First International Conference on Graduate Coaching Education: Theory, Research, and Practice

Menlo College is hosting the First International Conference on Coaching Education organized by GSAEC on March 27 and 28 of 2014.

This conference is designed for coach educators and researchers to share leading education theories and practices to the development of executive and organizational coaches.


What is GSAEC?

GSAECAs an alliance of academic institutions, the Graduate School Alliance of Executive Coaching (GSAEC) members work collaboratively to support continuous improvement of graduate-level education in executive and organizational coaching. GSAEC offers resources to academic institutions enabling them to design, develop and deliver executive and organizational coaching programs.

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What is this conference about?

Designed for coach educators and researchers, the conference will promote sharing of leading coaching education theories and practices, academic program content and design, instructional goals and methodologies, assessment measures, admission and graduation criteria, and other topics related to developing executive and organizational coaches.

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The conference committee intends to publish the conference papers in a special edition of an appropriate, peer-reviewed journal. International Coaching federation (ICF) as well as HRCI (HR Certification Institute) Continuous Credit Education Units will be applied for. Details available closer to the conference.

What is the program of the conference?

The Conference will begin with a Reception (5-8pm) on Thursday, March 27 and continue all day Friday, March 28 with presentations and discussions. Lunch and snacks will be provided.

Preliminary Program (PDF)


The Conference will be held at Menlo College, California, in the heart of the Silicon Valley!

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Program Chair, Dr. Mark Federman.

Host Chair, Dr. Pauline Fatien Diochon.