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Participation Policy

Success in our program requires full commitment by all participants. By enrolling in this course, participants agree to being fully present during all sessions and participate to the best of their ability. This includes arriving on time, abiding by the code of conduct, and engaging in course activities.




In order to provide you with the minimum required training hours for certification, it is important that you are present at all course meetings. To pass the course 80% attendance is required.


If you have an emergency or become ill and are not able to attend a coaching session, please contact your instructor and Helen Johnson,, immediately. You will be expected to complete the session materials and review the session recording to make up for the mixed session. If you miss more than 20% of the live sessions then you will be expected to attend additional live sessions and pay the fees outlined in your contract.


If you miss group mentor coaching, additional sessions will be offered. If you are unable to attend or miss these sessions then further sessions can be arranged at a fee. If you miss your individual mentoring, you will be expected to reschedule and a cancellation fee paid.


You must complete 10 hours of mentor coaching, including 3 individual sessions, to satisfy the International Coaching federation requirements.


Petitions to this policy are considered on a case-by-case basis and must be submitted in writing to the instructor and (organization).


Course Engagement


Our courses are designed to be interactive and engaging for our participants. It is therefore an expectation that you participate in course activities, including dialogue with the course instructor and peers, mock coaching activities, and experiential learning exercises. If you are unable to participate in an activity, please inform your instructor as soon as possible. Please refer to the code of conduct for additional details.


Code of Conduct


Participants are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner during all sessions. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Arriving on time to all sessions

  • Attending all live sessions and mentor coaching sessions subject to 80% attendance

  • Having your camera on for virtual live sessions unless it is not advisable for your wellbeing (such as screen fatigue)

  • Participating fully in all sessions and mentor coaching sessions. This includes being prepared for the session, involving yourself in discussions and activities, assuming responsibility for your learning, and contributing to the learning of others.

  • Engaging in discussions with integrity and honesty

  • Being respectful of your fellow participants and instructors, including silencing your cell phone, not texting, and other disruptive behaviours.

  • Embracing diversity and inclusion while respecting the dignity and humanity of others.

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