3rd International Conference on Graduate Coaching Education: Theory, Research, and Practice

June 7-8, 2019
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA

 Time for stabilization or disruption in coaching education?
Exploring established and emerging frontiers


We are pleased to announce GSAEC's Third International Conference, hosted by UPenn on June 7-8, 2019. This conference will explore the question: Time for stabilization or disruption in coaching education? Exploring established and emerging frontiers.  

Committed to advancing and supporting worldwide graduate education of new and experienced professional coaches, GSAEC (Graduate School Alliance for Education in Coaching) is organizing its Third International Conference on Graduate Coaching Education. Designed for coach educators and researchers, the conference promotes sharing of questions, practices and debates around topics related to the development of professional coaches. These include coaching education theories and practices, academic program content and design, instructional goals and methodologies, assessment measures, admission and graduation criteria, etc.


Keynote Speaker

Dr. Tatiana Bachkirova, Oxford Brookes University
Internationally recognized author, speaker, and educator

"Philosophical Pragmatism As A Helping Hand For Current Challenges In The Education Of Coaches"
Learn more about Dr. Bachkirova and the keynote

Read Dr. Bachkirova's Article in Academy of Management Learning and Education (May 2018)


Timeline at a Glance

February 4, 2019: Deadline to submit proposals
February 25, 2019: Notification of acceptance of proposals
February 25, 2019: Registration opens
April 7, 2019: Submission of full contribution
June 7-June 8, 2019: GSAEC Conference
June 8, 2019 (afternoon): GSAEC annual meeting


Call for Contributions*

Learn more about the Call for Contributions 

Submit your contribution proposal by February 4, 2019

Submit, Present, Get Awarded during the Conference !


Learn more about Sponsorship Opportunities


Registration and Travel Info

Travel and Accommodation Info

Registration Opens February 25, 2019

Fee Info Coming Soon!


Conference Committees

Conference Chairs: Kent Blumberg and Pauline Fatien Diochon

Host Chair: Charline S. Russo

Program Committee: Kent Blumberg, Natalie Cunningham, Pauline Fatien Diochon, Charline Russo, Melvin Smith

Sponsorship Committee: Terry Maltbia, Jen Renshaw, Amrita Subramanian and Laura Hauser

Communication Committee: Amrita Subramanian, Lynn Hayes and Kent Blumberg

Logistics Committee: Chris Accornero, Lynn Hayes and Jen Renshaw

If you have any questions, please contact us at conference@gsaec.org 


*The GSAEC conference committee intends to publish the conference papers in a special edition of an appropriate, peer-reviewed journal. International Coaching federation (ICF) as well as HRCI (HR Certification Institute) Continuous Credit Education Units will be applied for. Details available closer to the conference.