open Space is a technique for running meetings where the participants create and manage the agenda themselves. The Open Space activities will be held on Wednesday, May 19 and Thursday, May 20. These sessions will be designed to further enrich the ICW experience by providing opportunities for attendees to:

  • Discuss and reflect on new insights and potential actions that emerge from the panel discussions
  • Collaborate and explore additional areas where coaching can bring transformative value
  • Seek clarity and share ideas aimed at generating individual or group learning

Our mission for ICW 2021 is to expand our understanding of the value of coaching in transcending new challenges and fostering success, performance, and growth, especially for the next generation of coaches.


International Coach Federation

Philadelphia Chapter, 2020
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