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The Global Code of Ethics

The Global Code of Ethics supports excellence in the development of coaching, mentoring, and supervision and it raises the standards of practice of their members. It was created by two professional associations, Association for Coaching (‘AC’) and European Mentoring and Coaching Council (‘EMCC’), in February 2016.

Three additional professional associations have joined this initiative in 2018: Association for Professional Executive Coaches and Supervisors (‘APECS’), Associazione Italiana Coach Professionisti (‘AICP’) and the Mentoring Institute at the University of New Mexico.

These five bodies have collaborated and combined their best practices to create an updated version of the Global Code of Ethics for the benefit of their members and society at large. This version comes into effect on 1 May 2018 and will apply to all the signatories’ membership categories. The signatories will be inviting other world-wide professional bodies in the field, to join this initiative and become organisational signatories.

The code has a wider impact by informing the work of people who may not be members of the signatory bodies but who practice coaching, mentoring, supervision, and training related activities or are sponsors, users, beneficiaries and purchasers of such services, anywhere around the world.

The code is currently available in Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, French, Greek, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish, and Turkish.  More languages to follow.  If you would like to see the code in your language, please contact us.

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Search through our database to find an EMCC Mentor/Coach or EMCC Accredited Supervisor near you who matches your requirements. If you are an EMCC mentor/coach or EMCC Accredited Supervisor and wish to edit the basic profile already in place then please log in, go to membership, then choose the option for 'My Account'.

You can also use this search facility to find all our EMCC Global Volunteers, see who volunteers for what, and contact them via their EMCC email addresses. If you are an EMCC Global Volunteer and wish to amend your volunteer profile please contact [email protected]