The community’s strategy and plans need to be determined by the community, not an outside consultant. But development teams can benefit from regular expert advice and feedback that keeps them from ‘reinventing the wheel.’ ICF provides ICF professionals to become outside members of your development team and answer questions, offer advice and relay the experience of other communities with the same issues. In addition, we connect you with communities in our network who can offer a first-person perspective on what works and doesn’t. Outcomes include:
- Identification of goals that offer the greatest potential for progress.
- Vital support in attracting and motivating partners and allies.
- Higher success rate with fewer dead ends and less burnout.
- Productive relationships with peer communities that solve problems, identifies opportunities and supports economic development.
How It Works
You agree to an online engagement by an ICF coach for a period of time you determine, and which can be flexibly shortened or extended as needed. The typical program involves the ICF coach in monthly online briefings and meetings that focus on current projects, planned initiatives and new challenges and obstacles to progress. Your coach provides expert feedback on program design and advice on overcoming obstacles, communicating with the public and engaging with partners. Verbal feedback during the meetings is documented to add to the team’s planning process.
Want to know more? Coaching is customized to each community, based on your stage of development and readiness, as revealed by prior Accelerator modules. Request details and pricing →