Our annual CPD event and gathering: ‘Deepening Your Practice’

“This is the power of gathering: it inspires us, delightfully, to be more hopeful, more joyful, more thoughtful: in a word, more alive.”

— Alice Waters


The theme for this year’s event: ‘Flourishing.’

On 30 June 2022, we will be holding our next CPD event for our alumni and other professional coaches, ‘Deepening your Practice.’ You can apply to participate here.

“Excellent day, brilliantly organised into the different sessions for ease of login and finding the relevant notes. Catalyst 14 always create such a safe and supporting learning environment so whether I was in the main session, breakout or selected session I was able to feel connected to the whole group (not easy to achieve virtually). High quality speakers who exuded passion, compassion, wisdom and humility.”

CPD day participant

This year the theme is ‘Flourishing.’ Our chosen theme reflects the conversations, needs and questions raised by our alumni during the past year. In the midst of a pandemic, how do we meet clients and our life in a resourced and available way?

“This is the moment when what we need most is enough people with the skill, heart and wisdom to help us pull ourselves back from the edge of breakdown and onto a different path.”

C. Otto. Scharmer

Since launching our training courses in transformational coaching, our intention has been to hold an annual event where our alumni can come back together to share experiences and stories, and reconnect with our team and each other. We are calling this a ‘gathering’ as we are aiming to create an intimate and impactful event that reinforces both our ethos and the values we express through our work in developing coaches.

Here is a word cloud created by our alumni at the end of the 2021 event, reflecting their experience of the day:

This event will be online following feedback and the success of last year’s CPD day.

Our aim is to provide an inspiring virtual learning event that supports your professional development and your coaching practice, whilst continuing to build a network of professional coaches who can share experience and expertise in support of each other, the clients and organisations they serve.

“Connecting with others gives us a sense of inclusion, connection, interaction, safety, and community. Your vibe attracts your tribe, so if you want to attract positive and healthy relationships, be one! Staying connected and getting reconnected feeds the flow of goodness which empowers our humanity.”

Susan C. Young

About the event

The day provides an opportunity for you to attend 3 x 1.5-hour online experiential workshops delivered by our faculty and other leading experts. In addition, there will be time to network and reflect on your learning during the day.

Each faculty member has been carefully chosen based on their expertise with the theme of ‘Flourishing’ and their relationship with us. The day has been designed to bring together specific topics from our theme that will deepen your coaching as well as supporting you to build a sustainable, professional coaching practice internally or externally.

The topics to support your professional development are as follows:

A. Powered by purpose – how to do great work with Sarah Rozenthuler

B. How working with strengths can boost inclusivity, wellbeing and performance with Emily Hutchinson and Caroline Brown

C. Our Innate Creativity – A Compass to find our Flourishing with Elaine Patterson and Karyn Prentice

D. Flourishing – Looking through a TA Lens with Sandra Goddard

E. Resilience Practitioner Toolkit with Chris Johnstone

F. Acceptance and Commitment Training for Coaches with Shamash Alidina

G. Developing our Racial Consciousness as Coaching Professionals with Bernice Hewson

H. Coaching to Flourish in Uncertainty with Paul Golding

I. Growing your Coaching Business with Sherwyn Singh


Timetable for the day

  • 08:50 – 09:00 Arrival and registration
  • 09:00 – 09:30 Welcome, connection and orientation with Damion Wonfor and Liz Palmer
  • 09:30 – 11:00 Session 1 – you can choose to attend one of the following sessions:
    • A. Powered by purpose – how to do great work
    • B. How working with strengths can boost inclusivity, wellbeing and performance
    • C. Our Innate Creativity – A Compass to find our Flourishing
  • 11:00 – 11:30 Break
  • 11:30 – 13:00 Session 2 – you can choose to attend one of the following sessions:
    • D. Flourishing – Looking through a TA Lens
    • E. Resilience Practitioner Toolkit
    • F. Acceptance and Commitment Training for Coaches
  • 13:00 -14:00 Lunch
  • 14:00 -15:30 Session 3 – you can choose to attend one of the following sessions:
    • G. Developing our Racial Consciousness as Coaching Professionals
    • H. Coaching to Flourish in Uncertainty
    • I. Growing your coaching business
  • 15:30 – 16:00 Break
  • 16:00 – 16:30 Networking and reflection
  • 16:30 – 17:00 End-of-day reflections and close with Damion Wonfor and Liz Palmer

Fees

The cost of attending our gathering is:

  • Alumni discounted rate: £100 + VAT
  • Non-Alumni: £150 + VAT

This includes full attendance for the day and x 3 experiential workshops across the 3 Coach Development Blocks.

If you have any queries about participating, please don’t hesitate to contact us. You can use our application form to sign up for the event.


Feedback from our 2021 event:

  • “The day absolutely flew by ….it grabbed my interest and love of connecting learning with being part of a ‘tribe’ of people that ‘get this ‘stuff’!”
  • “A fantastic day. Some great learning and the support of a lovely community of people.”
  • “Fabulous day again this year. Extremely well organised, professional top class learning experience.”
  • “Excellent day and brilliantly organised into the different sessions for ease of login and finding the relevant notes. Catalyst 14 always create such a safe and supporting learning environment so whether I was in the main session, breakout or selected session I was able to feel connected to the whole group (not easy to achieve virtually). High quality speakers who exuded passion, compassion, wisdom and humility.”

Feedback from our 2020 event:

  • “Excellent content, expert speakers, beautifully organised.”
  • “The content of every session was fabulous. The break out discussions were nourishing and helped support learning. Also great to network. I thought a full day on zoom maybe too much but the whole day was so rich and inspiring it flew by. I felt privileged to be part of this wonderful community.”
  • “The sessions were very interesting with valuable information! It was also great to meet new people.”
  • “The event was beautifully organised, with an elegant balance of ideas, techniques, interaction, networking and space.”
  • “Excellent facilitation of the sessions. All the session hosts had so much to share about their topics. I loved all the sessions I went to, learnt a lot and felt really empowered and inspired to put my learning back into practice. It was also great to re-connect and connect with other coaches and immerse myself in the day. There were lots of opportunity to speak in small groups. The whole event flowed really well in the virtual environment we were working in. Such a well thought out, well planned and well executed day. I felt so resourced when I left the day. Thank you.”
  • “Really enjoyed the variety and networking possibility within this online event. Really well organised and some excellent content thanks.”

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