International Coach Academy (ICA) Code of Conduct

 

International Coach Academy is committed to providing a safe, caring and inclusive learning and working environment by promoting respect, acceptance and trust.

 

A positive culture exists when all members of the school community feel safe, comfortable and accepted.

 

All members of the school community, including students, trainers, staff and volunteers are responsible for supporting and modeling the standards established in this Code when engaging in any ICA related activity. This code is designed to ensure everyone has the opportunity to thrive and succeed.

 

 

Standards of Behaviour

 

All members of the school community are expected to:

  • Respect the rights of others and treat one another with dignity and respect at all times, regardless of economic status, race, colour, national or ethnic origin, language group, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age or ability.
  • Respect the diversity of perspectives and opinions in classes and on the forum and respond to them in a courteous manner.
  • Respect the confidentiality of others. Do not discuss conversations that take place in classes or republish content from the forum(i.e. cut and paste content from your discussions to other social networking forums).
  • Contribute to a learning atmosphere of respect, acceptance and trust by demonstrating a positive attitude.

 

Expected behaviours as identified in the International Coaching Academy Standards of Behaviour will be encouraged and supported through the school-wide practices listed below.

  • Celebrate the rich diversity of our community. Endeavour to approach discussions, in class and on the forum with an open mind and be eager to learn from a wide range of perspectives.
  •  Acknowledge your ICA journey as an opportunity for learning and growth. Regardless of past experience or education, allow yourself to approach each interaction with curiosity.
  •  Actively engage in productive discussions by staying on topic, asking thought provoking questions and asking for clarification when needed.
  • Reach out to your Trainers, Support Team, Student Ambassadors or peers if you have any questions, concerns or are feeling a bit “stuck”. They are more than willing to provide support to help keep you moving forward in your studies.
  •  Read and follow guidelines as outlined in the Teleclass Etiquette document.

 

 

Inappropriate Behaviours

In abiding by the International Coaching Academy Standards of Behaviour, all members of the school community are expected to refrain from:

  • Any behaviour that discriminates based on economic status, race, colour, national or ethnic origin, language group, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age or ability.
  • Any behaviour that is disrespectful to the rights of others.
  • Any behaviour that is aggressive or intimidating.
  • Any behaviour that is disrespectful, demeaning or critical to others because their ideas and opinions differ from your own.
  • Any behaviour that is disruptive to the class. This includes, but is not limited to interrupting on a repeated basis, monopolizing the conversation, taking the discussion off topic, using an inappropriate tone, etc.

 

In the case of inappropriate student behaviour, teachers and administrators of International Coaching Academy will respond as follows:

  •   If inappropriate behaviour is observed in class, the student will be asked to stop the behaviour.
  •   If the behaviour continues, the student will be asked to leave the class. A discussion with Director of Training will follow to investigate and resolve the issue. If such steps are not successful, the student will be asked to leave the program.
  •   If inappropriate behaviour is observed on the forum, the student will be asked to stop the behaviour.
  •  If the behaviour continues, the student will be asked to refrain from using the forum. A discussion with Director of Training will follow to investigate and resolve the issue. If such steps are not successful, the student will be asked to leave the program.