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Programs Committee



The ICF Cleveland Programs Committee is charged with planning and delivering quality programs for members monthly with the exception of July and December.



Four to six ICF Cleveland Chapter Members in good standing serve for a minimum of one year and no more than three consecutive years.



Each year a Chair and a Co-Chair are appointed by the Board to serve a one year term. The Program Chair and the Co-Chair serve one year prior and one year post their terms. They are members of the ICF Cleveland Board.



The committee meets quarterly at minimum and also as needed.  The time and location are at the convenience of a majority of committee members; meeting notes are kept by rotating committee members and circulated by e-mail following each meeting.



The activities of the Program Committee include:

  • Query the membership for program suggestions, through monthly feedback forms and periodic surveys.  Tally and refer to the results of program evaluations when making speaker/program recommendations.
  • Review and update as appropriate the speaker application process to ensure programs are led by qualified presenters, and designed as interactive, competency-based learning.
  • Apply for continuing education credits, and distribute certificates of approval to attendees.
  • Ensure speaker/program information is promoted one month in advance, at minimum, and also on the ICF Cleveland website.
  • Arrange for a volunteer to purchase and set-up coffee and breakfast snacks at each regular meeting.  Cost is reimbursed by the Chapter.
  • Copy and distribute meeting handouts to include: ICF competencies, program suggestion form, and feedback form.  Cost is reimbursed by the Chapter.
  • Distribute speaker’s materials, which are the responsibility of the speaker to provide; Assist with any special AV needs or room set-up.
  • Introduce the presenter and also present him/her with gift certificate at close of session.  Cost of speaker gifts are covered by the Chapter.
  • Arrange with speaker to have highlights of presentation posted on ICF Cleveland website.
  • Provide volunteers to assist with special functions of ICF Cleveland held in addition to the regular monthly meetings

Contact the Programs Chair by email at