As Membership Engagement committee members, a.k.a Community Liaisons, we nurture and strengthen the connection within our community in the ICF NYC Chapter. Our committee is an essential part of coming up with ideas and implementing actions for member engagement for sustained growth. We make sure our members feel welcomed, as well as informing them about the benefits of being an ICF member in our community.
Why this is important: ICF is not just a logo – our member coaches are the lifeblood of our organization. We reinforce the fact that ICF members represent the highest quality of professional coaching. It’s incredibly important that our organization is a living and breathing community with member involvement and engagement. And all of our projects are worth investing their time and energy. By joining our committee, you can play a vital role in influencing how our community is shaped to ensure the continued growth of our Chapter.
Membership Engagement committee members are asked for continuous commitment to contribute a few hours of their time monthly. Here are some of the ongoing responsibilities:
We have three main areas of operation:
Welcome new members in the ICF NYC community and give guidance to reduce their sense of overwhelm.
Listen to member feedback and craft reports for the Board so that the Chapter operates in alignment with members' needs.
Nurture stronger relationships with various coaching schools and create a proactive pipeline for future opportunities.
If you enjoy connecting with new people to help nurture our community, joining the Membership Engagement Committee would be a great idea for you. It's an excellent opportunity for you to expand your network and deepen your interpersonal communication skills.
"I am a solopreneur and do virtually all of my coaching online; it can be lonely at times. Volunteering on the Membership Engagement Committee for ICF New York City helped me to address a major challenge that I was facing. How do I avoid being isolated and create a community of peers to ensure that I routinely interact with, and learn from, other coaches? Over the past two years I have had the opportunity to help shape the way in which we onboard new Chapter members; to work with our Chapter President; to personally talk with close to a hundred coaches as they joined our Chapter; and to form a community of coaches that I can call on and refer others to as appropriate. And I’ve been able to do so in a way that fits my schedule!" – Brian Gorman
Jennifer Byrne, Director of Membership Engagement: