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Mark Your Calendars: Upcoming Chapter Events and Workshops – March 2019

Connect with your colleagues or immerse yourself in professional development – The 2019 Board of Directors is kicking off the winter season with a packed calendar of events.

March 4th: Mid-Island Coaches Connect – Conversations with Coaches, Duncan BC 
Join ICF-VI Coaches’ Beth and Jenna at the networking event for Mid-Island coaches where we’ll explore understanding our moment-to-moment experience to promote presence and gratitude.

March 12th: ICF-Vancouver Island Presents: South Island Coaches Meet-Up, Victoria, BC 
Join your fellow ICF Vancouver Island Chapter members (and non-members) at the Bard and Banker in Downtown Victoria for an informal coaches meet up. Connect in robust, meaningful conversations about coaching.

March 16th: Pro-D Workshop – Resilience for Coaches: Building Your Capacity, Victoria, BC 
Join Beth and Sarah in this experiential half-day session in Victoria, BC, which offers an opportunity to learn and ‘play’ with seven interrelated components of resilience to support building personal resilience at work, capacity to adapt to change and uncertainty, and maintain personal wellbeing.

March 18th:  Pro-D Webinar – Cross Canada Coaching Series – Part 5 0f 5 – Coaching Presence 
The fifth session in the Cross Canada pilot project* created by ICF chapters Vancouver Island, Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto and Quebec features Quebec’s own Dr. James Gavin MCC discussing the competency of Coaching Presence. Deepen your learning and understanding of this ICF Core Competency during this interactive and engaging webinar.

Be sure to visit the ICF – Vancouver Island Chapter’s Events Calendar for more upcoming opportunities to connect and advance your professional development.

Stay tuned for exciting news about the Chapter’s plans for International Coaching Week (April 29th to May 5th).

Recap: Inspiring Coaches to Connect

 

October 14, 2018 was a picture-perfect autumn day in the valley. The sunshine was golden, the leaves a breathtaking array of colours, absolutely no wind so the water was like glass. It was a day begging you to be outside soaking up the beauty.  And I am very grateful that many coaches in the Comox valley chose to come together for our ICF chapter event: Inspiring Coaches to Connect.

We took the time to talk about our coaching niches, which ranged from entrepreneurs to adolescents and their parents, to career coaching, transition, resilience, and the medicine wheel.

The conversation turned toward mentor coaching, coaching supervision and peer coaching.  Ideas were exchanged, resources shared, real-life experience was leveraged (maintaining confidentiality of course), and the main theme emerged: WE ARE NOT ALONE.

Ever curious, we explored client intake processes, and the important conversation around mental health and how we ensure our clients are best supported (note: check out the ICF global website for some important information about when to refer our clients).

I appreciated the passionate exchange about professional coaching, credentials, and building awareness in the community.  A brainstorm ensued that brought forth ideas for greater exposure through small business expos, presentations, lunch and learns, laser coaching demos and coaching cafes.

The conversation wrapped up with a commitment to keep the conversation going, to maintain the connection – with a deep appreciation for one another and the willingness to be together advancing this profession we all love.

Two more Inspiring Coaches to Connect Events are coming up on November 5th – one in Ladysmith and one in Victoria. Check out our website’s Events Calendar for details and registration.

~Tracy Houser

Workshop Event – Networking for Coaches: an essential skill

 

We would like to invite you to our exciting workshop in February!

Networking for Coaches – An Essential Skill

Do you dread networking events? Have you ever deliberately arrived late so you don’t have to talk to many people and then left as soon as possible after the speaker?

Do you know that you really should do more networking and yet you resist, or perhaps you just don’t know where the best places would be for you to go to meet people?

Join Speaker, Workshop Leader and ICF Accredited PCC Coach Sue Maitland and she’ll help you see networking in a completely different light and develop a strategy that will help you plan your networking and show up confidently at networking events feeling completely natural and authentic.

Sue Maitland PCC enjoyed a successful career in IT for over 25 years in roles as diverse and programmer, project manager, resource manager/recruiter and sales executive. 5 years ago, she made the conscious choice to follow her passion and trained to become an ICF accredited professional coach by completing The Art and Science of Coaching program with Erickson International College. Sue now helps other professionals who are experiencing or planning a life or career transition and particularly enjoys supporting men and women in STEM careers. She is an active member of iWIST.

Unleashing Possibility in Victoria and Mid Island

It’s too soon for winter hibernation, come out and be part of co-creating your local chapter ICF activities for 2018:

Unleashing Possibility

World Café Brainstorming, Networking and Snacks

Please join us for an evening of creation for the future of the ICF Vancouver Island chapter. We look forward to connecting with new contacts and old friends.

We are hosting this event in two cities:

Victoria – Wednesday, November 1st from 6 – 7:30 pm at The Promontory, Amenities Room, 1st Floor, 83 Saghalie Rd.  Register here for the no-charge RSVP and details.

Nanaimo – Thursday, November 2nd from 6 – 7:30 pm at the Grand Hotel.  Register here for the no-charge RSVP and details for Nanaimo.

See you there!!

Alternative Strategies for Workforce Development – CSTD

CSTD LogoSeptember 21, 2012
1:00pm – 4:30pm

Our professional partners at Canadian Society for Training and Development (CSTD – Vancouver Island) have invited our coaching community to participate in their Professional Development Event on September 21st in the spirit of collaboration and learning during Learn @ Work Week.

Workshop: Alternative Strategies for Workforce Development
Description: Changing workplaces are requiring new strategies for workforce development. During this workshop a great lineup of speakers will explore three alternative approaches to the challenge.

Victoria Executive Centre
3rd Floor, 915 Fort Street
Victoria, British Columbia V8V 3K3

Register here