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"Community Events" brings you the latest news about upcoming community events including professional development opportunities and upcoming conferences and events brought to you by local coaches and peers.  Please see our Submission Guidelines below.  

Member Submissions

Group Mentor Coaching with Cathy Shaughnessy, MCC

Submitted by: Cathy Shaughnessy

EQ, Resilience and Optimism E-learning for RD CCE credits by EI Advantage

Submitted by: Janice Gair


Submitted by: Rita McDowall


Submitted by: Irena O’Brien

Business Coaching Advantage – Parts 1 & 2 starting in March

Submitted by: Dorothy Greenaway

The Step by Step Guide to Managing Organizational Change

Submitted by: Naila Qazi 

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Group Mentor Coaching with Cathy Shaughnessy, MCC

A message from Cathy “I’ve personally provided over 375 hours of direct mentor coaching AND I still coach (over 5000 hours and counting), so I know the ropes. I’ll be showing you exactly how quickly you can ratchet your mastery of the ICF coaching competencies up a notch or two. Come join us for Mentor Groups! Earn 7 mentor coaching hours and 7 CCE's. You can also work with me to earn an additional 3 individual mentor coaching hours and 3 more CCE's.


Cathy Shaughnessy

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EQ, Resilience and Optimism E-learning for RD CCE credits by EI Advantage

E-Learning: Check out our new e-learning modules with strategies to enhance resilience and optimism. A Certificate of Completion is awarded and upon request a letter indicating ICF RD CCE units with student name, name of the event/class, date, and amount of hours completed.

More EQ Training:

EQ Refresher! Are you EQ-i2.0 certified? Has it been a while since you have conducted a debrief with a client? Join us for one of our EQ Refresher courses! Cost: $25. Learn more here.

EQ Connections! This is an ideal event for individuals looking to deepen their understanding of emotional intelligence. Cost: $249 Learn more here.

New book! Emotional Intelligence: Your Foundation for Success. The volume outlines 45 exercises that have been proven to promote emotional skills. We hope you find this guide useful as a tool in your coaching practice to help your clients more quickly adopt strategies that can put them on the path to growth. Available on Amazon!

EQ certification! Next dates are March 23-26, 2021 or April 27-30 Register: EQ-i certification.

Janice Gair

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Are you and your clients stressed, overwhelmed and struggling? The Certified Resilience Coach Program (CRCP) is a 12-week blended program designed to teach you everything you need to know about how to cultivate resilience, ease, joy and vibrant well-being in yourself and your clients. Rooted in the latest evidence-based behaviour-change principles and lifestyle management best-practices, the CRCP addresses all the core competencies of resilience coaching within a single program experience. In this program you will:


Our clients rely on us to be strong, composed and focused. This program starts with you developing your own resilience, health and well-being.


You will learn resilience-coaching best practices and take on the role of a resilience coach for 8 weeks. Understanding how to create habit change in clients is key to becoming a masterful resilience coach.


The program includes a done-for-you resilience coaching system. It also allows you to earn: 36 International Coach Federation Continuing Education Credits: 20 core and 16 resource; a Certified Resilience Coach designation; and business opportunities.

***The next offering runs from April 10 to June 24, 2021 and includes three live web sessions taking place April 17, May 8 & June 19.

For program details including learning outcomes, dates and fees, and to register visit: https://leadershipwellness.mykajabi.com/CRCP.

For more information contact rita@leadershipwellness.ca (416-471-0052)

Rita McDowall

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The Certificate Program in Applied Neuroscience is where you can learn the neuroscience you need to level up your coaching skills -- and earn 24 ICF CCE units while you do.

This 4-month Certificate Program begins on May 5, 2021…

The objectives are that you’ll be able to:

  • Understand the brain processes behind thinking, emotion, and behavior – and . . .
  • Turn the neuroscience you learn into actionable tools you can use with clients
  • Help clients understand why they react the way they do, why they do things the way they do, and why they keep doing things the same way instead of changing so that . .
  • They can apply the neuroscience to themselves, and use it with their team

You’ll learn how to help your clients:

1. Create neuroplastic change

2. Harness the power of the prefrontal cortex to improve focus and decision-making

3. Structure goals for success and use dopamine for instant motivation

4. Generate more willpower and make hard habits feel easy

5. Create the right conditions for sudden insights, fresh ideas, and big bursts of creativity

6. Harness the power of flow

7. Enhance emotional intelligence through an understanding of Lisa Feldman Barrett’s new theory of constructed emotion

8. Reduce and even eliminate stress, and develop resilience

9. Understand how our neurobiology is involved in perceiving, thinking about, and behaving towards others

10. Improve psychological and cognitive functioning through enhancing gut health, exercise, and sleep.

11. . . . and more

To learn more: https://neuroscienceschool.com/program-2/

Dr. Irena O’Brien, PhD

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Business Coaching Advantage – Parts 1 & 2 starting in March

We are committed to creating inclusive spaces and advocating for equity in the world.


Coursework and virtual practicum make for a compact 4 to 6 month program of intense learning, and you gain a WABC™ credential. Follow on with Parts 2 and 3 and you complete our full ICF ACTP. (March 2021 start)

BCA is grounded in solid research and practical experience, including understanding how the brain works, change theory, positive psychology, conversation intelligence, and the context of leading in a complex, fast-changing world.

Learn more here, including Early Bird Pricing available now.


Part 2 is for more experienced coaches who want to up their game when coaching in the leadership context and are working towards professional designation or want ICF CCEs (20 hrs) for credential renewal. (March 2021 start)

Learn more here, including Early Bird Pricing available now.


For leaders in organizations who want to integrate a coaching approach into their way of leading. It is a virtually delivered, interactive program complete with:

  • A set of models and practical coaching tools
  • Plenty of skills practice with a focus on core conversation skills (listen, ask, say)
  • A comprehensive learning experience to enable you to rise to the challenge of practicing a coaching approach to leadership, remotely and in person

Bring this program in-house, customizing the rollout of the program’s 5 half-day modules according to what works best for your organization.

Contact us to learn more: 416-988-5115 or info@peopledynamicslearning.com

Dorothy Greenaway

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The Step by Step Guide to Managing Organizational Change

Break through the fog: nine foolproof strategies for leading real change!

Straight from the Field – Not Your Typical Text Book Course

Our MasterClass cuts straight to the point and clears the crud of complicated change models, theories and methods. Knowing these actionable strategies will help you navigate your client's issues and you can facilitate result-driven conversations regardless they are in small change or multimillion-dollar transformation.

Registration Link: https://lnkd.in/gGqnb3s
Date: March 18
Time: 1 PM Eastern Time
Session name: The Step by Step Guide to Managing Organizational Change

Dear Coaches, get equipped with the Essence of Change. Master the language of change management.

Naila Qazi

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Submission Guidelines

ICF-Toronto Chapter Members (paid the $100 fee):
  • Limited to 1 free submission per month
  • Additional submissions $50/insertion
ICF-Toronto Guests:
  • Submission (up to 250 words with link to your site):  $100/insertion
Please note:
  • Submissions by ICF-Toronto Members will only be accepted for events they themselves are presenting.  All other events will be deemed to fall under the "Guest" category.
  • All listings are linked to our monthly e-bulletin that is published on the 15th of each month and emailed to all members (or next business day if the 15th falls on a weekend).
  • Maximum 250 words.
  • Submissions will be sent to mailto:kim@icftoronto.com in either plain text, HTML or Word doc format.
  • Payment must be received and processed by the deadline in order for the submission to be distributed.
  • Lead time:  All submissions must be received and paid for 8-10 business days before the publish date.
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