New Products and Services (April 2023)

The latest products and services launching in the training industry.

  • To address the increasing demand for team coaching, the International Coaching Federation (ICF) introduced two new team coaching offerings. The ICF Advanced Certification in Team Coaching, for individual coach practitioners, and ICF Advanced Accreditation in Team Coaching, for coaching education providers, bring visibility to team coaching competencies; set standards of practice; and build trust, value, and integrity among clients and coaches.
  • CoachHub, a global digital coaching platform, revealed its latest innovation in coaching program analytics, CoachHub Insights. Available exclusively to CoachHub clients, these enhanced dashboard views deliver actionable, real-time insights on the impact of their coaching programs. CoachHub Insights provides users with a holistic view, including how participants are interacting with the platform and making progress in the areas of focus for their organization.
  • MTD Training Group created a free coaching skills self-assessment tool called CoachingDNA. The tool benchmarks an individual’s coaching skills across six topics and 36 specific areas and creates a personalized 18-page report. More than 10,000 leaders worldwide have taken the assessment.
  • myGwork, a global business platform for LGBTQ+ professionals, launched the myGwork Academy to provide practical and relevant LGBTQ+ training and education. The Academy’s launch course, LGBTQ+ Allyship in the Workplace, focuses on building an understanding of what it means to be LGBTQ+, the importance of allyship in the workplace, and how this can be reflected in day-to-day actions. The content is developed by diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) specialists with specific LGBTQ+ inclusion expertise and features relevant simulations and a variety of gamification and media. myGwork Academy’s modules can be seamlessly integrated into an organization’s learning management system.
  • This fall, the University of Missouri College of Education and Human Development will launch PAWS—Preparing Adults for Work and Society—a residential program for post-secondary students with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The two-year program will allow participants to take PAWS-specific classes, which will focus on job skills, healthy relationships and sex education, history of disability and self-advocacy, independent living, and social skills.
  • Professional services firm Epicenter Innovation launched a personality assessment designed to gauge an individual’s strengths related to resilience, innovation, leadership, and communication. The Resilience Innovator Type Assessment (RITA) provides 10 unique type outputs (Traditionalist, Explorer, Reflector, Influencer, Architect, Maverick, Stoic, Guardian, Harmonizer, and Warrior) for each user, giving insights into the individual’s behavior in professional and stressful situations. Users who take the 20-minute assessment receive a customized, 15-page report that provides guidance on turning the insights learned from the assessment into action. This includes an offer to join the Resilience Innovator Coaching & Consulting Program to take their professional development to the next level.
Lorri Freifeld
Lorri Freifeld is the editor/publisher of Training magazine. She writes on a number of topics, including talent management, training technology, and leadership development. She spearheads two awards programs: the Training APEX Awards and Emerging Training Leaders. A writer/editor for the last 30 years, she has held editing positions at a variety of publications and holds a Master’s degree in journalism from New York University.