National Conference on Coaching in Human Services

Illustration of flowers growing out of a person’s head with text that reads “Cultivating a Growth Mindset”

Event Date

A Virtual Event Hosted by UC Davis

Despite the challenges faced with COVID-19, coaching continues to grow in the field of health and human services. Organizations across the nation are finding that coaching, whether it’s external, internal, group or individual, is providing much-needed support for staff and clients to:

  • Embed and promote best practices into everyday practice
  • Think more critically about difficult situations to develop solutions
  • Gain confidence in skills and abilities and discovery of untapped potential
  • Enhance existing coaching programs through coach training, and evaluating coaching outcomes

Hosted by UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education Human Services, this conference provides a wonderful opportunity to connect with colleagues across the nation—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
  • Administrators with existing coaching programs whom are interested with expanding on training coaches and evaluating their coaching program

Advanced Pre-Session: April 12

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.


Keynote Speaker: Michael Bungay Stanier

"Using a Coaching Lens to Cultivate and Maintain a Growth Mindset"

Michael Bungay Stanier

Michael Bungay Stanier’s engaging, entertaining and interactive approaches will highlight the importance of both curiosity and coaching as essential aspects of effective leadership. He will also provide practical tools that lead to behavioral change for anyone interested in using coaching to cultivate a growth mindset!

Michael Bungay Stanier is the author of six books which between them have sold more than a million copies. He’s best known for The Coaching Habit, the best-selling coaching book of the century and already recognized as a classic. Mr. Bungay Stanier was a Rhodes Scholar and plays the ukulele badly. He’s Australian, and lives in Toronto, Canada. Learn more at www.MBS.works.


Enrollment Information

Take advantage of the early enrollment discounted fee of $325 if you register for the general conference by February 15, 2022. The regular general conference enrollment fee (after February 15) is $375.  

Please note: Registration for the Advanced Pre-Session is optional and has a separate enrollment fee of $75.

To Enroll

Please review these enrollment options before registering:

-To enroll as an individual and pay with a credit card: Select one or both of these events to proceed to the shopping cart.

-To enroll as an individual and pay with a check, purchase order or CA County training units, register here

-To enroll as a group, register here 


Request for Workshop Proposals

We are accepting workshop proposals for the 2022 conference, and encourage you to share your expertise and lessons learned. Please complete and submit a workshop proposal form to be considered for the upcoming conference. 

Become a Sponsor

Interested in sponsorship opportunities for the 2022 conference? To learn more, please review the Sponsor Information and Registration page.

For More Information

If you have immediate questions or would like to be added to our email list to receive updates about the conference, please contact us at coaching@ucdavis.edu.