Higher Education Coaches Special Interest Group (HEC-SIG)

Cohort #5: May 16 to August 8, every other Thursday, 8:00 - 10:00 am

Early Bird ends May 6, 2024!

Who should join? 

  • Anyone interested in coaching in a Higher Education environment
  • Novice coaches or those considering a coaching career will be exposed to the new ICF Core Competencies
  • Experienced coaches will have an opportunity to refresh their skills, demonstrate the updated core competencies in practice sessions, and expand their coaching network

Why should you join?

  • Certificate of completion (attend 5 or more sessions)
  • Earn a digital badge for your LinkedIn profile
  • Opportunity to collaborate
  • Includes a celebratory gala

Expected group outcomes:

  • Create a community of practice to support coaching in Higher Education
  • Share evidence based and best practices in coaching in Higher Education
  • Familiarize coaches with needs of undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty/administrators
  • Increase visibility and recognition of coaching on campuses while building a supportive network for coaches in Higher Education
  • Build evidence for and evaluate the effectiveness of coaching in Higher Education


  • May 16: Intro to Program and How it works/Tools to start an ethical effective coaching relationship with clients in academia 
  • May 30: Embodying a coaching mindset in academia
  • June 13: Supporting university populations with cultivating safety and trust
  • June 27: Setting an agenda for a successful coaching engagement: maintaining presence with clients in academia
  • July 11: Leading with curiosity and listening actively as a coach in a Higher Ed environment
  • July 25: Developing clarity by evoking new perceptions of thoughts, behaviors, and action in academia
  • August 8: Supporting goal-directed forward movement in Higher Ed coaching practice
  • Celebratory Gala: Fall 2024


Date: every other May 16 through August 8

Time: 8:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Location: Zoom


Registration Fees: 

  • ICF-RAC Members and Affiliates: $80 ($60 early bird special until May 6)
  • Partners and ICF Global Members*: $90 ($70 early bird special until May 6)
  • Guests/Non-Members: $100 ($80 early bird special until May 6)
  • Any Cohort 1, 2, 3 or 4 member is welcome to register and participate in Cohort 5 for free.

Register today! Early Bird ends May 6.

HEC-SIG: The role of coaching is impacting Higher Education - white paper

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