National Conference on Coaching in Human Services

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Event Date

University of California, Davis

WE'VE RESCHEDULED: Out of concern for the health and safety of our attendees in light of the COVID-19 global health emergency, we have decided to reschedule the National Conference on Coaching in Human Services to August 11-12. The Advanced Pre-Session has been rescheduled to August 10.

"Coaching in Bloom"

Coaching continues to grow and blossom in the field of health and human services. Organizations across the country are finding that coaching, whether it's external, internal, group or individual, is providing much-needed support for staff and clients to:

  • Embed best practices into everyday practice
  • Think more critically about complex situations
  • Gain confidence in skills and abilities
  • Develop previously untapped potential

Hosted by the Northern Academy at UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education Human Services, this conference provides a wonderful opportunity to connect with colleagues across the country—from those completely new to coaching, to those currently deep in the implementation process, to those anywhere in between—who are passionate about supporting professional growth and helping people achieve success through coaching. Together we will learn from each other's successes and challenges as we continue to develop coaching programs that benefit human services professionals and the clients we serve.

Who Should Attend

  • Coaches who work with human services professionals or clients
  • Trainers who are interested in learning more about coaching
  • Leaders in the field of human services who are interested in exploring and/or improving coaching and programs that utilize coaching
  • Professional development staff who are either already implementing coaching programs or are curious about coaching

Keynote Presentations

Learn more about the conference keynotes. 

Workshop Sessions

The conference will feature more than 30 workshops—each one dedicated to improving our skills and abilities to make coaching common practice in the field of human services. Here’s a sneak peek at some of the workshop sessions:

  • Adaptive Leadership Coaching: Leadership to Field and Back Again
  • Coaching using a trauma focused lens
  • Creating Trust:  One Relationship at a Time
  • Coaching with Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP)
  • Sessions on coaching implementation in Alabama, New York, Pennsylvania, California, Colorado and more!

Watch the website for more information on conference workshops!

Advanced Pre-Session: August 10

If coaching is not new to you or your organization, we invite you to attend a full-day pre-session to connect with peers from across the country who are ready for the "next level" of conversation. This optional event—held the day before the conference—includes topics such as evaluation, sustaining funding for coaching and keeping the momentum going. Space is limited for this session, so please register early. NOTE: Enrolling in the Advanced Pre-Session does NOT enroll you in the National Conference on Coaching in Human Services. Because this is an optional session, participants must enroll in each event separately.

Enrollment Fees

Take advantage of the early enrollment fee of $400 for the conference, available until June 1. After this date, the conference enrollment fee will be $475. The enrollment fee includes breakfast and lunch on August 11-12 and all conference materials. The enrollment fee for the Advanced Pre-Session is $75.

Enrollment Options

  • To enroll as an individual and pay with a credit card, click here.
  • To enroll as an individual or a group and pay with a check or purchase order, click here.

Hotel Information

We’ve reserved room blocks with special pricing at the following hotels Please use the group name “National Coaching Conference” when making your reservation.

Hyatt Place
173 Old Davis Rd. Davis, CA 95616
$189 /night (King and Double Rooms)
Book Online
Cut-off date for room block rate: April 5, 2020

Hilton Garden Inn
110 F Street, Davis, CA 95616
$189/night (2 Queen Beds) *Parking is $12/night
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Cut-off date for room block rate: April 11, 2020

Aggie Inn
245 1st St., Davis, CA 95616
(530) 756-0352
$154/night (Single Queen); $159/night (Single King); $169/night (Double Queen)
Breakfast, WiFi and parking included in room rate
Book Online 
Cut-off date for room block rates: April 26, 2020 

Best Western Plus Palm Court
234 D St., Davis, CA 95616
(530) 753-7100
$169/night(King Suite); $179/night (Double Queen Suite)
Parking and WiFi included in room rate
Book Online 
Cut-off date for room block rates: April 26, 2020 

University Park Inn and Suites
1111 Richards Blvd., Davis, CA 95616
(530) 756-0910 Call hotel for reservations
$129+tax/night (Double Queen); $139/night (Double Queen Suite); $135/night(King Suite)
Breakfast, WiFi and parking included in room rate
Cut-off date for room block rates: April 26, 2020

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2019 Coaching Webinar Series

In between the 2018 and upcoming 2020 conference, the Northern Academy presented a five-part coaching webinar series exploring several of the hottest trends in coaching. Access the recorded webinars in their entirety by visiting our YouTube page.

Resources from the 2018 Coaching Conference

Access keynote presentations, thought takeaway videos and workshop materials from the previous conference at our dedicated resource page.