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WHICH ARE THE PRIORITIES AND CHALLENGES FOR COACH SUPERVISION?

The 8th International Conference in Coaching Supervision, 11 May, Oxford Having a clear definition of coaching supervision, sharing best practice, embedding supervision into coach training, and researching the impact of supervision on both coaches and wider stakeholders- these are the key challenges and priorities for the field of coaching supervision. This was the consensus around priorities for challenges and next steps among some 40 coach supervisor delegates at a session held at the 8th International Conference on Coaching Supervision held at Oxford Brookes University on 11 May. The delegates were invited by Peter Hawkins, Carol Whitaker and Kristina Crabbe to […]

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HENLEY AND AC PUBLISH SUPERVISION ‘CALL TO ARMS’

The Henley Centre for Coaching and the Association for Coaching (AC) have joined forces in a “call to arms” for wider coach supervision take-up and development, with the publication of their Manifesto for Supervision. Written by three prominent practitioners, Peter Hawkins, Eve Turner and Jonathan Passmore, the Manifesto promotes the importance of supervision in coaching, examines its history and what makes it important, summarises main models and research, considers ethics in supervision and calls for collaboration between industry stakeholders to take supervision to its next stage of development. The Manifesto forms part of wider work by Henley in supervision research […]

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HOW TO… USE RECORDINGS IN REFLECTIVE PRACTICE WORK

Eve Turner and Peter Hawkins consider how we enhance learning when someone brings an audio or video recording to supervision   A topic that regularly comes up in supervision is the use of recordings: why, when, what, where and how. This article explores these issues, and how we can get the most benefit from recordings. It offers thoughts on giving feedback as a supervisor/tutor to someone who brings or submits a recording for review in a way that enhances learning, keeps the review collaborative and a dialogical inquiry and minimises the person feeling judged, criticised and then becoming defensive. We […]

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Journey’s end

In the last of a two-part series on team coaching, Jill Fairbairns shares her tips for rolling out team coaching, by applying Peter Hawkins’ Five Disciplines model to a high performing team undergoing transformation A team coaching programme is rather like going on a journey. You start off clear about where you’re going and who’s coming along. Then people leave, storms blow up, you get lost or circumstances change and you want to go somewhere else instead. So you have to begin with an end in mind that will survive the change. The destination can be defined using a generic […]

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Kim Morgan and Lis Merrick are this year’s Coaching at Work People of the Year

1 March 2012 It seems to be getting tougher and tougher each year to decide on the winners of the Coaching at Work awards- there are so many deserving candidates out there. But for this year, we’ve made our choices: Kim Morgan wins our Coaching at Work Coaching Person of the Year 2011 award while Lis Merrick wins our Coaching at Work Mentoring Person of the Year 2011 award. They have made their mark in different ways but have in common a passion for the profession, generosity in sharing wisdom, and a commitment to raising standards. The judges were Liz […]

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Viewpoint – Cultural mapping

Professor Peter Hawkins In tough times, coaching buyers expect fast results. But how can we get them to appreciate the long-term benefits? Coaching has established itself as a growing industry worldwide. The 2007 International Coach Federation coaching survey estimated that the industry generated US$1.5bn in revenue and Carr (2005) estimated the number of coaches to be approaching 30,000. Coaching has become a significant part of leadership development activities (Corporate Leadership Council, 2003). Zenger and Stinnett (2006) estimated that 70 per cent of organisations with formal leadership development initiatives were using coaching as a key ingredient. Yet, in today’s tough economic […]

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Team coaching in its infancy

Team coaching is at the point where individual coaching was 30 years ago, said Peter Hawkins. Buyers of team coaching are not sophisticated and individuals don’t know what it is, said Hawkins, speaking at the European Mentoring & Coaching Council annual conference in Paris on 17-19 November. Hawkins, founder of the Bath Consultancy Group, said: “What most people ask for is team facilitation.” He defined a team as “a small number of people with a common purpose and an approach for which they hold themselves mutually accountable.” He said all teams need to be “learning accelerators, not learning- blocking”. Conditions […]

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