By Joyce Kubik, President ACO
After such a rough winter, I trust you are enjoying the summer season. Perhaps like me, you are enjoying not only the warmth but also the slow down of business. One of the reasons I enjoy the lull is that very early in my career, a client started quoting research to me. I wasn’t prepared to respond appropriately, and that’s when I realized I needed to know what was going on in the ADHD world of science. Now I actually look forward to this lull as a good time to catch up on my professional reading. It remains important to me that I stay on top of the latest information on ADHD and Coaching.
This month, to help you with your continuing education, I have two offerings for you.
Best References List
A few months ago, there was a discussion on the list serve based on the question, “If you could have just 10 reference books in your professional library, what would they be?” Fourteen people participated in the discussion and we ended up with a list of 40 fantastic books; twenty focused on human potential, and the other twenty focused on ADHD. View the Best Reference Books – Part 1 in this issue of Circle, and look for Best Reference Books – Part 2 in the next issue!
Continuing education is also one of the values of the ACO:
Education – The ACO values education, providing current, reliable, and pertinent information about ADHD and ADHD coaching to our members and to the general public.
Because of this commitment, the ACO offers continuing education for its members through an ACO program called ADHD Coach Continuing Education or ACCE (pronounced “ace”).
I’m pleased to announce that the next ACCE class will be offered this fall, and we are very lucky to have the course taught by ACO member, Liz Ahman, ScD, RN, ACC, who is not only an experienced coach but also holds a master’s degree in nursing and a research-focused doctorate in public health from Johns Hopkins.
The name of the program is: You Mean THAT’S What It Says? Reading Research to Apply Findings in Coaching Practice – Made Easy! The course will focus on reading and using research to develop best practices in your ADHD Coaching business. The course is both ICF and PAAC accredited for core competencies.
ACO’s 10 Year Celebration
In other news, our conference chairs are beginning to plan our ten-year celebration at the conference in Phoenix in 2015. It might be a good time to start thinking about being a part of this celebration, whether it’s speaking, volunteering or being a part of the exciting planning of this event. Maybe you have an idea for an event or activity. Contact our conference chairs at firstname.lastname@example.org
Enjoy your summer with family and friends. Until next time . . .