International Coach Federation Switzerland

24-01-2017 - Chapter meeting Bern

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.


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.


Tuesday, 24. January  2017

18h45 - 19h00 Open doors
19h00 - 20h30 Workshop
20h30 - 21h00 Networking und Apéro 


Tutorial - Online Event Management with the ticketing solution from XING Events


Zytfaenschter Bern

Kramgasse 73

3000 Bern


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