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New Video Series: ICF Code of Ethics

The newest version of the ICF Code of Ethics went into effect on January 1, 2020. To give you a greater understanding of what the Code is and what it says about working ethically, ICF has created a new nine-part video series highlighting each section of the revised ICF Code of Ethics.


Click to watch the video series


Read a summary of the changes to the ICF Code of Ethics here


 

Register Through ICF-VI to Receive up to 50% Off all WBECS Full Summit Packages

Dear Members,

We hope that everyone is enjoying the WBECS Pre-Summit and is taking advantage of the line up of incredible speakers! If you are interested in continuing to learn and connect with brilliant thought leaders and like minded coaches over the next year we highly recommend that you join their Full Summit to continue your learning journey.

Go here to join the WBECS Full Summit 

As a member of ICF, if you purchase your ticket before June 25th, you’ll not only receive up to 50% off all Full Summit packages, but you’ll also get an additional discount of up to $150 by using the promo code WBECSLOVEICF.

**If you’ve already purchased your ticket and did not know about this discount, please contact icfsupport@wbecs.com and they will help you.**

By joining this year’s Pre and Full Summit, you will have the opportunity to earn over 150 CCE Units! You’ll also maintain your exclusive ICF Membership area and concierge team service.

The Super Early Bird price is only available until June 25th, so we highly recommend that you join the Full-Summit now while you can save over 50% on any ticket level, and up to $900 on their most popular Pro Coach Membership package by using the promo code above.

The Pro Coach Membership includes everything you need to be a successful coach – live content sessions weekly, implementation mastery sessions to interact with their global coach community, access to a monthly business development mastermind and a premium coach directory listing.

If you are looking to create an even bigger impact for your clients, see better retention rates and consistently grow your coaching business WBECS has all the resources you need to achieve just that!


Register Here for the WBECS Full Summit today to save over 50%.
*Offer Available until June 25, 2020*


 

Global Team Coaching Institute – 90-Minute Virtual Team Coaching Accelerator

ICF Vancouver Island has partnered with WBECS and Global Team Coaching Institute (GTCI) to be able to present the Virtual Team Coaching Accelerator hosted by GTCI – with Professors Peter Hawkins and David Clutterbuck.

Today’s organizations find themselves in increasingly volatile, unpredictable, complex, and ambiguous (or VUCA) situations. Do you want to know how to PREPARE for these challenges, instead of REACTING to them? Now you can.

We invite our community to attend this FREE, LIVE Team Coaching Accelerator: Advance to the Leading Edge of Team Coaching and Team Leadership to unlock team coaching skills necessary to succeed in 2020 and beyond.

During this historic LIVE event, Peter Hawkins and David Clutterbuck will show you how to:

Embrace Team Coaching – Understand why the days of the “Heroic Leader” are over for business. Discover the essential differences between coaching individuals and coaching teams

Disrupt The Coaching Industry – Learn why the individual coaching model is losing momentum, and how to future-fit your practice with team coaching

Transform Your Coaching Practice – Build your skills to support the new world of team leadership. PLUS Uncover the biggest mistakes coaches and leaders make with teams
Coach More Systemically – Facilitate teams to work with each other and every stakeholder across the organization

Empower Teams – Enable teams to navigate the challenges of today’s hyper-complex and fast-changing world

Optimize Leadership And Development – Cut through the limits to organizational development imposed by individual coaching

Coach Connections – Learn how to go beyond individuals within teams and teams as a whole to begin coaching connections between parts and people

Stay Relevant – Future-proof your coaching practice and the organizations you work with by fostering 21st-century collective leadership


*Space is Limited*

Register here to secure your complimentary seat today.

*There are a handful of dates to choose from to suit your schedule – February 25 or 26, or March 2 or 4.


 

Conversations on Ethics in Our Profession Webinar Series

The Conversations on Ethics webinar series continues and it is not too late to participate.

Session 3 of this 6 part series is coming up on May 2, 2019 and even if you missed the first two sessions, you can still participate, but will have to listen to Session 1’s recording first.

ICF – Vancouver Island Chapter members Lily Seto, May Prefontaine and Janet Sheppard kicked off this series in January of this year with the intention of helping coaches deepen their understanding of the nuances of how ethics come into play in our profession and day-to-day interactions with our clients.

The purpose of the series is to support coaches’ development of ethical awareness (maturity), and to introduce and engage the powerful tools of reflective practice. The experience will be facilitated through exposure to the theoretical framework of ethical maturity, and the learning will emerge from coaches’ participation in rich, stimulating, and respectful conversations in each of the webinars.

This series is designed to be accessible to a range of coaches, credentials, and experience levels. Each session offers 1 Core Competency CCEU.  Please consider participating in as many webinars as work for your schedule!


To Register for Session 3 Click Here


SAVE THE DATES!

Individual Eventbrite invitations will be posted for the following dates/times:

Session 4: July 9, 2019, 9:00-10:00 am Pacific Time (changed)

Session 5: September 9, 2019, 12:00-1:00 pm Pacific Time

Session 6: November 12, 2019, 6:30-7:30 pm Pacific Time

More About Your Facilitators

Lily Seto, MA, PCC, ESIA, Certified Mentor Coach and Diploma in Coaching Supervision, is Past President of the ICF Vancouver Island Chapter. Her practice includes individual and group coaching, mentor coaching and coaching supervision, and facilitation. She is a member of the Global Independent Review Board (IRB investigates global complaints against coaches) and often explores ethics with her coaching supervision clients. She also teaches Intercultural Competence and Global Coaching as an Associate Faculty member with Royal Roads University in the Advance Coaching Certificate Program. Connect with Lily

Mary Prefontaine, CPCC, Co-Founder of Brew + Past Events Director of the Vancouver Island Chapter of the ICF. Mary specializes in leader development of individuals + teams. She is a trained associate of the Ethical Lens Inventory and encourages her clients + fellow coaches to stay alert to the conscious and unconscious biases we each hold when it comes to ethical dilemmas we face in our lives.

Dr. Janet Sheppard, CEC, ACC, Past Director of Community Relations, Mid/Up Island for the Vancouver Island Chapter of the ICF. Janet comes to her practice in coaching from a thirty year career in counselling. After retiring, Janet turned to coaching as a way to continue her passion for lifelong learning, while contributing to the learning, growth and change of her clients.  Website: www.janetsheppardcoaching.com

It’s International Coaching Week #ExperienceCoaching

It’s International Coaching Week!

International Coaching Week (ICW) is an annual weeklong global celebration of the coaching profession. ICW 2019 is scheduled for April 29–May 5, 2019.

ICW is intended to educate the public about the value of working with a professional coach and to acknowledge the results and progress made through the coaching process.

During this week, coaches around the world offer a variety of activities and pro bono services in their local communities to enable others to Experience Coaching and its benefits firsthand.

This year, the ICF – Vancouver Island Chapter has planned several events – workshops and webinars –  for both the coaching community and the public as part of our #ExperienceCoaching dedication to the communities that we serve.

International Coaching Week 2019: Public Events

ICF – Vancouver Island Chapter is excited to host several events  – both workshops and webinars – enabling individuals and organizations to Experience Coaching during International Coaching Week 2019 (April 29–May 5).  Workshops and webinars are open to the public – We hope to see you there!

The Missing Piece in the Coaching Industry – Workshop

Facilitator:
Betska K-Burr, Accredited Master Coach (IAPC&M)

Date/Time:
Saturday, April 27, 2019
9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Location:
BDO Canada LLP – Victoria, BC

Re-Visit! Re-Vision! Re-Boot your coaching practice! Join us to discover this innovation in coaching that will dramatically improve your Client’s results. You will learn and practice award-winning tools to greatly enhance your coaching practice and achieve huge Client results — up to 900% change in client competency.

Click Here For Details & Registration

A Field Guide to Emotions: A Practical Orientation to 150 Essential Emotions – Webinar

Facilitators:
Curtis Watkins & Dan Newby

Date/Time:
Monday, April 29, 2019
10:00 am – 11:00 am

Location:
Webinar link provided upon registration

About:
ICF Vancouver Island is pleased to present A Field Guide to Emotions as a part of International Coaching Week 2019! The value of emotional literacy is increasingly gaining recognition as a critical area of learning for leaders, educators, coaches, parents, and individuals. In reality, though, there are few dedicated resources available to assist people in growing this essential skill. We are, therefore, delighted to present Dan Newby and Curtis Watkins, who have recently published “The Field Guide to Emotions: A Practical Orientation to 150 Essential Emotions“.

Click Here For Details & Registration

Neutralize Your Self Doubt, Strengthen Your Efficacy – Workshop For Leaders

Facilitator:
Dawn Large

Date/Time:
Saturday, May 4, 2019
9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Location:
BDO Canada LLP – Victoria, BC

About:
ICF Vancouver Island is pleased to present Neutralize Your Self-Doubt, Strengthen Your Efficacy – Workshop for Leaders as a part of International Coaching Week 2019! Learn and create your personalized way of strengthening your own self-efficacy in this interactive workshop. Hear how high performers strengthen their self-efficacy.
This is a public workshop – everyone is invited.

Click Here For Details & Registration

And on the Mid-Island…

Beth Page, our Chapter’s Community Relations Director for the Mid-Island, and Tania Walter Gardiner, Chapter member and organizer of the Mid Island Coaches community are working together on several opportunities to advance the profile of professional coaching in the community.

Coaches are invited to participate and can contact Beth Page for details.

Meet Your Neighbours (Duncan Networking Group):  The Power of Professional Coaching

Date/Time:
May 1
11:45am – 1:00pm

Location:
Ramada
140 Trans Canada Highway, Duncan, BC

About:
Discover how professional coaching can help you get clarity, identify and align goals, overcome barriers and put inspired ideas into committed action. Tania Walter Gardiner of Integral Connections and Florie Varga of Inspired Woman will discuss the benefits of coaching and demonstrate the technique.

Cost: Just the cost of whatever you choose to purchase for lunch.
https://www.facebook.com/MeetYourNeighboursDuncan/

Duncan Chamber of Commerce Lunch & Learn: The Power of Professional Coaching

Date/Time:
May 28th
11:30am – 1:00pm

Location: 
Sands Funeral Chapel
187 Trunk Road, Duncan
(parking and entrance off Ypres St.)

About:
Discover how professional coaching can help you get clarity, identify and align goals, overcome barriers and put inspired ideas into committed action. Tania Walter Gardiner of Integral Connections and Florie Varga of Inspired Woman will discuss the benefits of coaching and demonstrate the technique.

During this Lunch N Learn, they will ask someone to volunteer to be coached on-the-spot for a laser focused coaching session. Is that you?  Would you be interested in being asked powerful solution-focused questions around what you want to create in your business?  If yes, then we encourage you to volunteer on the day!

Cost: 
Free for Chamber members; $5 cash at door for non-members
Must register in advance

International Coaching Week 2019: Information for Coaches

There are a number of participation opportunities for Chapter members during International Coaching Week:

  1. Participate in our chapter’s ICW events.
  2. Post links to the events on your social media. Let’s invite our communities to #ExperienceCoaching!
  3. Become an ICW Sponsor – connect with Mike Atkins, ICW committee chair to find our how.
  4. Volunteer to support an ICW event – connect with Alison Dunatov, Events Director, to find out how.
  5. Join the ICW Committee to help kick-start the planning for ICW 2020!

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.

Relationship Systems Coaching – a webinar with Marita Fridjhon

MEETING THE SYSTEM: COACHING FROM RELATIONSHIP SYSTEMS INTELLIGENCE (RSI)

Tuesday, September 12th, 2017 – from 11 am to 12 pm PDT

Team Coaching is one of the most rapidly growing specializations within the coaching profession. And while we value the basic coaching skills of life/individual or executive coaching, it does require a different skill set in order for it to be effective. Many situations described as Team Coaching, from a systems perspective, actually is closer to what might be known as Group Coaching. In this webinar we will work on developing awareness for the difference between holding focus on the individuals within a team, vs making the Holonic shift to focusing on the collective entity of the entire team. In coaching intelligent teams, we hold the team entity to be the client instead of the individual players within the team. As we coach and engage with managers and leaders, it is important to bring modern Systems Thinking to bear on the vertical – personal – development as leader. In this webinar Marita will work on developing awareness for the difference between holding focus on the individual and/or the entire team.

The session will focus briefly on the 5 Principles of RSI, followed by a demonstration of operationalizing at least one of these principles to reveal the intelligent team that is available to the individual, partnership or team.

Outcomes

  • Learn with Marita how to coach clients to work with all their different parts, which is the first system and relationship set to work with.
  • Create a coaching agreement around how relationship matters and that it starts with being with the self, all of the self.
  • Build trust and intimacy with clients discovering their internal interdependence between different selves all playing a role in the client’s individual expression.
  • With powerful questions, coach clients how to leverage the strengths of different aspects of self.
  • Create a bridge between the systemic approaches in coaching teams, to the systemic approach in working with individuals.

About the Facilitator:

Marita Fridjhon MSW, PCC, CPCC, ORSC Certified

Marita is a coach and co-author of the ICF-accredited Organization and Relationship Systems Coaching (ORSC™) program, and CEO of CRR Global Inc. CRR Global currently has partners delivering programs through a global faculty of trainers in 15 different countries throughout Asia, Europe, Africa, Turkey, Israel and United Arab Emirates.

Raised in South Africa during the Apartheid era, Marita has dedicated her career to systemic evolution and operationalizing complex theories into user-friendly tools and strategies. With degrees and training in Clinical Social Work, Community Development, Process Work, Family Systems Therapy and Alternative Dispute Resolution, she brings not only considerable knowledge but also a deep understanding of Systemic Evolution.

Marita combined her professional practice and global experience (spanning Africa, Brazil, West Indies, London and currently the US) to create a groundbreaking team coaching model leveraging the power of relationship systems.

The practice of Relationship Systems Coaching, as trained in the ORSC model, is currently one of the most powerful models affecting large-scale, impactful community and organizational change. Team coaches trained in ORSC are active in dozens of countries, including: South Africa, Japan, China, France, Turkey, Egypt, United Arab Emirates, Britain, North America and Spain, to name only some.

Marita is a popular public speaker, business consultant, master curriculum designer, and continues to hold a small practice of coaching teams and partnerships.

There is no cost for this fabulous webinar!

You can register through Eventbrite by clicking here

Coaching for engagement and connection – a special learning and development opportunity

Coaching for engagement and connection

A learning and development opportunity to expand your front-of-the-room coaching skills and your network of coaching colleagues, and to help your communities experience the impact of professional coaching.

WHY and HOW

We know that coaching is not about telling – it is about demonstrating impact. Through face-to-face workshops, webinars and practical experiences this program will expand the skills needed to coach at the front of the room and to open the coaching conversation with businesses or organizations.  And, as part of the program you’ll create demonstration opportunities by connecting with community businesses and organizations so they can experience the impact of professional coaching.  We’ll celebrate the learning and the impact with a week of coaching-at the-front-of-the-room during International Coaching Week – May 7th – 13th, 2018.

WHO IS THIS FOR

Developed, in collaboration with Lily Seto, PCC, the program is open to accredited ICF Vancouver Island chapter members who have at least an ACC designation. You’ll also need to be an effective communicator, flexible and have some experience in group and team coaching.

WHEN and WHAT

Running from September 2017 to May 2018, the program starts with a face-to-face workshop on September 23, 2017, followed by two 90-minute webinars in October and January.

From October through March you’ll engage with local organizations and businesses and do two, community practice sessions. The program ends during International Coaching Week, May 7 to 13 with you completing at least two coaching-at the-front-of-the-room demonstrations in local businesses or organizations.

 

YOUR GUIDE FOR THIS WORK

Lily Seto, MA, PCC, AOCS

Lily is an experienced Human Resources and Organizational Development Consultant who has been coaching professionally for over 12 years. Her practice focusses on coaching to develop leaders and mentoring and coaching supervision of coaches who want to “up their game”.  She has also designed and trained trainers in various courses and workshops.

She also works closely with leadership teams, coaching and mentoring them to take a coaching approach to their leadership style. She is also a certified Fierce Conversations facilitator and one of six trained coaching supervisors in Canada.

Lily works internationally and is the past president of the ICF Vancouver Island Chapter, where she devoted her volunteer time to engaging the Chapter coaches in connection and development. She is the 2016 recipient of the Royal Roads University Coaching Award through Leadership Victoria and has been appointed an Independent Review Board member for the International Coach Federation Ethics committee.

 

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT

As part of the program you’ll be asked to:

  • secure opportunities to demonstrate coaching ‘at the front of the room’ in organizations or businesses;
  • invest a minimum of 3 hours per month from September 2017 to May 2018 in either training on how to coach from the front of the room or in coaching demos within organizations;
  • share coaching-at the-front-of-the-room with local organizations and businesses in celebration of International Coaching Week in May 2018, and
  • debrief and improve the program.

COST

$250.00 for the workshop and webinars. Potential rebate of $100 when you secure two community demos during 2018 International Coaching Week.WHAT NEXT

We have room for 12 coaches in this program.  Please copy and paste and complete the Application below and return to commrelations@vicoaches.ca by September 9, 2017.

We’ll let you know by September 12, 2017 if you’ll be part of this program.

 

Coaching for engagement and connection: Application

Name and ICF accreditation: ______________________________________, _________

ICF Vancouver Island member:  Yes ____  No ______

In 200 words tell us about:

  • Why you want to be part of this program
  • Your ideas for organizations you’ll approach for coaching-at the-front-of-the-room demonstrations
  • Previous group or team coaching experiences

Are you available to attend September 23 face-to-face session?  Yes ____  No ____

Metaphor Magic for Coaches – a workshop on Saltspring Island

Join Lily Seto, PCC, as she introduces you to the Metaphor Magic Box.  Invite your coaching clients to see a different perspective by using the Metaphor Magic Box in your sessions.

Metaphors are a powerful way to work with our coaching clients.  Using metaphors, clients access another part of their brain and this tool will encourage them to think in a different way.  When using the Metaphor Magic Box in your session, your clients will begin to explore their unconscious meaning of the symbols that they choose.

In this 3 hour workshop, Metaphor Magic in Coaching, you will experience a demonstration using a Metaphor Magic Box and then there will be a debrief and a conversation on the principles of working with these metaphors effectively.  You will also have the opportunity to practice a short coaching session with a colleague using your Magic Box.

Your registration fee includes your own Metaphor Magic Box to take home.

Pending ICF Global approval, CCE’s will be available for attending this workshop.

WHEN:  Saturday, August 12th, 2017

TIME: 11:00 am to 2:00pm. Pacific Time

WHERE: Saltspring Lions Club, Saltspring Island, BC

COST:  $65 for Members / $75 for Non-Members

HOW: Register via this  Eventbrite link 

WHAT: A road trip to Saltspring Island OR an event in your community!

Lily Seto, MA, PCC, is an Executive Coach, Certified Mentor Coach and an Accredited Coaching Supervisor. She works with clients around the globe (currently New Zealand, Thailand, Germany, Malaysia, South Africa, the US, and Canada). She is also an Associate Faculty member at Royal Roads University, where she teaches the Intercultural Competence and Global Coaching course in the Advanced Coaching Certificate.

When Lily began using a Metaphor Magic Box with her mentoring and supervision clients, they had such powerful experiences that they were interested in being trained in how to use this tool. As a result, Lily now trains coaches and leaders around the world on how to use the Metaphor Magic Box as a coaching tool. Lily is the Past President of the ICF Vancouver Island Chapter, located in Victoria BC, Canada. She recently delivered this workshop to 20 participants in Prague, for the ICF Czech Republic Chapter.

Questions? Contact Kathleen Asher at events@vicoaches.org

 

Comfort AND Courage You Can’t Have Both … or Can You?

Please join us at our June 14th workshop in Victoria with Laurie Hillis!

Comfort AND Courage You Can’t Have Both … or Can You?

Polarities have been a part of our lives for years (think Ying and Yang, Extraversion AND Introversion, Work AND Play, Continuing AND Change) and they are often misunderstood as problems to be solved.

What are polarities? They are interdependent pairs of variables, they are energy systems, in short, they are the “AND” we live within daily. Also known as paradoxes, wicked problems, opposite strengths, or dichotomies, polarity thinking offers coaches and leaders a possibility approach through expanded thinking.

In this evening session we will explore the polarity of Comfort AND Courage – one that coaches and leaders may wrestle with daily. How to step into courage without giving up comfort. You’ll have an opportunity to build your own Polarity Map and to apply this process to those you support, after the session.

Come prepared to expand your thinking and to coach someone with their map development as well.

Our Facilitator – Laurie Hillis, MA, PCC, Coach Supervisor

Laurie Hillis, MA, Professional Certified Coach is a senior faculty member at the University of Alberta, in their Centre for Executive Education and the president of Megatrain, a Calgary-based leadership consulting practice in operation since 1992. In recent past she was a faculty member of The Banff Centre, Leadership Division. While there, Laurie was a Program Director for 13 years leading the design and delivery of customized, leadership development programs and she was honoured with the Faculty of the Year Award. Laurie has also been a faculty member at Royal Roads University, Victoria, coaching in the Master of Arts in Leadership Program.

With a well-earned reputation as an excellent interactive facilitator and coach, Laurie blends her practical, workplace experience with academic quests, bringing with her an ability to create a dynamic, positive learning environment. She is an accomplished writer on the topics of Leadership and Emotional Intelligence and has consulted to organizations in the public sector, private enterprise and not-for-profit.

Laurie is a passionate lifelong learner. In the life enhancing work of Dr. Brené Brown Laurie is a Master Facilitator of Brave Leaders Inc. and a Certified Daring WayTM Facilitator-Consultant. Laurie has completed many different coaching certifications In support of her passion for coaching transformation in individuals and teams.

We’ve built in time at the beginning of the workshop for you to connect/reconnect with your coaching colleagues.

We look forward to seeing you there!

You can register here.