News From ACTO

President’s message: October 2019

t the 2019 ACTO Conference, our presenters shared their wisdom about diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging to open our eyes and expand our awareness as coach trainers, coaches and, most importantly, as human beings. Attendees were both excited and overwhelmed, wanting to jump into action, while realizing that they need to learn more about themselves before making changes with their teams and to their curriculum. We are all at different levels of understanding, and acceptance, [...]

By |October 29th, 2019|Categories: ACTO, Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging|0 Comments

President’s message: September 2019

Courageous Conversations Have you ever been in a conversation with a trusted colleague or friend and held back from starting a dialogue about a sensitive topic? You trust the person but this is uncharted territory and the last thing you want to do is damage your relationship. Instead of creating an opportunity for dialogue, you choose to say nothing and feel a sense of relief in not going “there.” Initiating a dialogue on a sensitive [...]

By |September 25th, 2019|Categories: Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging|0 Comments

President’s message: August 2019

What Does "Inclusion" Mean for Your Coach Training Program? The importance of inclusion in our coach training schools was the subject of a recent discussion I had with a colleague.  She asked me what I meant by the term "inclusion" which led me to wonder what inclusion means to each of us as coach trainers. When I look at the ACTO Stand, it is clear that "ACTO is committed to creating diversity, inclusion and belonging [...]

By |August 28th, 2019|Categories: ACTO, Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging|0 Comments

ACTO Diversity Committee Update

A critical first offering from our Committee as a resource for ACTO members: Please make the investment in watching this video, with speaker Dr. Robin DiAngelo.  This serves so well in providing a place for us to come from, free from guilt or shame or defensiveness and to be in a place to receive and learn.  It will be of value whether you were at the 2019 ACTO Conference, or whether you were not, whether you [...]

By |August 27th, 2019|Categories: ACTO, Diversity|0 Comments

President’s message: July 2019

Earlier this month I presented at the Association for Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD) conference in Boston, MA. Higher education professionals work tirelessly to support students with disabilities and are more enthusiast each year about integrating coach skills into their work. This year’s keynote speaker was Haben Girma, J. D., a leading advocate for people with disabilities. Haben is a woman of color and the first Deaf-blind person to graduate from Harvard Law School. She [...]

By |July 23rd, 2019|Categories: ACTO, Inclusion and Belonging|0 Comments