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  • NACE: Ethical and Professional Practice in Coaching

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    • Date: Thursday, August 20, 2020; Thursday, August 27, 2020; and Thursday, September 3, 2020
    • Time: 1 – 2 p.m. ET
    • Location: Online

    • Career Level: Basic, intermediate, and advanced-level career services
    • Competency: Career Coaching, Advising, and Counseling
    • Fee: $87 (member); $147 (nonmember)
    • Summary

      The Ethical and Professional Practice in Coaching webinar series defines ethical standards and expectations for professional coaches. Learners will identify individual barriers affecting the coaching process. Through continued development and collaboration opportunities, learners will identify ways to promote a coaching awareness and contribute to the practice of professional coaching.

      Mentoring-Webinar 1

      Learners will expand on their understanding of coaching and explore individual challenges and barriers that affect the coaching process, while also developing their skills to enhance and establish the mentoring relationship.

      Following this program, you will be able to:

      • Describe individual challenges that coaches face and examine techniques to overcome obstacles;
      • Differentiate between apprentice, competency, and reflective mentoring models; and
      • Use effective strategies and processes to enhance the mentoring relationship.

      Client Advocacy-Webinar 2

      Learners will carefully examine the role of a coach when serving as a client advocate, clearly defining the role of an advocate and exploring scenarios to determine appropriateness. The learners will also review client profiles to determine ethical responsibility when referring a client.

      Following this program, you will be able to:

      • Discuss legal and ethical considerations when acting as a client advocate;
      • Describe situations that exist that hinder client growth and progress when acting as a client advocate is appropriate; and
      • Justify appropriateness of referral in review of client profiles.

      Continuing Education-Webinar 3

      The final component of the ethics webinar series dives deep into coaching as a profession from an ethical, professional development, and individual level. Learners will clearly describe ethical expectations, professional obligation, and expected contribution to the field of coaching.

      Following this program, you will be able to:

      • Review the BCC Code of Ethics and expectation for adherence;
      • Identify outlets for continued development;
      • Describe best practices for informing clients of ethical and legal aspects of coaching; and
      • Recognize benefits of professional collaboration for support and leadership.

    • Event Details

      Registration includes three-month, post-event access to the webinar archive.

      To view the presentation, supplemental materials, attendee list, your receipt, and your confirmation, use the "I'd Like To" option next to the NACE: Ethical and Professional Practice in Coaching listing in MyNACE > Events. Remember to download your copy of the presentation deck (available one to two days prior to the webinar). A video archive will be available there as well within five (5) business days of the webinar's completion.

      To see the NACE cancellation policy, please visit our FAQ page.

    • Format

      Virtual, live, on-demand, direct instruction with live event Q&A. Three one-hour training webinars occurring over the course of three weeks.

    • Presenter

      Lori Trahan

      Lori Trahan, Ph.D., Associate Director, Career Services Center, Kennesaw State University

      Lori Trahan has worked at Kennesaw State University since October 1998 in the Department of Career Planning and Development, and as of December 2019, in the Division of Enrollment Services Data and Assessment Office. Trahan holds a Ph.D. in counselor education and student personnel at the University of Georgia, and is a Board Certified Coach. Trahan has been an instructor in the NACE Career Coaching certification program since 2014. In her spare time, she enjoys doing volunteer work, including animal rescue, animal disaster rescue, community cat program management, and disaster mitigation planning.

    • Certification Credits

      Continuing Education Clock Hours:

      BCC – 1 clock hour per session
      ICF – 1 clock hour per session


      Knowledge Assessment: Upon successful completion of and participation in the NACE: Ethical and Professional Practice in Coaching webinar series, named registrants who wish to receive a certificate of completion will be provided instructions to complete the series’ online assessment, which consists of 25 multiple-choice and true/false questions. Attendees scoring a 90 percent or better on the assessment will receive the NACE: Ethical and Professional Practice in Coaching Certificate of Completion. Successful completion of the webinar series and obtaining the certificate of completion can be used, in part, to meet the training requirements for the Board-Certified Coach credential offered through the Center for Credentialing and Education.



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