The first professional body Roundtable on racism in coaching was held on 15 September, hosted by Coaching at Work. The professional coaching bodies agreed: ‘We stand against racism’ and commit to further diaglogue around collaboration.
Statement of intent shared by:
Association for Professional Executive Coaching and Supervision (APECS)
Association for Coaching (AC Global & UK)
Association of Coaching Supervisors (AoCS)
British Psychology Society Division of Coaching Psychology (BPS DoCP)
Coaches and Mentors of South Africa (COMENSA) European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC UK)
International Coaching Federation (ICF Global & UK)
International Society for Coaching Psychology (ISCP)
At a landmark event organized and hosted by Coaching at Work on 15 September, representatives from eight professional coaching bodies came together for the first time at a roundtable on the topic of racism in coaching. The representatives pledged their commitment to collectively “stand against racism”, and committed to ongoing dialogue to explore how best to contribute and collaborate including around harvesting learning and sharing best practice.
All attending agreed that “we stand against racism” but that this stance needs to be more than mere ‘tokenism.’ There was agreement to continue exploring together, with the date for the next roundtable to be agreed shortly.
Jeannette Marshall (AC Global, and also representing AC UK)