Steering and Industry Advisory Committees Nominations and Participation

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IRCM CIC Steering Committee appointments & nominations:

This Steering Committee is a global committee which is made up of a small group of coaching and mentoring industry Stakeholders, Leaders, Experts, and representatives from each Industry Advisory Committee, who are appointed or nominated:

  • Stakeholders, Leaders, Experts are nominated by the Industry Direction Department, and appointed by the Industry Direction Director and IRCM CIC’s Board of Directors
  • 10 people representing Coaches and/or Mentors,
  • 10 people representing Education,
  • 10 people representing Organisations, and
  • Consumer representation.

This structure may be updated at any time and more specifically may be updated at the time when more elements of the industry are incorporated or the Consumers Advisory Committee is created.

The Steering Committee profile is individuals who:

  • cannot be a member of the IRCM CIC team (Members, Board, Staff).
  • have been an active part of the industry for a minimum of 15-20 years.
  • have a proven track record in the industry.
  • have a proven record in shaping the industry.

This profile may be updated at any time and more specifically may be updated at the time the Consumers Advisory Committee is created.

The Steering Committee is proposed by the Industry Direction Department, and nominated by the Industry Direction Director and the IRCM CIC’s Board of Directors:

  • In October each year:
    • the Director of Industry Direction reviews the Steering Committee and the proposals for new/replacement Steering Committee members made by the Industry Direction Department.
    • requests that the IRCM CIC Board accepts or proposes new/replacement Steering Committee members.
      There is no restriction to the length of time a Steering Committee member may be active within this Committee, but it is within the remit of the IRCM Industry Direction Department to review the involvement of each member and their commitment to this process.
  • At the beginning of December, the Director of Industry Direction emails each member inviting them to remain or join the Steering Committee and provides details on the process.
  • Once all members of the Steering Committee are confirmed, they will be requested to elect their Officers (Chairperson, Deputy Chairperson, and Secretary) and provide details to the Director of Industry Direction. The IRCM CIC will facilitate this process through email introductions and the offer of online conference facilities.

It is important that the people elected can differentiate between ‘general’ (coaching and mentoring) and ‘specific’ (coaching or mentoring) recommendations, and that they have an understanding of language, cultural and geographical differences.

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There is no restriction to the length of time a Steering Committee member nominated by their organisation may remain as a member of the Steering Committee.  The only restriction is that they (1) meet the profile, (2) remains active on the Steering Committee, (3) remains a member of their nominating organisation and (4) the organisation remains REGISTERED/ACCREDITED with the IRCM CIC.

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The Officers (Chairperson, Deputy Chairperson, and Secretary) of the Steering Committee are elected by the members of the Steering Committee.

The Officers and Members of the Steering Committees hold office for a period of no more than 1 year (1st January to 31st December), although there is no restriction to the number of times/years an officer may be appointed.

This Steering Committee will receive all recommendations from the individual Advisory Committees.

Each member of this Steering Committee will have an in-depth knowledge of the coaching and mentoring industry, the definitions of coaching and mentoring, and the existing Codes of Conduct – Standards, Ethics, and Core Competencies.

This Steering Committee will meet, using the IRCM CIC’s digital platform, on a regular basis to use their in-depth knowledge; review the full the details of each recommendation; consider the recommendation in relation to the impact on other Advisory Committee responsibilities; take into account the impact these recommendations will have on all aspects/elements of the coaching and mentoring industry; and make an informed decision based their understanding of the issues within the industry.  For example, a recommendation to make a change to the Core Competencies in relation to Education must follow through to the codes applicable to the Individual Suppliers, and maybe to the Organisations.

It is important that when the recommendation is put forward from the Advisory Committee that this Steering Committee identifies which Advisory Steering Committee it came from and their reason for approving the change. 

Where the recommendation impacts more than one aspect/element of the coaching and mentoring industry that each recommendation is reviewed taking each aspect/element into consideration, and included in the Steering Committee recommendation.

Where the recommendation impacts more than one code, it’s important that each code is reviewed, and included in the Steering Committee recommendation.

Where a recommendation is specific to language, culture, or geographical area; it is important that this is included in the Steering Committee recommendation.

This Steering Committee has the authority to decide whether the recommendations received from the individual Advisory Committee are put forward as approved recommendations to the relevant IRCM CIC Department.  Where this Steering Committee has questions that need to be clarified, or select to reject the recommendation, they will make their questions clear and, where applicable, provide full reasoning for rejection.

Approved recommendations are sent to the Industry Direction Director so that the relevant Code(s) of Conduct can be updated and announced.  Where the recommendation is not relevant to one of the IRCM CIC’s Codes of Conduct, they will send the information to the relevant Department, copying the Industry Direction Director.

Advice, guidance and/or recommendations that have raised questions or been rejected, will be sent to the Industry Direction Department with full details.  The Industry Direction Department will make the decision on how to progress.

It is important that this Steering Committee identifies any advice, guidance or recommendation that might conflict with the existing codes or a new and approved advice, guidance or recommendation.

This Steering Committee has the added responsibility to work with the Industry Direction Department on other industry-related areas i.e. identifying and building relationships with organisations the IRCM CIC works closely with and is/should be Recognised By.

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IRCM CIC Individual Advisory Committee appointments & nominations:

The three Industry Advisory Committees are global committees are made up of REGISTERED/ACCREDITED Professional Bodies and REGISTERED Formal Education Bodies who represent a specific element of the industry.  All REGISTERED Coaches, Mentors, and Private Commercial Training Organisations have an input to all issues registered and discussed by the Advisory Committee.

The structure and make-up of the Industry Advisory Committees may be updated at any time and more specifically may be updated at the time when more elements of the industry are incorporated or the Consumers Advisory Committee is created.

Consumers Advisory Committee will be added to the structure in a later phase of the Industry Direction Department development; will have the opportunity to provide feedback into the Industry Advisory Committees, and will be solely responsible for IRCM CIC’s Consumer Code.

The Industry Advisory Committee profile is individuals who:

  • cannot be a member of the IRCM CIC team (Members, Board, Staff).
  • have been an active part of the industry for a minimum of 5 years.
  • have a proven track record in the industry.
  • have a proven record in shaping the industry.

This profile may be updated at any time and more specifically may be updated at the time the Consumers Advisory Committee is created.

The representatives of the Advisory Committees are appointed by the organisations that they work for.  For example, the REGISTERED or ACCREDITED Professional Body will appoint, for each of the three Industry Advisory Committees, one individual to represent them within that focus of the Industry Advisory Committee.  The Professional Body may elect to appoint one person for all three Industry Advisory Committees, or three people so that different people are appointed for each Industry Advisory Committee.

The Industry Direction Department will:

  • In October each year:
    • contact the relevant Organisations requesting that they confirm whether their representation will remain the same for the following calendar year.
    • Where the representation will change, the Industry Direction Department will request full contact details for the newly elected individuals.
      The only restriction for an Industry Advisory Committee member is that they retain their membership/position within the organisation.  There is no restriction to the length of time an Industry Advisory Committee member may be active within each Committee, but it is within the remit of the IRCM CIC Industry Direction Department to review the involvement of each member and their commitment to this process.
  • At the beginning of December, the Director of Industry Direction emails each member inviting them to remain or join the Industry Advisory Committee and provides details on the process.
  • Once all members of each Industry Advisory Committee are confirmed, they will be requested to elect their Officers (Chairperson, Deputy Chairperson, and Secretary) and provide details to the Director of Industry Direction. The IRCM CIC will facilitate this process through email introductions and the offer of online conference facilities.

It is important that the people elected can differentiate between ‘general’ (coaching and mentoring) and ‘specific’ (coaching or mentoring) recommendations, and that they have an understanding of language, cultural and geographical differences.

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There is no restriction to the length of time an Advisory Committee member nominated by their organisation may remain as a member of the Advisory Committee.  The only restriction is that they (1) meet the profile, (2) remains active on the Advisory Committee, (3) remains a member of their nominating organisation and (4) the organisation remains REGISTERED/ACCREDITED with the IRCM CIC.

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The Officers (Chairperson, Deputy Chairperson, and Secretary) of the Advisory Committee are elected by the members of the Advisory Committee.

The Officers and Members of the Advisory Committees hold office for a period of no more than 1 year (1st January to 31st December), although there is no restriction to the number of times/years an officer may be appointed.

The members of the Coaching and Mentoring Advisory Committee are nominated/appointed from the REGISTERED/ACCREDITED Professional Bodies.

  • Each Professional Body that is ACCREDITED by the IRCM CIC and retains their accreditation, and represents accredited/credentialed Coaches and/or Mentors, may appoint 2 individuals to the Coaching and Mentoring Advisory Committee.  These individuals will represent, communicate, and feedback to their accredited/credentialed Coaches and/or Mentors.
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  • Each Professional Body that is REGISTERED with the IRCM CIC and retains their registration, and represents accredited/credentialed Coaches and/or Mentors, may appoint 1 individual to the Coaching and Mentoring Advisory Committee.  These individuals will represent, communicate, and feedback to their accredited/credentialed Coaches and/or Mentors.
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  • Each Coach and Mentor who is REGISTERED with the IRCM CIC and retains their registration will be offered the opportunity to review and provide their feedback on every issue that is discussed within this Advisory Committee.
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  • Each Commercial Organisation which is not part of the coaching and mentoring industry, but employs coaches and/or mentors – either directly or through sub-contract – who is REGISTERED with the IRCM CIC and retains their registration, will be offered the opportunity to review and provide their feedback on every issue that is discussed within this Advisory Committee.

The members of the Coaching and Mentoring Advisory Committee are nominated/appointed from the REGISTERED/ACCREDITED Professional Bodies and REGISTERED Formal Education Bodies.

  • Each Formal Education Body that is REGISTERED with the IRCM CIC and retains their registration; who represents Courses and Workshops, that are provided by formally recognised Universities, Colleges, and Schools, and their coaching and mentoring faculty, may appoint 2 individuals to the Education/Training Advisory Committee.  These individuals will represent, communicate with, and feedback to their department/faculty head, course/workshop creators, and faculty.
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  • Each Professional Body that is ACCREDITED by the IRCM CIC and retains their accreditation, and represents accredited/credentialed Private Commercial Training Organisations, may appoint 2 individuals to the Education/Training Advisory Committee. These individuals will represent, communicate with, and feedback to their Standards Department and training organisations who will work closely with their course/workshop creators, and faculty.
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  • Each Professional Body that is REGISTERED with the IRCM CIC and retains their registration, and represents accredited/credentialed Private Commercial Training Organisations, may appoint 1 individual to the Education/Training Advisory Committee. These individuals will represent, communicate with, and feedback to their Standards Department and training organisations who will work closely with their course/workshop creators, and faculty.

Both Private Commercial Training Organisations and Coaches/Mentors who provide training are covered by the term ‘Private Commercial Training Organisations’.

  • Each Private Commercial Training Organisation and Coach/Mentor who provides training and is REGISTERED on the Education Directory with the IRCM CIC and retains their registration will be offered the opportunity to review and provide their feedback on every issue that is discussed within this Advisory Committee.
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  • Each Commercial Organisation which is not part of the coaching and mentoring industry, but trains the coaches and/or mentors they employ – either directly or through sub-contract – who is REGISTERED with the IRCM CIC and retains their registration, will be offered the opportunity to review and provide their feedback on every issue that is discussed within this Advisory Committee.

The members of the Organisational Advisory Committee are nominated/appointed from the REGISTERED/ACCREDITED Professional Bodies and REGISTERED Formal Education Bodies.

  • Each Formal Education Body that is REGISTERED with the IRCM CIC and retains their registration is recognised as an Organisation who operates within the coaching and mentoring industry.  They may appoint 1 individual to the Organisational Advisory Committee.  This individual will represent, communicate with, and feedback to their department/faculty head within the Formal Education Body.
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  • Each Professional Body that is ACCREDITED by the IRCM CIC and retains their accreditation is recognised as an Organisation who operates within the coaching and mentoring industry.  They may appoint 1 individual to the Organisational Advisory Committee.  This individual will represent, communicate with, and feedback to their Professional Body, as well as to the Private Commercial Training Organisations, Coaches and Mentors who they have accredited/credentialed.
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  • Each Professional Body that is REGISTERED with the IRCM CIC and retains their registration is recognised as an Organisation who operates within the coaching and mentoring industry.  They may appoint 1 individual to the Organisational Advisory Committee.  This individual will represent, communicate with, and feedback to their Professional Body, as well as to the Private Commercial Training Organisations, Coaches and Mentors who they have accredited/credentialed.

Both Private Commercial Training Organisations and Coaches/Mentors who provide training are covered by the term ‘Private Commercial Training Organisations’.

  • Each Private Commercial Training Organisation, Coach, and Mentor who is REGISTERED with the IRCM CIC and retains their registration will be offered the opportunity to review and provide their feedback on every issue that is discussed within this Advisory Committee.
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  • Each Commercial Organisation which is not part of the coaching and mentoring industry, but employs coaches and/or mentors – either directly or through sub-contract – who is REGISTERED with the IRCM CIC and retains their registration, will be offered the opportunity to review and provide their feedback on every issue that is discussed within this Advisory Committee.

Each Advisory Committee will receive all industry issues relating to their specific Advisory Committee.

Each member of this Advisory Committee will have an in-depth knowledge of the coaching and mentoring industry, the definitions of coaching and mentoring, and the existing Codes of Conduct – Standards, Ethics, and Core Competencies; as defined by the IRCM CIC.

This Advisory Committee will meet, using the IRCM CIC’s digital platform, on a regular basis to use their in-depth knowledge; review the full the details of each issue, and share the details of the issue with their points of consideration/concern for review by Coaches, Mentors, Private Commercial Training Organisations, and Commercial Organisations for their thoughts and feedback.  Each member of the Advisory Committee will complete their own research for the issue and submit their thoughts and feedback.  On receipt of all thoughts and feedback, the Advisory Committee will meet to discuss the issues, thoughts, and feedback and conclude with their recommendation.  The Chairperson of the Advisory Committee will submit to the Steering Committee their recommendation with the issue as it was submitted, a summary of research, thoughts, feedback, all recommendation options; and their reasons for submitting this particular recommendation.

Where the issue impacts more than one aspect/element of the coaching and mentoring industry, it is important that the Advisory Committee considers all aspects/elements and invites one or more Advisory Committees into their discussions.  Where this occurs, the initial Advisory Committee will allow the other Advisory Committees the time to collate the thoughts and feedback from their committee members.

Where the recommendation impacts more than one code, it’s important that each code is reviewed, and included in the Advisory Committee recommendation.

Where a recommendation is specific to language, culture, or geographical area; it is important that this is included in the Advisory Committee recommendation.

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