The Columbia Coaching Learning Association (CCLA) exists to serve as a community of practice for CCP Program graduates as well as scholars, practitioners, scholar-practitioners, researchers, students, talent management professionals and others who are interested in the study and practice of executive and organizational coaching in the context of Columbia’s Coaching Foundations and our core belief that coaching enhances both organizational performance  and human potential.

Together, we seek to leverage the power of imagination and co-creation by convening conferences, conducting and disseminating research, developing advanced learning opportunities and offering collaborative e-forums for networks of coaches to stay connected. 

We welcome all those who are currently enrolled in, or have completed, the Columbia Coaching Certification Program to join, as well as, those of you who are part of the broader community of coaches and other talent management professionals. Not a member yet? We invite you to join now to create a profile and add a profile photo!

This website is intended to provide a space for CCLA members to connect with each other as scholars, practitioners, scholar-practitioners, researchers, students, and key stakeholders. On this site you will also receive regular updates on plans for the Columbia Coaching Program's 3rd International Conference in 2018!

One of the best ways to leverage the power of this site is to use the "What's Happening" or "Member Comments" sections below to share your thoughts and ideas with other CCLA members.

NOTICE: This is a professional online network intended solely for community of practice activities, not for personal request or solicitation. While the site includes a SPAM function, none are fool proof!  While we scan the site for improper use of this platform, if you receive a direct email message making a personal request, please: (a) disregard it and (b) report to the site administrator Anna Healy (contact her via the Member Search" feature under the "Member Roster" pull down menu).

Thanks for your participation!

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We are currently in the process of a complete redesign of both the CCLA Community as well as the Member Directory.  Active members of the community will be the first to be notified when we go live!  If you are not yet a member, please apply to become a member in order to take full advantage of the features when we launch.  Thank you for your patience.

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  • The 3rd International Columbia Coaching Conference will be held on October 17-19, 2018!

Proposal Update

We had another strong pool  of submissions from which to select for the 20 break-out sessions (via 4 rounds of concurrent sessions) for the 2018 Conference.

Congratuations to the 5 panels, 2 coach demonstrations, 15 papers, and 9 experiential learning sessions that will be on the program!

Stay tuned for updates to the 2018 problem via the conference website:


Early-bird Registration

We are partnering with Ex Ordo, to manage the technology platforms for the 2018 conference. The systems worked very well during the proposal submission and review process!

Take advantage of early-bird registration and receive a $200.00 discount on the full conference fee. Accepted proposals received a special presenter rate, the link should have been provided by the program track chair.

Use the link below to register:



2018 Conference Steering Committee Updates

We are in the process of staffing the 2018 conference leadership team. To date, the following individuals will be working with me (Dr. Terrence E. Maltbia), in my role as Institutional Conference Sponsor:

  • Fernando Yepez, Academic Co-Chair (2nd term);
  • John Schaffner, Marketing and Branding (2nd term); and
  • Liane Kemp, Conference Program Committee (2nd term - first year leading the entire program).

Big thanks to the following individuals who served on the leadership team for 2016, each playing important role to ensure the 2nd conference was a success! 

  • Dana Kirchman, Practitioner-Co-Chair (her 2nd term | will continue to support our work in various ways during 2018);
  • Robert Levey and Keiko Muromatsu, Program Co-Chairs (1st Term - will continue to leverage their knowledge);
  • Robin Schletter, Strategic Sponsorship Chair (2 terms - will certainly seek out her consultation); and
  • Loretta Donovan, Events Planning and Operations Chair

I also want to acknowledge Jean Frankel and Maureen Solero, our 2014 Conference Co-Chairs, for their leadership in launching our very 1st conference!

Also, big thanks to our  2016 sponsors!










Conference Sponsorship

2016 Conference Sponsors

Many thanks to the following organizations for their support in ensuring that our 2nd conference is a success!





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