Non-Profit Leadership Coaching Program – Benefits for Non-Profit Organizations

The Non-Profit Leadership Program (NPLP) under the Coach-Giving portfolio of the ICF Vancouver Chapter is a leading edge, one of a kind initiative at ICF global.

Our program offers your middle to senior level leaders and individual contributors in key roles:

  • 8 hours of one-on-one executive coaching by highly skilled credentialed coaches.
  • The leader’s direct supervisor plays an equal role in supporting the engagement as a leadership developmental tool and to the goals of engagement.
  • Coaching goals are linked to organizational and individual objectives and tied to leadership impact.
  • Pre-work package is designed for leader/direct supervisor to engage in a series of activities which lays an effective foundation for the coaching engagement
  • While coaching takes place in a safe and confidential space, the direct supervisor and leader meet regularly to discuss achievement of goals, thereby ensuring success for the organization.
  • Post-engagement surveys are conducted to measure success.

In 2014, our launch year, the program supported 80 leaders of non-profit organizations throughout the province of BC:

  • Coast Mental Health
  • Community Social Services Employers’ Association (CSSEA) had 35 organizations that engaged in this program, namely:
  1. 211 British Columbia Services Society
  1. Central Okanagan Child Development Association
  1. Chilliwack Community Services
  1. Communitas Supportive Care Society
  1. Community Living BC
  1. Community Living Victoria
  1. Developmental Disabilities Association
  1. Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre
  1. Fraserside Community Services Society
  1. Inclusion Powell River
  1. It’s my life Kamloops Society
  1. Kootenay Society for CL
  1. KSAN House Society
  1. Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows Community Services
  1. Mission Association for Community Living
  1. Mission Community Services Society
  1. North Shore Connexions Society
  1. North Coast Transition Society
  1. Northwest Inter-nations
  1. Okanagan Boys & Girls Club
  1. Pacific Community Resources Society
  1. Port Alberni Family Guidance Association
  1. Port Alberni Association for CL
  1. posAbilities Association of BC
  1. Prince George Elizabeth Fry Society
  1. Port Alberni Family Guidance Association
  1. Sea to Sky Community Services
  1. Sunshine Coast Association for Community Living
  1. Sources Community Resources Society
  1. The Children’s Foundation
  1. Vernon & District Association for Community Living
  1. White Buffalo Aboriginal and Metis Health Society*
  • HR Non-Profit Roundtable had the following organizations participate:
  • Association of Professional Engineers & Geoscientists of BC
  • Bateman Foundation
  • BC Children’s Hospital
  • David Suzuki Foundation
  • Pacific Community Resources Society
  • Rick Hansen Foundation and Institute

Post Leadership Coach Giving Program Survey Results

Common themes related to impact of thinking, working or relating differently as a results of the coaching program were:

  • Broaden thinking, surfaced different perspectives
  • Helped to think through, identify issues, strategies, set and commit to goals
  • More supportive and suggestive with comments rather than directive
  • More empowered, confident in approaching situations
  • More strategic, self-aware
  • New tools to deal with stress and difficult situations
  • Role strengthened and enormously improved
  • Better team player
  • Improve communication with others
  • More comfortable with the role of leader
  • Equipped to set strategy, motivation and guidance required to meet goals with team
  • Development of positive behaviors and management style that empowers staff to contribute to the overall success of the organization
  • Provided whole new perspective and endless growth opportunities
  • Improved working relationships

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