Entries by Coaching at Work

BOSSES AND STAFF SEE WORK VERY DIFFERENTLY

Employees feel differently about their employer’s workplace practices and their day-to-day experiences at work depending on their rank in the organisation – the more senior they are, the more positively they view the working culture, suggests research in the US. Compared to front-line employees, more senior leaders report having opportunities available to them and say […]

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CIPD: reverse mentor your next-gen staff Employers need to pay more attention to how they develop young people if they are to retain talented staff and boost business performance. Reverse mentoring is one way of helping young people develop responsibility, suggests a report from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, Developing the Next Generation, […]

AOCS HOSTS ‘UNCONFERENCE’ ON COACHING SUPERVISION

The Association of Coaching Supervisors (AOCS) launched International Coaching Supervision Day on 21 May to celebrate International Coaching Week, holding, along with The OCM, an innovative ‘unconference’ on coaching supervision. AOCS members engaged coaches to sample good supervision through initiatives, such as free telephone sessions and providing articles on supervision and its benefits. The ‘Across […]

ICF CHAPTERS WORLDWIDE SHOWCASE THEIR ICW INITIATIVES

Free group coaching sessions, workshops, coaching cafés, networking breakfasts, inspirational walks, coaching awareness videos and conferences were just some of the initiatives rolled out by ICF coaches across the world to celebrate International Coaching Week (ICW). In Central and South America, initiatives included free coaching sessions in Brazil; a Challenges of Executive Coaching conference, a […]

COACHING YORK HOLDS WEEK OF FREE EVENTS

ICW ROUNDUP INTERNATIONAL COACHING WEEK, A GLOBAL CELEBRATION OF COACHING, 18-24 MAY By Bob Garvey International Coaching Week (ICW) was celebrated across the City of York, making this the only city in the UK to mark the week as a whole, with 15 different coaching events taking place, attracting around 300 people. The initiative was […]

‘OUTSTANDING’ SWISS RE GROUP WINS UK ICF PRISM AWARD

The Swiss Re Group has won the first UK International Coach Federation (ICF) Prism Award, which recognises outstanding organisational coaching initiatives. The UK ICF award, supported in its inaugural year by the Institute of Directors, evaluates coaching programmes that yield discernable and measurable positive impacts, fulfil rigorous professional standards, address key strategic goals and shape […]

HOW DO WE FACE THE ‘UNKNOWN UNKNOWNS’?

Twenty years ago, only a quarter of households had a home computer, the term ‘internet’ was just being defined, and the International Coach Federation (ICF) was born in a back garden. UK ICF President Joy Harcup, in her opening speech to the 2015 UK ICF Conference, asked what the next 20 years might bring. Perhaps […]

OUR NETWORKED WORLD NEEDS ECO-LEADERS

CONFERENCE ROUNDUP UK INTERNATIONAL COACH FEDERATION CONFERENCE 2015, ‘INSPIRING COACHING: THE NEXT 20 YEARS’, LONDON, 19 MAY By Kate McGuire Current models of leadership no longer serve us in a networked, fast-changing world driven by connectivity and interdependence, said Simon Western, chief executive of Analytic-Network Coaching. Top-down leadership doesn’t work in a world where organisations […]

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Coaching at Work – conference sponsors This year’s conference sponsors and exhibitors are: Gold sponsor: Ashridge Business School Silver sponsors: Association for Coaching; Barefoot Coaching; Centre for Coaching; European Mentoring & Coaching Council; International Coach Federation; KDVI Ltd; Kogan Page; Open University Press; Routledge; Special Group in Coaching Psychology; Strengths Partnership Bronze sponsor: Oxford Brookes […]

WOMEN PUT OFF MACHO SECTORS

The ‘macho atmosphere’ is the biggest obstacle to attracting female talent to work in male-dominated sectors, such as the military and construction, suggests a survey. The brewing sector (41% identified a macho atmosphere), construction (40%) and security (26%) were the industries where macho environments were the most off-putting factor. Patronising male colleagues deter many women, […]