Managing ethics online: a relational perspective

Rachel Hawley & Eve Turner
Presentation and Discussion

The purpose of this session is to contribute to the understanding and practice of managing ethics when coaching virtually. In contrast to earlier work, where the focus has been primarily cast on issues such as artificial intelligence, we place emphasis on the relational perspective, to explore ethical issues for managing ethics online. The issues explored in our session are guided by findings from our relational research using focus group discussion with coaches and coach supervisors. The organisation of our discussion is framed around the following areas; the ethics of preparation; the ethics of process; the ethics of relations; and the ethics of diversity and inclusion in a global context. 
In this session we share the findings from our relational research managing ethics online. We then explore key issues for managing ethics online using case studies.ent backgrounds, serving multiple stakeholders, and dealing with systemic and planetary challenges.

Dr Rachel Hawley is a researcher, storyteller and relational coach who is co-author of Values and Ethics in Coaching (Sage, 2017). Her doctoral study, at Sheffield Hallam University is on relational leadership in the NHS.

Eve Turner is a global coach and supervisor, co-author or co-editor of 4 books including “The Ethical Coaches’ Handbook,” writing extensively on ethics, contracting and systemic working.  She is one of the 3 co-founders of the CCA and co-founded the Global Supervisors’ Network.

Host: Yannick Jacob

Yannick Jacob is a Coach, Trainer & Supervisor with Masters degrees in Existential Coaching and Applied Positive Psychology. He is part of the teaching faculties at Cambridge University and the International Centre for Coaching Supervision, and he’s the Course Director of the School of Positive Transformation’s Accredited Certificate in Integrative Coaching, for which he gathered many of the world’s most influential coaches. Formerly Programme Leader of the MSc Coaching Psychology at the University of East London, Yannick now presents at conferences internationally and his book, An Introduction to Existential Coaching, was published by Routledge. Committed to helping other coaches be the best coaches they can be, Yannick founded and hosts Yannick’s Coaching Lab which gives novice and seasoned coaches an opportunity to witness experienced coaches live in action, and he is the host of Animas Centre for Coaching’s popular podcast Coaching Uncaged, as well as his own podcasts Talking about Coaching and Talking about Coaching and Psychedelics.

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