ICF Washington State is a Charter Chapter of the International Coach Federation formed in 1998 and managed by a dedicated and energetic Board of Directors. For more information about our Chapter go to the About tab on this website.
On June 4, ICF will deactivate any member who expired on March 31, 2015 and has not yet renewed to date. Action you can take: Expired Members can reinstate their ICF memberships this year by visiting Coachfederation.org/renew.
ANNOUNCING!The 2015 ICF Washington State Coaching Fishbowl
Join us on Thursday, September 17 at the Talaris Conference Center for an evening of live interactive coaching!
- Sharpen your coaching skills!
- Strengthen your competencies!
- Hear from a panel of seasoned coaches!
- Make new coaching friends!
- Enjoy small-plate eats!
- Earn 2.5 CCEU’s!
Registration now open! (Registration closes at midnight Sunday, September 13)
CALL for PRISM 2015 Nominations!
Nominate your work and the organization for the 2015 ICF Washington State Chapter PRISM AWARD to be named at the 3rd Annual PRISM AWARD CEREMONY on November 3rd at the Washington State Convention Center. To learn more about the benefits, eligibility and the application process for the PRISM AWARD click on the PRISM Nomination Overview. You may also contact Debra Ward, co-chair of the Nominations Outreach Committee, at email@example.com.
|Are you an ICF certified coach and member with a story to tell about a coaching initiative that has improved organizational culture, performance and results? |
Has this sponsored coaching initiative been active for at least 12 months and taken place in the state of Washington?
If so, we hope you’ll give us the opportunity to recognize you and your clients and celebrate your success!
PRISM Nomination Form
PRISM Nomination Overview
In alignment with the International Coaching Federation (ICF) Global PRISM Award that recognizes outstanding organizational coaching initiatives, the 2015 ICF Washington State Chapter PRISM AWARD will honor a coach and their client organization for a coaching program that addresses key strategic goals, shapes organizational culture, and yields discernible and measurable positive impact, while fulfilling rigorous professional standards. Nominations for the 2015 ICF Washington State Chapter PRISM AWARD are open through September 11. You may apply using the nomination form accessible via following link: PRISM Nomination Form. You may also contact Debra Ward, co-chair of the Nominations Outreach Committee, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For the recognized coach and organization the ICF WASHINGTON PRISM AWARD the benefits are many, including:
- Recognition as a leading-edge organizations that uses coaching to develop leaders and improve organizational performance and bottom-line results;
- The opportunity to share and celebrate their successes throughout the coaching and business community at the 3rd Annual PRISM AWARD CEREMONY on November 3;
- A customized PRISM statue commemorating achievement in coaching;
- Visibility in ICF Washington State promotions and presentations;
- Permission to use the ICF PRISM logo for one full year and include this information in advertisements that result in immense publicity to their organizations.
ICF Credentialing Changes Effective October 1, 2015
Beginning later this year, ICF will change the requirements for attaining an ACC and PCC credential.
Changes to ACC and PCC requirements began as conversations with credentialing teams, and were developed following research into best practices regarding similar professional certifications across multiple industries and fields. ICF board members considered and discussed the proposed changes, and voted to adopt the following at the May 21, 2015 board meeting.
What will change?
ACC Credential - ICF will require applicants to complete 100 hours (same as current) of client-coaching experience since the start of their coach-specific training. Applicants would still be required to have a minimum of eight clients and at least 75 hours as paid. Additionally, at least 25 hours must have occurred within 18 months of the application for the credential.
PCC Credential – ICF will require all applicants to complete 500 hours (down from 750) of client-coaching experience since the start of their coach-specific training. Applicants would still be required to have a minimum of 25 clients and at least 450 hours as paid. Additionally, at least 50 hours must have occurred within 18 months of the application for the credential.
Purpose of the changes
The reasons for these changes are as follows:
· To raise the standard of credentialing.
· To provide a clear demonstration of experience as a direct result of coach-specific training.
· To increase emphasis on recent client-coaching hours to ensure credentialing of coaches who are in current practice.
Are there plans to change the MCC requirements?
ICF is currently studying the MCC requirements, and will appropriately communicate any future changes to that model when and if any are complete and scheduled to be implemented.
Timing of changes
On October 1, 2015 at 12:00AM (New York), we will begin allowing those that meet the requirements to apply under the new criteria.
Applicants will still be able to continue to apply under the previous criteria until September 30, 2016 at 11:59PM(New York).
For any additional questions, please contact me at email@example.com.
Assistant Executive Director