Introducing the New ADHD Professional Institute
What better city to hold our first annual ADHD Professional Institute than in the Gateway City of St. Louis, MO?
The iconic arch was built as a monument to the westward expansion of the United States, typifying the pioneer spirit of the men and women. Those of us who work with individuals with ADHD and their families are, in many ways, venturing on new frontiers – discovering, integrating and innovating.
ACO is hosting the ADHD Professional Institute held days before the International Conference on ADHD (hosted by ADDA and CHADD.) This conference is for professionals working with individuals with ADHD—psychologists, social workers, ADHD coaches, counselors, therapists, educators, physicians, nurses, and speech pathologists. Wednesday evening, November 7, begins with a reception. On Thursday, November 8, plan to reach your saturation point with a jam-packed day of sessions varying in length from 1 hour to 3 hours.
Something old. ADHD coaches will find many familiar qualities at this institute as they have experienced from ACO conferences of the past. The session tracks that have been a staple of our schedule—ADHD education, coaching, and business development – will be there. Participants will still be able to earn their ICF CEUS and PAAC CEUs. And because we know that many of our participants are solo-preneurs and want the community, there will also be time to connect and talk with your coaching colleagues.
Something new. Because ACO is hosting the conference and reaching an even wider variety of professional than we have in the past, we have the opportunity to help other professionals understand what coaching is and how we may work together. Our ADHD clients often seek a variety of resources and professional services to help them navigate the challenges they face personally and professionally, learning alongside of and talking with other professionals will serve our clients well. Networking with other professionals will encourage a cross-pollination of ideas that can lead to exciting new directions for our coaches. There also will be more session tracks — like research –to attend.
Something borrowed. Because the ADHD Professional Institute occurs before the International Conference on ADHD, our members now have the opportunity to continue earning your CEUs in following conference and to continue your networking.
Something to do. We need volunteers to help us make all of this an excellent experience for everyone. Please consider volunteering your talents to help us. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Meet me in St Louis for the opportunity to explore, train, and collaborate!
Tamara Rosier, PHD, BCC