Building a Coaching Culture: What Works and What Doesn’t Work
By William M. Behrendt, PhD, PCC
Our July 10 luncheon features William M. Behrendt, PhD, PCC. Dr. Behrendt is Vice President for Human Resources at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, where he is responsible for all “people” issues at the Medical School and its University Hospitals and Clinics. In 2012, Dr. Behrendt accepted the ICF North Texas Chapter PRISM Award for integrating coaching as part of the UT Southwestern Leadership Development Program.
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas has been on a 10 year journey to develop leaders as coaches. As part of that evolution, UT Southwestern has created a cadre of internal coaches and external coaches.
Learn how an organization of “elite professionals” is evolving from an Individual Contributor culture to one more focused on coaching for development, and what a “coaching culture” is composed of. Hear success stories as well as challenges, and how those challenges were addressed. Participants will be asked to share their own stories about both “what works and what doesn’t work” in creating a coaching culture.
- Learn how to build a coaching culture by gaining sponsorship and addressing challenges.
- Discover ways to develop an internal coaching practice.
- Explore how to apply these lessons to your own practice or organization.
ICF CCEUs for this program: 1 Core Competency Credit
As you can read elsewhere in this newsletter and soon on the website, the ICF North Texas Chapter is in full preparation motion for our biggest event of the year.
Our October Prism event recognizes, honors, celebrates, and learns from organizations that have embraced coaching as an integral part of their leadership strategy. It's an excellent opportunity to hear about best practices for organizational coaching, to connect with other coaches, and to develop coaching skills.
Under the leadership of Erika Horton (Prism Chair) and Steve Coxsey (Prism vice chair), the Prism team is progressing on several fronts. If you’d like to see Prism from the inside, volunteers are always welcome to help. Contact email@example.com to get in touch with Erika.
Based on feedback over the past few years, the Prism event is going in a different direction. Starting in the morning, a panel of Prism nominees will talk about coaching in their companies, followed by the Prism Award Luncheon. Following the presentation of awards, we will have an update on global coaching initiatives, and a Keynote featuring David Emerald Womeldorff and Donna Zajonc, MCC, delivering both the keynote and an interactive workshop in the afternoon. David and Donna are coaching pioneers providing insights through the Power of TED* concepts.
The Prism Award Event is a perfect opportunity to showcase the benefits of coaching to your company clients, which is why the event is open for you to bring them.
Our July luncheon speaker is one of our own members—William M. Behrendt, PhD, PCC. Dr. Behrendt is Vice President for Human Resources at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. In 2012, Dr. Behrendt accepted the ICF North Texas Chapter Prism Award for integrating coaching as part of the UT Southwestern Leadership Development Program. He will talk about building a coaching culture, so you will have a chance to hear about what worked and what didn’t.
We hope to see you at our luncheon program on July 10 and at our October Prism event. Until then, coach well!
Neil Phillips, PhD, PCC