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How does a consumer determine the Competence and Validation of the Coaches, Mentors, and Organisations in the industry?

As defined on the Internationally recognised definitions for the Coaching and Mentoring Industry, competence on the IRCM CIC’s Directories is demonstrated by:

  • each Coach, and/or Mentor who is Registered with the IRCM CIC and Accredited/Credentialed with one or more IRCM CIC Registered/Accredited Professional Bodies.
  • each Private Commercial Training Organisation which is Registered with the IRCM CIC and Accredited/Credentialed with one or more IRCM CIC Registered/Accredited Professional Bodies.
  • each Formal Education Bodies which is Registered with the IRCM CIC and is automatically provided with a level of approval through their countries government-led Education Department.

Each individual/organisation Registered with the IRCM CIC has agreed to abide by and (where applicable) incorporate into their training the IRCM CIC’s Codes of Conduct.

Each individual/organisation Accredited/Credentialed through one or more Professional Bodies, has agreed to abide by and (where applicable) incorporate into their training, the Professional Bodies Codes of Conduct.

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Coaches and Mentors often have to ‘unlearn’ old skills from their previous professions before they can competently learn the skills required to be an effective coach or mentor.

Therefore, it is important to know whether the individual you have selected:

  • is competent through their REGISTRATION on the IRCM CIC’s Coaches and/or Mentors Directory and
    independent verification through accreditation/credential by one or more IRCM CIC REGISTERED or ACCREDITED Professional Bodies.
    The independent verification through an IRCM Registered or Accredited Professional Body includes verification of their qualification and provides you with a more detailed awareness of their experience.
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  • is qualified as a coach and/or mentor through their training which has been delivered by an:
  • demonstrates their commitment to growing consumer confidence by actively participating in defining the future of the industry through their involvement in the Advisory Committee and/or all surveys.
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  • agrees to abide by the industry recognised Codes of Conduct and recognises the industry Ombudsman Service.
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If the coach and/or mentor has selected not to REGISTER with the IRCM CIC, has not agreed to abide by the industry recognised Codes of Conduct, and has not agreed to recognise the industry Ombudsman Service, your experience may result in inadequate or ineffective coaching or mentoring.

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The same due-diligence applies to training bodies/organisations as Coaches and/or Mentors.  Does the training organisation include an element that helps their students ‘unlearn’ old skills?  Are the industry recognised Core Competencies, and the industry recognised Standards and Ethics included in the training?

If you are someone looking for Coach and/or Mentor training, what qualification do you gain after completing the course?

If you are someone looking to learn coaching or mentoring skills to include these skills in your current job, what specific skill or skills do you learn from each course and/or workshop?

If you are someone looking to learn more about coaching or mentoring skills, what specific skill or skills do you learn from each course and/or workshop?

Therefore, it is important to know whether the training you are selecting:

  • for Formal Education Bodies, the University, College, or School’s competence is determined:
    • through their official recognition by the Countries Education Department as a University, College, or School and
    • is REGISTERED on the IRCM CIC’s Education Directory.
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  • for Private Commercial Training Organisations competence is determined through:
    • their REGISTRATION on the IRCM CIC’s Education Directory and
    • an independent verification through accreditation/credential by one or more IRCM CIC REGISTERED or ACCREDITED Professional Bodies.
      The independent verification through an IRCM Registered or Accredited Professional Body includes verification of their organisation, course/workshop material/content, and faculty; and provides you with a more detailed awareness of their ability to provide the training.
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  • Coaches and/or Mentors who provide training, who are recognised as Private Commercial Training Organisations, their competence is determined through:
    • their REGISTRATION on the IRCM CIC’s Coaches and/or Mentors Directory and the IRCM CIC’s Education Directory and
    • an independent verification through accreditation/credential by one or more IRCM CIC REGISTERED or ACCREDITED Professional Bodies.
      The independent verification through an IRCM Registered or Accredited Professional Body includes verification of their organisation, course/workshop material/content, and faculty; and provides you with a more detailed awareness of their experience and their ability to provide the training.
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  • whether the training includes the industry recognised Codes of Conduct and recognition of the industry Ombudsman Service.
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  • demonstrates their commitment to growing consumer confidence by actively participating in defining the future of the industry, including training requirements, through their involvement in the Advisory Steering Committees and Advisory Steering Committee surveys.
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Where the Formal Education Body or Private Commercial Training Organisation or Coach and/or Mentor who provide training, has selected not to REGISTER with the IRCM CIC, has not agreed to abide by the industry recognised Codes of Conduct, and has not agreed to recognise the industry Ombudsman Service, your experience may result in inadequate or ineffective coaching or mentoring or training.

The same due-diligence applies to training bodies/organisations as Coaches and/or Mentors.  Does the training organisation include an element that helps their students ‘unlearn’ old skills?  Are the industry recognised Core Competencies, and the industry recognised Standards and Ethics included in the training?

If you are someone looking for Coach and/or Mentor training, what qualification do you gain after completing the course?

If you are someone looking to learn coaching or mentoring skills to include these skills in your current job, what specific skill or skills do you learn from each course and/or workshop?

If you are someone looking to learn more about coaching or mentoring skills, what specific skill or skills do you learn from each course and/or workshop?

Therefore, it is important to know whether the training you are selecting:

  • for Formal Education Bodies, the University, College, or School’s competence is determined:
    • through their official recognition by the Countries Education Department as a University, College, or School and
    • is REGISTERED on the IRCM CIC’s Education Directory.
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  • for Private Commercial Training Organisations competence is determined through:
    • their REGISTRATION on the IRCM CIC’s Education Directory and
    • an independent verification through accreditation/credential by one or more IRCM CIC REGISTERED or ACCREDITED Professional Bodies.
      The independent verification through an IRCM Registered or Accredited Professional Body includes verification of their organisation, course/workshop material/content, and faculty; and provides you with a more detailed awareness of their ability to provide the training.
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  • Coaches and/or Mentors who provide training, who are recognised as Private Commercial Training Organisations, their competence is determined through:
    • their REGISTRATION on the IRCM CIC’s Coaches and/or Mentors Directory and the IRCM CIC’s Education Directory and
    • an independent verification through accreditation/credential by one or more IRCM CIC REGISTERED or ACCREDITED Professional Bodies.
      The independent verification through an IRCM Registered or Accredited Professional Body includes verification of their organisation, course/workshop material/content, and faculty; and provides you with a more detailed awareness of their experience and their ability to provide the training.
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  • whether the training includes the industry recognised Codes of Conduct and recognition of the industry Ombudsman Service.
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  • demonstrates their commitment to growing consumer confidence by actively participating in defining the future of the industry, including training requirements, through their involvement in the Advisory Steering Committees and Advisory Steering Committee surveys.
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Where the Formal Education Body or Private Commercial Training Organisation or Coach and/or Mentor who provide training, has selected not to REGISTER with the IRCM CIC, has not agreed to abide by the industry recognised Codes of Conduct, and has not agreed to recognise the industry Ombudsman Service, your experience may result in inadequate or ineffective coaching or mentoring or training.

The same due-diligence applies to training bodies/organisations as Coaches and/or Mentors.  Does the training organisation include an element that helps their students ‘unlearn’ old skills?  Are the industry recognised Core Competencies, and the industry recognised Standards and Ethics included in the training?

If you are someone looking for Coach and/or Mentor training, what qualification do you gain after completing the course?

If you are someone looking to learn coaching or mentoring skills to include these skills in your current job, what specific skill or skills do you learn from each course and/or workshop?

If you are someone looking to learn more about coaching or mentoring skills, what specific skill or skills do you learn from each course and/or workshop?

Therefore, it is important to know whether the training you are selecting:

  • for Formal Education Bodies, the University, College, or School’s competence is determined:
    • through their official recognition by the Countries Education Department as a University, College, or School and
    • is REGISTERED on the IRCM CIC’s Education Directory.
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  • for Private Commercial Training Organisations competence is determined through:
    • their REGISTRATION on the IRCM CIC’s Education Directory and
    • an independent verification through accreditation/credential by one or more IRCM CIC REGISTERED or ACCREDITED Professional Bodies.
      The independent verification through an IRCM Registered or Accredited Professional Body includes verification of their organisation, course/workshop material/content, and faculty; and provides you with a more detailed awareness of their ability to provide the training.
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  • Coaches and/or Mentors who provide training, who are recognised as Private Commercial Training Organisations, their competence is determined through:
    • their REGISTRATION on the IRCM CIC’s Coaches and/or Mentors Directory and the IRCM CIC’s Education Directory and
    • an independent verification through accreditation/credential by one or more IRCM CIC REGISTERED or ACCREDITED Professional Bodies.
      The independent verification through an IRCM Registered or Accredited Professional Body includes verification of their organisation, course/workshop material/content, and faculty; and provides you with a more detailed awareness of their experience and their ability to provide the training.
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  • whether the training includes the industry recognised Codes of Conduct and recognition of the industry Ombudsman Service.
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  • demonstrates their commitment to growing consumer confidence by actively participating in defining the future of the industry, including training requirements, through their involvement in the Advisory Steering Committees and Advisory Steering Committee surveys.
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Where the Formal Education Body or Private Commercial Training Organisation or Coach and/or Mentor who provide training, has selected not to REGISTER with the IRCM CIC, has not agreed to abide by the industry recognised Codes of Conduct, and has not agreed to recognise the industry Ombudsman Service, your experience may result in inadequate or ineffective coaching or mentoring or training.

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Each Professional Body gains their credibility through IRCM CIC Registration or Accreditation.

The IRCM CIC recommends that each Coach and/or Mentors verifies that the Professional Body is registered with the IRCM CIC before they select to join and/or gain their accreditation/credential.train with the Professional Body.

How does the Professional Body support you as a coach, a mentor, or a private commercial training organisation?  Do they provide you with a validation?  Do they provide regular business support?  Do they provide regular Continuing Professional Development?

How does the Professional Body transparently and openly participate in the industry?

Therefore, it is important to know whether the Professional Body you have selected:

  • is REGISTERED with or ACCREDITED by the IRCM CIC.
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  • is found, at a minimum as REGISTERED, on the IRCM CIC’s Professional Body Directory.
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  • provides a recognised accreditation/credential programme for coaches and/or mentors.
    The IRCM CIC recommendation is that the accreditation/credential programme has been externally verified by the IRCM CIC through its accreditation process.
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  • provides a recognised accreditation/credential programme for Private Commercial Training Organisations.
    The IRCM CIC recommendation is that the accreditation/credential programme (course/workshop content, material, and faculty) has been externally verified by the IRCM CIC through its accreditation process.
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  • whether their Codes of Conduct includes the industry recognised Codes of Conduct and recognition of the industry Ombudsman Service.
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  • demonstrates their commitment to growing consumer confidence by actively participating in defining the future of the industry, through their involvement in the Advisory Steering Committees and Advisory Steering Committee surveys.
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Where the Professional Body, has selected not to REGISTER or gain ACCREDITATION with the IRCM CIC, has not agreed to abide by the industry recognised Codes of Conduct, and has not agreed to recognise the industry Ombudsman Service, your experience as a member may result in inadequate or ineffective membership.

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Each Commercial Organisation gains their credibility through IRCM CIC Registration.

Commercial Organisations are generally organisations that are not within the coaching and/or mentoring industry, but employ (directly or through sub-contracting) coaches and/or mentors.

The IRCM CIC recommends that each Coach and/or Mentors verifies that the Commercial Organisation is REGISTERED with the IRCM CIC before they select to join the team.

The IRCM CIC recommends that the Commercial Organisation verifies that the Coach and/or Mentor meets the Coaches and/or Mentors competence, as defined above.

REGISTERING with the IRCM CIC provides the Commercial Organisation and each Coach and/or Mentor employed or sub-contracted:

  • demonstrates their commitment to their coaching and/or mentoring programme.
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  • demonstrates their commitment to their staff (owners, Directors, leadership, managers, staff) by recognising the importance of the coaching and mentoring industry, industry recognised Codes of Conduct and recognition of the industry Ombudsman Service.
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  • growing industry confidence by actively participating in defining the future of the industry, through their involvement in the Advisory Steering Committees surveys.
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Where the Commercial Organisation, has selected not to REGISTER with the IRCM CIC, has not agreed to recognise and include the industry recognised Codes of Conduct, and has not agreed to recognise the industry Ombudsman Service, your experience as a staff member may result in inadequate or ineffective coaching and/or mentoring.

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Currently all information provided by and correspondence with the IRCM is in English.