All ICF Sacramento Members are committed to abide by the Code of Ethics
of the International Coach Federation, the leading global organization dedicated to advancing the coaching profession by setting high standards, providing independent certification, and building a worldwide network of credentialed coaches.
Speaking Opportunities for our Ideal Speakers:
In Person Monthly Chapter General Meetings in Sacramento:
As a service to our members and those interested in the profession of coaching, our monthly general meetings include a professional development portion, no longer than 60 minutes in length, including a question and answer period. We are looking for dynamic, relevant speakers who can hold our audience’s attention while sharing useful and thought-provoking information. As coaches, we prefer a participatory, interactive presentation, rather than a formal lecture. Presentation topics must be of interest to professional coaches, coaches in training and those interested in the coaching profession or hiring a coach (e.g., strategic partners such as human resources professionals, leadership professionals, training professionals, etc.). Presentations must be focused on personal development of skills and tools directly applicable to coaches, business development and marketing for coaches or ICF Core Competencies
. Preference will be given to speakers who can meet the requirements of ICF for Coach Continuing Education Units (CCEU
). (see below)
General Meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month, alternating between mid-day (11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.) and evening meetings (6:30 to 8:15 p.m.).
In Person Meetings in Placer, El Dorado, Shasta, Nevada, Yuba, Amador, Solano, Napa and Stanislaus Counties:
Occasionally, ICF Sacramento may sponsor and promote meetings to accommodate our members who reside outside of Sacramento. If you are inspired to present in any of the above counties and have an inspiring and relevant topic, you are invited to complete this application process.
We sometimes offer virtual presentations to our members to assist in their professional development. If you are skilled at virtual presentations (audio or webinar), and have a coach specific topic, please complete the Speaker Application
. Your audio or webinar, if approved, will be listed on the ICF Sacramento website and website calendar.
Speaker Policies and Rules
What’s In It For You?
- Visibility and exposure to ICF Sacramento membership and community
- Information about you and your presentation on the ICF Sacramento website running the month prior to and up to your presentation.
- Opportunity to purchase and place your ad on ICF Sacramento website promoting you and your business at discounted price ($25 vs. $50) for one month
- Opportunity to set up and sell your products/service offerings at the back of the room after the meeting.
Still Interested? Here’s how to apply:
- If you have not already done so, review the Speaker Guidelines above, including review of the ICF Definition of Coaching [The ICF defines coaching as partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential], ICF Core Competencies and ICF Code of Ethics, and CCEUs requirements.
- Determine how your presentation (your topic, skills and abilities) can best address the professional development needs of our members, while meeting ICF CCEU requirements & Code of Ethics. We suggest that you review the ICF Sacramento Website -Meetings and Events Page to avoid duplicating programs that have been presented in the past year.
- Complete the Speaker Application form.
- The Professional Development Director will acknowledge receipt of your Speaker Application within 5 business days. We will contact you within 30 days of receipt of your Application to accept, decline or postpone your proposal. ICF Sacramento will select speakers based on the needs of our members, our annual program content and individual merits of the speaker and presentation topic.
Questions? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
ICF Sacramento is the premier source for professional coaches in Sacramento, Placer, El Dorado, Shasta, Nevada, Yuba, Amador, Solano, Napa and Stanislaus Counties.
ICF Sacramento CCEU type guidelines for speakers
Member coaches applying for, or renewing a credential, primarily benefit from Coach Specific Training. The type of credit recognized for the program is important to ICF member coaches.
Thus, programs that include this focus will be given priority in the selection process.
If your presentation content can be shown to relate to the ICF Core Competencies, in whole or in part, it will be most helpful to the audience of participants. In preparing your application, please indicate which ICF Core Competencies your program will address and how you will tailor your presentation to have a coach specific training focus.
ICF Global CCEU type definition & examples
Continuing Coach Education (CCE) units are earned upon completing Continuing Coach Education. CCE units are awarded in two categories: Core Competencies
and Resource Development
- Core Competencies: Advanced coach training that directly relates to or expands upon the ICF Core Competencies.
- Resource Development: Training in skills that contribute to the professional development of a coach (e.g. personal development, coaching assessments or tools, business building, or other material that falls outside of the ICF Core Competencies.)
for more information on CCEUs
Education in skills that may be useful to a coach is considered Resource Development; education in using those skills as a coach is considered Core Competencies.
- Learning a personality assessment
- Discovering your path
- Building your business
- How to apply for an ICF credential
- Public speaking
- Differences in cultures/generations
- Using assessments in coaching
- Helping your clients discover their paths
- Helping your clients build their businesses
- Coaching for the Portfolio exam
- Communication with clients
- Coaching different cultures/generations