Welcome to this blog series that will explore how the ICF Code of Ethics, the ICF Core Competencies, and ICF’s PCC markers speak to diversity. In the series, we will look at the specific points, the meaning, and how they apply.
ICF published a statement of diversity, inclusion, belonging and justice at https://coachfederation.org/about: “ICF Members and Credential-holders live and work in more than 140 countries and territories. ICF is a vibrant global community committed to the shared vision of making coaching an integral part of a thriving society. Our mission is to lead the global advancement of coaching. To do this, we must reflect on our blind spots and be aware of opportunities for improvement. We cannot ignore the challenges that many coaches and coaching clients face due to systemic problems in their communities.
As members of the ICF community, we ascribe to the core values of integrity, excellence, collaboration, and respect. The foundation of these values is a shared commitment to diversity, inclusion, belonging, and justice.
We will place diversity, inclusion, belonging, and justice at the forefront of every decision we make within our Association. As we continue the journey toward our vision, we will recommit ourselves to valuing the unique talents, insights, and experiences that every coach and client brings to the world.”
In keeping with this statement, let’s explore how ICF’s Coaching Ethics, Core Competencies, and PCC Markers speak to Diversity – visit Mondays and Thursdays for the next post in the series.