Call For Contributions

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


Download a pdf of the Call For Contributions 
Submit your contribution proposal through our Online Proposal Submission Form


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.

For its third edition, GSAEC invites submission on the following theme:

“Time for Stabilization or Disruption in Coaching Education? Exploring Established and Emerging Frontiers”

As a fast developing discipline, executive/organizational coaching is expanding in its forms, audiences, locations, to name a few. These evolutions raise stimulating questions for the education of coaches to embrace ever renewed challenges. Our conference is designed to explore established and emerging frontiers in coaching education as you perceive them. Critical perspectives are particularly encouraged.

Issues of interest include and are not restricted to:

  • The impact of technology on coaching education
  • Diversity in coaching education: coaches, clients and contexts
  • Supervision in coaching education
  • Sustaining professional development of coach and student
  • The emergence of group and team coaching in education
  • The role of coaching education in social change: power, privilege, etc.

Join us at UPenn on June 7-8, 2019! Let’s (critically) explore together the frontiers of coaching education!


Paper presentations
Based on past or work-in-progress research projects, paper presentations discuss an issue by exposing the literature on a selected topic and reporting about the findings of a study.
Proposals should be about 1000 words. Upon acceptance after blind peer-review, full papers will be about 5000-9000 words. Download our template for Papers

Poster presentations
Based on past or work-in-progress research projects, poster presentations are designed to share projects ideas and receive constructive feedback.
Proposals should be about 500 words. Download our template for Posters

Panel sessions
Composed of so-called “experts”, panel sessions discuss a selected issue based on panelists’ professional and/or research experience. Aim for 60 minutes.
Proposals should be about 1500 words, including name and short bio of each panelist. Download our template for Panels

Professional development workshops (PDW)
Including demonstrations and experiential sessions based and articulated with research findings, PDWs are designed to share techniques, models, practices in the domain of coaches’ development. Aim for 60 minutes.
Proposals should be about 1000 words, including name and short bio of each PDW member. Download our template for PDWs



Please submit your contribution proposal through our  Online Proposal Submission Form
by February 4, 2019

Notification for accepted proposals will be sent by February 25, 2019


For additional information about the Conference, please visit the Conference webpage, or contact us at with any questions.


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.


GSAEC Conference 2019