LEXINGTON, Ky., Sept. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Coach Federation (ICF) honored six ICF Chapters with an ICF Chapter Award during the 2011 ICF Annual International Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. The annual Chapter Awards recognize chapters who have successfully implemented coaching-related marketing and community activism initiatives in their local communities.
"ICF is proud of the hard work done in all our chapters around the world," said ICF President and Professional Certified Coach Ed Modell. "These awards really highlight some of the exceptional work of our ICF members, and their commitment to coaching in their communities."
Each year ICF Chapter Awards are presented in two categories: the Local Spirit, Global Presence - Community Activism Award, and the Finding our Voice - Marketing/PR Award.
Recipients of the Local Spirit, Global Presence - Community Activism Award have established a significant coaching presence in their communities. The chapters who received this award are:
- ICF Greater Kansas City Chapter - Heartland coaches association for its partnership with the Heartland Habitat for Humanity (HHFH), a local nonprofit group, to provide professional coaching services to the HHFH leadership team.
- ICF Gauteng Chapter for implementing its Coaching Caravan, which enabled the South African coaching community to offer free coaching, training and facilitation skills/services to individuals and community groups who would not normally have the opportunity to experience and benefit from these services.
- ICF Metro DC for its aggressive community outreach agenda, which included partnerships with: Leadership Arlington (LA), Capital Youth Empowerment Program (CYEP), and Homeward Deployed.
Recipients of the Finding Our Voice - Marketing/PR Award have created a successful marketing/PR campaign in their communities. The chapters who received this award are:
- ICF Uruguay for organizing the 1st International Coaching Workshop, which drew over 100 participants, and creating the first local Association (AUCOP) all during their first year as an ICF chapter.
- ICF Brazil for the successful implementation of a cross channel advertising campaign, and the creation of a local website to facilitate the call for the services and advertising ICF brand.
- ICF Spain for organizing 8th ICF European Coaching Conference held in Madrid, Spain - an event attended by more than 450 participants from 29 countries.
Other honors presented at the ICF Conference included ICF International Prism Awards to Joey Restaurant Group and BC Housing of Canada, as well as the ICF President's Award to Peter Goryalov and Irina Goryalova of Bulgaria.
The International Coach Federation is the leading global organization for coaches, with over 17,000 members in more than 100 countries and over 7,800 credentialed coaches worldwide. ICF is dedicated to advancing the coaching profession by setting high ethical standards, providing independent certification, and building a worldwide network of credentialed coaches. Coaching is a distinct service and differs greatly from therapy, consulting, mentoring, or training. ICF defines coaching as partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential. For more information, please visit our website at http://www.coachfederation.org.
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SOURCE International Coach Federation