ICF Vancouver Chapter Orientation
ICF Vancouver Chapter serves all of Greater Vancouver, including the Sea to Sky corridor and the Fraser Valley. With over 500 member coaches and counting, the ICF Vancouver Chapter is a vibrant and diverse community dedicated to support and encourage the development of professional coaching.
As a Chapter member, you have access to many membership benefits. This guide is specifically designed to help you locate the most relevant information, determine the best way for you to stay connected, and maximize your membership benefits.
Stay Informed and Engaged
Stay Informed and Engaged
ICF Vancouver Chapter shares important news, information, events, and resources through various social media platforms. You are also encouraged to share and contribute to our coaching community through these platforms.
You may choose to stay informed and engaged through:
This is the easiest way to stay in touch with the ICF Vancouver Chapter. You can expect timely Chapter news, event registrations, membership spotlights, volunteering opportunities, and select coaching resources through our mailing list. Subscribe today and have curated information ready in your inbox.
The website is where you will find all Chapter news, events, volunteer opportunities, and other relevant information. It is also where you would find process documentation for those who are interested in speaking at a Chapter event and/or would like to advertise with the Chapter.
The Chapter is also engaged on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter to advertise upcoming Chapter events and share relevant Chapter business announcements.
Participate in Chapter Events
Don’t miss the opportunity to network with your peers at Chapter events, learn from fellow coaches in deepening your coaching practice, and enjoy valuable continuing education offerings.
Coaching brings us together; shared interests keep us ENGAGED!
At ICF Vancouver Chapter, we host a unique event – Coaches Engage – that endorses Core Competency topics and invites all coaches to share expertise, experiences, and interests. This event offering is especially critical now, as ICF Global recently updated its Core Competency Model. Our Coaches Engage events offer great opportunities to reflect on your own practice, learn from one another, and expand our potential for making greater impacts. Not to mention, you can earn Continuing Coaching Education (CCE) units towards your renewal requirements!
What are CCEs?
Continuing Coaching Education (CCE) are the units you accumulate when you attend coaching courses or training to advance your coaching practice. CCE refers to training, writing, or research in advanced coaching skills directly related to ICF Core Competencies or the professional development of a coach.
What is a CCEU?
A Continuing Coaching Education Unit (CCEU) is 60 minutes of either direct educational contact with an instructor (for Core Competency) or self-study (for Resource Development) CCEUs.
Why collect CCEUs?
Coaches must demonstrate they have been involved in their on-going development as a professional coach by renewing their ICF credentials every three (3) years. Renewal involves collecting a total of 40 CCEUs in the three-year period following becoming Credentialed at either the ACC, PCC or MCC level.
The 40 CCEU requirement to renew Certification is made up of both Core Competency and Resource Development CCEUs.
We also host a wide range of Chapter events – presentations from local thought leaders, panel discussions, organizational engagement series, book clubs, socials and more – to serve the diverse needs of our vibrant coaching community. We encourage you to share your feedback and ideas for Chapter events, so that we can better serve your learning needs!
Volunteer and Contribute
In addition to the ICF Global membership benefits, such as increased credibility with the new Digital Badges, there are many opportunities for you to network with our local coaching community, access unique professional development opportunities, and gain local visibility through sharing your story via our monthly Member Spotlight.