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Conversations On Ethics In Our Profession - Series 1 of 6

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The purpose of the series, “Conversations on Ethics in our Profession” is to support coaches’ development of ethical awareness (maturity), and to introduce and engage the powerful tools of reflective practice. The experience will be facilitated through exposure to the theoretical framework of ethical maturity, and the learning will emerge from coaches’ participation in conversations in each of the webinars.
This series is designed to be accessible to a range of coaches, credentials, and skill levels. Coaches may participate in as many webinars as they can manage/find rewarding.

The first session is the foundation for the series. The webinar will be recorded and made available to those who can’t attend on January 29th but wish to participate in subsequent sessions.

Session 1 Topic: “Ethical + Moral Maturity in the Coaching Profession” with Lily Seto, Janet Sheppard, & Mary Prefontaine

In this webinar, we will explore key concepts from the book “Ethical Maturity in the Helping Professions: Making Difficult Life and Work Decisions" by Michael Carroll and Elisabeth Shaw, as well as the idea of moral maturity. Topics include the difference between morals and ethics, why the contract you have with your coaching client is so important, and how situational factors influence ethical behaviour. Concepts include:

  • What is ethical maturity? What’s the difference between moral and ethical maturity and do we ever “arrive”? How do we make ethical decisions?
  • Personal factors that may influence unethical behaviour.
  • How to develop and sustain strategies to avoid being unethical.
  • A process to make good ethical decision.

Subsequent sessions will include case studies, exploration of ethical issues, different ways that issues might be approached, and how to develop one’s own reflective practice. Attendees will have the opportunity to bring their own ethical questions/dilemmas to the conversation.

Please note: Sessions 2-6 will not be recorded, and the room will be locked once the session begins, in order to create a safe, confidential space.

SAVE THE DATES! Individual Eventbrite invitations will be posted for the following dates/times:

March 11th 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm Pacific Time
May 2nd, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm Pacific Time
July 9th, 6:30 to 7:30 pm Pacific Time
September 9th, 12-1:00 pm Pacific Time
November 12th, 6:30-7:30 pm Pacific Time

Each webinar is assigned 1 Core CCE for credential renewal purposes if you attend the live webinar.

Your facilitators for this engaging + informative series are:

Lily Seto, MA, PCC, ESIA, Certified Mentor Coach and Diploma in Coaching Supervision, is Past President of the ICF Vancouver Island Chapter. Her practice includes individual and group coaching, mentor coaching and coaching supervision, and facilitation. She is a member of the Global Independent Review Board (IRB investigates global complaints against coaches) and often explores ethics with her coaching supervision clients. She also teaches Intercultural Competence and Global Coaching as an Associate Faculty member with Royal Roads University in the Advance Coaching Certificate Program. www.lilyseto.com

Mary Prefontaine, CPCC, Co-Founder of Brew + Past Events Director of the Vancouver Island Chapter of the ICF. Mary specializes in leader development of individuals + teams. She is a trained associate of the Ethical Lens Inventory and encourages her clients + fellow coaches to stay alert to the conscious and unconscious biases we each hold when it comes to ethical dilemmas we face in our lives.

Dr. Janet Sheppard, CEC, ACC, Past Director of Community Relations, Mid/Up Island for the Vancouver Island Chapter of the ICF. Janet comes to her practice in coaching from a thirty year career in counselling. After retiring, Janet turned to coaching as a way to continue her passion for lifelong learning, while contributing to the learning, growth and change of her clients. Website: www.janetsheppardcoaching.com

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