National Conference on Coaching in Human Services

“Growing Best Practice”

April 24-25, 2018

UC Davis Conference Center

University of California, Davis

Coaching is quickly gaining the time and attention it has deserved in the field of health and human services. Organizations are finding that coaching, whether it’s external, internal, group or individual, is providing, at long last, much needed support for staff and clients to:

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

Hosted by UC Davis Extension’s Northern California Training Academy, this conference provides a wonderful opportunity to connect with colleagues across the country who are passionate about 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 clients.

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 coaching and programs that utilize coaching
  • Professional Development staff who are either already implementing coaching programs or are curious about coaching

Get the Conference Mobile App!

All participants will be automatically added to the conference mobile app by Whova. Participants are strongly encouraged to download this app as the conference will be paperless! You can download the app from the app store associated with your mobile device (it’s free!). If you are registered for the conference, then you should automatically be directed to the National Conference on Coaching section of the Whova App. If you are not automatically directed, simply search within the Whova app for the “National Conference on Coaching in Human Services.”

The mobile app has a number of features and allows you to:

  • Personalize your conference schedule
  • Access speaker biographies, session presentations and exhibitor details
  • Connect with other conference attendees
  • Stay up-to-date on conference events
  • Receive real-time communications from conference staff

Once you have downloaded the conference app, you do not have to be connected to your mobile or wireless network to access or use the app. Please enable push notifications during the conference to stay up to date!

NOTE: For those attendees who either don't have a smartphone or have a Windows or Blackberry phone, go here to access the web version of the app.

Conference Agenda

Keynote/Plenary Presentations

Enrollment Fee

The $450 enrollment fee includes continental breakfast and lunch on both days of the conference.

How to Get on the Waiting List

The 2018 conference is now full.

If you'd like to get on our waiting list, please go here.


The UC Davis Conference Center is located at 550 Alumni Lane, Davis CA 95616.

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Hotel Accommodations

Local hotels and information about reservations

Sponsors and Exhibitors

Interested in sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities for the 2018 conference? The 2017 conference sold out with more than 250 attendees, providing opportunities to connect with numerous coaches and other professionals interested in coaching practices.

Registration and breakfast time, breaks and lunch breaks offer networking opportunities for attendees to engage and interact with exhibitors.

Sponsor and Exhibitor Information
Registration Form for Sponsors and Exhibitors

Get Email Updates about the Conference!

As the 2018 conference planning continues, stay connected by getting on our email list. We’ll send periodic emails to announce important information about next year’s conference. Opt in at 

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Highlights from the 2017 Coaching Conference

Courses currently scheduled and open for enrollment

There are no sections available at this time.

Access conference materials and other resources

coaching enrollment guide

Downlaod the 2018 Coaching Conference enrollment guide

“Great conference! Your team goes above and beyond to ensure quality speakers and great training subjects.”
—2017 Coaching Conference participant from County of Sacramento

View the slide show from the 2017 Conference

Coaching in Child Welfare

Visit our coaching website to learn more about the Coaching Toolkit for child Welfare Practice and coaching in the field of child welfare.

Conference Sponsors

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