My talk with Alex Sloley and Shane Hastie from Agile Virtual Summit: Coaching Edition called “Code of Ethical Conduct for Agile Coaching” is available on Slideshare.
People serving in an agile coaching role are expected to act ethically, but what does that mean in practice?
Agile coaching is an evolving profession encompassing many disciplines including individual, team and systemic coaching, facilitating, teaching and mentoring, all applied with an open and deliberate bias towards using agile approaches to help address a client’s needs.
The complexity of agile coaching means that you will inevitably encounter difficult situations.
What if you had a Code you could follow that would help support you when difficult decisions need to be made?
What if that same Code helped you act courageously in every situation, even if there is a personal negative impact?
A group of volunteers has been working on crafting just that code. Specifically a Code of Ethical Conduct for Agile Coaching under an Agile Alliance initiative.
This talk will present the background to the work which has been done so far, walk you through the content of the code and explain where it can go in the future.
During the session, you’ll be introduced to a few ethics scenarios that will help you identify the types of dilemmas you may face in the field. You’ll discover some examples of appropriate and inappropriate ethical behavior in these different contexts, and how to address them.
A huge thanks to Adam Weisbart for the invitation and Lyssa Adkins for supporting this message and getting us on the program. Please review the Code of Ethical Conduct for Agile Coaching and related scenarios. You can watch the video or grab the transcript by subscribing to the All Access Pass.
My talk from Agile Coaching Exchange: MidTN called “The Powerful Questions Behind What, Why & How” is available on Slideshare.
In this session we will look into the work that the community is doing as part of the Agile Alliance around Agile Coaching Ethics. We will ask why the work is needed, what has been done so far and what we can do as a community to support this work.
Many thanks to Jessica Katz for inviting me to present this session.
The Agile Coaching Ethics Initiative has published a draft code of ethics that aims to raise the standards around agile coaching. It runs under the auspices of the Agile Alliance to independently represent the wider agile community.
The January 2021 draft of Code of Ethical Conduct consists of 18 points covering 9 subject areas:
- Confidentiality and information security
- Acting within your ability
- Introspection and continuing professional development
- Conflicts of interest
- Social responsibility, including diversity and inclusion
- Ensuring the relationship is valuable for both coach and the client
- Agreeing on boundaries
- Abuse of power
- Responsibility to the profession
The Ethics Scenarios provide guidance on how the code relates to common challenges experienced by agile coaches, whether they are experienced or new to the role.
The expectation is that anyone taking on agile coaching at any level in an organisation will be able to use this code to help guide their behavior when faced with ethical dilemmas.
For questions and feedback on the code of ethics and the related agile scenarios, you can contact the initiative team at AgileCoachingEthics@agilealliance.org.
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