How can I help and it’s okay to ask, “what’s in it for me?”
Get Involved – at the Chapter Level
Our chapter has been known for the wide range of activities and events we offer throughout the year in our programming. These events continue to grow and expand with new ways to meet the professional development needs of our members, increase networking opportunities, and include a broadened span of engagement.
The success is largely dependent on our members being involved in many ways – from participating in membership surveys so that we can best understand what you need, and also playing key roles in events. You may wish to consider what new ways you can contribute over the next year:
- Support the Chapter by sharing your time, your talents, and your resources!
- Have ideas for learning or networking events, webinars, topics? Reach out to Melissa Pylypchuk about helping at a local or virtual event with planning, set-up, registration, or hosting. We can help you play a role regardless of where you live, no travel required!
- Love to plan events and celebrate? Celia Caswell is looking for a team to launch the Prism Awards for 2021, we need committee members and judges.
- Have experience in the credentialing application or renewal process and would like to support new coaches toward their credential? Let us know how you would like to be involved.
Melissa Pylypchuk, Director of Programming
Volunteer Coaches for Leadership Saskatoon
Leadership Saskatoon is in the planning process and will restart the program to present engaging volunteer opportunities to chapter members for the 2021 season.Leadership Saskatoon is a 10-month program consisting of three main components:
- Challenge Days focus on individual learning in a leadership context.
- Learning Teams focus on leadership learning, team dynamics, and how to function collaboratively as a team.
The focus of the learning team process is to provide participants with the opportunity to work together to understand a given community issue.
The intent is to stretch their leadership capabilities while supporting and challenging each other in a safe team environment.
Community Support Program 2018
ICF Saskatchewan partnered with the Saskatchewan Chapter of the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), which supports and promotes the rights of persons with mental illness to maximize their full potential; and enhances the mental health and well-being of all members of the community. Nine of our members were matched as coaches with leaders from CMHA.
Enhances the Mental Health and Well-Being of All
Strong, Peaceful Communities
Community Support Program 2017
ICF Saskatchewan partnered with Saskatchewan Towards Offering Partnership Solutions (STOPS) to Violence, a province wide network drawing on partnerships, information sharing and education to promote healthy relationships and build strong, peaceful communities. Fifteen of our members were matched as coaches with leaders from STOPS.
STOPS’ intention to work with ICF was to inject focused attention, tools and support to help STOPS leaders improve their capacity, wellness and performance in their roles, and by extension, their agencies.
Community Support Program 2016
ICF Saskatchewan Chapter partnered with Saskatchewan Association of Rehabilitation Centres (SARC). SARC represents community-based organizations that provide residential, developmental and employment supports and services to thousands of individuals with disabilities. Sixteen of our members were matched as coaches with leaders from SARC.
SARC’s intention was to utilize ICF Saskatchewan’s qualified and experienced coaches to contribute at the grassroots level and that SARC member leaders experience the power of professional coaching in a way that helps them to realize their potential, and create positive change in their lives, organizations and communities.
Realize Their Potential and Create Positive Change
Experience the Benefits and Power of Professional Coaching
2015 Community Support Program
ICF Saskatchewan Chapter partnered with Hope’s Home, Canada’s first medically integrated early learning centre. Seventeen of our members were matched as coaches with leaders from Hope’s Home.
Hope’s Home’s intention was to expose the leaders and the organization as a whole to experience the benefits and power of professional coaching to create positive change.
I got to spend time talking to my coach about specific things important to me and then how to address them. For example, we spent time talking about how to engage people and build/repair a relationship with them.SARCSARC Coachee
Hope’s Home has been overwhelmed by the positive impact that coaching from ICF Saskatchewan has had on the leaders of our organization. As a young charity and non-profit corporation, we have many passionate, dedicated leaders who have grown personally and professionally in areas of personal development and growth, and leadership skills – strengthening their gifts and talents, while creating opportunity in areas for change. The timing of this invaluable coaching will help Hope’s Home reach its next milestone of strategic development and ultimately create a team of professional, passionate leaders focused on meeting our vision for individuals with complex medical needs. We are forever grateful. Thank you.Hope's HomeCEO and Founder of Hope’s Home, Jacqueline Tisher