Ignite – A Pro-Bono Coaching Initiative
In March 2019, ICF Edmonton adapted our annual pro-bono coaching initiative to align with the ICF Foundation’s pro-bono initiative, Ignite.
Through pro-bono coaching projects, the Ignite Initiative uses the collective power of ICF Chapters to accelerate the United Nations 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. Since its launch in 2017, the specific focus is on Goal #4: Education – ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education and promoting lifelong learning opportunities for all.
Together, our chapter will ignite social progress in the Edmonton area by providing pro-bono coaching to partnering educational organizations. These organizations may include schools, educational nonprofits, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), and associations that focus on education. When we share the power of coaching with our world, we have the power to ignite our local communities and spark a global impact.
In 2020, we helped the leadership of the Red Deer Public School District and Inclusion Alberta to become better at what they do: moving us closer to UN Sustainable Development Goal #4 (Education).
Changes for IGNITE 2021:
- any coach holding an ICF credential can participate as a pro bono coach
- coaching can be related to any of the UN Sustainable Development Goals
- coaches can provide up to 10 pro bono hours per client - increasing the potential impact of our work.
Would you be interested in being a part of a committed team of coaches out to help to make our city, our province, our world a better place? Do you hold an ICF credential? Are you willing to volunteer up to 10 pro bono hours between now and 31 Dec 2021? If so, please contact our IGNITE Project Manager, James Greengrass, using firstname.lastname@example.org, to sign up!
In addition, if you know of any organizations which have a mandate aligned with any of the UN Sustainable Development Goals that may be interested in this initiative, please provide James with their information again, using email@example.com.
To learn more about Ignite as a whole (including program history, requirements, background information, FAQs), please visit the ICF Foundation’s Ignite website.