The ICF Greater Austin Charter Chapter is the Central Texas based chapter of the International Coach Federation (ICF), the leading worldwide resource supporting the art, science, and practice of professional business and personal coaching. We actively support the advancement of the professional coaching by providing education, networking, and business development opportunities for members and our supporting community. Our members are entrepreneurs with their own coaching business and corporate professionals using coaching as a performance and development tool in their jobs.
1. ICF Members represent excellence in professional coaching.
2018 Focus: ICF delivers a best-in-class credentialing program. To accomplish this, ICF researches, develops, implements and communicates robust standards, governance and operation procedures/structure, and applicant requirements for all aspects of the credentialing program.
2. ICF is the most relevant professional coaching organization.
2018 Focus: A unified ICF creates and sustains healthy and thriving local communities around the world (ICF=global, regional and local).
3. ICF has the strongest global brand.
4. ICF promotes professional coaching.
5. ICF fosters the application of coaching for societal change.
6. ICF develops and progresses plans to expand the scope and influence of the organization.
Service on ICF Greater Austin Chapter Board of Directors is completely voluntary and without remuneration.
ICF Greater Austin Chapter Board Members will serve a two year term and be eligible for re-appointment if a member in good standing. President, President-Elect and Past President will each serve a one year term for a total of 3 years; non-renewable position. Board members are expected to complete the ICF Chapter Leader Volunteer Training, to abide by the ICF Global Chapter Leader Ethical Guidelines, to uphold the ICF Greater Austin Charter Chapter bylaws, to participate in a majority of monthly Chapter meetings, monthly Board calls, and other special called Board meetings as deemed necessary.
Estimated hours of investment: 8-12 hours/month (varies by role and Director work style).
This is an opportunity for an individual who is passionate about coaching to participate with other Board members in shaping the ICF Greater Austin Charter Chapter to continue to build community and develop partnership. A commitment to be an ambassador for the chapter is expected.
The President shall preside at all meetings of the Board. The President shall sign any instruments or documents, which may lawfully be executed on behalf of the Board.
In case of the absence or disability of the President, or at his/her request, the Vice- President shall perform all of the duties of the President. The Vice-President shall perform such duties and have such authority as from time to time may be assigned by the President or the Board.
The Secretary shall maintain official minutes and records of the proceedings of the Board. The Secretary shall arrange for mailings of official correspondence. The Secretary shall also perform other duties and have such authority as shall from time to time be assigned by the President or Board. The Secretary shall maintain records of the Proceedings of the International Coach Federation Greater Austin Charter Chapter, and have the binder present at all meetings of the Board. The records shall include meeting agendas, minutes, policies, procedures, Board decisions, guidelines, Financial Reports and other proceedings of the Board.
Immediately following elections, the Secretary shall send a list of all current elected officers and members of the Board to the ICF Global Regional Support Staff along with the current address of the chapter for receiving rebates. The ICF office should receive this at least two (2) weeks before the end of the quarter.
The Treasurer shall perform the organization’s official financial transactions and keep accurate books of the organization’s accounts. The Treasurer will submit financial reports at each board meeting for review and approval by the voting majority of the board. The Treasurer will also submit an annual Chapter financial report to the ICF within thirty (30) days of the Chapter’s designated end of the fiscal year. In addition, the Treasurer will give a financial report no less than once every six (6) months.
The Program Director is responsible for planning monthly Chapter program meetings, presiding at the meetings, promoting monthly meetings and corresponding with potential new members.
The Communications Director is responsible for coordinating and/or maintaining any Chapter presence on the Internet. This may include, but is not limited to, a Chapter website, Chapter Referral Coach Service, or other web-based sites as determined necessary by the Board of Directors. The Communications Director cannot incur or agree to any Chapter financial or service liability or contract without a majority vote of the Board of Directors.
The Membership Director’s responsibilities include: canvassing members for programming needs, providing member benefit information to new members; creating an annual (or as determined by the Board) survey of the membership, leading an annual membership drive, and corresponding with potential new members.
The Community Outreach Director is responsible for: connecting ICF Austin Charter Chapter coaches and resources to the local community. Our mission is to "give back" in ways that are transformative and raise the visibility of the chapter and the coaching profession. Activities may include, but are not limited to, pro bono laser and regular coaching at local non-profits, conferences, and other areas where a need has been determined.
The Business Alliance Director is responsible for the coordination of efforts that raise the visibility of the coaching profession through the engagement of Community Leaders, potential sponsors, potential new members and allied professions that can be served by or serve the Chapter membership.
The Director at Large will focus on an area of particular importance to the chapter or serve in a general at-large capacity as needed.
In addition to board roles there are other opportunities to serve on committees.
The Past President provides support as requested by the President and encourages the clear shift in authority to the new President.