International Coach Academy is committed to providing a safe, caring and inclusive learning environment.    


As a student or graduate of ICA we expect that you approach your learning and community connections with values of honesty, respect, acceptance, responsibility, gratitude, and trust.   This includes thinking the best and not the worst of your peers, Faculty and ICA's administrative team and acting with a "coach approach".    

The following policies govern participation in ICA's programs, including forums, social media, classes and labs.  


Expected standards of behaviour

  • Respect the rights of others  
  • Respect the diversity of perspectives and opinions , regardless of economic status, race, colour, national or ethnic origin, language group, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age or ability
  • Respect the confidentiality of others 
  • Actively engage in productive discussions by staying on topic, asking thought provoking questions and asking for clarification when needed
  • Reach out to our support team if you have any questions, concerns or are feeling a bit “stuck”



Misconduct


If a student or graduate is observed acting out of alignment with the above policies, or is reported as acting out of alignment with the above policies,  the following process will take place 

  • The concern will be escalated to a member of the ICA Leadership Team

  • The Leadership team member will consider the allegation and invite the community member to attend a Learning Review*.  Learnsite logins will be suspended pending the outcome of the Learning Review.  

  • The student or graduate will have 5 days to respond, with the option to attend or not attend the learning review.  The Learning Review will take place with or without the student/graduate.   The student will be advised of the outcome.

  • Should there be a repeat instance of the member or graduate be observed acting out of alignment with the above policies, or reported as acting out of alignment with the above policies,  their will be a final review where the student's future in the program will be decided. This could result in the student or graduate being removed from the learnsite, asked to leave the program, and their learning status revoked.  


An example of a misconduct would be


- Accidental plagiarism of portfolio work

- misrepresenting attendance in the graduation checklist

- Attending classes or labs that fall outside the student's member area

- Attending Mentor coaching without prior registration

- Behaviour that is perceived as aggressive, intimidating, demeaning, or patronising

- Behaviour that is disruptive to the class. This includes, but is not limited to interrupting on a repeated basis 

- Behaviour that discriminates based on economic status, race, colour, national or ethnic origin, language group, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age or ability 

- intentionally cheating in examinations, tests or quizzes

- deliberately misrepresenting coaching sessions for the purpose of passing an oral exam

- Recording classes, or publicly sharing conversations that take place in classes, or sharing/publishing content from the forum