Monday, July 19, 2010

Outcomes of the July Board Meeting - Part 2

Continuing from my last post, the Board also discussed the following areas at our July meeting:

ICF Branded Events

ICF events are growing in number and are a key way coaches touch the ICF. It’s critical that these events align with the ICF brand and that attendees have consistent positive experiences—we want everyone to continue to be inspired and motivated.

At the July Board meeting, work by the ICF Branded Events Taskforce was presented to the Board. The presentation focused on results of an analysis of data collected over the last two years and related discussions around the ideal mix of ICF branded events and possible business models for these events. The goal is to make sure a proper mixture of events is being offered so that different members’ needs and interests are being served. It’s also important that the diversity of our members and a balance between international, regional and local events be taken into consideration.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Outcomes of the July Board Meeting - Part 1

On July 8 to 10, the ICF Board met for its usual mid-year face-to-face meeting. I was extremely pleased to witness and be a part of the deep, strategic and holistic conversations we had. The richness of the agenda reminded me how much our Board and the organization have committed to do this year and how all of the different elements we are working on are interconnected.

If you have questions or comments about the following information, I encourage you to post your thoughts at the end of this post and/or join members of the Board for the next Real Talk with the Board call (see schedule).

Monday, July 5, 2010

Update on ICF Board Discussions, in Anticipation of the July 2010 Board Meeting

I’d like to provide you with an update of the Board’s activities, in anticipation of our upcoming meeting scheduled for July 7-9 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. We are six months into the year and there are many initiatives and decisions that we are being called to make.

As usual, I’d like to hear comments and input from you in one of the various feedback channels that are listed at the end of this post. Please let me know your thoughts on any of the following areas the Board is discussing:

Friday, July 2, 2010

What can we all do to increase sustainability?

After the reflections made at the ICF ECC Conference around creating a breakthrough to break the pattern toward planet destruction (download the July Coaching World to read the article), I would like to open a conversation about what we can do, as individual coaches and as an organization, to role model and foster sustainable behaviors. Please share, discuss and give suggestions around this topic.

Giovanna D'Alessio, MCC
2010 ICF President