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2020 Education Groups

Education Groups offer great opportunities to receive support for your development as a professional coach, deepen your mastery of coaching, connect with your colleagues, and explore new territory. And most of them offer CCE’s! (Note that you must be present at the group sessions (in-person or virtual) in order to be eligible for receiving your CCE's). For 2020, there are nine education groups to choose from, including five new options. All of the groups are included in your ICF-CO activity fee - no matter how many you join!*


Most of the groups are designed to be ongoing, so participants will build on their development and their connection to the group over the course of the year. Attendance at all sessions is strongly encouraged in order to get the most out of the experience.


Some groups will meet in person & others on Zoom (or a combo of virtual and in-person). The virtual programs are a great way for coaches located outside of the Greater Denver Metro area to connect with the wider ICF-CO community and take advantage of our education programs from anywhere in Colorado and beyond! There are also Continuous Coaching Development Groups in both Colorado Springs and Northern Colorado. 

*Cost: If you've paid your ICF-CO Activity Fee, there's no charge - and that includes the CCE's!
Otherwise, you're welcome to join as many groups as you like for $99 total per year, which gives you an "All-Access Pass" to any and all groups.

Group size is limited and most groups are designed as a continuing cohort for the year, so we suggest that you grab your spot quickly and plan to attend on a regular basis! Note that some of the groups already have a set time and day of the month when they will be meeting, and the schedule for the couple of groups is noted as "TBD (to be determined)." Once you have registered, you will receive confirmation of group details and logistics.

Here is the list of the 2020 Education Groups and their format:

  • Core Competencies & Credentialing (Virtual)
  • Build a Successful Coaching Business This Year! (Virtual)
  • Experienced Coaches Salon (In-Person - Denver)
  • Continuous Coaching Development: Working on Your Core (In-Person - CO Springs)
  • NoCo (Northern Colorado) Continuing Coaching Development (In-Person/Virtual - Northern Colorado)
  • Radical Honesty, Deep Kindness: Using Feedback for Personal and Professional Growth (In Person and Virtual)
  • Removing Blocks to Lasting Change (Virtual)
  • Writing and Publishing Your Book (Virtual)
  • Somatic Awareness Practice Group and Workshop Series (In-Person - Multiple Locations on Front Range)

Note For Those Who Have Not Paid the ICF-CO Activity Fee
If you sign up for more than one group and are not an ICF-CO member, you will be prompted to pay the $99 fee on each group registration page. Please note that you will only need to pay that fee one time, regardless of how many groups you are signing up for. If you are registering for more than one group, please contact Kelly Johnson for a fee waiver for subsequent education group registrations. 


If you have any questions regarding Education Groups, please contact Suzanne Mariner at


Call For Education Group Proposals: Do you have an area of expertise, a coaching skill set you’d like to share, a Mastermind Group you would love to lead, or an area of professional development that you think would be a source of enrichment for coaches? If so, please consider becoming one of our Education Group Leaders! You can submit your proposal here. If you know someone else who would bring great value for our members as an Education Group Leader, please encourage them to submit a proposal.

Build a Successful Coaching Business This Year!

Participants are placed in one of two groups:

3rd Friday of each month (January - November)
Time: 10:00 - 11:30am MT
Location: Zoom Meeting Room


4th Wednesday of each month (January - November)
Time: 11:00am - 12:30pm MT
Location: Zoom Meeting Room

CCE's: 1.5 Resource Development

Both of these groups have reached their maximum number of registrations.

Now that you're committed to developing your coaching skills, what about creating a coaching practice that meets your personal and business goals? This Mastermind-type group will help you articulate your goals, create your own strategy to meet those goals, and keep you on track. We don’t have a one-size-fits-all formula. We don’t have a magic tool which will have prospective clients beating down your door. Instead, this is a group to help you design your own unique approach, based on your unique goals. Tools and formulas are abundant in the coaching world, but this group can help you select and design the ones which are best for you.


Credentialing & Core Competencies

Dates: 4th Friday of each month (January - December)
Time: 1:00 to 2:00pm MT
Location: Virtual Meetings via Zoom

CCE's: Core Competencies (1 CCE per group meeting you attend)

We spend 45 minutes focusing on one of the ICF Core Competencies. The other 15 minutes is relational and sharing progress made toward the next ICF credential. We include participation, discussion and occasionally breakout practice groups.


Radical Honesty, Deep Kindness:
Using Feedback for Personal and Professional Growth

Dates: The initial in-person intensive experiential workshop will be February 1, 2020 from 10:30am - 2:30pm.
This intensive workshop-style meeting with a shared potluck lunch will be held in a private home in Denver or Boulder.

This workshop will be followed by 10 monthly online meetings of 75 minutes each the second Friday of each month from
9:15am - 10:45am MT.

Location: The initial in-person intensive experiential workshop will be in the Denver/Boulder area
(location will be provided by the facilitator)

CCE's: Core Competencies

This education group is for coaches' personal and professional growth, with a focus on skill building in soliciting feedback, giving feedback well, receiving feedback well, and doing something meaningful with it. The central ethos of the group will be a commitment to being radically honest and deeply kind at the same time. At each meeting, I shall introduce a specific feedback theme, skill or approach, and we shall explore and practice it together, putting ourselves right into the heart of the conversation with our peers and to explore how we both give and receive feedback. This is mainly experiential and exploratory.


Somatic Awareness Practice Group and Workshop Series

We’ll meet in person on a quarterly basis (and on Basecamp to cultivate ongoing dialogue among group members).

Workshop 2: Declare Your Emergent Future, Embody What Matters Most

Workshop 3: Embodied Coaching in Nature
Date: June 27, 2020
10:00am - 3:00pm
Click Here to Register

Workshop 4: Home-eostasis
Date: October 3, 2020
10:00am - 2:30pm
Click Here to Register

The Education Group Leaders will contact those who register, to provide information about the exact location and other logistical details, and will announce the other three workshop dates later this month. Structure will be offered for triad co-coaching practice between in-person gatherings.     

Locations for 2020: Various locations throughout the Denver/Boulder area and on Basecamp

CCE's: Will be offered - specifics TBA - currently applying for Core Competencies

The Somatic Awareness Practice Group and Workshop Series is for anyone interested in exploring how they might enrich their own coaching practice through mindfulness of the body in both their personal and professional development. It will also be useful for coaches who are already experienced with somatic awareness and want to explore new territory and best practices. We will explore a variety of approaches to Somatic Coaching, with different facilitators over the course of the year.


Experienced Coaches Salon

Dates: Meets monthly on the Wednesday following the ICF Colorado monthly meeting
Time: 7:00 - 9:00pm MT

Location: In Person - Address provided by facilitator

This group is a social and supportive group to its participants and has been meeting for many years. Everyone attending has time reserved for sharing. The subject of the sharing is up to the participant and may be either personal or professional. The other members of the group are committed to listening and sometimes may ask questions or comment on what the person sharing has talked about. Everything that is talked about is confidential. Anyone who has been coaching for five years or more may enjoy being part of this group. The benefits increase as a person makes coming to the group a habit and forms deeper friendships with the other members of the group.



Continuous Coaching Development: Working On Your Core

Dates: 1st Thursday of each month (February - May and August - November)
Time: 6:00 - 9:00pm MT
Location: Virtual due to COVID-19
(when in-person, location is 2520 Lumberjack Drive, Colorado Springs, CO)

Earn 2.5 CCE's and .5 Resource units each 3 hour workshop

These monthly series of workshops are designed for leaders and coaches who wish to grow through practicing the ICF's Core Competencies. It is experiential learning and not spoon feeding of "how to's." During each session, each participant will get to: Coach, Coach a coach, Be a client. Learning is multi-level as each person experiences accelerated growth of skills and new habits for success.


NoCo (Northern Colorado)
Continuing Coaching Development

: 4th Thursday of each month (January - November)

Time: 6:00 - 9:00pm MT

Location: In-Person and Virtual (Location may rotate among NoCo Coaches)

No meeting in October
November meeting is Nov 5th from 7-9pm on Zoom
December meeting is Dec 3rd from 7-9pm on Zoom

CCE's: Resource Development

We will meet monthly in Northern Colorado for networking, focused coaching topic discussion, and dyad or triad coaching practices with observation and feedback given in a coaching model.


Writing and Publishing Support for Coaches

: 3rd Thursday of the month - 8 monthly meetings (February - May and August - November)

Time: Noon - 1:00pm MT

Location: Zoom Meeting Room

CCE's: for Resource Development are under consideration

This education group will offer mutual support and information about resources for coaches with writing projects. Support will focus on clarifying the purpose and identifying the resources needed to develop, complete and publish these projects.


Removing Blocks to Lasting Change:
Logosynthesis for Coaches

: 2nd Wednesday of each month (February - July and August - November)

Time: 12:30pm - 1:45pm MT

Location: Zoom Meeting Room

CCE's: Resource Development

Logosynthesis is a simple, yet powerful tool for anchoring lasting change in yourself and in your clients. This Education Group is for any coach who has had an introduction to Logosynthesis, either through a presentation or a Logosynthesis book. Using an interactive and experiential approach, the group will include case consultation, demonstration, personal practice and development, feedback and group sharing with many opportunities to practice identifying triggers.


Best Year Yet (BYY) Accountability Group

: 4th Friday of each month (March - November)

Time: 8:30am to 10:00am MT

Location: Zoom Meeting Room

This group is organized around the Best Year Yet program. We will focus on goals in all areas of your life, to support you in living your Best Year Yet. As we work with our clients in our coaching practices to help them create steps and follow through to achieve their goals, we are here to support each other practicing what we coach, by doing the same for ourselves.