Coaching and Leadership Development CoPs: Coaching and Mentoring for Leadership Development

  • 12 Oct 2017
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • C2 Technologies, Training Center, 1919 Gallows Rd., Vienna, VA 22182


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Coaching and mentoring are both powerful tools for developing leaders. But, do you know when to use each one, how they work, and how they support each other? The Coaching and Leadership Development Communities of Practice have teamed up to answer these questions. You’ll hear from two experts: one who developed a mentoring program for GAO and leads DC ATD’s Mentoring Program and one who is an ICF-certified coach and manages a Leadership Coaching program.

These experts will share their best practices, lessons learned, and how they continue to evolve and improve their programs. They’ll explain the benefits of coaching and mentoring for leaders and discuss Return on Investment.

Come with your questions about coaching and mentoring, and join us in an interactive discussion about how coaching and mentoring can be applied to develop leadership competencies.

Light snacks and beverages will be served.

Speakers and bios:

Adelle J. Dantzler, M.S.Ed., Instructional Designer/Leadership Facilitator, U.S. GAO

Adelle Dantzler has over 25 years in the training & development field working for Fortune 100 companies, federal agencies, and contractors to develop and manage instructor-led, online, and virtual training. For over 11 years, Ms. Dantzler has used her master’s level knowledge and experience in instructional design, development & evaluation to develop leadership talent at the high potential, manager, and senior executive levels at four federal agencies. She has successfully facilitated training to hundreds on career management, mentoring, communications, team building, influence, leadership development, motivating & developing staff, 360 feedback, emotional intelligence, coaching and managing multiple priorities. In addition, Ms. Dantzler is a certified presenter of InsideOut Coaching, Crucial Conversations, and a Virtual Leadership trainer. She is also certified in CCL 360 feedback, EQ-i (2.0), MBTI, and FIRO-B.

Adam Schmidt, PCC, Manager, Leadership Coaching, LMI

Adam Schmidt comes to the field of professional coaching with more than fifteen years of leadership and consulting experience. A graduate of West Point, Adam was an Army officer with assignments in both the Middle East and European theaters. During that time, he was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for meritorious service during combat operations in Iraq. After the military, Adam transitioned to work in the Leader Development space including Coaching, Facilitation and Assessments.  Adam was trained as a Leadership Coach through Georgetown University’s Leadership Coaching Program and is an International Coaching Federation (ICF) Professional Certified Coach (PCC). Today, he manages the Leadership Coaching program at a consulting firm based in Tysons, VA and is the CEO and founder of Smart Summit Coaching, LLC.

Info about the venue:

If you’ve been to C2 before, we’re actually in the other building—1919, which is perpendicular to 1921. We’ll be in a training center on the ground floor.

Although the address is Gallows Rd., the entrance to the building is actually on Boone Blvd. If you've just turned off of Rt. 7 onto Gallows Rd, with Olive Garden on your right, take the next left onto Boone Blvd., then turn right into the first driveway. 1919 is the building to the left. Parking is over to the right, and it is free.

After you enter the building, go to the left to find the training center. We’ll have signs to guide you.

The building locks sometime after 6 p.m., so if you are not able to get in, call or text Claudia at 703.217.3517.

Closest Metro Stop: Tysons Corner (Silver Line): You can walk through Tysons Corner mall to Route 7, cross the street, and walk to 1921 Gallows Rd (which is actually on Boone Blvd). Probably about a half-mile walk.

In addition, there’s a shuttle bus that leaves the McLean Metro at approximately 5:30 and 6:00 p.m. and arrives at Tysons International Plaza (1921 Gallows Rd) about 20 minutes later. We can coordinate rides back to the Metro after the meeting.

Special thanks to our Community of Practice sponsors: C² Technologies, Inc., Mason Learning Solutions, and UVA's School of Continuing and Professional Studies.

C² Technologies, Inc. is a nationally recognized leader in performance improvement, dedicated to improving the effectiveness of productivity-driven organizations. We provide training, strategic human capital management, mission-critical support services, and information technology solutions to meet the specific needs of our civilian, defense, and private-industry clients. C²'s solutions are as diverse as our clients, giving us an opportunity to incorporate best practices from each industry into our services.

The School of Continuing and Professional Studies (SCPS) opens the doors of the University of Virginia to thousands of nontraditional adult learners for continuing education.