As membership renewal time rolls up again, many of our members may be asking themselves – what value does being a member of ICF Global bring? Why should you renew or join ICF Global?
To help inform your decision, here is what we came up with:
Our selection of in-person meetings and bi-annual webinars (with the intention of having more!) provides you, our members, with the opportunity to hone your core coaching competencies, learn new strategies, and sharpen your business building skills while acquiring the CCE credits needed to support accreditation and certification renewal.
Being Part of a Community
Whether at in-person Chapter meetings, on webinar calls, or at annual events, spending time in the company of our peers is always great for the soul! Plus it’s a great opportunity to know there is somewhere/ someone you can discuss challenges, find solutions, or just share your achievements as well as develop new relationships which could lead to collaborative opportunities!
The Chapter offers opportunities for leadership to our members, from volunteer roles to committee positions, as well as opportunities to be part of the board.
Access to Industry Information
ICF Global conducts several pieces of research each year that supports the work we do as coaches, providing an evidence-base demonstrating the impact and ROI of coaching. As an ICF Global Member, you benefit from cutting-edge research, resources and marketing tools that can help you advance your career.
The ICF brand is globally recognized as the gold standard in professional coaching and certification.
Client Focused Conversations
Our commitment is to create opportunities for members who are building their coaching business to ‘get in front of’ potential clients through special events to enhance marketing savvy, along with programs such as the non-profit leadership coaching. One never knows where that next client might come from!
Public Policy Influence
Thru their regulatory liaison conversations, ICF Global looks to maintain a constant conversation on public policy and coaches.
All the ‘Goodies’ Available to Members on ICF Global store
If you haven’t taken time recently to explore what’s available to you as a member, then maybe it’s time to block some space in your busy calendar and enjoy your afternoon drink while browsing the ICF site. You’ll find various resources including past webinars, resources, published papers, even a Member’s Toolkit!
So what do you say – time to renew so you don’t miss out on the exciting things coming up this year!
President, International Coaching Federation, Vancouver Chapter