click here to submit your ideas for presentation at the 2018 Gay Coaches Conference

Deadline Extended to March 15th

Be a Presenter

While most conference presenters are Gay Coach Alliance members and have coaching practices, you do not have to be a GCA member or be a professional coach to submit a workshop proposal. Any self-identified gay man with interests in coaching are welcome to submit a session proposal.


There are many benefits for you in facilitating a workshop including:

  • Sharing your expertise and wisdom with your colleagues
  • Developing your reputation as an expert in a particular area
  • Practice your presentation, facilitation, and moderation skills in a safe, supportive environment
  • Build your confidence
  • Try out some new content or process and get powerful feedback from your peers
  • Develop your teaming skills by co-facilitating a workshop with another coach
  • Learn from others and refine your expertise

There are a number of formats that are appropriate for the conference including:

  • Interactive presentations
  • Moderated panel discussions
  • Facilitated roundtable discussions
  • Fishbowls
  • Breakout sessions
  • Creative or experiential activity session
  • Or any combinations of the above!

If you need any help in developing a workshop topic you can contact any of us on the Program Committee. (See committee member contact information below)

Here are some potential topics that you might consider for a workshop. 
This is just a starting point, so feel free to suggest something else where you might have interest or passion. 

  • Entrepreneurship and business development
  • How to get and keep clients
  • Cash flow/time management/getting clients: the big three
  • How to create workshops
  • Developing your professional image
  • Working with websites and social media for coaches
  • Feedback and measurement
  • How do you respond to feedback/measuring the success of coaching/client retention
  • Building your coaching skills
  • Coaching clients on money/finances
  • Coaching on spirituality and faith
  • Leadership, executive and/or career coaching with gay men
  • Coaching on coming out and LGBT identity management
  • Innovative coaching practices and models
  • Coaching clients to navigate monogamy, open relationships, polyamory, keeping your long-term relationship sex-life vibrant, dating, being single
  • Becoming a fabulous older man – gay tribal elders, growing older powerfully, honoring elders, becoming an elder
  • Resilience as a coach – sticking around for the long haul as a coach
  • Developing your personal support system and network
  • Using assessments in coaching
  • Group coaching
  • Virtual coaching

In your proposal include:

  • Title of workshop/panel
  • Names of presenter(s)
  • Email, phone number, website
  • 100-word bio of presenters (for program guide and website description)
  • Session Format: (i.e. lecture, panel, fishbowl, interactive, creative, etc.)
  • Objectives of workshop/benefits to the participants
  • Description of what you will do during the workshop
  • 200-word summary description of your workshop

If accepted, your name, contact info, title of workshop, 100 word bio, and 200 word workshop summary will all be posted on the GCA website and in the program guide. Please make sure to include all these important details, so we can promote your workshop! Please also design your workshop to be 90 minutes in duration, including Q&A.
We look forward to hearing from you! To submit a proposal complete the proposal form HERE.

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