Communities of Practice

What are Communities of Practice?

Communities of Practice (CPs) are groups of coaches interested in a specific topic area. These communities are designed to provide a platform for sharing best practices, emerging trends, tools and tips among ICF Members to advance their professional development.

CPs are for coaches with a shared interest in a specific topic to advance their professional development; deepen their subject-matter expertise, and share best practices, emerging trends, tools and tips.

Each CP is steered by passionate volunteer leaders who help facilitate the learning and organize the conversations, ideas, and trends that emerge from the group. CPs are designed to promote active participation from their members: Sharing and discussion are always encouraged. 

“Alone, we can do so little; together, we can do so much” – Helen Keller


Are you interested in becoming a Leader of a Community of Practice? 

If you are passionate about a specific coaching practice and you love to share and discuss with a peer with similar interests, please raise your interest and share a few lines around your passion for the practice.

Send Email with your interest to professional.development [at] with the subject line “I am interested to become a CP Leader”

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