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.
How To Get Involved
There are two ways to get involved:
1. Indicate your interest in being an Ignite pro-bono coach. ICF Edmonton members who have held a credential for a minimum of 3 years and can commit to a minimum of 3 pro-bono coaching hours qualify to participate in the program. Please email James at firstname.lastname@example.org subject line “Ignite coach,” to get more information and indicate your interest.
2. Introduce us to an educational organization that could benefit from pro-bono coaching. Please email James at email@example.com if you are connected to a local educational institution that could benefit from the Ignite program. We look forward to hearing your ideas on how we can support the local education community through the power of coaching.
To learn more about Ignite as a whole (including program history, requirements, background information, FAQs), please visit the ICF Foundation’s Ignite website.