News from the Conference: we can’t wait to read your proposals!
21 mai 2020

News from the Conference: we can’t wait to read your proposals!par Manon Blondin, PCC

The 2021 Conference committee is slowly forging ahead, finding ideas to make it as great as can be.

And you can help. Put your creativity to good use and send in your proposals. We’ll be accepting them until September 19th. Of course, that might seem so far away. But time can fly by, especially if you’re planning on a summer vacation.

You won’t want to miss this opportunity to present a workshop to share with Conference attendees – click here and fill out the form. And if you already have, we are keeping all the proposals we’ve received to date and we will assess them come September.

This year, we will be innovating when it comes to making our selection, which will be a two-stage process. In the first stage, the organizing committee will select the most relevant and inspiring workshops based on the criteria listed in the call for proposals. The presenters of the preselected workshops will then be invited to meet with a few committee members to present a broad outline. Selected presenters will be confirmed in early October.

Which speaker will be the biggest surprise? Which workshop will move us with its originality? Who will best adapt their presentation to our anniversary theme?

Can’t wait to find out? You’ll have to be patient. An early registration period is set for the fall, and we will let you know in due time.

For the time being, we encourage you to submit your projects today. We look forward to reading all about them.

Take care of yourselves, and each other.

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Once again, our theme for the May 2021 conference

25 YEARS OF PROFESSIONAL COACHING: THE POWER OF PARADOX

After 25 years of exploration, skills development, and discovery, the community of certified professional coaches is more vibrant than ever!

Coaching itself presents several paradoxes that are crucial to its success.

  • Still young yet mature
  • Both humble and powerful
  • Anchored yet flexible

Together, let’s celebrate what sets us apart and what makes coaching a must for personal and collective development.

25 years – that represents a quarter of a century, prime years of adult life, and the silver wedding anniversary. “Silver is a precious metal that is widely valued, particularly in jewelry and tableware. The light-gray metal is known for its brilliance. It symbolizes purity and transparency. The relationship is thus seen as pure, sincere, and lasting.” (excerpted from a French magazine)

Are we, as certified coaches, precious and valued? Are the relations we build not based on “purity”, sincerity, and transparency?

After 25 years of diligent guidance of the practice, several features help set us apart: our code of ethics, our certification process, the clearly identified competencies we continuously seek to develop, and our obligations in terms of supervision. Rolled out over the last few months, ICF Quebec’s latest marketing campaign will certainly give us greater exposure and a chance to shine. Every one of us is an ambassador of this distinctive brand.

Let the theme also guide your inspiration, along with our contribution to our clients’ development – achievementitis, leaderfrenia, retentiobiotics, and managementamin.

Manon Blondin, PCC MBA, CRHA, PCC