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LET’S ADD REAL VALUE TO UNIVERSITY EXPERIENCES

Last November saw Manchester Metropolitan University host the 4th EMCC in Education conference and the first to be dedicated to higher education. By Jafar Akhavan-Moossavi The conference, Creating an inspirational experience for university students and staff, on 1 November opened with three vignettes highlighting the positive impact of coaching and mentoring on students at different universities. Each exemplified the value of this support, both to the students, for whom increased confidence, self-esteem and determination were evident, and to the universities, benefiting from enhanced student performance and satisfaction. This message was entertainingly reinforced by Professor Mark Schofield, dean of learning & […]

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CLUTTERBUCK: TEAM COACHES SAY SUPERVISION ‘VITAL’

Team coaches grasp the complexity and demands of the process and the skills they need, and believe supervision, including group supervision, is vital to help them stand back from the team they’re supporting, according to research. Both team coaches and team coaching supervisors are acutely aware of the need to be able to work with group process and dynamics, and to manage the complexity of organisational systems and culture, finds a survey of team coaches and supervisors by Clutterbuck Partnership. Team coaches believe supervision is of paramount importance because it helps them develop awareness of self and of the potential […]

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EMCC CONFERENCE: INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL NEED A BLENDED APPROACH

As internal coaching continues to grow, we need collaboration and complementary activity, not competition between potential providers, and we need blended approaches to harness what external and internal coaching have to offer, according to a panel at the EMCC annual conference. Implications for external and internal coaching practitioners were explored by a panel consisting of Nora Dominguez from International Mentoring Association; Katherine St John-Brooks, author of Internal Coaching: the Inside Story (Karnac Books, 2014); Professional David Clutterbuck from the Clutterbuck Partnership, and Liz Hall, editor of Coaching at Work. Lise Lewis, president of EMCC International, chaired the panel. St John-Brooks […]

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