Ethical & Professional Practice in Coaching

  • Career Level: Basic-, intermediate-, and advanced-level career services and university relations and recruiting professionals
  • Competency: Coaching
  • Fee: $250 (member); $375 (nonmember);
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  • Summary

    Participants will understand the importance of building a relationship of trust in the coaching partnership. They will explore what is a commitment and confidentiality on the coach’s side as well as gain an understanding of ethics and responsibility of the practice

    Course Content Areas:

    • Confidentiality and building trust in the coaching partnership;
    • Ethics in coaching: practice liability and releasing of information;
    • How to obtain agreement on the parameters of confidentiality in coaching;
    • Dual relationship issues that could influence the coaching process;
    • Understanding of coachee agreement on the nature and limits of coaching;
    • How to obtain agreement on the process of confidentiality in coaching;
    • Process to inform coachee about legal dimensions of the coaching relationship;
    • Agreeing to accessibility protocols;
    • How to acquire authorization for release of coachee information;
    • Practice liability risk management; and
    • Informing coachees of ethical standards of coaching

    Following this program, you will be able to:

    • Understand the importance of trust, confidentiality, and parameters of a coaching relationship;
    • Explore the concepts of ethics and responsibility of the practice of coaching; and
    • Gain a firm understanding of how coaches manage their practice on a team, or independently, keeping in mind the significance of coaching protocols, confidentiality, and scope of practice.


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