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This is a Community of Practice Event done in collaboration with ICF South Africa.

BEFRIENDING AMBIGUITY: Ethical Decision-Making in Coaching and Supervision Practice

This workshop is designed for both coaches and coaching supervisors.

It will offer participants the opportunity to reflect on their decision-making in the face of ethical moments and dilemmas that arise in coaching.

We will explore what resources are available to support ICF members and those providing coaching supervision to ICF Professionals.

We will experiment with how coaching supervisors can use decision-making frameworks to assist coaches to not slide into ethical fading when having to respond to concerns or complaints.

The focus will be on how to structure and manage one's coaching practice so that we are ethically aligned, confident and prepared to manage ethical moments, rather than to hold a focus on trying to avoid ethical dilemmas.

Some scenarios will be offered to connect the abstract map of the Code of Ethics to the grounded territory of everyday coaching encounters. The workshop will include activities and opportunities to work in break out rooms.


  • Svea Van der Hoorn (Past President; SteerCo 2022 at ICF South Africa)

    Svea Van der Hoorn

    Past President; SteerCo 2022 at ICF South Africa


    Svea has been offering coaching supervision since 2007 and alongside that has offered supervision to mental health and education practitioners. She has a particular interest in the pragmatics of ethics - how do we walk the talk of ethics in our everyday coaching? She brings a Solution Focused perspective of “keep it simple even when it may not be easy”, and the follows the principle of utilisation “Do the best you can under the circumstances, rather than waiting and wishing that things will change”.
    Svea serves as a volunteer on the ICF Global Independent Review Board (ICF IRB) that attends to complaints lodged against individual ICF coaches via an Ethical Conduct Review (ECR) process.
    Svea’s qualifications include D.Ed (Educational Psychology), Masters in Educational Psychology - family therapy; ICF MCC; EMCC EIA-SP, ESIA.
    Svea contributed as author and content editor to a soon to be published book “Solution Focused Coaching Supervision" including a chapter on Demonstrating Ethical Coaching Supervision Practice. She received a special recognition coaching supervision award from EMCC in 2023.

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ICF Singapore Chapter member

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Other ICF Chapter member

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Standard Price S$10