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2022 Capital Coaches Conference Overview
By ICF Metro DC
Posted: 2022-05-19T22:34:58Z

Just as coaches create an environment in which their clients can move forward confidently in their lives, the Capital Coaches Conference (CCC) will create an opportunity for coaches to progress boldly into the future of our ever-evolving profession and world. With great enthusiasm, we announce the program for the 2022 Capital Coaches Conference. In one fully-packed day, you’ll have access to twenty-four workshops, two keynote addresses, and one panel discussion – all uniquely addressing the conference theme, Coaching: Today, Tomorrow, and Beyond. 


The CCC kicks off on the evening of Thursday, September 22, with an opening reception sponsored by International Coaching Federation, on the veranda at the North Bethesda Marriott conference site. Attendees will have an opportunity to greet conference speakers and presenters, reconnect with friends and colleagues, and meet – in-person – people they’ve only known through screens! Heavy hors d’oeuvres and drinks will be served. 


Rather than fight traffic, many conference participants will choose to stay at the Marriott overnight, taking advantage of the special conference rate of $149/night – good for both Thursday and Friday nights. Visit http://www.capitalcoachesconference.org/location/ to reserve your room! 


Conference day gets off to an early start with a breakfast buffet, beginning at 7:30. Attendees will want to fuel up and grab a seat toward the front of the room to benefit most fully from the words and wisdom of our morning keynote speaker, Marion Franklin, MS, BCC, MCC. Author of The HeART of Laser-Focused Coaching, Marion has compiled the coaching techniques she’s created and honed since becoming one of the earliest members of the International Coaching Federation soon after its founding in 1995 into one volume that’s essential reading for coaches at every stage of their career. We can’t wait to hear how Marion’s decades of coaching and teaching inform her vision of the future of the field. 


The morning continues with two rotations of breakout sessions. With six options per rotation, there is something for everyone! Some breakout sessions have been designed with coaches at a particular stage of their career in mind; those seeking stage-specific learning may gravitate toward sessions with an ACC, PCC, or MCC focus. Other sessions contain material that is equally relevant for coaches with any level of experience, and complementary professionals. However a session is labeled, every attendee is welcome at each and will be sure to gain valuable new insights. 


At the CCC, we eschew the ‘working lunch’ and invite you to a ‘learning lunch!’ We know a lot of learning will take place with Towanna Burrous, Ed.D, PCC giving the mid-day keynote address. Beginning her career in the 1980s as a Black female scientist and mathematician at a federal agency, Towanna had few role models who shared her experience. She resolved early on to become the leader she needed, and has paved the way for BIPOC, LGBTQ, and other minority professionals ever since – culminating in the founding of Coach Diversity Institute. You won’t want to miss Towanna’s forward-thinking ideas on diversity, coaching, and community! 


There’s still more to come, with an afternoon full of breakout sessions in which to hone your skills and take note of new paths to pursue. Just as all career stages are covered in breakout sessions, so are a wide variety of topics. Sessions focus on DEI, coaching models, supervision, business development, skills development, mentor coaching, and more. Peruse the full listing of workshops at http://www.capitalcoachesconference.org/program/. We are grateful to each of the exceptional coaches and professionals who will invite and enable CCC attendees to learn and grow. 


To cap off the 2022 Capital Coaches Conference, join the influential and provocative business thought-leader Jennifer Paylor as she moderates a panel discussion including several other forward-thinking leaders – to be announced soon! This conversation will leave you inspired, energized, and ready to take action on your learnings in your practice, office, and life! 


Tie up your CCC experience by toasting friends new and old at the closing reception from 5:00 - 7:00. There will be much to celebrate after a day full of experiencing Coaching: Today, Tomorrow, and Beyond! 


Full conference details, sponsorship and advertising opportunities, and registration can be found at www.capitalcoachesconference.org