Higher Education Coaches Special Interest Group COHORT 1

  • Thursday, July 16, 2020
  • Thursday, December 17, 2020
  • 6 sessions
  • Thursday, July 16, 2020, 8:00 AM 10:00 AM (EDT)
  • Thursday, August 20, 2020, 8:00 AM 10:00 AM (EDT)
  • Thursday, September 17, 2020, 8:00 AM 10:00 AM (EDT)
  • Thursday, October 15, 2020, 8:00 AM 10:00 AM (EDT)
  • Thursday, November 19, 2020, 8:00 AM 10:00 AM (EST)
  • Thursday, December 17, 2020, 8:00 AM 10:00 AM (EST)
  • Virtually through ZOOM
  • 6


ICF Raleigh Higher Education Coaches Special Interest Group (HEC-SIG) is now open for registration! All meetings will be held virtually (with the exception of the capstone celebratory gala event which is planned to be in person pending public health safety in early 2021). The HEC-SIG Inaugural Cohort 1 will run from July through December  on the third Thursday of the month from 8:00-10:00am via Zoom.  The group will focus on achieving these outcomes:

    Create communities to support coaching in higher education
    Share promising practices, lessons learned, suggestions for future directions
    Familiarize coaches with needs of undergrads, grads, & faculty/admin populations
    Institutional/organizational capacity building through campus leaders and policy-makers
    Build evidence for and evaluating the effectiveness of coaching in higher ed
    Create more visibility and recognition

HEC-SIG Cycle 1 will kick off in July 2020!

Cohort 1 Sessions:

July 16: Tools to start an ethical effective coaching relationship with clients in academia (CCEU CC#1,2,3/new CC# 1,2,3,4) CCEU = 2 core competencies
August 20:  Supporting university populations with listening and presence (CCEU CC#4,5; new CC#5,6) CCEU = 2 core competencies
September 17:  Leading with curiosity.  Using powerful questions to drive personal innovation of Higher Ed clients (CCEU CC#6, new CC#7)  CCEU = 2 core competencies
October 15:  Setting an agenda for a successful coaching session in Higher Ed (CCEU CC#7, new CCEU #7) CCEU = 2 core competencies
November 19:  Developing clarity by evoking new perceptions of thoughts, behaviors, and action in the academy (CCEU CC#8, new CC#7)
December 17:  Supporting goal-directed forward movement in Higher Ed coaching practic (CCEU CC#9,10,11, new CC#8)

January 2021 - Celebratory Gala:
Join the inaugural cohort of the Higher Education Coaches Special Interest Group.  Register today for all 6 HEC-SIG sessions, including a certificate of completion, gala dinner including you and your invited guest campus leadership, and oppprtunity to collaborative publish.


Rebekah Layton, PhD, CMC, PCC, UNC Chapel Hill is the Director of Professional Development Programs at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Rebekah provides individual career coaching and leadership mentoring for trainees, and is a Certified Mentor Coach (CMC) and Professional Certified Coach (PCC). She is a published author on professional development and career outcomes, a contributor to Inside HigherEd Carpe Careers, and a member of the Graduate Career Consortium where she currently serves as the Southeast Regional Director. Rebekah designs, implements, and evaluates a comprehensive professional and career development program housed in the Office of Graduate Education supporting biomedical graduate students and postdoctoral trainees. Her expertise in personality and social psychology includes the study of self-regulation and goal-setting. Rebekah firmly believes that exciting career options await each trainee, and she helps individuals to identify and capitalize on their strengths to prepare for the next steps that are right for them to launch them toward career success.

Maryam Mohaghegh, MSc, NC State University is the Founder of Coaches in Academia, an online community of coaches in Higher Education. Maryam is a Lecturer of Persian Language and Culture at North Carolina State University where she serves as the ICF Academic Liaison, a member of the Board for Student Success and Program Coordinator for Asian Language Concentration. Maryam developed expertise as a scientist in molecular biology and virology, before turning her energies toward languages and teaching. Most recently, she has blended her passion for helping students learn and grow through teaching in the academy, with her passion for serving the whole person through coaching. She is a trained graduate of the Business Coach Institute in Raleigh and now brings her coaching skills to support students and faculty. Maryam believes coaching as a required element of higher education as they attempt in defining and designing their future path and works to bring it forward.

LOCATION:  Meetings will be held remotely through ZOOM

ICF-RAC Members and Affiliates:  $60 early bird special till July 6; $80 on or after July 7
Partners and ICF Global Members*:  $70 early bird special till July 6; $90 on or after July 7
Guests/Non-Members:  $80 early bird special till July 6; $100 on or after July 7

*Contact ICF Admin for registration code (admin@icfraleigh.org).

In the meantime,Higher Ed Coaching SIG Session will also be participating in the Virtual Summit Session Friday June 26 at 9:00am (included in registration for 3-day summit)

Please contact rlayton@unc.edu or mmohagh@ncsu.edu with questions or for more information.

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