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Webinar (2 of 2): The Role of Equity and Diversity in Professional Coaching

Part two of our webinar series on the role of equity and diversity in professional coaching is coming up. I’m thrilled to return as co-facilitator after the great success of Part 1. Sponsored by the WBECS Social Impact Coaching Community of Practice, the goal of Part 2 is to take a deeper dive into understanding the concepts of equity, bias, privilege, status and power as they relate to the core competencies of coaching.

Please consider joining us on October 16, 2017, 6:00 – 7:15 PM EDT. We expect approval from ICF for 1 Core Competency CCEU for both programs. Register here. After you register, you’ll receive an email with instructions for joining the webinar. This email will include dial-in information, including international numbers, if you can only join by phone.

In preparation for the webinar, please watch the 20-minute TED Talk “The Power of Vulnerability” by Brené Brown. As you watch, think about your answers to these questions:

  • What feels important from this?
  • How did this talk make you feel?
  • How does this relate to our work as coaches?

At the end of this webinar we will have increased:

  • Understanding of how power and privilege can affect coaching relationships
  • Understanding of how the concept of bias can affect social impact coaching
  • Knowledge of how coaching can advance equity and develop diverse leaders in the social sector

Co-facilitators for the event:

Cassandra O’Neill is on a mission to bring collective leadership to the social sector. She is the CEO at Leadership Alchemy LLC. For the past 17 years she has worked as a consultant and coach with over 200 organizations, including schools, libraries, nonprofits, funders, and coalitions. Her interest in collective leadership is fueled by her passion for learning. She loves teaching people how to help others grow and develop, and think differently about their work and teams. She has co-authored a book which will be published in October, called The Five Elements of Collective Leadership for Early Childhood Professionals. Cassandra has influenced the way people lead, facilitate, coach, and think, at the individual, group, and community level. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Anthropology from the University of California Berkeley, a Master’s Degree in Political Science from Rutgers University, and a Certificate in Culturally Competent Human Services from Temple University.

Mike MacEwan is an educator and the founder of MacEwan Consulting, LLC. Mike works with adults, as well as students from elementary school through college, including those presently out of the formal school system. His work supports providers in developing meaningful relationships and intentional activities that engage youth and help them form critical connections to what they are learning, while helping to ensure that all youth have access to quality opportunities, regardless of their socio-economic status, ability or gender. Mike works to build collaborative relationships between all the stakeholders in the lives of youth (educators, family, community). Youth spend more time outside of traditional school day hours than they do in a classroom and Mike works to help youth serving organizations, community members and families support school day learning during out-of-school times.