3 Core Competencies
As members of a coach community, we have the opportunity to be of service to each other, to benefit from the wisdom of our group. Our yearly coaching practicums (facilitated sessions where you are coached, you coach others and then share feedback), have been a shining example of service to one another. These sessions have been among the most well-received programs ICF Virginia offers. In that spirit, we conduct two practicums each year, one in June and one in December. Get a little practice among your peers. It’s one of the best ways to up your game.
For our June Practicum Program, we will be introducing the PCC markers. These markers represent what ICF trained assessors listen for in coaching conversations of those at the PCC (Professional Certified Coach) level. For more information on the markers, click the following link: https://coachfederation.org/pcc-markers
Participants will be paired to coach each other. Following each coaching session, we will share observations and experiences and explore opportunities during a debriefing exercise. Then we will break for lunch and informal discussion about your experience. Participants from last year noted that this format was a good place to start. It is a comfortable and safe environment for coaches who want to develop their coaching skills and receive direct feedback without being observed by a panel of other coaches.
· To explore critical incidents in a coaching session and identify coaching moves which help the client progress
· To practice coaching in a supportive environment
· To receive supportive and constructive feedback on a coaching session
· To identify the core coaching competencies used in a live coaching session
· To sharpen observational skills as client and observer by giving feedback to fellow coaches
· To meet and interact with other members of our ICF chapter in a professional, supportive interaction.