Coaching Community of Practice Network

The CIS Ontario Coaching Community of Practice Network is a a group of educators passionate about advancing coaching in CIS Ontario member schools to further the professional growth of all educators and staff. We believe in the power of solution-focused conversations. In our school communities, people's values, resourceful pasts and hopes for the future can be powerful tools to support individuals and our communities. How to have coaching conversations that are respectful and productive is a skill that can be learned. Please join us! We invite all CIS Ontario members to join regardless of experience or previous participation. 

In 2021–2022, we focused on Developing the Leader Within; in 2022–2023, we focused on Developing the Coaching Mindset: Transformative and Collaborative Conversations; and last year, we looked at Teacher Growth and Instructional Coaching. Session materials from previous years available in our Coaching Community of Practice Network Hub library on CISO Connect.

We hope to see you for the 2024–2025 Coaching sessions. You are invited to join all or as many sessions as you are able. Each session will offer a coaching skill and practice time. Although there are benefits to being able to attend all, we welcome you to attend according to your schedule.

2024–2025 Online Sessions

We plan to explore the parts of the coaching conversation and examine powerful questions, authentic listening, and the words we use. We are also planning an in-person event in the fall

Some themes and conversations we are thinking of considering for 2024-2025 are:

  • The power of asking the right questions
  • The art of listening
  • The words we choose to use
  • The unspoken messages in the words we hear others use

CIS Ontario members, complete this form to help us reflect on this year and plan for next year.

Also, login to CISO Connect and join the Coaching Community of Practice Network for more details, resources and Zoom meeting links.

We look forward to seeing you in fall 2024! 

Your Coaching Planning Team,

Carrie Annable
Chair of Academic Strategy, Hillfield Strathallan College

Mary Gauthier
Executive Director, Greenwood Centre for Teaching, Learning and Research, Greenwood College School
Canadian Centre for Brief Coaching Certificate

Helen Gin
Middle School Principal, The York School
CoActive Training Institute (CTI) Coach


Members, this is the best way to stay up-to-date.

To receive timely information on our professional learning events, student programs and news relevant to our community of educators, educational staff and administrators, please ensure you are listed as a member in our database. All employees of our member schools are automatically entitled to CIS Ontario membership.

You are in our database as a member if you have a login to our member portal and CISO Connect.

If you do not, please fill out this brief membership form

CIS Ontario Coaching Community of Practice Network

For additional information, please contact:

Mary Gauthier

Executive Director, Greenwood Centre for Teaching, Learning and Research, Greenwood College School

Canadian Centre for Brief Coaching Certificate

CIS Ontario Coaching Community of Practice Lead

Join us on CISO Connect, our members-only networking and community platform.

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