Info Session on Ignite: Engaging Humanity through Education (Ethiopia/ Kenya)
Nov 13, 2019
Higher Ground Cafe
1126 Kensington Road, NW
Annual General Meeting and Election of 2020 Board of Directors
November 28, 2019
#15 4127 6 Street NE
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Ignite: Engaging Humanity Through Education (Ethiopia/Kenya)
We are excited to share an opportunity with you! Our ICF Chapter is participating in a global project in partnership with the ICF Foundation called Ignite: Engaging Humanity Through Education. The project will be in partnership with an international organization centred on clean water and sanitation. ICF Calgary will send a team of 10-12 coaches overseas to either Ethiopia or Kenya. This opportunity is a pro bono coaching program that focuses on the UN 2030 Sustainable Development Goal of Education (Goal 4). Coaches will be involved in supporting local NGO team members and leaders to enhance their individual capacity as well as the capacity of their communities to secure safe water, sanitation, and hygiene.
If this opportunity draws you, and you would like to know more, come to our information session on November 13, 7:00 pm, Higher Ground Café, 1126 Kensington Road NW. Please take a look at the criteria for coaches below and then RSVP to Sidney Craig Courtice at [email protected]. In addition to Sidney, our team includes Kerry Black and Erin Waddell. The three of us have been working together for over a year to develop this opportunity and we are excited to tell you more about the specific project and our partner.
The Calgary Coach team will be composed of coaches who will:
- Be able to travel to either Ethiopia or Kenya for 14 days.
- Ensure that they have the appropriate travel vaccinations (more info will be provided).
- Offer approximately five year’s coaching experience and feel confident that they can partner with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential. The ICF Code of Ethics and Competencies will be applied as in all coaching engagements, highlighting our ability to be objective, non-judgmental, and an excellent listener.
- Fund their own travel costs, including airfare ($2500.00 per person), accommodation ($1000.00 per room), meals, and any other costs. These are approximate amounts. We can discuss funding options, including a possible fundraising event.
- Be physically and mentally prepared to work in very basic conditions.
- Honour the processes and culture of the country while supporting team members and leaders to discover the strategies and steps forward that work best for them in their context.
Thanks for making our Day With the Master’s (2019) a Success!
Seventy-two (72) ICF Calgary member coaches came together last Thursday, Oct 17 at Fort Calgary to learn from coaching master, Dr. David Drake, about the power of narrative coaching.
The day began with practices that allowed all the coaches to center and tune-in to themselves. At several times during the day, snacks were served and lunch was also delicious and healthy. The afternoon gave us all an opportunity to try new coaching techniques, that were so simple, so easy, and so powerful, many coaches left eager to try them out!
The day ended with a fun raffle prize where lucky winners took home lots of goodies.
And as a bonus, a select group of nature-loving coaches joined Dr. David Drake on a hike in Kananaskis on Friday, Oct 18.
For those who were not able to attend this year’s annual event, stay tuned for our 2020 Day with the Master’s, coming soon!
What is on your mind? What is important to you about that? Two simple, yet powerful questions posed to one another at the Day With the Masters. Dr. David Drake, in these two questions, drilled down to my values and core. As I think about the ICF Calgary community, I appreciated being together, learning, and being connected. It’s at the core of my being. How about you?
Now to look forward. We have two exciting upcoming events. One is our Annual General Meeting on November 28, at Burwood Distillery. A new location for us, and we are thrilled to host our AGM at Burwood. Please take the time to join us, celebrate, perhaps take a tour of the facility, and vote for our new Directors.
Do you believe that Coaching is used for good, and impacts people all over the world? Our second opportunity will IGNITE adventure. A small committee has been working over the past year to create a partnership with an NGO here in Calgary. We have created an IGNITE project that will take place in March/April 2020. Please look further for information about how you can become involved.
Kerry Black, President ICF Calgary Chapter
Connecting Calgary Coaches – Focus Groups
On education and programming:
Your thoughts on ICF Calgary’s role in your business development:
The value of the ICF credential:
Your ideas on emerging trends in the coaching industry:
Risks you are noticing about the coaching profession:
We would love more input on this dialogue as we begin to carry out the actions. If you want to add your voice or provide support for one of these initiatives, feel free to get in touch with Sidney Craig Courtice, Director of Membership Engagement. Sidney would be happy to meet you for coffee or chat on the phone. Contact her at 403-660-5842 or at [email protected]