International Coach Federation Switzerland

25-10-2016 - Chapter meeting Suisse Romande

ETHICS in Coaching

Speaker: Dr. Ivo Wallimann-Helmer


Ethical principles are essential for the coaching profession. Decision making guided by and based on ethical foundations results in higher performance and positive relationships at the workplace as well as in our daily lives. To emphasize and demonstrate the importance of ethics, ICF added the ethics component to credential renewal requirements.
It is worth noting that since the beginning of this year, ICF Credential-holders are required to demonstrate completion of at least three (3) Continuing Coach Education (CCE) units in the area of coaching ethics.


The aim of this session is to enable participants to identify and to resolve ethical challenges in a systematic and well-informed way and to reflect upon the ICF code of ethics.

The session does so by providing

-       a short introduction to ethics and its core principles

-       a tool to identify and analyze ethical challenges,

-       time to analyze and discuss cases from your own coaching practice.


We have the honor to welcome our guest speaker, Ivo Wallimann-Helmer, Dr. phil., a professional ethicist and director of the program „Advanced Studies in Applied Ethics“ at the University of Zurich.


After this course participants will be able

-       to analyze and decide ethical challenges,

-       to systematize ethical tasks against the background of ethical principles,

-       to integrate ethics as part of their coaching practice.

At the end of the workshop you will get an opportunity to share your insights with the group during a take-away round.


Meeting ethical guidelines and professional standards - Establishing Trust and Intimacy with the Client - Creating Awareness 


Ivo Wallimann-Helmer studied Philosophy, German Literature and Linguistics in Zurich and Berlin. In 2010 he obtained his PhD with research on the ideal of equality of opportunity. After several positions as Research Assistant at the University of Zurich he became the director of the program Advanced Studies in Applied Ethics. In this program he regularly teaches ethical decision-making.


Participants with ICF Certification will receive 2 CCEUs.

Organised by

Esther Goette

Veronica de la Fuente

Michal Abel

Catherine Hickel

Cindy Rosset

Sandra Peter


Date:Tuesday, 25.10.2016
18:30 Welcome & registration
19:00-21:00 conference
21:00-22:00 Apero & networking 
Location:Webster University, Commons Room; 9 Route de Collex, 1293 Bellevue
Fees:CHF 10 - ICF Swiss members
CHF 20 - ICF members
CHF 40 - for non-ICF members
Language: English


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Webster University
9 Route de Collex (Back Entrance, close to the train station GENTHOD BELLEVUE)
1293 Bellevue

Attendees should park on the Parking Sud which is the closest to the train tracks


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