ICF International Prism Award Finalist:
St. Michaels University School, Victoria
Leading with Curiosity in the Classroom and Beyond
In 2011, St. Michaels University School (SMUS) Head of School Bob Snowden was seeking a way to stay fresh after being in the same leadership role for 15 years. He turned to coaching and quickly realized the impact it could have on his team and SMUS, a private day and boarding school in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. The initiative grew from coaching for the senior management team to the entire organization. Now, the school is a collaborative, feedback-rich environment.
In recognition of its collaborative coaching initiative, the International Coach Federation (ICF) named the organization one of five finalists in the 2017 ICF International Prism Award program. The Prism Award program recognizes organizations with outstanding coaching programs that yield discernible and measurable positive impacts, fulfill rigorous professional standards, address key strategic goals and shape organizational culture.
Roy Group’s founding partner Ian Chisholm was SMUS’s Prism Nominating Coach.