Introduction to Coaching Communicators (ICC101) Session 1 - Spring 2018
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Introduction to Coaching Communicators (ICC101) Session 1 - Spring 2018

This 4-week long, self-paced course, designed for adults, has weekly webinars supported by interactive online forum discussions and assignments to be uploaded to the classroom.

4/16/2018 to 5/19/2018
Where: ICC Academy
United States
Presenter: Asynchronous with Mary Gunther and Team
Contact: Eunice Au

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Course Details


Course Fee

  • $177 for non-members
  • $157 for members

Course Length and Duration

  • Course begins April 16.
  • Assignments due May 19.
  • 10 hours over 4 weeks with weekly discussions and assignments


Eligibility: Adults



  • Complete the Academy Orientation to gain access to your course. You'll learn to submit sample assignments, comment on discussions, take a short quiz and view grades


Course Syllabus


Week 1 Objectives - Coaching the Whole Person

  • Overview of the basic tools and skills involved in coaching communication.
  • Understand the connection between coaching and the mission, vision and values of the Institute for Cultural Communicators
  • Explore how competence, character and connection assist in the transformation of next generation Christians
  • Develop a mindset of personal development in the process of becoming an effective coach

Week 2 Objectives - Coaching the Body


  • Comprehend that our actions speak louder than words

  • Explore how body position, facial expression, and power of delivery support effective communication

  • Experiment with gestures and mannerisms to develop a character’s persona

Week 3 Objectives - Coaching the Voice

  • Develop strategies to assist students to use the tools of pitch, pace and pause
  • Gain a deeper understanding of articulation, enunciation, pronunciation

Week 4 Objectives - Coaching the Mind

  • See the value of focused attention in promoting transformation
  • Embrace the value of being calm and assertive to promote learning for both coach and student
  • Respond and interpret student behaviors in a coaching session
  • Awareness of the role that emotions have in the outcomes of a coaching session
  • Anticipate next steps in the coaching journey


About the Instructor


Mary Gunther understands what it means to operate in a rapidly changing environment. One of the second class of women ever to graduate from the United States Naval Academy and the mother of nine, she has been involved in leadership education for the past 25+years. After attending her first ICC conference in 2005, she then brought ICC conferences to Maryland and started the first ICC Chapter there.

Mary’s interests are varied and diverse: from graphic design, organizational health, latest tech trends, and visual storytelling. Along with her experience and training in leadership development, Mary holds a certificate in Art Integration across Curriculum from the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. as well as a certificate in Christian Nonprofit Leadership from Christian Leadership Alliance. She assumed her role as Chief Influence Officer for ICC in June 2017. Mary lives in Annapolis, MD with her husband and a rapidly changing number of children at any given time.


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