International Coach Federation Switzerland

23.08.2016 - ICF Chapter Meeting Zürich

Ethics in Coaching

Speaker: Ivo Wallimann-Helmer, Dr. phil., Director of the Program „Advanced Studies in Applied Ethics“, University of Zurich


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. Beginning of 2016 ICF Credential-holders are required to demonstrate completion of at least three (3) Continuing Coach Education (CCE) units in the area of coaching ethics. To offer our members and guests an opportunity to dive deep into ethics, the ICF Zurich Chapter organizes a workshop „Ethics in Coaching”.

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.

The workshop will: 

  • touch upon core principles in ethics from different concepts including Business Ethics, Utilitarianism, Deontology, Virtue Ethics ;
  • introduce the “Ethical Decisions-Making in Five Steps“-tool that enables you to identify and analyze ethical challenges;
  • demonstrate how the first four steps of the tool above can be applied for 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. 


We kindly ask you to read the ICF code of Ethics in advance. 

Core Competencies

  • 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 1 CCEUs 



11.30 - 12.00  Lunch and Networking 

12.00 - 13.00  Workshop

13.00 - 13.15  Take-away round & Closing 


Costs *

15 CHF ICF Switzerland Member 

25 CHF ICF Global Member 

35 CHF Guests

*Including Lunch (a soup, sandwiches, mineral water)

Registration is done via XING Events 

Workshop in English

Organized by ICF Chapter Zurich

Chapter Leader: Marina Riedi, ACC

Co-Chapter Leader: Judith Rapazzini, ACC 


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Location (Important) Please be aware of the new venue!

Pädagogische Hochschule Zürich
Lagerstrasse 2
8090 Zürich
Gebäude LAA
Room L040


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