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Hopefully, you have already received the email and video message sent out last week detailing ICF’s COVID-19 response with a video from ICF’s CEO/Executive Director, Magda Nowicka Mook.
ICF have also built a COVID-19 resource page for the ICF community, available at coachfederation.org/wecare.
In addition to general information about the virus and wellness, hygiene and self-care, there is a great article, “Coaching in Times of Crisis” that encourages coaches to think about how they can “Rethink, Renew and Reconnect” with their coaching, coachees and practices.
There is also an excellent bite-size video series created with Jennifer Britton, PCC, to support coaches who are transitioning from in-person to virtual coaching, which you might also want to share with clients who are transitioning to remote working.
New resources will be added to this page frequently, and we encourage you to bookmark the page and visit it often, if you have not already done so.
International Coaching Week (ICW) 2020 is scheduled for May 4–10, 2020 and our branches had planned a number of in person events, however, given the current situation, we have been strongly encouraged to shift from in-person to virtual events whenever possible. Check the Chapter shared calendar, at this link, for event details and updates..
ICF’s inaugural International Coaching Day is still scheduled to be held on May 6, 2020.
ICF coaches worldwide are encouraged to donate an hour of coaching to someone in their community on that day and ICF global will soon share a link to a pledge form for coaches to complete to express their commitment to participate. Participating coaches are strongly encouraged to conduct their session virtually or by telephone.
As we face these rapidly changing events together, we welcome the opportunity to serve our members, our communities and the world as much as we possibly can. If you are able to help provide assistance to other members, please contact your local Branch via the ICF Australasia Chapter website .
Thank you for your continued commitment to ICF and the coaching profession.
Stay well and kind regards,
Maria Newport, PCC
President, ICF Australasia Charter Chapter