Ethics When The Stakes Are High - Half Day Workshop

  • Tuesday, April 03, 2018
  • 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • The Frontier Classroom, 800 Park Offices Dr., Research Triangle Park, NC 27709


Breakfast & Break Snacks Provided
Registration is closed

CCEUs Approved:  4.0 ICF Ethics Core Competencies

(Meets Requirements for ICF Re-Certification)

How do you handle a client in crisis?

What would you do if your client said:

  • “I’m thinking of ending it all.”  
  • “I betrayed my spouse.”
  • “I’m in trouble at work.”
  • “I feel like I could hurt him.”

This half day workshop will enable you to engage in serious coaching conversations with heightened ethical awareness. In this workshop, you will:

  • Learn the five most important ethical objectives for a coach.
  • Formulate a professional code of conduct.
  • Discover multiple ways to approach tough coaching conversations.

Join ICF-RAC for an important, thought-provoking and, YES, FUN workshop.  All coaches, human resource, and organizational development professionals will benefit from this workshop.  Coaches working toward ICF certification or re-certification can spend a half day with us and earn all of their required ICF Ethics Core Competence units plus one more!

The Facilitator:  By popular demand, ICF-RAC is excited to welcome Dr. Michael J. Marx, MBA, EdD, PCC, CPCC, back to North Carolina where he grew up.  Michael led a well-received Ethics webinar for ICF-RAC in October 2017.  Seen as a coaching ethics expert, Michael is the right person at the right time to lead us to the next level of professional ethical inquiry.

Michael is an ICF Professional Certified Coach specializing in business coaching and corporate consultation.  He currently serves as the leader of the ICF Global Community of Practice on Ethics and is a member of the ICF Global Independent Review Board.  Michael is an onsite Suicide Prevention Advocate for REPS (Reaching Everyone Preventing Suicide) in Steamboat Springs, CO.  He teaches Ethics and Coaching Skills Mastery courses for the Professional Christian Coaching Institute.  Additionally, he is the past-president of Christian Coaches Network International and the author of Ethics and Risk Management for Christian Coaches (2016).

On weekends, Michael volunteers as a ski guide, museum curator, suicide interventionist, and outdoor chaplain.  Michael has been married to Joy for over 33 years and has two very international children.  He lives at 8162 feet in the Elkhead Mountains of Colorado with a dozen sled dogs and a golden retriever.  Learn more about Michael at


Free Parking Available at The Frontier

and Across the Street

CCEUs:  4.0 ICF Core Competencies Approved

Related ICF Core Competencies for Ethics Workshop

A. Setting the Foundation

Meeting Ethical Guidelines and Professional Standards - Understanding coaching ethics and standards and applying them appropriately in all coaching situations.

Establishing the Coaching Agreement - Understanding what is required in the specific coaching interaction and coming to agreement with the prospective and new client about the coaching process and relationship.

B. Co-Creating the Relationship

Coaching Presence - Being fully conscious and creating spontaneous relationships with clients, employing a style that is open, flexible and confident.

C. Communicating Effectively

Powerful Questioning - Asking questions that reveal the information needed for maximum benefit to the coaching relationship and the client.

Direct Communication - Communicating effectively during coaching sessions, and using language that has the greatest positive impact on the client.

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