Group & Team Coaching Nuggets
Tips, Tools and Resources for Your Group & Team Programs
Volume 10, Issue 12
December 2015     
In This Issue
Using Visuals in Your Work
2016 Learning LAb and Design Studio - 6 and 12 month groups
January Mentor Coaching, Advanced Practicum, Virtual Facilitation Skills Intensive
10 Ideas for Your Year End Programs
Quick Links
Individual Mentor Coaching - ICF Credentialing & CPCC Certification

On-Demand Video Based programs (participate 24/7 at your own pace) at the Learning Lab and Design Studio:

Coaching Business Builder
- 12 Tips for Starting, or Growing Your Coaching Business - NEW

Marketing Tips for Your Team and Group Programs -  5 hour video based course focusing on marketing tips for your workshops, retreats, webinars, teleclasses team and group coaching!

 Tips For Your Group and Team Program - Part 1: Covering Design, Implementation, Pre- and post-program.

Inner Biz Leader(TM) Virtual Business Planning Retreat - Create a plan for the next year while exploring your leadership foundations.

Conversation Sparker Cards(TM.

Other Resources:

It's here - the start of the final month of the year! What has 2015 gifted you? It's a great time of year to take stock of the year that was and start planning for the year ahead. That's the impetus of my offering a number of virtual business planning retreats this month - the next one which is open scheduled for Thursday December 17. These are full days geared to get you thinking and visioning about your business. It's a day to focus on your business and what you want to create. Learn more about the program and save 35% here.

January will usher back most of our mainstream favorites, PLUS a new longer term program to support you - the Learning Lab and Design Studio - a six month group. Each month I'll be holding two group calls dedicated to group and team programs, plus a monthly facilitation lab where you get to experiment and play with different resources. Your monthly membership also includes access to templates, articles and recordings. It's really a one-stop shop. You can join for $250/month or sign up for 6 months and pay for 5.

 Looking for more practice in group coaching virtually? The Advanced Practicum returns on Fridays from 1015 - 11:30 from January 8 - February 12 (10 CCEs). Benefit from special pricing when you bundle it with the Group Coaching Essentials (starting on January 7th)  (save $95).

Finally, I'll be holding the 12th Annual Year End Group and Team Programs call on Thursday December 10th from 12 - 12:30 pm Eastern/New York on Blab and also bridgeline - 1-805-399-1000, access 998223. This is  complimentary call (no cost other than your long distance charges if you use the phone). It's  an annual tradition where we look back at trends in group and team programming from the year, and forecast what might lay ahead. Join me here next Thursday.

I hope that December is a delightful balance of family time, business wrap up and visioning for 2016!

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Posts and Resources to Support Your Work
Lots of cool resources to share with you this month:
Group Coaching Design Studio Blab #5 - Working With Visuals

Group Coaching Design Studio Blab #4 - Design Components for your Group Coaching Work - Pre, post and during. Click here to view

Group Coaching Design Studio 6.2 - 24 Coaching Theme Areas. Click to view

Blog posts:
Group and TEam Coaching Myth - Everyone engages in the same ways - click here to read it.

Six ways to use visuals in your work- Part 1 - Click here to read.

Six more ways to use visuals in your work - Part 2. Click here to read.

Did you check out last month's guest post I wrote -  Five Helpful Strategies and Approaches to Navigate Conflict in Group and Team Coaching. Read it here.


You Asked For It - The Learning Lab and Design Studio 6 month group
Starting in January you will have the opportunity to join a six and twelve month group at the Learning Lab and Design Studio. Geared for coaches and other professionals who want the mix of ongoing individual coaching with me, along with 3 hours a month of rich group learning experience around groups, teams, and growing a coaching business.

The Learning Lab and Design Studio 6 month membership includes:
* Access to bi-weekly Coaching Lab calls - usually held on Fridays between 810-855 am ET. These calls cover a range of topics related to group and team coaching, workshops, retreats and webinars. Bring your questions and/or come for some coaching. Calls are recorded and posted if you can't make them.
* A monthly Facilitation Lab call - a group and team tools call where we get to engage and experience different tips, tools and products we can use with teams and groups each month. Calls are recorded if you can't make it. Calls run for 45 min each month.
* One laser one-on-one coaching call per month with Jennifer of 20 minutes. Bring your own unique questions. Calls are typically scheduled between 630 am ET/New York and 3 pm ET/ New York by phone or skype.
* Access to audio libraries of more than 20 hours of past calls and presentations with Jennifer
* Invitations to our blab at the Group Coaching Design Studio
* Complimentary Access to the 28 Tips E-Book (the foundation of the Tips Program here at the Learning Lab)
* Four digital chapters which accompany Jennifer's books which can be downloaded right away. That's more than 120 pages of content
* The opportunity to beta test some of our newer products before they roll out to market. This might be a new on-demand course, worksheets, templates or other resources geared to support program design and/or business development.

Introductory pricing is a monthly cost of $250/month or sign up for 6 months at $1250 US or a year at $2500 US  (save1months).

Please take  look at what the lab has to offer (and it will be growing each month)

I hope that you will make 2016 the year to focus on you and your growth with groups and teams. Jump on in....
Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities
Looking to grow your skills in the areas of group or team coaching, facilitation or coaching in general? Join us this winter to sharpen your coaching competencies, learn more about group coaching, and build your virtual facilitation skills. Here's what we have coming up:    
 Mentor Coaching Group (ACC Renewals & ACC/PCC Portfolio)  - By phone 
Upcoming Program Dates:    
Fridays 9-10 am Eastern/New York - January 8 - April 8, 2016
The Mentor Coaching Group will be of interest for ACC renewals, as well as those working towards their ACC and PCC portfolio applications with the ICF. This is a 10 hour mentor coaching program, which includes 7 hours of group mentor coaching calls, and 3 hours of individual mentor coaching sessions (held monthly). We look at all 11 core coaching competencies of the ICF, and coaches have the opportunity to practice and receive feedback on their skills during the program. Each class you'll receive module notes to support you with your learning and coaching work  These will also be supportive for you with the new knowledge exam. Click here   for more info about the Mentor Coaching Group. 
Space is limited to 3-6 coaches. Current pricing: $1000/10 hour program.     
Reserve your spot in the January 8 - April 8, 2016 program - $1000 US: 
Here's what one coach recently said about her experience with the Mentor Coaching Group:
Jennifer Britton's Mentor Coaching Group was a very productive, growing experience and an excellent value! I got far more than I expected through our small group sharing, her coaching and practicing my skills. As a coach I'd describe the experience with these three words: engaging, stretching and skill-enhancing! For those preparing for an ICF credential, I'd highly recommend Jennifer Britton as your mentor coach! - Coach Linda Stephen-Jones 

Group Coaching Essentials - Thursdays 1030-1145 am ET: January 7, 14, 21, 18 and Feb 4 (by phone) - 8.75 CCEs
Looking to add group coaching to  your mix, and want road-tested tips to support you in
design, marketing, and implementation? Join me for this five part teleclass as we take a look at  activities, resources and approaches to support you in your work with public and corporate groups, for in-person and virtual programming. Course is approved for 8.75 CCEs with the ICF, which is now 2 more hours, including a new blended learning component. Weekly module notes and four laser 1-1s with Jenn, provide you with the  Essentials to get you started!

Cost: $450 US
Reserve your spot in the January program:

Enroll in both the January Essentials and January Advanced Practicum (A total of 18.75 CCEs for the current discounted pricing of $850 US - save $95 off current pricing when you purchase both):

January 2016 programs will also include
Advanced Group Coaching Practicum (10 CCEs) -
Gain more practice with the skills of group and team coaching virtually. This six session program provides you with a little more content and LOTS of practice, feedback  and modelling in what group coaching looks like.
Fridays 10:15 - 11:30 am ET - January 8, 15, 22, 29, February 5 and 12, 2016

Virtual Facilitation Skills Intensive - Thursdays 1-4 pm Eastern - January 28, February 4, 11, 18, 25, 2016 (five weeks of 3 hour online sessions - skype, zoom and other virtual platforms). Read more about the program here.

Please reach out to me directly at (416)996-8326 or by email at 
Ten Ideas for Your Year End Programs
Copyright 2015- Jennifer Britton. All Rights Reserved
At this time of year a number of coaches, trainers and other professionals are busy running year end programs. I thought it would be a good time to share 10 ideas of things you might want to incorporate into your own year end programs - whether they are with groups or teams, in person or virtual!

1. Year in Summary - Using photos or words  how would you describe the highlights of the last year
2. Strengths based work using either StrengthsFinder or VIA Strengths
3. Goal setting for the new year - overall goals, quarterly goals, monthly goals
4. Creating an action plan for the new year
5. Vision for the new year
6. Vision Modelling - using tin foil, plastercine or paper mache, coming up with a model for your vision that you can look at regularly
7. Vision Board
8. Acknowledgements
9. Celebrations
10. Intentions

What other activities do you want to undertake as a wrap-up for the year?
I do hope you will join me next week for the 12th Annual Year End call (Thursday at 12 noon ET)! A reminder that you can either dial in at 1-805-399-1000, access 998223 (long distance charges may apply ) or you can join online at the Group Coaching and Design Studio blab.

Also wishing you and your loved ones a wonderful holiday season!

Best wishes,
Jennifer Britton, PCC, CPCC, CHRP, CPT
Author of Effective Group Coaching (Wiley, 2010) and From One to Many (Jossey-Bass, 2013)
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