The following material will help you gain familiarity with the application process as incomplete proposals will NOT be reviewed:
ICF Vancouver provides Presenters with the opportunity to:
- Build their Presenter and professional portfolio
- Network with others in the coaching community
- Engage in a collaborative learning experience in which both Presenters and participants benefit
- Contribute to the coaching community and the development, promotion and advancement of the coaching profession.
Chapter meetings take place every second Tuesday of the month from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm at Vancouver Club (September to May), with 1.5 hours (90 minutes) of the meeting time being allocated to the presentation.
Presenter Eligibility Requirements
To be selected, a Presenter must:
- have a pre-existing track record of delivering interactive workshops to a group of 85+ people and receive consistently positive reviews
- be a practicing coach or have an in-depth understanding of the coaching profession
give a topic/area of expertise that is relevant for coaches: ie., developing coaching competencies and/or building a successful coaching business
- have the proper qualifications and background to present on the proposed topic
- be able to clearly and specifically articulate the learning outcomes of the session – ie., by the end of the session, participants will…
- have a pre-established marketing platform and marketing reach
- be fluent in English
- and it would be helpful for the Presenter:
to have or be eligible for an ICF credential (ACC, PCC, MCC).
The ICF Vancouver Chapter is a community of coaching professionals who are passionate about ongoing growth and development. A presenter’s content must be related to ICF Core Competencies, as well as help practicing coaches build a fulfilling, ethical and profitable practice.
Link to ICF Core Competencies
Proposed content should also:
- be interactive and engaging, with opportunity for group discussion and Q&A
- address a hot topic, current challenge or trend
- emphasize the ongoing growth and professional development of the coach
- offer strategies and tools with real-life examples, case studies and practical exercises
- consider the current state of the economy and it’s possible impact on the coaching profession.
- Address at least some of the categories (preference will be given to proposals that fit multiple categories):
- Personal development of the coach
- Business development and marketing
- Other skills and tools directly applicable to coaching
- ICF Coaching Core Competencies
- Title and overview (about 200 words)
- Learning objectives (3-6 SMART goals)
- Strategies and tools (3-6 tools or strategies participants will practice with or take away)
- Target audience description and level (emerging, mid-level, or senior)
- Preferred format – in person, online webinar, phone call
- Equipment and support required from ICF
- Presenter name(s), contact information and bio(s) (about 280 words)
Qualification summary(s) (including education, designations, awards, and publications)
- References/Testimonials – two or three references/testimonials that attest to your expertise on the proposed topic and your presentation style/skills.
- Please include if available: A link to a short video (approx. 10 minutes) of you presenting some of your material.
Presenter Proposal Application – to be downloaded
When you have gathered your information, please download and complete the ICF Speakers Profile and once completed forward a copy to Helene Iliffe, Director of Programs