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ICF Greater Austin Volunteer Coaching Partners

Mission Capital

Mission Capital offers a powerful suite of learning and leadership workshops designed to build the capacity and connectedness of nonprofit and philanthropic leaders. These in-depth, nonprofit-focused trainings cover topics including leadership development, strategy and sustainability, employee engagement, conflict mitigation and more.

The Austin ICF chapter has partnered with Mission Capital, a non-profit organization that works to build the capacity of nonprofit leadership through professional development courses, to offer pro bono coaching since 2015. Through this partnership, ICF Austin supports many different local non-profit organizations through two Mission Capital programs: The Emerging Leadership Academy and Next Level Leadership Academy.

Emerging Leadership Academy (ELA)

The Emerging Leadership Academy is a one-day program for non-profit leaders at the beginning of their career. ICF Austin offers pro-bono laser coaching (20-30 minutes) to requesting students at the end of the class.

ELA Program Description

  • Two-hour commitment to provide 20-30-minute laser coaching sessions to students attending the one-day Emerging Leadership Academy class.
  • This is an in-person event at the Mission Capital office, located at 8303 Mopac Service Rd A201, Austin, TX 78759
  • The Mission Capital coordinator will assign each coach a space and one or two students, depending upon how many sign up for coaching.
  • You are free to leave once you have completed your coaching sessions.
  • You may display your business cards. No other collateral is allowed.

Next Level Leadership Academy (NLLA)

The Next Level Leadership Academy is a 3-day program, stretched over a three-month period, for mid-career nonprofit professionals ready to grow their ability to lead social change and better understand their role. ICF Greater Austin offers five hours of pro-bono coaching to requesting students.
  • NLLA Program Description

    •  Five hours pro bono coaching commitment 
    • A Community Outreach Committee member conducts a short interview with each student to ascertain specific issues and concerns before assigning a coach.
    • Each coach and student are required to sign a Coaching Agreement. 
    •  The coach and student are responsible for coordinating meeting times and places.
    • Once the five hours of pro bono coaching have been completed, notify the report hours to the ICF Greater Austin/Mission Capital coordinator
    • Hours are counted as Pro-Bono for ICF certification purposes.

    Texas Conference for Women

    The Texas Conference for Women (TCW)is an annual event held in Austin by the Conferences for Women organization and features the Coaches Corner where attendees can experience laser/speed coaching. ICF Greater Austin is responsible for coordinating and staffing the Coaches Corner, with volunteers drawn from Texas ICF chapters.

    Program Description

    • Once the TCW date(s) and number of coach volunteers needed are announced, ICF Greater Austin allocates slots to ICF Texas chapters – Austin, Houston, North Texas, and San Antonio. Each chapter selects volunteers from their membership.
    • This is an in-kind coaching opportunity for ICF certification. Volunteers receive free admission to the conference.  
    • All volunteers must be ICF Global members as well as a local chapter member to participate.

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