Francine Campone, Director of the Evidence-Based Coaching (EBC) Program at Fielding Graduate University, co-presented on graduate coach education at the 2012 Academy of Management Conference in Boston, MA
Francine presented with with colleagues from the Graduate School Alliance of Executive Coaching Programs and the session was co-sponsored by the MED, MD, and ODC divisions of the Academy of Management.
From the presentation titled From Wild West to Established Territory, Francine discussed the following points:
- Coach education must respond to the diversity of coach backgrounds and the differing requirements of diverse sectors of the marketplace
- Coach identity requires further clarification, definition and boundaries
- Graduate education for coaches ensures alignment with standards of education for professional practitioners
Francine has also been keeping very busy as EBC Director in The Institute for Social Innovation (ISI) at Fielding Graduate University. ISI encompasses three main project areas, currently defined as research, professional development, and organization consulting projects. One of the major initiatives of ISI in the area of professional development in the EBC program. This graduate level program is an accredited coach training program that meets all training requirements of the International Coach Federation (ICF).
Through the efforts of Charles McClintock, Director of ISI, James A. Kyriaco, ISI Project manager, and Francine, the EBC program is approved for the Board Certified Coach certificate offered by the Center for Credentialing & Education. In addition, the program is aligned with the academic standards of the Graduate School Alliance for Executive Coaching (GSAEC).
Next week, Francine will be addressing the newest graduating students in the EBC program in California on Saturday, September 22nd at the Santa Barbara Hyatt.
For more information about the Institute for Social Innovation, click here.