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 receive 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?
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