All 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 be eligible for renewal of their ICF Credentials.

ICF is offering Ethics training on their website, however Daniela Aneva, MCC is taking a more practical approach and is presenting to you an opportunity for a workshop on ICF Ethics which is addressing one really important piece – the Contracting phase.

Contracting is a key component for the success of the coaching agreement. Both the legal and the psychological contracts are setting up the coaching relationship either for success or failure as there should be a common understanding and aligned expectations from the both sides.

The psychological contract is a psychological agreement between two parties, and it is a much broader concept than the traditional use of the word “contract” in industrial relations. It is a reality that has a great many implications for productivity and individual satisfaction. This contract is concerned with the organization’s expectations of the individual employee and the employee’s attempts to meet those expectations. It also includes expectations of the employee, and the employer’s continuing willingness to satisfy his needs.

The dynamic quality of the psychological contract means that the individual and organization expectations and the individual and organization contributions mutually influence one another.This contract is not written into any identifiable formal agreement between employee and organization, yet it operates as powerfully as its legal counterpart. Furthermore, it is not static; it is an evolving set of expectations. Thus, neither party to the transaction, since the transaction is such a continuing one, fully knows what he wants over the length of the psychological contract, although each acts as if there were a stable frame of reference which defines the relationship.

But that is easy to be said than done, as coaches frequently contract with organizations, managers, other family members or they work as sub-contractors, so how are they able to manage that psychological contract that has been setup on that early stage, while they were even not present on it?!

During this training, we are going to address this and many other ethical questions in the files of this really important stage of our coaching process – The Contracting. 

Coaching Outline

This course starts on May 3rd, 2024, runs for 3 hours, starting at 4pm EST and is provided online live via ZOOM