Join this accredited PGC (postgraduate certificate) open programme this spring to develop your practical skills and gain a qualification as part of your continuing professional development. You will be part of a small group of like-minded individuals looking to become accredited coaches or mentors. Perhaps to develop your coaching and mentoring behaviours as a leader or manager, or to support your professional HR or OD role. Your tutors will blend initial face-to-face contact to establish your study cohort, with the convenience of virtual delivery thereafter.
NSK Ltd approached Coach Mentoring Ltd to add value to their CPD days for Dental Hygienist and Dental Therapists. The Japanese manufacturer of Dental Instruments views Therapists and Hygienist as key influencers in decision-making when dental practices are procuring new equipment. They wanted to dedicate part of their development day to the balance of the lives of those who care for the our teeth at the ‘ground level’. The idea was to use Ikigai to add purpose and be a way of bringing lightness to some of the drier content in the technical side of peri-dental care.
What can we do to improve our own mental health especially at this time of year? My yoga classes have been busy recently and the weather forecasts gloomy. Rain, rain and more rain. With the time change, we are officially in British Winter Time, or the northern hemisphere winter, we have significantly fewer opportunities to be outside in the day light.
To use a psychometric tool, or not to use, that is the question? Perhaps you have answered this question. Further questions might be, why would you choose the Margerison-McCann Team Management Profile over other psychometrics? How can this tool enhance coaching conversations? How can the Profile help clarify the goals the individual seeks to address?
At Coach Mentoring Ltd coaches choose to offer the Team Management Profile for many reasons, but firstly what is it? Continue reading
Mentoring and coaching are complex interactions between people and any evaluation needs to, not only look at outcomes, but also the process that led to the outcomes. Enter realist evaluation!
Evaluation is an essential part of any mentoring or coaching scheme. Why? Because, how can you improve the scheme without feedback? Continue reading
Some time ago I was delivering a mentoring workshop for some senior managers in a very large financial services business. The training manager was taking part and at the first coffee break he came up to me and said “They say it’s going well, but it’s a bit slow!”. “Thank you for the feedback” I said and when we restarted the workshop, I mentioned “I have had some welcome feedback from your training manager. He tells me that it is going well, but it’s a bit slow!” “Yes, yes” said the managers. “Ok” I replied, “That’s good, but I don’t think it’s slow enough!” Continue reading
Are you an entrepreneur seeking to grow your business or a professional advisor seeking to refresh your business strategy and mentoring skills for growth-oriented start-ups? Leeds Beckett University is developing a certification for business mentors across Europe called MentorCert. This course is a collective learning experience that will condense three years of simulated strategic business growth into two days of learning!
Throughout 2018, 150 staff from across the globe have joined WWF’s mentoring programme, with people from Africa, Asia, Europe, the US and South America. In order to fulfil the demand from mentees, WWF took the innovative step of contacting 20 former employees to use them as Alumni Mentors.