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Date(s) - 12/11/2019
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm


CCEUs: 1 Core Competency
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Welcome to Session 5, the final webinar in our five-part series, ‘Conversations on Ethics in our Profession’. If you have participated in the previous sessions, you know we’d love to have you join us again – if this is the first session for you, Welcome! We’re looking forward to meeting you.

Upon registration you will receive a note about obtaining the recording for Session 1, which is considered the foundation for the series and is required listening. If you have not participated in or listened to the recording, please do so before attending this session.

The purpose of the series is to support coaches’ development of ethical awareness (maturity), and to introduce and engage the powerful tools of reflective practice. The series is based on the book, Ethical Maturity in the Helping Professions: Making Difficult Life and Work Decisions, by Michael Carroll & Elisabeth Shaw (2012).

Session 5 Overview

As in previous webinars, we will begin with a case study. We ask participants to come prepared to have a conversation about the case study and to share your views with the whole group. We encourage you to have a copy of the ICF Code of Ethics on hand for the webinar.

In this, our final session, we will discuss our learning takeaways, and participants’ next steps in continuing to develop their ‘ethical maturity muscles’.

It is our hope that, at the end of this series, coaches will consider developing reflective practice opportunities within their own coaching communities.

The series is designed to be accessible to a range of coaches, credentials, and experience levels. Please consider participating even if this is the first webinar you will be joining!


You met SB while you were delivering a coaching course for leaders. SB approached you at the end of the class and asked if you would coach her. You have had 3 sessions and you realize that SB still sees you in the role of “facilitator” and continuously asks for information and advice. Make any assumptions you want if it is not covered in the scenario paragraph.

  • What are the issues that might be at play?
  • What parts of the Code of Ethics might be relevant?
  • How might “Setting the Foundation” be relevant?
  • What would you do?

Things to Know:

  • Each webinar is assigned 1 Core CCE for credential renewal purposes if you attend the live webinar.
  • Please be prompt as the room will be locked after five minutes.
  • Please note there will not be a recording of this session.
  • Any questions? Please feel free to reach out to us. Email Janet Sheppard, Mary Prefontaine, or Lily Seto if you have any questions about what will happen during the webinar


Your facilitators for this engaging & informative series are:

Lily Seto, MA, PCC, ESIA, Certified Mentor Coach and Diploma in Coaching Supervision, is Past President of the ICF Vancouver Island Chapter. Her practice includes individual and group coaching, mentor coaching and coaching supervision, and facilitation. She is a member of the Global Independent Review Board (IRB investigates global complaints against coaches) and often explores ethics with her coaching supervision clients. She also teaches Intercultural Competence and Global Coaching as an Associate Faculty member with Royal Roads University in the Advance Coaching Certificate Program. Website:

Mary Prefontaine, CPCC, Co-Founder of Brew + Past Events Director of the Vancouver Island Chapter of the ICF. Mary specializes in leader development of individuals + teams. She is a trained associate of the Ethical Lens Inventory and encourages her clients + fellow coaches to stay alert to the conscious and unconscious biases we each hold when it comes to ethical dilemmas we face in our lives.

Dr. Janet Sheppard, CEC, ACC, Past Director of Community Relations, Mid/Up Island for the Vancouver Island Chapter of the ICF. Janet comes to her practice in coaching from a thirty year career in counselling. After retiring, Janet turned to coaching as a way to continue her passion for lifelong learning, while contributing to the learning, growth and change of her clients. Website: