ICF Code of Ethics Interpretive Statements - Available NOW!
To support ICF Members and Credential-holders in understanding and applying the revised ICF Code of Ethics, the ICF Code of Ethics Review Team has prepared a set of Interpretive Statements.
The Interpretive Statements provide a detailed look at the perspective of the Code Review Team behind the revision of each standard of the Code. Use them as a resource to further your understanding of the ICF Code of Ethics and how you may apply them to your coaching.
The Interpretive Statements are accessible here and are to be treated as a living document that will be updated from time to time with additional content as necessary.
If you have any questions around the Interpretive Statements, the ICF Code of Ethics, or ethics in coaching, please contact the ICF Ethics Assist line at email@example.com or +1.859.226.4245.
ICF Core Competency Model
On November 14, all ICF Members should have received an email from ICF’s Credentialing, Accreditation and Coaching Science teams regarding the outcomes of our rigorous job analysis process. The updated ICF Core Competency model reflects the collective insights and wisdom shared with us through this comprehensive research initiative. Ultimately, this updated Core Competency model will serve as the basis for the ICF Credentialing process through the launch of a new credentialing assessment reflecting the revised competencies. ICF anticipates a lengthy transition process, and we are targeting early 2021 for the launch of the new assessment. All ICF Members can learn more about the updated model and have questions answered during a pair of December 10, 2019, webinars. If you’re unable to attend a live broadcast, these webinars will be recorded and you can find them on coachfederation.org. Download Core Competency Model
What to highlight for 2020:
2020 Global Coaching Study: The Global Coaching Study is commissioned by ICF and conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). The study is based on a comprehensive survey of the coaching industry, and explores topics including industry size and revenue, the business and practice of coaching, and perspectives on industry trends. The results from the 2019 Global Coaching Survey will be available in the second half of 2020 with an up-to-date picture of coaching locally, regionally and globally. More information can be found at coachfederation.org/research/global-coaching-study.
ICF Advance 2020: ICF Advance is returning later in 2020. ICF Advance deepens your knowledge of coaching science and inspires you to evolve your coaching practice, with a focus on ICF Core Competencies. Members receive a discount on registration. The event can be found at coachfederation.org/events/icf-advance.
Communities of Practice (CPs): CPs provide a virtual venue for coaches with a shared interest in a specific topic to advance their professional development; deepen their subject-matter expertise; and share best practices, emerging trends, tools and tips. Each CP is steered by volunteer leaders who help facilitate learning and organize the conversations, ideas and trends that emerge from the group. CPs are designed to promote active participation from their members; sharing and discussion are always encouraged. ICF continues to expand CP offerings and outputs to better serve ICF Members. Non-ICF Members are charged a fee to participate in CP programming, further establishing this resource as an ICF Member Benefit. Learn more about CPs at coachfederation.org/communities-of-practice.