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.