Have you heard of the Association of Coach Training Organizations (ACTO)? If you are a coach trainer and you haven’t heard of ACTO, then it’s time you found out who they are and what they do.
What is the Association of Coach Training Organizations?
ACTO is a community of professional and committed coaches who enjoy the pursuit of continued education, and sharing what they have learned with others. They strive to include all coach trainers and coaching schools, whether accredited or on their way to accreditation. Their goal is to improve the quality and development of coach training and education.
What are the Benefits of Joining ACTO?
When you join with the Association of Coach Training Organizations, you become part of a dedicated community of peers. The benefits of this association are many, and include:
- Annual conference with peers and leaders in the coaching industry.
- Plenty of train-the-trainer resources to help you improve your coach training.
- Be part of a community that can help answer questions and guide you on your journey to accreditation.
- Education forum calls to answer your most pertinent questions.
- Opportunities to share ideas and developments in coach training.
- Opportunities to share in the development of new coaching tools.
- Be a part of an innovative organization that stimulates the development of new ideas in coach training.
What are the Core Values of ACTO?
The Association of Coach Training Organizations began in 2000 with the mission to be the steward of high quality coach education and training. A handful of coaching leaders met to discuss collaboration within the coach training industry. This meeting resulted in an alliance that became ACTO
There are many organizations in the coach industry, but this is one of the few that specifically focuses on the development and advancement of coach training. An association of coaching training organizations fulfills a need within the greater coaching industry, and specifically works with those who train current and future coaches.
ACTO’s core values include:
- Integrity – fairness, honesty, transparency, ethical behavior.
- Respect – use the core competencies of the International Coach Federation (ICF) when representing ACTO.
- Cultural Awareness – respect diverse cultures and customs, and having a global mindset for coach training.
- Engaged Relationships – treat all members as part of a community.
- Coopetition – this is a word ACTO created as a merging of cooperation and competition; cooperation transcends competition as members work across companies, organization, and methodologies for the sake of everyone in the community.
Become a Member of ACTO
The cost of becoming a member is very reasonable – $300 per year. This membership gives you a powerful voice in the coach training industry. You can be a voice for the future direction of coach training. You can become an officer, serve on the Board, or be part of a working committee. You can join the Association of Coach Training Organizations as an organization (school, corporation, training organization), or as an individual (sole practitioner).
Joining ACTO gives power to your voice in the industry. Joining ACTO allows you to have a say in the future of the industry.
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