The ICF Business Development Series (BDS) is a virtual series designed specifically to help you build, sustain, and expand a successful coaching practice. Now in its fifth edition, the 2020 BDS is the most extensive virtual event on business development in ICF history. Attend BDS to learn how to build your brand, tools, business and platform with live webinars, year-round OnDemand content, and peer accountability groups to keep you motivated.
The 2020 ICF Business Development Series registration offers inventory-based pricing. Tier 3 pricing is still available for this event.
ICF Global Member Price: $300 USD
Non-Member Price: $550 USD
Live Sessions – Attend live webinar sessions to interact with presenters and ask questions. All live sessions will be recorded and made available OnDemand.
OnDemand Sessions – Pre-recorded sessions will be released throughout the year. You can watch these sessions at any time.
Microlearning Sessions – Short 3-5-minute sessions prerecorded and released OnDemand.
Peer Accountability Groups – Meet with your peers and discuss how you are using the lessons from BDS to work on your own business. Exclusive Content for Live Attendees.
|Date||Time||Session Type||Theme||Session Title/Subject|
|February 11, 2020||1:00 p.m. (New York)||Live Webinar||Kick-Off||Making the Most of ICF BDS – Welcome to the Future|
|February 18, 2020||11:00 a.m. (New York)||Live Webinar||Build Your Brand||Build Your Brand. Grow Your Practice|
|February 20, 2020||2:00 p.m. (New York)||Live Webinar||Build Your Brand||Discover Your Niche|
|February 25, 2020||10 a.m. (New York)||Live Webinar||Build Your Tools||Personal Branding for expanding your coaching business in 2020|
|February 27, 2020||1:00 p.m. (New York)||Live Webinar||Build Your Tools||Behind the Curtain: A behind-the-scenes look at branding digital platforms|
|March 3, 2020||10:30 a.m. (New York)||Live Webinar||Build Your Business||Quick Start ROI: 5 Proven techniques to win new clients by using data|
|March 5, 2020||11 a.m. (New York)||Live Webinar||Build Your Business||Sales|
|March 10, 2020||2 p.m. (New York)||Live Webinar||Build Your Platform||Creating Thought Leadership as a Coach|
|March 12, 2020||7 p.m. (New York)||Live Webinar||Build Your Platform||Social Branding – Using Social Media to Increase Your Visibility and Credibility|
|April 1, 2020||N/A||OnDemand & Microlearning||Build Your Brand||360Reach Analysis Coaching, 360Reach Action Commitments Planning & The Real You|
|May 13, 2020||8 a.m. & 8 p.m. (New York)||Peer Accountability Group||Build Your Brand||Discuss 360 Results
*Exclusive Content for Live Attendees
|June 1, 2020||N/A||On Demand & Microlearning||Build Your Tools||Unique Strengths Marketing: Authenticity Beats Boring, Unique Brilliance & Writing Your Bio|
|July 8, 2020||8 a.m. & 8 p.m. (New York)||Peer Accountability Group||Build Your Tools||Your Visual Brand & Telling Your Story
*Exclusive Content for Live Attendees
|August 1, 2020||N/A||On Demand & Microlearning||Build Your Business||Be Irresistible: How to attract the clients you’re meant to serve & B-School for Coaches|
|September 9, 2020||8 a.m. & 8 p.m.||Peer Accountability Group||Build Your Business||Business Planning *Exclusive Content for Live Attendees|
|October 1, 2020||N/A||On Demand & Microlearning||Build Your Platform||Defining Your Intellectual Property & How to Take the Scary Out of Social Media (and put the simple in!)|
|November 11, 2020||8 a.m. & 8 p.m.||Peer Accountability Group||Build Your Platform||Thought Leadership|
|December 1, 2020||N/A||Microlearning||Bonus Content||Diversification
*Exclusive Content for Live Attendees
|December 16, 2020||10 a.m.||Live Webinar||Wrap-Up||It’s Go-Time! Turning Learning into Action|
Please review the information below carefully, as registration price structuring will be different from past ICF Business Development Series.
The 2020 ICF Business Development Series registration will offer inventory-based pricing. The first 200 registrants will receive the lowest price point, and prices will increase based on the following capacity tiers.
|Capacity Tiers||ICF Global Member Price||Non-Member Price|
|First 200 Registrations||$200 USD||$450 USD|
|201-399 Registrations||$250 USD||$500 USD|
|Any Registration after 400||$300 USD||$550 USD|
Registration will include access to all live and On-demand sessions.
For other questions, please visit the FAQs on this page or contact Ashley Pak at Ashley.email@example.com.
Steps to Register
Attendance and participation is limited to individuals who are 18 years of age or older.
The ICF will be using the ICF Learning Portal for the 2020 Business Development Series. You will register for the series on this learning portal. After registration, you will access all content for the series on this portal with the use of your ICF Member Login.
The learning portal hosts the live webinars using Go-to-Webinar. The Go-to-Webinar platform requires the following:
Refunds will not be given to those who do not have access to proper devices and/or connections.
Payment and Inclusions
Full payment of the registration fee is required at the time of registration.
Cancellation and Refund Policy
Substitutions for paid registrants can be made before February 10, 2020 by submitting a written request to the ICF office. Substitutions made from an individual ICF member to a non-ICF member will render the member discount void.
Official Language/Interpretation Services
The official language of the 2020 Business Development Series is English. All materials will be provided in English and interpretation services will not be provided.
For reasons beyond the control of the ICF, it may be necessary, to change program content, speakers and/or time blocks. The ICF is not liable for any changes.
Code of Conduct
Attendees are expected to behave professionally. Obscene language, abusive or threatening behavior directed to any other series attendee, speaker, ICF staff or personnel is not conducive to a learning environment and will not be tolerated.
Proprietary Rights of the ICF and Subject Matter Experts
By registering for the 2020 Business Development Series, you acknowledge and agree that all content and materials made available by the International Coach Federation (“ICF”) at ICF’s events or in ICF’s literary or digital works are protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, trade secrets, or other proprietary rights and laws. Except as expressly authorized by ICF, you agree not to sell, license, rent, modify, distribute, copy, reproduce, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, publish, adapt, edit, or create derivative works from such materials or content. Reproduction, copying, creation of derivative works, or redistribution for commercial purposes of any materials or design elements of ICF’s intellectual property is strictly prohibited without the express written permission of ICF. Permission is granted in ICF’s sole discretion.
By attending the 2020 Business Development Series, you consent that your likeness, captured by questions, commentary, photo or video, can be used by ICF for promotional purposes in print, video and online.
Handouts and Materials
Handouts, whenever provided by the presenters, will be made available for download from the ICF Learning Portal.
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Presenters alone are responsible for the content of their respective program, presentations and/or handouts which are offered for informational purposes only. The views and opinions expressed in the sessions are not necessarily those of the ICF and are not endorsed by the ICF. The ICF disclaims any and all legal liability or responsibility for the content expressed in the sessions or materials distributed as a part of the session.
Damages and Liability
ICF accepts no liability whatsoever in respect of any loss or damage to the attendee’s property or injury or death to the attendee’s employees, agents or representatives arising from or in connection with this series.
ICF recognizes all state and federal Anti-Trust laws.
Failure to Perform
ICF shall not be liable for any failure to perform or any delay in performing its obligations if the failure or delay is due directly or indirectly to any cause beyond the reasonable control of the organization, its employees, agents or representatives which shall include, but is not limited to, the following Acts of God: fire, flood, explosion, accident, civil disturbance or emergency or periods of armed conflict.
After you register for the 2020 ICF Business Development Series, you will receive ongoing communications filled with resources, tips, and recommendations all designed to help you get the most out of your Business Development Series learning experience.