by Susan R. Meyer, IAC-CC
The Board of Governors (BOG) continues to be very busy putting a number of initiatives in place that will help increase IAC's membership and strengthen services to our members. Susan Meyer and Kerul Kassel completed a survey for new and renewing members to find out how we can best serve you. If you are new to IAC or have recently renewed your membership, expect a welcome letter with a link to the survey to arrive soon.
If you are a continuing member, expect to hear from us every so often as well. We will be conducting brief surveys to be sure we are in touch with what will strengthen and enrich your relationship with IAC.
Speaking of membership, we are delighted that Doris Helge has assumed leadership of the Membership Committee. She's looking for a few excellent volunteers to assist her in exceeding our goal of over 5,000 paid members by 2015. To find out more about volunteering, please contact Kristi Arndt at firstname.lastname@example.org (Subject: IAC Volunteer) or email@example.com.
Kerul Kassel, who leads the Member Benefits Committee, has obtained liability insurance for IAC members at a discounted rate through Westminster Indemnity. Because Westminster is an international provider, members outside the United States can now take advantage of this benefit.
Culminating more than a year of work, the five-year Strategic Plan was approved at the April meeting. It will shape the direction of current initiatives including our website redesign, support for our chapters and the activities of the newly re-established Research Committee.
Bonnie Chan, Angela Spaxman and Natalie Tucker Miller gave an enthusiastic report on IAC's first International Conference in Shanghai. BOG members are excited about many more live events in the future. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your ideas, or if you're interested in working with us on this.
Are you interested in making new connections to advance masterful coaching worldwide? Want to join a team of inspired, creative, leading international coaches in supporting the mission of IAC? As requests for licenses increase, the IAC Licensing Committee is looking to expand by adding 1-3 more members to their team. Our goal is to manage and promote the IAC Coaching Masteries Licensing Program and to support the continuous improvement of our Licensees. Volunteers would be involved in networking, connecting with universities, schools, mentors etc., as well as tasks like copywriting, policy-writing, marketing, strategic thinking and planning.
If you are a current paid member of IAC, can commit to monthly telephone meetings at approximately 8:00 a.m. UK / 3:00 p.m. Hong Kong and you're willing to spend several hours every month on forwarding our goals, this is a great opportunity for you! You will be: interacting with leading, creative, inspired coaches, contributing to advancing the practice of masterful coaching worldwide; making new connections with coaches and coaching schools; and supporting the IAC's mission, vision and values.
Interested? Please email Angela Spaxman explaining what inspires you to work with the Licensing Committee and the skills you would bring to our team: email@example.com.
Susan R. Meyer, IAC-CC is President of Susan R. Meyer, Coaching and Consulting and of Life-Work Coach. She provides personal and executive coaching and facilitates seminars on topics including life planning, emotional intelligence, leadership development, communication, and coaching skills for managers. www.susanrmeyer.com.