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Calling in Power & Culture: Revolutionizing Coach Education is a provocative, two-day Summit focusing on the dynamics of power, privilege, rank and culture. We seek to create deeply equitable coach development programs, enabling everyone to show up whole: students, clients, faculty and staff. This action-oriented Summit is designed to challenge assumptions within individuals, relationships, institutions and the systems that inform them.

I've been working with an amazing group of seasoned professional coaches and coach educators to create an event focused on the exploration of the intersection of power, privilege, rank, and culture in the context of coach education and the work of professional coaches - an area that is NOT explicitly attended to by various professional coaching associations (e.g.,, ICF, IAC, WABC, etc.), yet in today's world increasingly characterized by diversity and globalization, this is a MAJOR omission.

A requirement for successfully completing Columbia University's Coaching Certification Program is conducting a coach-specific research project. Across our 18 cohorts, there are been many focused on various aspects of coaching across cultures, diversity, cultural competence, global leadership, and inclusion - demonstrating both the high level of interests and importance of this topic. The summit will be a great opportunity to connect with others who share your passion. The summit is a space for calling to question and challenge our own deeply held assumptions, beliefs, and related biases that can get in the way of creating and sustaining climates of equity in coach education and culturally sensitive professional coaching engagements.

The Summit is planned for September 16 - 17, 2017 in Toronto, Canada! I'm going! Are you? Use the link below for registration details - act soon to be a part of this exciting event:

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