Robinson College of Business
Atlanta–ICF Georgia, a charter chapter of the International Coaching Federation (ICF), has announced that the Executive MBA (EMBA) program of Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business has won the 2020 Prism Award for coaching excellence, education category. The Home Depot is winner in the for-profit category, and the Atlanta Federal Executive Board is winner in the government category. The awards will be presented at a virtual ceremony on Nov.12.
ICF Georgia presents the Prism Award to honors organizations that have achieved the highest standard of excellence in coaching programs that yield discernible and measurable positive impacts, fulfill rigorous professional standards, address key strategic goals, and shape organizational culture.
Georgia State’s EMBA Program offers students a 360-degree feedback survey with individual coaching. In their leadership coursework, students write about their learnings and the personal impact of the coaching. Participation is tied to their grade for the course.
“We are pleased the coaching component of our EMBA program will be honored by ICF,” said Robin Mladinich, EMBA program director. “We feel our commitment to provide required coaching for each student tied to their leadership coursework is an essential ingredient for student transformation and sets our EMBA program apart.”
“We are excited to bring the Prism Award back to ICF Georgia Chapter. We are especially honored to present these three incredible organizations as examples of how a strong coaching culture can impact the success of an organization. We look forward to continuing to highlight organizations that show leadership in developing their teams which ultimately results in benefits to their customers and our local communities here in Georgia,” said Tonya Echols, PCC, ICF Georgia Chapter President.
The International Coach Federation is dedicated to advancing the coaching profession by setting high ethical standards, providing independent certification and building a worldwide network of credentialed coaches across a variety of coaching disciplines. Its 23,000-plus members located in more than 120 countries work toward the common goal of enhancing awareness of coaching, upholding the integrity of the profession, and continually educating themselves with the newest research and practices.
ICF Georgia offers a supportive community, opportunities for professional development, networking, and an enjoyable way to connect with coaches from all backgrounds and specialties. The chapter actively promotes awareness of coaching to our communities with a variety of programs including virtual and in-person meeting, webinars, and other events throughout the year.