EMCC Global Provider Summit

15-19th November 2021


EMCC Global Provider Summit

15-19th November 2021


Colm Murphy

Colm Murphy, Smurfit Executive Development: Coach training in a virtual world – the lessons of delivery during lockdown

Session on 18 November 2021 20:00 UTC - View on timetable


Like coaching training providers across the globe, the Coaching faculty at Smurfit Executive Development, University College Dublin, March 2019 presented the challenge of how to continue to deliver highly experiential and relationally focused coaching programmes via Zoom.

This session invites participants to engage in dialogue and co-creation as we collectively (providers, faculty, participants) reflect on the lessons from the shift to virtual coaching training from a fully face to face model, and identify what emerged, what should be kept going forward and what was lost when compared to face to face delivery.

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Colm Murphy is Head of Coaching Programmes at Smurfit Executive Development, University College Dublin, and is the senior lecturer on the postgraduate diplomas in Team Coaching, and in Business and Executive Coaching. He also lectures on several of UCD Smurfit’s other Executive Education Programmes.  Colm is also a senior faculty member of the Global Team Coaching Institute.

Colm is a Master Accredited Coach with the EMCC.  He is a member of the EMCC Team Coaching Accreditation project team and previously the work stream leader where he built a global working group of team coaching practitioners to support the development of Team Coaching Quality (TCQA) and Individual Assessment (ITCA) to support standards in team coaching.  He piloted the TCQA on the Team Coaching Diploma in Smurfit UCD.  

Colm founded Dynamic Leadership Development Ltd. in 2008, after over ten years’ global experience in leadership and executive development within the I.T. and Professional Services sectors.  He was a Director in Symantec and previously Head of Learning in Deloitte Ireland. 

Colm helps leaders and teams improve their performance and reach their potential by raising their awareness of their attitudes, assumptions and behaviours and the impact these have on their effectiveness. 

Colm’s qualifications include a Bachelor of Commerce (UCD), a Master’s in Accounting (UCD), Postgraduate Diplomas in Executive Coaching (DIT), in Coaching Psychology (UCD) and in Systemic Team Coaching (AoEC).  Colm is completing a professional doctorate on Team Coaching with Portsmouth Business School and is co-editor of the forthcoming Team Coaching Casebook (Oxford University Press).