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Coaching CoP - "Coaching Ethics"

  • 06 Dec 2016
  • 6:40 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Bethesda Regional Library, 7400 Arlington Road, Bethesda, MD 20814

Coaching CoP - December 2016

Topic: Coaching Ethics

Managing ethical coaching dilemmas is an extremely important part of the coaching relationship. Ethical dilemmas can show up with our own conduct, conflicts of interest, professional conduct with our clients, issues around confidentiality and privacy, and when speaking with other coaches. However, it is not always clear what constitutes coaching ethics. How do we know when we have crossed the line and how can we best manage these dilemmas? During this experientially based session, we will discuss coaching ethics, real time ethical dilemmas we face, and how to manage them.

Presenters: Mark Sachs and Stephan Dix

Mark Sachs is an executive coach and organization development consultant. He works with a wide range of government, corporate, and non-profit clients and has a specific interest in helping clients set better boundaries with others. Mark has a MS in Organization Development from the American University/NTL Institute and MA and BA degrees in Sociology from Rutgers University. Mark is also an ICF, PCC coach and serves as Adjunct Faculty to the AU/NTL Master’s Program.

Stephan Dix is a career and life coach and organizational development consultant who assists public, private and non-profit organizations build management capacity. His coaching practice focuses on leadership development and organizational work includes an expertise in organizations undergoing business transformation. Stephan holds an M.Sc degree in Development Management from American University and Certificates in Organizational Development, Change Management and Adult Training Skills from Georgetown University.

Date/Time: December 6, 2016 – Tuesday

6:40 pm Greeting and Networking, Program begins 7:00 pm (Sharp) - 9pm

We ask that you arrive around 6:40 pm for greeting and networking (please put on a name tag), signing in, donating $5, meeting new people, and finding a seat as we begin promptly at 7:00 pm.  The session will end around 8:40, with networking until 9 pm when the library closes. 

We need a few volunteers to help set up the room.  Please let me know if you can assist us at 6:30.

Location: Bethesda Regional Library, 7400 Arlington Road, Bethesda, MD 20814. Tel: 240-777-0970

Directions: http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/Apps/Libraries/branchinfo/be.asp 

Cost: A $5 per person donation is requested to help pay for meeting expenses.

Registration: If you want to attend please RSVP by email to Peggy Linden, Coaching CoP co-leader, at peggy.linden@gmail.com.

RSVP only if you want to attend, no need to send 'regrets.'   

You will receive notification within the next seven days about whether you are on the list to attend or on the waiting list.  Also, please include the phone number where you can be reached if we need to contact you the day of the meeting. 

The waiting  list is for those who are willing to contact Peggy on the day of the session to fill cancellations.  We sometimes are able to accommodate those on the waiting list.

Be sure to check your email for any updates if the weather is challenging or for any other changes that evening. 

We tend to receive more than enough responses to fill the room within just a few hours.  In order to balance who attends we delay notifying those on the attendance list for up to a week to include those who have not attended recently.  We also encourage new members to attend.  We apologize if you do not get on the attendance list each month and hope you understand that we want to include more members, not only those who responded quickly.  We limit our sessions to 30 attendees as we sit in a circle to encourage full participation.

Please let us know if you are a new member or have not attended the last three or more sessions (May through October 2016).  We often receive more than twice the number of requests for attendance than we can take.  We are very grateful for your interest and support. 

Policy for people who are “no-shows”:

Since we have terrific programs scheduled, we want to provide an opportunity for as many attendees as possible.  To enable us to fill openings please email Peggy at least before 10 a.m. the day of the meeting, Tuesday,  if you will not be able to attend so she can contact those who email to fill openings.  From now on those who are 'no-shows' will  be placed on the waiting list for future meetings until we have openings.  If you contact Peggy after 10 a.m. she may still be able to fill your place.

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