Code Of Ethics For Coaching Ethics
The purpose of the beginning of this paper is to present a white paper on the assessment of the University of North Carolina at Pembroke’s code of ethics guidelines upheld by the International Coach Federation (ICF). Followed by a comparison and contrast of the ICF Code of Ethics to the Code of Ethics outlined by the International Association of Coaching; identifying at least one method of implementation to ensure adherence to each defined guideline.
What is the International Coach Federation (ICF)? A non-profit organization that first began in 1995 for fellow coaches to support one another. The ICF is an organization that governs practices and behaviors of coaches (or mentors) worldwide. The organization is responsible for …show more content…
An Ethical Conduct Review Process and Independent Review Board (IRB) were established, allowing consumers to file breach-of-ethics complaints” (International Coach Federation, 2015). All universities follow the IRB process when it comes to research. Noncompliance to the IRB can lead to the termination of funding and suspension to further funding. It’s imperative that you keep the IRB informed if you make changes to the protocols approved by the IRB. Explain to your research team what is expected of them and the important pitfalls to avoid …show more content…
Another similarity between the two Codes of ethics is a maintenance of a high level of confidentiality. They stipulate that coaches should ensure confidentiality of students’ information. The coaches are required to avoid revealing students’ information to anyone without the consent of relevant students or without court orders.
Lewd behavior is also another issue stated in both codes of ethics. The two need coaches to avoid exploiting students sexually. They also require coaches to prevent situations in which their interests might conflict with those of their students. In an occurrence of such a conflict, they should try to resolve it in the best way possible, which might include discussing with students to find a solution to the conflicts.
The fundamental contrast between the two codes of ethics is their subtle elements. The ICF code of ethics is more thorough than the IAC code of ethics. ICF code of ethics gives the action to be taken by the coach in case of an occurrence, while the IAC guidelines lack these measures, instead focusing on accrediting masterful coaches who hold themselves to a higher standard and contribute to the spread of knowledge and ingenuity.