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Workshop 1a

Graham Lee

Mindful Supervision: Working the Edges of Vulnerability

At the core of human development is the capacity to work at the edge of discomfort and vulnerability. If, as coaches, we are to support our clients to inhabit new territories of uncertainty, we need to strengthen our own emotional resilience and our own capacity to tolerate uncertainty. This session will explore how mindfulness can be used within a coaching supervision setting to support a more steady and embodied inquiry into the challenges facing ourselves and our clients. Coaches experiencing this approach, whether in individual or group supervision, describe themselves as making significant breakthroughs in their self-relationship, and in their impact with clients. This approach will be illustrated with practical examples, and the session will include an experiential exercise so that you get a taster of this way of working.

Workshop 1b

Debra Jinks

Debra’s workshop introduces the Personal Consultancy model as a framework for integrating coaching and therapy. There will be an opportunity to explore the concepts – and your perceptions – of integration and differentiation as well as the current picture regarding one to one talking practices. Debra will demonstrate how the Personal Consultancy model can effectively combine elements from both disciplines – the depth perspective associated with therapy with the more practical, constructive changes associated with coaching. Debra believes that the Personal Consultancy model allows practitioners to meet the full spectrum of a client’s needs and therefore provide a balanced, rounded and complete service. This introduction to the Personal Consultancy model will involve presentation, discussion and short demonstration.

Workshop 2a

Alison Hodge

What do we know that we didn’t know we knew?
Working with metaphor in coaching supervision to gain new awareness in a coaching relationship

Sometimes we may find ourselves feeling “stuck” or “not sure where to go next” with our coaching client. Through reflecting in supervision, using creative tools, we can often gain new awareness of what might be happening in the work, or between our clients and us. In this experiential workshop, Alison will work with participants to tap into their own creativity and explore some client situations using picture cards/symbols. We may then discover things in the situation or in our own practice and process that may be helping or hindering the client to achieve their declared outcomes.

Workshop 2b

Dr Christian van Nieuwerburgh

Coaching in Education: Theory and Research into Practice

Coaching is flourishing in educational settings. And yet, there is still uncertainty about the definition of the term and the best ways of implementing coaching approaches and interventions in educational organisations. In an attempt to address the question “what difference can coaching make in educational organisations?”, this workshop will define “coaching in education”, consider the evidence in favour of this approach (from the UK, Australia and the US) and propose some practical ways forward.

Workshop 3a

Professor Paul Brown

This is an opportunity to find out how neuroscience knowledge works in practice using the structure of Paul Brown’s neurobehavioural modeling (NBM) approach.

Workshop 3b

Janette Gale

Health and Wellness Coaching: The secret of the RICk Principle ™

Readiness, importance, confidence and knowledge (RICk) are factors that are commonly used to assess whether or not a client is ready, willing and able to take action following a coaching conversation. However, directly asking about readiness, importance and confidence can be tricky and misleading. The secret of the RICk Principle is that it is most useful when used in conjunction with a behaviour change framework that informs when and how to ‘ask RICk’. It can prevent coaches from falling into the trap of entering into action-oriented coaching conversations when the client is not actually ready to go there. The workshop explores these issues and provides a simple and intuitive framework to guide coaches’ decision-making in any coaching encounter and using any preferred coaching style. It can be especially useful in health and wellness coaching consultations.

Workshop 3c

Louise Buckle

Team Coaching: a fresh look at the building blocks of (your) team coaching practice.

How to develop your team coaching framework, capability and supervision arrangements; Planning a way ahead for ‘professional team coaches’.

This will run as a workshop session. Participants should come prepared to share with colleagues aspects of their one to one coaching philosophy as we will be building on that to help you find your path as a team coach.

We will be looking at:
• Definitions of team coaching, how we ensure we aren’t just re-badging ‘facilitation’ but are offering a coaching based approach. What’s the additional skill and knowledge set as seen in KPMG and some of the big corporates?
• Is team coaching really for you? Exploring your motivations to offer team coaching and the ethical challenges you may face as clients engage in team coaching.
• Authentic team coaching, aligning your one to one and team coaching frameworks and practice, an opportunity to test your current thinking and presence as a team coach with colleagues.
• Ensuring best practice in the field, developing the dialogue on the place of supervision, training and standards in team coaching. What questions do you need to ask yourself, your clients, your professional bodies?

Workshop 4a

Doug Strycharczyk

Developing Resilience and Mental Toughness – Dealing with challenging times with a positive mind-set.

We all know those people who manage to stay positive and productive no matter what life throws at them. They seem to have a strength from within that keeps them going. But what is it that helps them weather the storms? Many put this down to Mental Toughness: commitment, resilience, positive outlook and confidence.
Developing Mental Toughness in individuals and organisations is more valid now than ever before. It has become a critical part of personnel development strategy in all organisations.
Mentally Tough individuals adapt better and more quickly to change and challenge and will generally work to optimise their performance – they make the most of their abilities and talents.
Mental Toughness is a key aspect of performance in the workplace. It measures how a person deals with stressors, pressure and challenge. The model explains how people develop resilience and the inner drive to succeed – even in challenging environments. Increasing mental toughness leads to an increase in productivity, ROI and success in a globally competitive economy.
Further studies show that we can develop Mental Toughness. Coaching and set of simple tools and techniques can make a real difference to developing mental toughness in people, enabling them to see where they are heading and establishing coping strategies to keep going. It can help individuals and organisations achieve things beyond their expectations. When facing challenges we need people to thrive, staying focussed on the better future they can create – so supporting individuals to achieve this is certainly worth investing in.
This session will provide with the latest thinking on developing resilient and more content staff in the current economic climate.
All delegates will be provided with an opportunity to complete MTQ48 assessment, the measure of Mental Toughness, free of charge, (worth £25).

Workshop 4b

Eunice Aquilina

Coming back to Centre

As a coach, your capacity to be connected and present with your client is your most powerful instrument of change and transformation. Being effective in highly charged, complex, and bewildering coach-client relationships requires you to be fully aligned and able to listen deeply. This session will offer you a way to be reliably present in all situations and move past your own habitual, and often ineffective, patterns of responding. You will increase your awareness of when you are gripped in the automaticity of your own reactions, and how to regain your centre to provide a compass for others.

You will work with a real client situation, that triggers your own defensive patterns of response of fight, flight, freeze or appease. You will learn to notice how these responses manifest in subtle cues in your body and how you can choicefully re-organise yourself bringing yourself present and connected with your client. Cultivating a self-generative approach to being authentically present will enable you to develop the same capability in your clients.

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