Also check out how our chapter's focus areas for 2023 align with ICF's strategic vision here
Listed below is some of the coaching equity work we have accomplished in 2023:
The Coaching Pathway Program (CPP), conceived in July of 2022, kicked off in 2023. The CPP offers a pathway towards ICF certification for BIPOC professionals who have completed their coaching training through one of Coaching for Everyone's coaching education partners. The CPP kicked off in June 2023. The 2023 CPP cohort consists of 10 outstanding BIPOC professionals. As of October, 2023, the 2023 CPP cohort is in the process of completing coaching hours and supporting each other through their journey. The CPP team is supporting the cohort by creating spaces for cohort connection, listening to their needs, and conceiving workshops and education that meet their needs.
To promote equitable access to our chapter, in April 2023, we implemented a sliding scale pricing model for our affiliate program, which started in 2022.
Board development around racial equity, intersectional understanding of the self, understanding the relevance of racial caucusing to equity work, preparing, and experiencing racial caucusing in order to inform larger chapter work (Sep., 2023).
Coaching Equity Programming:
Sharing our DEIBJ Story (Feb., 2023): Board members presented in a panel on the journey that ICFWA has gone through in the chapters equity work, to increase awareness of our journey and future opportunities
ICFWA Virtual Town Hall (May, 2023): As part of International Coaching Week, the chapter president convened a town hall to share the chapter's focus areas and equity work, and listen to members' questions, aspirations, and concerns.
Race Matters in Coaching (Aug, 2023): The workshop raised awareness about obstacles that keep us from having meaningful race-related conversations in coaching spaces.
Coaching Rooted in Equity (Nov 3, 2023): A mini-conference and 25th anniversary celebration with coaching equity as focus. (see the Terminology section for how we define coaching equity).