For Students and Graduates


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.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. 


 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


Grow Your Business but Respect Ours


There's many ways you can get support with setting up your own business or coaching practice.   The opportunity to tap into a large global coaching community is one of them. Your success is our success. But, good boundaries are essential. 


Expected behaviour and support: 

  • Use your learning from the theory classes to help build frameworks for your coaching business (eg. learn how to create a coaching agreement)
  • Use your portfolio development labs to explore and develop who you will be as a coach, how you will coach, and who you will coach.  
  • Connect with ICA faculty within the ICA environment to share ideas and ask questions. This includes any online environment that is hosted by ICA and includes the ICA brand (eg. learnsite, facebook, wechat)
  • Connect with ICA students and graduates inside the classroom, or via the forum, to develop concepts and share ideas or experiences.  This includes any online environment that is hosted by ICA and includes the ICA brand (eg. learnsite, facebook, wechat)
  • Develop friendships or networks with ICA students or gradutes and continue them privately outside the ICA learnsite 
  • Request sponsorship from ICA to help develop or promote your business product / service.


Inappropriate and unethical behaviour or outcomes:  

  • Taking the contact details of faculty, students or graduates from within the learnsite or forum, without authority,  and then using this data to create your own contact or mailing list (this is called 'scraping)
  • Soliciting the contact details of faculty, students or graduates for the purpose of creating your own database or contact list (this is fishing from ICA's pond)  
  • Using your ICA learning and networks to set up an ACSTH or ACTP coaching school  (this would be setting up in competition with ICA)
  • Spruking or spamming your products / services within the ICA environment for the purpose of financial gain 
  • Associating or attaching the ICA brand (logo, faculty, IP etc) to virtual or face to face groups you have created or are hosting

    Resource: https://coachcampus.com/ica-meetup-guidelines/


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

  •  If inappropriate behaviour is observed, the student or graduate will be asked to cease the activity
  • If inappropriate behaviour continues, the student or graduate will be removed from the online environment (eg. learnsite, facebook, wechat)ICA learnsite and leave the program) and their learning status with ICA will be revoked.  In the case of unethical behaviour, legal action will be considered.