During the week of May 15-21, 2017, ICF chapters around the world are celebrating ICF International Coaching Week (ICW). Introduced in 1999, this annual event is a time for coaches to educate the public on the value of coaching and offer pro bono coaching in their communities. Let’s all celebrate the potential impact of coaching by participating in International Coaching Week.
As we increase awareness of the coaching profession through ICW and continue to build our North Texas Chapter community, we are identifying more ways to celebrate coaching. This year, the North Texas Chapter is instituting a new award, the Distinguished Service Award, to recognize distinguished service to the coaching profession and to the chapter. This is our opportunity to honor North Texas Chapter members who continue to serve as leaders and contributors to our chapter, freely sharing their expertise, experience, wisdom and good spirit. This award will be presented at the first ICF-NT Chapter Annual Meeting to be held Friday, November 10, 2017. (More specifics on the annual meeting are forthcoming.)
To be eligible, the individual must be nominated by a coach who is an active member in good standing with the ICF North Texas Chapter and holds a current ICF Credential. The nominee also must be an active member in good standing with the ICF North Texas Chapter and hold a current ICF Credential. In addition, the nominee must have or have had an active coaching practice.
Key Criteria in selecting the Distinguished Service Award include:
- Contribution to ICF-NT
- Contribution to the Coaching Profession
- Role Model (for Ethics and Best Practice)
- Professional Practice
An advisory board comprised of ICF-NT Chapter past presidents will review all applications and make a recommendation to the ICF-NT Board of Directors for final approval of the 2017 Distinguished Service Award winner.
The nomination application will be available in May with submissions due in early September. Eligible coaches may nominate more than one individual, and may nominate themselves.
Please contact me at Pres-Elect@icf-nt.com
for additional information.
Help us honor our own by submitting a nomination for the Distinguished Service Award.
Catherine A Oleksiw, Ph.D., PCC