Finding credentialing answers.

Credentialing made easy.

ICF Saskatchewan has credentialed coaches who are eager to share their background knowledge with Coaches looking for answers to credentialing questions.

Melissa Pylypchuk can get you connected.

Melissa Pylypchuk explains
how ICF SK Coaches want to help.

Melissa Pylypchuk, ICF Credentialing Project Lead


How can I help and it’s okay to ask, “what’s in it for me?”

Get Involved – at the Chapter Level

It is important to note that not many other Chapters in the Western North American region have the same level of activity and programming as ICF SK. This requires contribution from the Board and you!

We could not run programs if it were not for each one of you stepping up and making things happen! 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 a little bit of time?  Reach out to Dianne McCoy about helping at a local event with set-up, registration, or clean up.
  • Love to plan events and celebrate?  We need a team to launch the Prism Awards for 2020, we need the lead coordinator and committee members and judges.
  • Have change management experience?  We are creating a committee to look at the feasibility of an amalgamation of the two geographic areas: Saskatchewan and Manitoba. We need people to help create an understanding of the current state and who will help collect data from our members about what their wishes, fears, frustrations are around joining as one Chapter or supporting the formation of two separate Chapters.
  • Have experience with the ICF credentialing process?  Melissa Pylypchuk is looking at how we can serve the needs of the Chapter better to prepare for and maintain their credentials.
  • Love getting the word out?  We need a communicator to help build the awareness of coaching and reasons to hire certified Coaches.
  • Number cruncher?  We are looking for someone to shadow Brian Mitchell-Walker this year in preparation to take over as Treasurer for next year.

Interested in helping?  I’d be happy to hear from you.  Jackie McConaghy

Volunteer Coaches for Leadership Saskatoon

Volunteer Coaches for Leadership Saskatoon

Leadership Saskatoon is a 10-month program that consists of three main components:

  1. Challenge Days focus on individual learning in a leadership context.
  2. Mentorship
  3. Learning Teams focus on leadership learning, team dynamics, and how to function collaboratively as a team.

Coaching Educating Instructor Management Concept

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.

This often can feel uncomfortable, but allows participants an opportunity to lean into discomfort and practice taking risks to develop their leadership capacity. The Coach acts as a guide of the learning process and supports their team through the learning team process, while helping members to focus on the leadership learning rather than the tasks at hand.

Leadership Saskatoon is looking for a few volunteer coaches who can provide in-person team coaching on the following program dates in 2020:

– January 13 at 1:30 – 5:00pm
– February 10, March 9, April 6, May 4 at 9:00 – 10:00am
– June 1 at morning session is optional to attend your learning team’s presentation.
– Learning teams meet outside of the listed program dates as needed.
Coaches are encouraged to be available for these meetings when possible.

Leadership Saskatoon is looking to fill these positions by early Fall 2019.  If you are interested in knowing more about this volunteer position, please contact Tracy Stephensen

Community Support Program
Deadline to submit is March 15, 2020

Call for Coaches

2020 Community Support Program

Interested in being a volunteer Coach in the 2020 Community Support Program?

We are looking for volunteers to provide pro-bono coaching to leaders with a partner non-profit organization. Eligibility includes:

  • ICF Saskatchewan member
  • Completed min of 60 hours of coach-specific training that meets ICF standards and/or holds current ICF credential (ACC, PCC or MCC)
  • Training and experience in leadership/executive coaching
  • Can provide 6 – 1 hour coaching sessions between April and October 2020

Please email your interest to Paula Haubrich, including your contact information and brief business profile.

Thank you in advance for helping to bring societal change through coaching!

Raise Awareness of the Benefits of Coaching

The intention of the program is to raise awareness of the benefits of coaching to individuals across the province of Saskatchewan.

Each year, applications are made by an ICF Saskatchewan member with agreement from a not-for-profit or non-profit organization for pro-bono coaching provided by ICF members to the organization’s leaders.

The applications are reviewed by the Board and one Community Program partner is determined each year.

If selected, the organization works with the Community Support Program Leader to:

  1. introduce coaching to the leaders in the organization through an in-service
  2. invite leaders to consider their involvement in the program and
  3. pair up the leaders with volunteer coaches. The coaching arrangement usually takes place from April – October.

Each year, between 9 to 17 coaches are needed to provide six hours of coaching over a six-month period of time.

Non-Profit or Not-for-Profit Organizations

Nomination form – HERE.

The Community Support Program invites organizations that perform services where our members reside (SK and MB)
and is devoted to enhancing the quality of the citizen in that province and has a demonstrated need for leadership coaching.

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.


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

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