President's Message

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Celebration

There is so much to celebrate!

First and foremost, ICF is turning 25 this year! It’s hard to believe that ICF is so young, given the impact it has made around the world. I joined ICF in 2007, and I’ve seen the difference a few years has made. Congratulations, ICF!

To keep the party going, the ICF Global coaching community celebrates the coaching profession with International Coaching Week (ICW), scheduled from May 4th thru 10th. 

As I mentioned in last month’s President’s message, it was becoming very likely that we would need to move our May chapter meeting, when we celebrate ICW, to an online format. And while that means we’ll miss seeing you in-person, it also means we get to invite a global audience to our first virtual Chapter Meeting, scheduled for Wednesday, May 13th, from 4-6pm PDT. Just think, what would it be like to have 400+ ICFLA members register to attend? Exciting!

We are fortunate to have Jean-Francois Cousin, MCC and 2019 ICF Global Board Chairman as our opening guest speaker. Jean-Francois will inspire us with his thoughts about the impact of ICF coaches around the world, especially in times of adversity. 

We are also excited to host a panel of amazing, ‘humans first’ leaders and speakers, including Mike Vacanti, founder of the Humans First Club, and two of his esteemed colleagues, Kimberly Davis and Heather Younger, both experts in the field of organizational leadership, engagement and empowerment. My brief introduction can’t possibly do them justice, so please visit the May chapter meeting webpage to learn more and register to attend. 

Also, in celebration of ICW, we will be releasing the videos from last year’s Global Connect series. These videos will be free of charge between May 4-15, with Resource Development Continuing Coach Education (CCE) units available for purchase. Note that CCEs attached to these videos are free for full ICFLA members.

We hope you’ll join us in the ICW celebration...we look forward to seeing you on May 13th! 

 

Resiliency resources

I also wanted to take this opportunity to remind you of the great Resiliency resources we’ve shared over the last month, and we invite you to share any tools or resources via our Resilience Resources platform. We received a nice call-out from ICF Global on our efforts to meet the needs of our members during COVID-19, and your participation is a big part of our collective success!

 

Interested in Volunteering?

Our search for volunteers from our diverse coaching community to support ICFLA and our mission continues! Without volunteers in these key roles, we are unable to effectively deliver on some of our keep programs and initiatives. Please consider being of service to your local coaching tribe!

We have some open roles in a few of our Volunteer teams, including:

  • Programming - We are looking for a Director of Programming; someone who will support the Associate Directors (ADs) who oversee three (3) of our programming verticals: Chapter Meetings, Special Interest Groups (SIGs), and Coaching Cafe Conversations. This leadership role works closely with the ADs to support the execution of their strategic plans. 
  • Communications - We are looking to fill a couple of critical Ambassador roles on the Communications team; one in Social Media and one in Design. For Social Media, we are looking for someone to post about our events, classes, cafes, and success tips to Facebook groups, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram throughout the week. As for Design, you don’t have to be a designer, but have a good eye and facility for PowerPoint to help us create exciting and engaging flyers and communications for our special events.
  • Teleclasses - ICFLA Teleclass Programs is looking for volunteers to support our on-going webinar programming. Ideally, the persons are familiar with the Zoom Webinar or Zoom Meeting platform and able to provide a warm, welcoming and professional presence while on-camera. Attention to detail is a must. Facilitation and moderating skills are a plus.
  • Special Interest Groups (SIGs) - We are looking for someone to take on a leadership role (Associate Director) to support SIG program leadership and strategy. We are also looking for one or two SIG Hosts to help our SIG Leaders facilitate their virtual events. Similar to Teleclass programming, a familiarity with the Zoom Meeting platform and able to provide a warm, welcoming and professional presence while on-camera. Attention to detail is a must. Facilitation and moderating skills are a plus.

 

If any of these roles is sparking interest, please let us know by sending an email to info@icfla.org. We would love to have you join us! 

 

Thank you for your ongoing commitment to ICFLA!

In gratitude,

 

 

 

 

Camille McKinney
2020 ICFLA Chapter President