McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School 2nd Annual Coaching Conference launched
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
August 11, 2009
Belmont, MA - McLean Hospital, the largest psychiatric affiliate of Harvard Medical School, announces its second annual coaching conference: Coaching in Medicine & Leadership on September 25 and 26, 2009. Jointly sponsored by McLean and Harvard Medical School, the conference will bring together the international founding contributors in the field to introduce executive coaches, physicians, psychologists, health professionals, and coaches in healthcare, to the theory, research, applications, and practices of coaching psychology and its application in the domains of executive, life, and health/wellness coaching.
According to Philip Levendusky, PhD, ABPP, director of Psychology at McLean, the 2008 conference sold out in record time and proved to be among the largest and most successful education programs organized by McLean. "There was an obvious void in the executive coach and healthcare communities with regards to science-based coaching and positive psychology," said Levendusky. "We have never experienced such a high demand for a conference or such positive feedback following an event."
Carol Kauffman, PhD, ABPP, PCC, clinical staff associate for McLean and an assistant professor at Harvard Medical School, who co-directs the conference with Margaret Moore, MBA, a veteran of the biotech industry and founder of Wellcoaches Corporation, says that the 2009 conference has been expanded, bringing more keynote speakers as well as tracks devoted to both coaching in leadership and coaching in healthcare. Both are co-directors of the new McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School Institute of Coaching which will be announced soon at www.instituteofcoaching.org.
The 2009 conference highlights include:
- David Cooperrider, PhD will deliver the opening keynote with a call to action for positive change based on his development and leadership of the field of Appreciative Inquiry.
- Harvard professor of psychology, Ellen Langer, PhD, world-renowned for her work in mindfulness, will close the Friday session.
- Ranked as one of the two top two events of the 2008 conference, Benjamin and Rosamund Zander are returning. The Saturday morning kickoff will feature live coaching of a string quartet by internationally renowned conductor, teacher, and leadership speaker Benjamin Zander, while being coached by Rosamund Zander, his co-author of the Harvard Business School Press book, "The Art of Possibility." Together they will beautifully display coaching in action using music to take us places where words cannot.
- The other top event of the 2008 conference that will return for the Friday track is a three-hour workshop on an evidence-based model for coaching clients toward lasting change and transformation that applies cognitive restructuring called "The Immunity to Change," led by Robert Kegan, PhD, a world-renowned adult developmental psychologist, professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and educational chair of the Institute for Management and Leadership in Education.
- Diane Coutu, past senior editor of Harvard Business Review will interview Stanford professor Rod Cramer, PhD on issues of trust in leadership and coaching.
- John Ratey, MD and Nancy Ratey, MA will present on lessons from neuroscience and ADD coaching on facilitating change.
- Mark Rittenberg, EdD will draw on the power of communication in coaching, drawing on lessons from the acting profession.
McLean Hospital is the largest psychiatric clinical care, teaching and research facility of Harvard Medical School, an affiliate of Massachusetts General Hospital and a member of Partners HealthCare. For more information about McLean Hospital, visit www.mclean.harvard.edu.
Information on the conference:
Download the brochure at http://cme.med.harvard.edu/cmeups/pdf/02914207.pdf.
Register at: http://cme.med.harvard.edu/index.asp?SECTION=CLASSES&ID=02914207&SO=N
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