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DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - "Increase Internal Capacity - Build Peer Coaching and Learning Skills"

  • 06 Sep 2018
  • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Bethesda-Chevy Chase Service Center, Bethesda, MD


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DC Area OD Practitioners CoP

Topic: Increase Internal Capacity - Build Peer Coaching and Learning Skills

Description:  Peer coaching and peer learning are growing topics. They include a variety of approaches that have been in use in the private, public and nonprofit arenas. Some practitioners have been doing this type of work for several decades and for some, it's a brand new idea.

In a new book on the subject, the authors define peer coaching as "a focused relationship between equals who supportively learn from, actively listen to, and judiciously question each other, which leads to breakthroughs that may otherwise lie dormant in one's career." (Peer Coaching At Work by Polly Parker and others)

In this session we will experience two or three approaches, depending on the time available. For each approach, a structure will be introduced and discussed before trying it.

  • Coaching between 2 people
  • "Perspective Exploration" in groups of 4
  • A mixture of coaching, brainstorming and mentoring in groups of 3 or 4

Presenter:  Cathy Raines and Lynne Feingold

Cathy Raines is a certified coach who attended New Ventures West more than 15 years ago. She is a leadership development specialist at the State Department, manages an internal coach program and worked in a variety of nonprofit news organizations including NPR, Associated Press and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. She was part of the planning team for the second Peer Learning Summit in May, 2018, at George Washington University.

Lynne Feingold pioneered the creation of a coaching culture throughout the Federal Government.  She developed the first government-wide coaching cadre; served as one of its coaches; and co-founded the Government Coaching Consortium.  These laid the foundation for the Federal Internal Coach Training Program (FICTP), which won the 2014 Best Leadership Development Program Award from Human Capital Management for Government.

Recognized as a leader of coaching in the federal government, Lynne started one-on-one coaching and made available peer coaching at the Department of the Treasury's Executive Institute.  She currently serves as Coaching Program Manager, Leader Development Programs, at the Department of Homeland Security, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services.  One of her passions is facilitating peer coaching cohorts for the agency's senior managers.

CoP Leader:  Mark Sachs, ma.sachs@verizon.net

Cancellation Policy: Registrants should contact Mark if they need to cancel.  Due to the room size, registrations will be limited so please contact Mark soonest if you register but are then unable to attend so others can register and attend instead.

Additional Notes:  A $5.00 per person contribution is requested to help pay for rental of the room.

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