Chapter Events, coaching connections and learning opportunities.

International Coaching Week

ICW is a week-long global celebration of the power and impact of professional coaching.  ICF Prairie has arranged a schedule of events to “REIMAGINE the Future” – starting now!

How a Coach works with Emotional Intelligence – EQi in Coaching
Janice Gair, PCC
Wednesday, May 18 at 8:30-10:00am SK/9:30-11:00am MB
The link between Emotional Intelligence and coaching is strong. As coaches, we seek to ask powerful questions to “go below the waterline”.

Metaphor Coaching – Part 2
Dr. Richard LeBoon, PhD, PCC
Wednesday, May 18 at 6:30-8:00pm SK/7:30-9:00pm MB
Learning to use Metaphor Coaching will energize your coaching practice to help your clients evoke new perspectives and empower actions for change.

Complimentary – ICW Wrap-up Reception – “Happy Hour”!
Brian Mitchell-Walker, President
Friday, May 20 at 3:30-4:30pm SK/4:30-5:30 MB
This is a complimentary wrap-up event to highlight the great thinking and knowledge inherent in our organization, all the while applauding the contributions and participation of the committee and Chapter members.

External Events – Advertising

Partnership 2021-2023
ICF SK+MB and Leadership Saskatoon
ICF Prairie and Leadership Saskatoon have partnered for 2021-2023.

This partnership acknowledges the team coaching that our members provide to the program and the importance of working with professionally certified coaches as well as the benefits of working together to cross-promote each other’s programming.  Leadership Saskatoon provides a 10-month community leadership development program.

For many years, our members have coached the Leadership Saskatoon community leaders.  Most of the time this was the leader’s first experience with coaching and the significant benefits to their personal and professional development. Team coaching provides the leaders with the space to examine local community challenges through a team project as well as the individual’s leadership impact. The coaches provide a safe space for the team to examine their leadership when challenges are ambiguous and uncertain, a stretch for those who are used to solving problems and having the answers.

The Board is elated that Leadership Saskatoon shares the common interest that developing leaders requires a multi-layered curriculum that includes coaching to challenge leader’s current mindset, to shift their paradigms, and to move into action.

Planning for the 2022 ICF Prairie Chapter Prism Awards is underway!

ICF Prairie Chapter is pleased to announce the 2022 Prism Awards will be held in September.

The nomination period has closed and evaluations of the nominations will be commencing shortly. Here is what you have to look forward to:

A Prism Gala Event to be held in Regina in September. This will be an opportunity to get together in-person to network, enjoy some good food and company and to celebrate this year’s nominees and award recipients. An option for virtual participation during the awards program will be available.

An opportunity to contribute to this coaching community by:

o   Purchasing a ticket to the gala
o   Purchasing a table for you and your friends, family or clients
o   Selecting from a range of sponsorship opportunities
o   Donating door prizes or making other in-kind contributions

Stayed tuned for more information! Details will be posted here and communicated through the monthly chapter newsletters.

If you have any questions or want to discuss opportunities to get involved, please contact our Prism Planning Committee

Is coaching making a difference in your organization?

In 2005, ICF Global adopted the PRISM Award.  The award epitomizes what professional coaching can accomplish in organizations at all levels.

PRISM Award recipients exemplify how coaching can develop an organization’s human capital by maximizing individuals’ potential and leading to high Return on Investment (ROI) and Expectations (ROE) from coaching interactions.

Lori Lipinski nominated the Co-op Refinery Complex (CRC) which won the 2017 Prism award.

Kathy McCrum, former Director, Human Resources at the Refinery, says that the CRC’s coaching program was implemented to enhance leadership effectiveness.

I became an ICF Sk member because after taking the training, I really needed a community. I was all by myself in rural Saskatchewan, very disconnected from other coaches. Being a member has helped me stay connected and the events give me an opportunity to meet other coaches from throughout the province. I highly recommend becoming a ICF SK member – especially if you are self-employed.

Tracy Schira-Parker, CPA, CMA, ACC

I joined ICF Sask when I was new to the business of coaching. As a result, I have built lifelong relationships with colleagues interested and curious to learn and grow professionally and personally. Having worked solo for most of my career, these connections have been invaluable and inspiring. This, in addition to training and events, advertising benefits and opportunities to volunteer are why I continue my membership with ICF Sask.

Wendy Turner-Larsen PCC

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