Leveraging APPEAR Framework for Ethical Decision Making

Terry Maltbia & Jonathan Passmore
Leveraging APPEAR Framework for Ethical Decision Making

This session explores the application of the APPEAR framework in the context of coaching in situations where the dynamics of race are present. Specifically, integrating ideas from 2 chapters in The Ethical Coaches Handbook (Chapters 5 and 20), the 6-steps that comprise the framework will be presented, followed by 2 race-based case examples. 
While the complexities of ethical decision-making in coaching practice are omnipresent, this is especially true in situations that involve race that often trigger fear of making a mistake, leading to avoiding the issue altogether. This form of ethical decision making requires a transformation from self-talk focused “I’m not a racist” or “I’m not ignorant,” to “I’m just human” and can learn my way through this situation to the benefit of my own professional development as a coach, the client, and other relevant stakeholders. Various reflective practices will be shared that guide the process of transformative learning and ethics.

Dr. Terrence E. Maltbia, Associate Professor of Practice in the Department of Organization and Leadership, at Teachers College, Columbia. Scholarly interest includes strategic learning; leadership and organizational development; diversity and cultural intelligence; executive and organizational coaching. Terry came to Columbia after 30 years of diverse experience as an external and internal organizational effectiveness consultant, thought leader and educator—in positions ranging from field sales, sales management, sales training, to Vice President Organizational Effectiveness Center of Excellence for a major Fortune 200 Corporation—as well as two consulting firms. He is the recipient of The Academy of Human Resources Development’s Malcolm Knowles Dissertation of the Year Award for his pioneering diversity practitioner research; was recognized as #1 In Coach Education in the World by Thinkers50 | Marshall Goldsmith’s Top Global Coaches 2019, 2021; AIIR Consulting’s 2020 Coaching Leadership Award Winner in 2020; and Outstanding Contribution to Coaching Award – Henley Business School, University Reading, Fall 2021.

Education Institution Silver Sponsor: Columbia University, Coaching Centre of Excellence

Jonathan Passmore is professor of Coaching at Henley Business school, SVP at a digital coaching provider and past Chair of the British Psychological Society Division of Coaching Psychology. He has previously worked for PWC, IBM and OPM and is listed as one of the Top 20 coaches in the world on the Global Gurus list. Jonathan has published widely including 40 books and over 200 scientific papers and book chapters, his titles include The Coaches Handbook and Becoming a Coach: The Essential ICF Guide.x

Host: Kristin Kelly

Kristin Kelly has served the International Coaching Federation (ICF) since 2007 in numerous capacities (including marketing, membership, and leadership development) before her current position as the Assistant Director of Ethics, Policy, and Compliance. The ICF is the world’s largest membership organization, accreditation, and credentialing body for professionally trained coaches. 
She’s actively involved with ICF’s management company (Associations International), including the Recognizing Achievement and Happiness (RAH) Committee. She oversees ICF’s New Employee Onboarding Process, serves on the ICF Internal Communications Task Force, and has been a driver in the co-creation of ICF Culture and values for the staff.

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