Additional Speakers Also Announced
The Leading Edge Consortium will be held at the Westin Cincinnati October 17–18. Registration is $425 before August 29 and $495 thereafter. A list of confirmed speakers follows.
While coaching deals with many aspects of an organization, Bob Lee will focus on coaching those who need to lead.
Lee is a management consultant in private practice in New York City as well as the director of iCoachNewYork, which provides coach training programs and supervision for both internal and external coaches.
For the past 11 years he has served as a coach to senior executives regarding leadership and management issues, transitions and team effectiveness. In conjunction with his iCoachNewYork colleagues he teaches introductory and advanced courses on executive coaching as part of the adjunct faculty at the Milano Graduate School of New School University, and as a Senior Fellow with the Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College, CUNY.
During his presentation, “Learning to Coach Leaders,” Lee will discuss how someone prepares to be a coach to clients who have leadership challenges.
“Part of what I’m going to talk about is the question, ‘How does somebody learn to become a coach?’” Lee said. “And the second part is ‘How do they learn to deal with the challenges that leaders have?’ It has to do with the coach’s model for doing coaching and the coach’s model for understanding leadership.”
Lee said this field is only beginning to be explored.
“I think it’s a very fascinating and challenging topic, and there really isn’t much written about it,” he said.
Based on his experiences over the last 5 years teaching students to become coaches through the iCoachNewYork training programs, Lee will describe his model of coaching and outline how he and his colleagues help others develop their own models and skills. Lee will discuss what he has found new coaches learn that makes them good coaches.
“An important fact is that most coaches have not been leaders,” Lee explained. “We’re in the helping profession, we’re not in the leading profession, and similarly, leaders in organizations aren’t necessarily good coaches.”
“We don’t teach our students to be leaders; we help them to become coaches to leaders,” Lee added about his training programs. And the leaders they coach are at all levels of an organization.
“The concept of leadership is a distributed one, not limited to people at the top,” Lee explained.
Prior to his private practice Lee was president of the Center for Creative Leadership and president of Lee Hecht Harrison. More information on him can be found by clicking his name in the list below.
The confirmed list of LEC speakers includes:
Additional information on speakers and sessions will be announced as the consortium nears, so be sure to check the consortium Web page for updated information.
To learn more about LEC presentations, read about speakers Doug McKenna and Sandra Davis, whose topic, “the psychology of coaching,” was featured in a recent story that can be accessed here
Questions about the LEC can be directed to the SIOP Administrative Office at 419-353-0032.