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The AI-Driven Coach: How Rapid Advances in AI and Digital Coaching Technology are Redefining The Practice of Coaching

July 10, 2024
1:00-2:30 PM PDT /4:00-5:30 PM EDT
CE Credits: 1.5 Hours

Event Description
Over the last three years the coaching profession has been undergoing rapid transformation. The rapid rise of digital coaching platforms along with the near overnight rise of generative AI like ChatGPT has fueled unprecedented transformation in the coaching industry. As these new AI-driven technologies continue to evolve, the nature of coaching and how we define coaching will continue to change in unexpected ways. During the session we will explore the digital coaching landscape, the latest AI-driven technologies and the impact AI is having on coaching as a practice and a profession. Dr. Woodward will also share insights from his newly launched NYU SPS Coaching Innovation Lab as well as samples of the latest AI coachbots.

During the session we will explore the following:
• What is Generative AI and how it is used in coaching
• The coaching technology landscape
• How coachbots are being trained
• The evolving definition of coaching
• The latest coaching tech research from the NYU Coaching Innovation Lab
• Data privacy
• Hopes and fears exercise
• Current and future impact

Learning Objectives
At the end of this course, participants will be able to:
• Summarize the current AI landscape.
• Describe the continuum of coaching services and a proposed new typology of coaching.
• Outline 2 or more legal and ethical challenges that have emerged from digital coaching and AI-enabled services around confidentiality and data privacy.
• Describe 3 or more ways in which the rapid advances in generative AI (i.e. ChatGPT, Bard, Llama) will impact their coaching/consulting practice.


Presenter: Michael Woodward, PhD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Executive Coaching and Founding Director of the Coaching Innovation Lab at New York University (NYU) School of Professional Studies

Michael “Woody” Woodward, PhD, PCC is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Executive Coaching and Founding Director of the Coaching Innovation Lab at New York University (NYU) School of Professional Studies where he developed and now leads the Master of Science in Executive Coaching and Organizational Consulting program (ECOC). Dr. Woodward serves on the International Coaching Federation (ICF) Thought Leadership Institute Board of Directors where he co-chairs the ICF Taskforce on AI in Coaching.

Dr. Woodward authored the Amazon top selling career book, The YOU Plan, and co-authored The Digital Coaching Revolution. He has appeared on The TODAY Show, LIVE with Kelly, Fox Business and CNN among many others. In practice Dr. Woodward focuses on building leadership capacity and has worked with leaders from Bacardi, SAP, Sugar Foods Corporation, and The Miami Herald among many others. He started his career as an HR consultant for PricewaterhouseCoopers Consulting (PwC) and IBM Global Business Consulting Services. He also served as founding faculty at the Florida International University Center for Leadership and has been an advisor to the EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women program.

Dr. Woody received a bachelor’s in psychology from the University of Miami, a master’s in industrial and organizational psychology from Springfield College, and a PhD in industrial and organizational psychology from Florida International University. Dr. Woody published award-winning research on teamwork titled Cooperation and Competition: The Effects of Team Entrainment and Reward Structure, which earned him an appointment as a Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) Scholar.

Ticket Pricing
SCP Member (no CE credit) $39
SCP Member (CE credit included) $49
SCP Student Members $29
Non-SCP Members (no CE credit) $49
Non-SCP Members (CE credit included) $59
SCP 2024 Conference Registrants $0


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