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2023 Question Your Beliefs Learning Group
2023 Question Your Beliefs
Dates: 4th Tuesdays, starting January 24th
Great coaches demonstrate respect for the client’s identity, perceptions, style and language, and remain aware of and open to the influence of context and culture on themselves and others.* But how do we challenge our own perceptions of context and culture? In this discussion group, we will boldly dive into issues of identity, culture, differences, and how our own blind spots may create an uncomfortable or even unsafe space for our clients. Raising our own awareness of these issues can be awkward or painful, but worth it to help us better serve our clients. Join us!
Time: 3:00 - 4:30pm MT
Location: Zoom Meeting Room
CCEs: 1.5 in Resource Development
Minimum: 5; Maximum: 20
Key Learning Points, Outcomes and Benefits for Participants:
Participants will learn to identify where they may have blind spots with respect to differences, what it means to be a safe person, and how to navigate challenges in our current charged environment.
We will focus on ICF Core Competencies, especially "demonstrate respect for the client’s identity, perceptions, style and language" and "remain aware of and open to the influence of context and culture on themselves and others."
This group will be in discussion format, and we will learn from each other while discussing materials related to the topic.
We will share resources and encourage ongoing conversation in a Basecamp group between group meetings.
Barbara Alfors is a PCC Certified Coach through the ICF, a certified via® coach and member of the International Coach Federation. She is also Director of Education for ICF Colorado. Barbara believes that we all can benefit from discussing our relation to bias and racism, and wants ICF-CO to have a place for this discussion!
Jami Gazerro has over 20 years of experience in program development and management, quality assurance and improvement, change management, access and quality evaluation, behavioral health, education, stakeholder engagement, and advocacy. Jami has a B.S. in psychology with a concentration in health psychology and minors in biology and cognitive neuroscience from Clarkson University, a M.A. in psychology from The New School, and is also a psychotherapist. She is passionate about workforce development, person-centered principles, and advocacy for underserved communities. Jami hopes to learn from the diversity of perspectives, honor lived experiences, and benefit from the positive outcomes of respectful discourse and collaboration.
Saturday, December 31, 2022
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