MentorCoach Training & Certification Programs


Every coach training program should weave throughout its curriculum teaching on the core subjects of ethics and wise risk management. (When evaluating coach training programs, always ask about this.)

Starting in 1999, we were the first coach training school in the world to require for certification superb training in ethics and risk management. Our ten hour master class is "Safe Passage: The New Ethics and Risk Management Master Class" with Scott Howard, JD, CMC, CEC, PCC. Thus Ethics is covered in both our introductory Foundations program and in Scott's more intensive (but fun and rewarding) master class.

Safe Passage
The New Ethics and Risk Management Master Class
Led by Scott Howard, JD, CMC, CEC, PCC

The complete course description is here. Here are the highlights.

Safe Passage: The New Ethics and Risk Management Master Class is a ten week learning experience that acknowledges the intellect and experience that we as student professionals, all connected by coaching, bring to the discussion and analysis of ethics.

The objectives are simple: increase your awareness of ethical situations that are common in coaching and provide some of the tools to help you gracefully navigate through them.

We'll also assess the risks associated not just with coaching, but also with starting a new business and being a solo practitioner. I intend for the content to be interesting and important. I'll also be committed to leveraging the experience that every participant brings to the class to enhance our discussion and to build a community of shared expertise.

We'll start by examining the definition of coaching, the nuances of different types of coaching and how, like most professions, ethical situations can and will arise. An in-depth, but engaging analysis of the International Coach Federation's Code of Ethics and related materials will increase your resources and confidence in navigating through questionable circumstances.

As a group we'll discuss specific questions regarding client privacy, multiple relationships, conflicts, and other situations. And we'll talk about the most common mistakes coaches make and the best ways to avoid them.

We'll give special attention to coaching's uniqueness as a self-regulating profession, and the responsibility of all coaches to honor the spirit of the Code of Ethics in maintaining and promoting excellence in coaching. We'll do this by analyzing both the Code and coaching's core competencies and discovering how these tools work together to serve coaches and advance the profession. Plus I'll give you a specific ethical framework to help you build awareness and mitigate uncertainty as you move forward in our shared profession.

It's true this master class is required for MentorCoach certification. But it's also an essential resource for all coaches actively working with clients.

It will be especially valuable for professional coaches who will ultimately qualify for ICF certification.

And most important, this master class will lay the introductory foundation for you to have a continuing ethics discussion so critical to our emerging profession.


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Currently Available Classes:

MCP 218* Wednesdays
31 Wednesdays
8:00 pm - 8:59 pm Eastern (New York Time)
All Time Zones
BONUS CLASS Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Starts Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Stephen Coxsey, LPC, PCC

MCP 219* Tuesdays
31 Tuesdays
12:00 pm - 12:59 pm Eastern (New York Time)
All Time Zones
Starts Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Kevin Handley, PhD, PCC

*About the acronyms. While all Foundations courses have identical content, each one is numbered differently. MCP stands for MentorCoach Program. The first Foundations course we offered was “MCP 1”. The second was “MCP 2”, and so on. Thus if a Foundations course were called “MCP 300”, it would refer to the 300th cohort of students who had gone through the Foundations program.

*About the scheduling. A new Foundations course begins each month of the year, generally during the last week of the month. The time of the class alternates between day and evening times. So, for example, let’s assume that in Month 1 the Foundations class is at 12:00 pm Eastern. In Month 2, the next Foundations class would then be at 8:00 pm Eastern. In Month 3, the next Foundations class would then be at 12:00 pm Eastern, etc.

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