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Virtual Event - Team and Group Coaching: Skills, Dynamics and Approaches

  • Thursday, August 21, 2014
  • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Teleconference


  • Members of ASTD attend at the NWCA Partner member rate.
  • $15 (preregistration with payment).
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     Virtual Program   


Teleconference Information:  

Will be included in your registration confirmation. 

Will be recorded and distributed to registered members only. 



Please email Mary Kerr, 2014 Director of Education at icf,oregon@gmail,com

CCEU Approved: 

1.5 Core Competency / Live Attendance Required

Team and Group Coaching: 

Skills, Dynamics and Approaches

This session will focus in on team and group coaching, two sub-disciplines of our coaching profession. The presentation will explore some of the best practices and core skills for designing and implementing group and team coaching programs. We will also explore the topic of group and team dynamics, how this shifts and what is needed from coaches along the way. Finally, we will explore a number of different approaches and activities coaches can bring into their own work with groups and teams. Participants will leave with an action plan to take forward with their own work.

Topics Covered:
The session will focus on best practices of group and team coaching based on the research undertaken in writing Effective Group Coaching and From One to Many: Best Practices for Team and Group Coaching. We will look at three specific areas during the presentation - core skills for masterful group and team coaching (as related to the 11 core competencies), group and team dynamics, and some activities and approaches coaches can bring into their own programming.

Learning Outcomes - Coaches will:
  1. Understand the similarities and differences between team and group coaching, and how these are sub-disciplines of our coaching profession.
  2. Explore at how the eleven core competencies look in group and team coaching contexts
  3. Identify activities and processes to design powerful programs/processes - including starting and ending engagements, building connection and trust.
  4. Understand the dynamics groups and teams go through in a team or group coaching process
  5. Develop an action plan regarding what they want to take forward with their work.


Core Competencies Applied:  

CC #2 - Establishing the coaching agreement, B. Co-creating the relationship, - CC #3 - Establishing Trust and Intimacy, - CC #6 - Powerful Questioning, D. Facilitating learning and results, - CC #8 - Creating Awareness, - CC #9 - Designing Actions, - CC #10- Planning & Goal Setting

How they apply:
Team and group coaching are sub-disciplines of the coaching profession. As such our best practices around grounded in all 11 core competencies. This presentation places an emphasis on designing the coaching agreement (things to do before and in a first session with a group or team), as well as placing emphasis on techniques for building trust and connection (intimacy) with clients. The presentation will also talk about the category of "Facilitating Learning and Results" by sharing several processes/activities coaches may want on consider using in supporting action, awareness, goal setting. As with any coaching conversation powerful questions for the backbone. We'll talk a little about how this looks different in a group or team coaching process. .


Jennifer J. Britton

is the founder of Potentials Realized, a Canadian-based performance improvement company.  An award winning program designer, she works with groups, teams and organizations in the areas of leadership, teamwork and performance.  Jennifer is the author of Effective Group Coaching (Wiley, 2009), the first book to be published on group coaching globally. Her second book, From One to Many: Best Practices for Team and Group Coaching was released last summer, and widens the lens to team coaching, as well as organizational capacity building.

Drawing on more than two decades of experience as an experiential educator and former manager with the United Nations and other international organizations, her global clients span government, corporate and non-profit sectors, from financial services to education and healthcare.    She has spoken and trained on the topic of group coaching and coaching skills for groups as diverse as staff teams from UNICEF West and Central Africa, numerous chapters of the International Coach Federation, to national consulting and insurance firms, to international health care organizations.


Since early 2006, her Group Coaching EssentialsTM teleseminar training program has supported hundreds of coaches in the creation and implementation of their own group coaching programs.  This, along with the Advanced Group Coaching Practicum and Group and Team Coaching Intensive, are all ICF approved Continuing Coach Education programs.  Jennifer offers a range of group coaching programs and retreats for the general public in addition to the coaching and training services she offers to organizations. In addition to being a thought leader in the field of group and team coaching, she also is a practitioner herself. Her main areas of interest include leadership development, particularly for team leaders, teamwork and organizational capacity development. She also provides support as a mentor coach.

Credentialed by the International Coaching Federation, Britton was originally trained and certified by the Coaches Training Institute.  She has also completed advanced coaching training in the areas of ORSC and Shadow Coaching.  A Certified Performance Technologist (CPT), Britton holds a Masters of Environmental Studies (York University) and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology (McGill).

Connect with Jennifer online at:, @jennbritton (Twitter), EffectiveGroupCoaching (Facebook) and (Blog)

Teleconference Schedule:  PST (Los Angeles/Seattle)

11:55 AM - Conference Line Opens
12:00 PM - Welcome & CCEU Password #1
12:05 PM - Conference Recording Starts 
  1:25 PM - Presenter Acknowledgment
  1:30 PM - CCEU Password #2 / Call ends

* Free for local chapter members
* $15 for guests and non-member coaches  
* CCEU Certificate Included

Special Note -  Please register early !!! 
Online registration required for this event.   There is a robust handout that goes with this presentation, which will be sent to registrants with the meeting reminders the week before the presentation .  Fair warning: if you don't register at least 24 hours before the program you may not receive the handout before we meet.   


ICF Oregon will not make refunds on registrations for this event. We will, however, send a copy of the meeting recording to everyone who registers for it.

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