For you to join us at the NECS, we ask you to complete one simple step.
Please fill out the registration form and make the payment (via paypal) that you can find by clicking on the following link: NECS Registration.
When you have completed and submitted the form and made the payment, you will be formally registered for NECS and will be receiving confirmation. You will also be receiving frequent emails from us about logistics, as well as completion of surveys. We will be accumulating information (gathered from the surveys), along with many existing documents generated at previous summits and other coaching conferences.
If you are still considering whether or not to register for the New Executive Coaching Summit (NECS) here is some information.
What is it? An intimate, evidence-based, invitation-only conversation with 50 exceptional colleagues to both reflect on the past 25 years of coaching and forecast the next 25 years of the industry. Preceded by a series of surveys regarding executive coaching and followed by multiple publications regarding insights generated at NECS, this will be a highly productive and consequential forum for the stewardship of our field (as were the initial Executive Coaching Summits).
When? Tuesday evening through Friday morning, April 26-29, 2022 (or if Covid makes us postpone, the back-up dates will be October 25-28, 2022 – we are determined to have it in person!) In the meantime, we will adhere to the Covid protocols of the day.
Where? Harpswell Inn Bed & Breakfast on Lookout Point in Harpswell, Maine—a scenic and historic inn located on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean in the heart of lobster country.
Why? To connect in person with a diverse group of brilliant professionals for extended, generative, evidence-based dialogue to create tangible, if not transformational outcomes and future actions to lead the next 25 years of Executive Coaching.
Cost to attend: $350 ($185 of which is non-refundable to cover basic administrative costs)
How to find out more and register: Click Here to Learn More About NECS & Register
Purpose of NECS
The NECS is not just a reunion and renewal of old acquaintances. It has a much more important purpose related to stewardship of the field of professional coaching (and specifically the coaching of executives in organizational settings). Unlike when the original Executive Coaching Summits (ECSs) were held, we now have venues for the distribution of important documents regarding the status and future of the field that are generated in conjunction with NECS.
Originating from the original ECSs, the Library of Professional Coaching (LPC) can publish proceedings from NECS and results from Survey Monkeys–as well as video recordings taken during the sessions and, in particular, the Zoom broadcast that will conclude the summit on Friday (April 29). LPC has already published the products of other summits and symposia – such as the article produced by participants in a symposium held in Istanbul, Turkey. This highly productive symposium was convened by the International Consortium for Coaching in Organizations (ICCO) (that originated like LPC from an early ECS). Here is a link to this often-accessed LPC document: https://libraryofprofessionalcoaching.com/applicationsuses/executive-coaching/coaching-high-potential-and-high-performance-clients/
LPC can not only publish individual articles but also produce compilations of documents—such as that found in The Future of Coaching. Topics such as coaching to the greater good, leadership development and coaching, coaching and certification, the history of coaching and the ethics of coaching have been or soon will be addressed in issues of The Future of Coaching. LPC also produces a yearly document, called Curated, that provides even more expansive compilation of essays and video recordings related to a specific professional coaching topic.
We anticipate that one of our future issues of The Future of Coaching and/or one of our annual Curated compilations to be published in LPC will be devoted to the outcomes of the NECS. Given that LPC has for many years been identified as one of the most important sources of information about professional coaching throughout the world, we can be assured that publications emanating from the NECS will received attention and will potentially influence the future direction of our field.
More immediately, those attending the NECS will influence one another and will bring their own new ideas and perspectives to the clients they serve as well as the other professional coaches with whom they interact (and whom they often mentor as senior practitioners in the field). Furthermore, those participating in the Friday Zoom call will be beneficiaries of the ideas generated and perspective shared at the NECS. Given that this Zoom session will be videotaped and placed (as a Vimeo document) in LPC, we can anticipate a quite broad and sustained impact of this Zoom session on the coaching community.
Put simply, the NECS is intended as an event that influences for the Greater Good. After all, isn’t this what stewardship is actually all about?
We hope you can join us for this wonderful event. Your participation will make a difference.
Logistics: Our meetings will convene at the Harpswell Bed and Breakfast, however there are only 10 total rooms available at this location. If you would like to stay at this Inn then call (207) 833-5509 to make reservations, as their website won’t take reservations this far in advance. Reservations at this Inn will be on a first-come, first-served basis, so call right away after registering for NECS. We will be convening at the Brunswick Hotel for dinner the first night and to coordinate rides to Harpswell.
Fortunately, there are many excellent hotels and inns available for you in nearby Brunswick (10 minutes away), historic Bath (15 minutes), Freeport (home of LL Bean and first outlet stores in America) (30 minutes) and Portland (1 hour away). In Brunswick there is the Brunswick Hotel and Brunswick Inn). The standard Comfort Inn and Best Western Inn are also available in Brunswick. Marriot-based hotels are to be found in both Brunswick (Fairfield) and Bath. A Hilton member hotel (Garden Inn) can be booked in Freeport and many hotels are to be found in Portland.
There are many transportation options, ranging from driving to Maine to taking an East Coast train to Boston and transferring to Portland (and even to Brunswick). Airplane flights can be booked to Boston (with bus, train or rental car to Portland and Brunswick) or to the Portland Airport. We will assist with coordination of transportation from Portland to Brunswick, as well as with transportation from the non-Brunswick hotels to Brunswick and with transportation of all attendees to the Harpswell Inn.
Draft Agenda (subject to change): Begins Tuesday evening and ends at Noon on Friday
Gather for dinner at the Brunswick Hotel (no host)
Wednesday Daytime at Harpswell Inn
Context: Reflection on past 25 years of coaching
Dialogue Sessions (based in part of results from our surveys) with a generative focus
Lunch will be provided by Harpswell Inn
Generative dialogue continues
Separate dinners on your own in Brunswick or Portland or Bath
Thursday Daytime at Harpswell Inn
Context: Designing the next 25 years of the industry
Lunch will be with your working group out at various restaurants
Identification of 3-5 major themes coming out of sessions (small groups prepare brief presentations for Friday morning)
Thursday Evening at Harpswell Inn
Dinner together at Harpswell Inn
Friday Morning at Harpswell Inn
Opening up the dialogue to include more colleagues…
Hybrid meeting incorporating Zoom with additional people from around the world who could not attend in-person.
Group presentations of major themes from the meeting
Break out rooms in Zoom for further dialogue
Reports from Zoom rooms/ breakout sessions
What is Different About This Event?
- By invitation only. A select group of participants. Some you may know well. Others might be new to you. All will bring new ideas, rich experience and diversity of perspective.
- You are not being lectured to or talked at by “experts.” We are all the experts and this event is about collaborative and constructive dialogue.
- An evidence-based platform for dialogue, with a series of studies being commissioned by the NECS participants (beginning this Fall) under the guidance of the newly established Institute for Research on Professional Coaching.
- Multiple venues for authorship related to publication of NECS outcomes: (1) choice, the magazine of professional coaching, (2) the Library of Professional Coaching, (3) the Future of Coaching and (4) Curated 2022.
Library of Professional Coaching
choice, the magazine of professional coaching
Assisting alliance: Institute for Research on Professional Coaching
Administering organization: Professional School of Psychology
We look forward to seeing you at the summit.