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The Columbia Coaching Learning Association (CCLA) Program Committee began the conversation today (8.11.15) about establishing the theme for our 2nd International Columbia Coaching Program Conference scheduled for October 2016! Columbia Coaching Programs Faculty Director, Dr. Terrence E. Maltbia, outlined strategic inputs that should inform the creation of the conference theme.
The ideas below align with both program and university priorities of FY 2016 and beyond, theme should:
- Highlight Columbia's University-wide emphasis on Neuroscience (i.e., cognitive, social, and behavioral) with the planned opening of the Jerome L. Greene Science Center (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CRdncAfENpY);
- Provide an invitation for the exploration of the generation of evidence-based practices focused on executive and organizational coaching;
- Be a continuation, expansion of the 1st Conference Theme: Spaces for Executive and Organizational Coaching; and
- Shed light on expanding the profession's emphasis on differentiating coaching from other helping work (e.g., mentoring, consulting, therapy, etc.) to laying the necessary work of aligning coaching with other important development work and processes in organizations (e.g., talent management, leadership development, organizational development, change management/leadership, facilitation, and so on).
Given this framing, we invite our growing learning community to provide suggestions for consideration for our 2016 Conference!
Dr. Terrence E. Maltbia