Group & Team Coaching Nuggets
Tips, Tools and Resources for Your Group & Team Programs
Volume 8, Issue 12
December 2013 
In This Issue
Virtual Program Tips, Marketing Chapter Download
2014 BizPlanning Virtual Retreat, Last call for Facilitation Skills Intensive, Essentials (6.75 CCEs) starts Tueday
Year End Reflection Questions
Quick Links

Here we are moving into the final month of the year! I love this time of year with all the glitter, festivities and of course time spent with loved ones.

I am very pleased to invite you my 10th Annual Year End Group Programs call on 12/12 at 12 pm Eastern. This call has become an annual tradition, and we'll take a look back at some of the best practices around group programs from this year, and trends for 2014. The call will run for 45 min and will be held at:  1-805-399-1000, access 998223 . There is no cost to participate other than your own long distance charges.


It's also become a bit of a tradition to dedicate my article in this month's newsletter to some reflection questions which I hope that you will use for yourself, as well as with clients. You'll find the 14 questions below - Enjoy! 


For those looking to use this month to plan and equip yourself with tools, I hope that you may join me for the 2014 Virtual Business Planning Retreat (December 6 and 13 or all day Dec 19). I'll also be hosting an accelerated session of the Group Coaching Essentials on starting this Tues and Thurs (3-4:15 pm ET) on December 3, 5, 10, 12 and 19th for those still needing CCEs for the year (6.75 CCEs). It's also a last call for the Facilitation Skills Intensive which I'm holding in Toronto Dec 17-18. Registration closes Tuesday. 


Please enjoy this month's Newsletter, and wishing you and your loved ones a wonderful holiday season!


Warm regards,
Jennifer Britton
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Recent  Posts and Resources to Support Your Work
Here are links to some of the recent blog posts to support you with your own work:

Blog post: Virtual Program Tips:

I've been blogging over at my sister blog - the BizToolkit - regularly throughout the month of November around leadership topics in my leadership a-z. Posts have included:
Ideas for year end retreat processes:

This month's downloadable chapter from my latest book, From One to Many: Best Practices for Team and Group Coaching, is about Marketing Team and Group Coaching. You can download the chapter here.

Upcoming Program Dates - December 2013 through January 2014

 Looking to invest in your own skill development this year, or next? I hope that you will consider joining me for the: 


Group Coaching Essentials:(6. 75 CCEs with the ICF)

Tuesdays and Thursdays 3-4:15 pm Eastern: December 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 2013  OR

Fridays 12 -1:15 pm Eastern: January 10, 17, 24, 31 and Feb 7, 2014 


Our December session is accelerated to give you a  head-start for early 2014 programming of your own! 

 This teleseminar covers tools, exercises and resources to support coaches with the design, marketing and implementation of their own group coaching programs. We look at both in  person and virtual (web and phone) based pro

grams, as well as tips for groups from the general public and organizations. The program includes 5 x 75 minute calls, access to weekly lazer/laser(15 minute) 1-1 calls with me (at no additional cost), and an 80 page manual (delivered in weekly modules). Benefit from the accountability and structure of the program to get your own group coaching program going! Why reinvent the wheel?
Reserve your spot in the group starting December 3rd ($425 US):


Reserve your spot in the January 2013 program starting December 10 ($425 US)



Bundle the Essentials program with the Practicum and save $50 on your registration rate (toal $825 for the two programs (Practicum will start Jan 10th at 10:30 am ET). Practicum info here.


2014 Business Planning Virtual Retreat
Friday December 6 and 13 (10:30 - 1:30 pm Eastern - by phone) OR
Thursday December 19 (8:30 - 2:30 pm Eastern/Toronto - by phone)
Looking to create some space to reflect and plan for your 2014 business success? Join me for this six hour virtual retreat where I will work with you and other business owners through a fun and creative series of group and individual exercises to support you in creating your 2014 business plan. We spend about 15- 20 minutes of each hour on the phone, with the remaining time spent offline at our own offices breathing life into our vision and plans for next year. the program will be of interest to coaches, trainers and other service based professionals. Each participant receives a 40 page retreat manual with more than 9 business tools in it, has a pre-program 1-1 call with me and will be able to access me throughout the six hour program.
Cost: $225 US.

Click here to register and reserve your spot:


 Mentor Coaching Group (ACC Renewals & ACC/PCC Portfolio) 

Upcoming Program Dates:

Fridays 9-10 am Eastern: January 10 - April 11 (Group Calls will be held Jan 10, 17, 31, Feb 7, 14, 28, April 11, 2014). Individual calls scheduled Jan, Feb and March.

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.  Click here for more info about the Mentor Coaching Group. 


Space is limited to 4-6 coaches. Current pricing: $1000/10 hour program.     


Reserve your spot in the January through April 2014 program: 




Group Facilitation Skills Intensive (In Person) - December 16-17 (Toronto) 

3 spots open. Registration closes Tuesday December 3. Save $50 with this link.


Are you a coach, trainer or leader looking to acquire facilitation skills to support you in group work - meetings, workshops, retreats, teleclasses or coaching?The Group Facilitation Skills Intensive is a two-day in-person training program designed to provide you with information and practice in group facilitation including:


* The skills, competencies and best practices of successful facilitators,
* How your skills compare through a Facilitator Self-Assessment,
* How to identify participant learning styles and preferences,
and implement facilitation techniques to accommodate them
* How to be sensitive to different phases of group formation and how to adapt your facilitation style to meet the different needs,
* How to create a positive climate for learning,

* Specific techniques on how to deal with difficult participants,
* Specific techniques to conduct and debrief learning activities, including openers, closers, energizers and other,

* How to manage the logistics and finer details of a learning event (in-person or virtually/by phone)

Program Hours : 8:30- 5 pm (day 1), 8:30 - 4:30 pm (day 2) 


This program includes a binder which includes an extensive resource list, exercises and templates, a group follow-up call and a pre-program 1-1 with Jennifer.  The program will be held in Toronto.  Registration closes December 3. 

Cost: $795 Canadian plus HST ($898.35 CDN). Save $50 using this registration link here ($745 CDN plus HST = 841.85 CDN)




Other early 2014 programs will include:

The Advanced Group Coaching Practicum - Fridays 10:30 - 11:45 am ET/Toronto starting January 10, 2014 (8 CCEs with the ICF) 

The 90 Day BizSuccess Group Coaching program - Tuesdays 10:30-11:30 am ET: Jan 14 - April 15 (2nd and 4th Tues of each month)


 Questions? Please reach out to me directly at (416) 996-8326 or by email at  



Year End Reflection Questions
Copyright 2013 - Jennifer Britton. All Rights Reserved
As we move into the final month of the year I hope that you will schedule some time this month to reflect on your successes of this year, and vision for 2014.

Whether you are going to journal, join me for the 2014 Virtual BizPlanning Retreat or undertake a structured process yourself, I I wanted to share with you these 14 questions:

1. What have been your major achievements this year?
2. What are you most proud of?
3. What really gave you leverage?
4. What successes have your clients found because of your work together?
5. If you had to summarize the essence of 2013 in three words, what would they be?
6. What do you need to leave behind in 2013? What's important about this?
7. As you look to 2014, what do you want your driving force, or your WHY, to be?
8. Where do you want to place your focus in 2014?
9. The most amazing thing that I could create in 2014 is.....
10. What's going to be most important for me in 2014 is....
11. A habit or practice I am going to bring forward in 2014 is....
12. I want to do more of _____ in 2014, and less of ____ in 2014.
13. The strengths I really want to utilize in the new year are...
14. Three words that describe my annual theme for 2014 are ......

Enjoy these with your own planning, as well as work you do with clients this month. I invite you to share your insights around these questions at the blog, and our Facebook page.

Again, I hope that you will join me for the 10th Annual Year End Group Programs call on Thursday December 12th at 12 pm ET. I'll be waiting to connect with you at
1-805-399-1000, access 998223. I look forward to connecting with you then! 
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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