International School wins 2013 Prism Award for ICF Coaching with P.E.T. Parent Support

As an example of exceptional application of leadership and parent training, Gordon Training International is proud to report the recent acceptance of the International Coaching Federation 2013 Prism Award by Turkey's Isikkent Schools.
The ICF seeks to Advance the Art, Science and Practice of Professional Coaching
The ICF seeks to Advance the Art, Science and Practice of Professional Coaching
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SOLANA BEACH, Calif. - Nov. 18, 2013 - PRLog -- The International Coaching Federation (ICF) recognizes businesses and organizations who exemplify what professional coaching can accomplish. Based out of Lexington, Kentucky, the international coaching fellowship maintains rigorous standards for members and associations employing its coaching methods.

This year's award was bestowed on Isikkent School who serves a K through 12 student body and has worked diligently since 2009 to implement a leadership and coaching style approach in every interaction with the student body and their families. In 2008, the schools reported high percentages of disciplinary actions at both the middle and high school levels. Since adopting the ICF'S Organizational Coaching style of teaching and Gordon Training International's Parent Effectiveness Training (P.E.T.) in 2009, disciplinary rates have dropped significantly.

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"I have been the consultant and the nominating coach of the school since 2009. The very important part of the project is PET trainings given to the parents in the school. These training were given by the certified GTI trainers," said Vedat Erol ICF Certified Coach, PCC, ACPC.

Parents at the school reported that the P.E.T. training increased their ability to communicate their needs more clearly and that they are more likely to resolve conflicts with their students in a mutually beneficial way.

The core teachings of the P.E.T. model are open communication, conflict resolution and the fostering of lasting relationships between parent and child through active listening, empathy and mutual respect.

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At the forefront of the leadership development and coaching initiative in Turkey, Isikkent schools have devoted 24 percent of their professional development budget to coaching training.

"Coaching is essential to our future and the futures of the children of the Isikkent Schools," F. Okan Sezer, Head of Isikkent School said in his acceptance speech to ICF. "It gives us heart to think that everyone who participated in this program is likely to keep pushing the bar. The children who benefit from the ICF program, who may become teachers themselves one day, will say: "I learned my leadership skills at Isikkent Schools."

About Isikkent Schools
Isikkent Schools serves students from kindergarten through grade 12 and has a stated mission of educating young people holistically in service of developing them into highly motivated, self-aware and thoughtful adults passionate about lifelong learning.

About International Coach Federation
The International Coach Federation (ICF) is dedicated to advancing the coaching profession by setting high ethical standards, providing independent certification and building a worldwide network of credentialed coaches. Coaching is a distinct service and differs greatly from therapy, consulting, mentoring or training. ICF defines coaching as partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential.

About Gordon Training International
Gordon Training International (GTI) headquartered in Solana Beach, California, is a world-renowned human relations training organization. GTI was founded in 1962 by Dr. Thomas Gordon, a three-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee, who is best-known for his Parent Effectiveness Training (P.E.T.) and Leader Effectiveness Training (L.E.T.) programs.

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