Key Initiative 3.1 Provide excellent opportunities for face-to-face networking and learning


Do you want to develop your career; tackle challenging situations; achieve your goals and expand your career and professional development opportunities with the support of experienced professionals?

Performance or leadership coaching might be the solution you have been waiting for. It focuses on aligning organisational and individual goals with the aim of improving individual performance and ensuring that the organisation‘s mission is achieved.

IFLA Coach Training

In 2024, the IFLA Coach Training series consists of 5 recorded training presentations which will introduce you to the coaching mindset and process and help you develop your coaching skills. The recordings are delivered in English, while the presentations slides and handouts have been made available in the official IFLA languages. Further details:

Online Coaching

The IFLA Online Coaching Initiative, a collaboration between Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning Section (CPDWL) and different partners, including Europe Regional Division Committee, Latin America and The Caribbean Regional Division Committee, Middle East and North Africa Regional Division Committee, Sub-Saharan Africa Regional Division Committee as well as Management & Marketing Section (M&M), will be available in 2024 and 2025.

Online coaching will be available in different languages to support as many professionals as we can.

Further news about the Coaching Initiative will be published through the CPDWL social media channels.

Convenor: Helen Chan (

IFLA Coaching Initiative Working group members:

  • Helen Chan (Chair)
  • Joan Weeks (Information Coordinator)
  • Tina Haglund
  • Rikkilä Jarkko
  • Susan Cherono
  • Ulrike Lang (Advisor)

Time frame: will be offered in 2024 and 2025.

Interested in supporting the IFLA Coaching Initiative as a coach? Contact Helen Chan (email: