Developing the next generation of leaders

Conference attendee20th October 2016
12 – 5pm
The Royal York Hotel,

York, YO24 1AA

Or call +44 (0) 1943 430107


Focussing on coaching and mentoring solutions, the conference brings together a wealth of practical knowledge and experience, to inspire and inform the development of the next generation of leaders within your organisation.

Our speakers are drawn from wide-ranging backgrounds, including academia, consultancy and the private sector. Each brings with them a vast amount of knowledge, expertise and enthusiasm, to inspire and equip you with pragmatic coaching and mentoring interventions.

Coach Mentoring Ltd clients include: BT, Amazon, Associated British Foods plc, MetLife, Cognizant, Unicef UK and Save the Children. Read on for further in-depth information on the agenda for the day, the speakers & workshop topics.

Cost: £120 + VAT per person.

Conference Programme

12:00: Optional lunch for delegates.

13:00: Key note speech by Prof. Bob Garvey

13:45: Choose from a range of interactive workshop sessions.  Each delegate will have the opportunity to attend 2 or 3 workshops

16:30: Panel discussion with Q&A.

17:00: Conference close.

Keynote Speech — Prof Bob Garvey

Most leadership models are disempowering of leaders and in turn, of followers! These models expect that you will be a hero, be perfect, and be able to change your attitudes and behaviours to suit the moment or simply transform people into super men or women with peak performance – overnight!  Most of us know that it just ain’t like that because we live it daily. The challenges of modern working life are many. Change and innovation are central to organisational progress. Leadership is a key to achieving change and innovation. Leadership is a way of life and not a model to be adopted! In this keynote presentation, Bob will explore what it means to lead and how leadership abilities may be developed through coaching and mentoring interventions.


CM-1386 - Crop-Lis against white backgroundLis Merrick

Lis’s global career in mentoring and coaching follows a successful career in Human Resources with senior posts for Merrill Lynch, European Investment Banking and The Thomas Cook Group. She is Managing Director of Coach Mentoring Limited, a Director of The Professional Mentor Academy Limited, the ISMCP Accreditation Chair, a Visiting Fellow of the Coaching and Mentoring Research Unit at Sheffield Business School and the EMCC UK President. She also lectures at Sheffield Business School on the MSc Coaching and Mentoring.

She was voted: “Mentoring Person of the Year 2011/12” by Coaching at Work magazine in the UK.

Her experience in mentoring programme design and development is now internationally acclaimed, with over 100 mentoring programmes to her name globally. Lis writes and speaks at conferences about mentoring and coaching regularly and this work also informs her practice as an executive coach and designer of mentoring and coaching programmes.

Professor Bob Garvey

Professor Bob Garvey is one of Europe’s leading academic practitioners of coaching and mentoring and an experienced coach/mentor working with Musicians, HR Managers, Small Business Owners, Young people, Academics and Executives.

Bob has great experience in a whole range of organisations including large corporates, small business, the public and private sector, voluntary organisations and NGOs, and has worked in many different industries.

Bob subscribes to the ‘repertoire’ approach to coaching and mentoring. He is also in demand internationally as a lively and engaging conference speaker and has delivered webinars for a wide range of organisations including the International Mentoring Association and the National Institute for Health Research.

Bob has a PhD in Mentoring from the University of Durham, has published many papers and books on the practice of coaching and mentoring and is a member of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council. In 2014 Coaching at Work honoured him with their ‘life time achievement award for mentoring’ and in the same year, the EMCC gave him the mentor award.

CM-1330-Linda against white backgroundLinda Grant

Linda has over 20 years’ experience in management and people development, working in a wide range of sectors. Focusing on making a difference to organisational performance through people, she works on facilitating change, brand development, people engagement, leadership development, talent management, performance management, mentoring and coaching.

Linda’s experience of coaching and mentoring includes: working with individuals and teams at a variety of levels from Board directors to ‘talent’ groups and specialists; developing in-house coaches/mentors; and the design of mentoring and coaching programmes.

Linda is particularly interested in how a coaching/mentoring style of leadership can impact on a leader’s effectiveness to lead, manage and develop individuals/a team.

Linda holds an MSc in Coaching and Mentoring from Sheffield Business School, NLP Diploma, L4 in Human Resource Development and Certificate in Facilitating Learning in Organisations. She spends much of her spare time volunteering as Chair of Trustees for Leeds Mind.

CM-1516-Peter against white backgroundPeter Callender

Peter brings a pragmatic results focused approach to all he does. How will the change/coaching work help the individual leader or management team to improve their business performance and/or the level of workforce engagement?

Peter originally worked as an auditor but found people more interesting than figures, so moved into HR and worked his way through each of the HR functions. Focusing in talent management/organisational development he worked in both the health and financial services sectors. Peter also worked on big re-structuring exercises including the “Big Bang” in the city. He then moved into one of the big four consultancies where he started his international work.

Recent assignments have included working with the sales director of a well-known FMCG to improve sales/profit by 23%. In Mexico he worked with a chief executive of an international professional services organisation on a major culture change project to radically improve business results. He also works with senior management teams to develop their leadership skills and contribute to improving their change management capability.

Mark GilroyMark Gilroy

Mark Gilroy is the Joint Managing Director for TMS Development International Ltd. For the past 14 years, Mark has been supporting organisations in developing senior leaders and teams, utilising the full suite of psychometric tools offered by Team Management Systems.

He holds a degree in psychology, is a registered member of the British Psychological Society, and recently completed his ILM Level 7 qualification in coaching and mentoring. Mark works with a wide variety of private and public sector organisations, specialising in developing cross-cultural and geographically-dispersed teams.


Ian Jenner_2016-2Ian Jenner

Ian works with executive leaders to identify and develop performance improvement solutions for individuals and multicultural teams. This also includes partnering to design and deliver a range of Organisation Development practices and Leadership and Personal Development Programmes, including an internal coaching scheme of accredited multicultural coaches.

Special interests are coaching and mentoring, leadership development, team building and using Type to improve communication. Ian is a facilitator at the Cyprus International Institute of Management. In addition to working in the Private Sector Ian also works in the Higher Education and Charity sectors.

Ian is an experienced manager who has worked for multi-national manufacturers. He is a Post Graduate Diploma qualified coach mentor, with an MSc. in Human Resource Management and a licensed psychometric practitioner.

Diane photoDiane Egan

Diane has developed her career as a coach and mentor alongside a successful 30 year career as a professional scientist. She has held senior positions in a variety of Research, Development and Technical roles within both SME and large organisations including McBride and BP.

She is passionate about developing coaching capability in organisational settings to drive performance and change. From personal experience she believes that coaching and mentoring consistently deliver substantial and sustained growth for both individuals and teams.

Her approach to establishing a coaching culture is practical and pragmatic, always backed by the latest coaching research. She has designed and implemented multinational coaching schemes to improve organisational effectiveness. She is also experienced in using coaching as a tool to increase the impact of Lean continuous improvement programmes by creating a questioning and reflective learning environment.

As a personal coach, Diane motivates her clients to find the confidence and self-belief needed to bring about lasting change in their lives. Through positive regard she encourages them to uncover and understand their core values and guiding principles, thus allowing clients to make better informed choices about their career, their life goals and the journey toward achieving what they desire.


Dean Horsman photoDean Horsman, MEd, PGCHE, SFHEA, PGCE, BA (Hons), Chartered MCIPD

Dean is a Senior Lecturer in HR and OD at Leeds Beckett University and former Client Manager for the NHS Leadership Academy HR educational provision for the National NHS Graduate Management Training Scheme. He is a client and customer focussed, commercially minded, HR and OD professional, consultant, corporate and executive coach and academic.

With over 25 years’ experience, he is a specialist with extensive knowledge and skills in corporate and executive coaching, employee engagement, internal communications, leadership and management development, mediation, negotiation, teaching, training and development gained within public, private and third sector business and education environments.

His research interests are focussed on emotional and employee engagement (DBA Doctorate), emotional intelligence and leadership development; team coaching and development, dynamics and effectiveness. Dean recently worked on an externally funded appreciative inquiry into a Team Coaching through Leeds Business School.

julia ClaxtonDr. Julia Claxton

Dr Julia Claxton has 25 years’ experience as; an industry manager; HE professional; academic manager; researcher and consultant in leadership, managing change, employee engagement and team coaching. As well as having her own consultancy company she has held leadership positions in learning and development, training management and academia and has developed bespoke leadership development programmes for Yorkshire SMEs, Merseyside SMEs and Merseyside Third Sector Organisations under various funding bodies.

Julia carried out a two year project developing the staff training for the British Council all over the world and more recently led inquiry research into the introduction of team coaching in the NHS. She currently researches in employee engagement and leads this conference stream at the international UFHRD Conference each year.

Julia is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Advances in Higher Education and Chair of the European Area for the international Network for Business and Languages. She acts as external examiner to doctorates and reviews articles for a variety of academic journals.


Conference Workshops

Each delegate will have the opportunity to attend 2 or 3 workshops from those listed below.  We will contact you prior to the conference to gather your workshop preferences.

1: Developing your future leaders through mentoring

Lis Merrick (CM Ltd)

Drawing on her vast experience of developing more than 100 mentoring programmes in the corporate, public & NGO sectors, Lis will use this session to share practical mentoring solutions to help you develop future leaders within your organisation.

Participants will come away with a practical framework that can be used to develop their own mentoring programme, including:

  • Key steps in creating a successful programme
  • An outline of the resources required
  • Focussed tips for success
  • Discussion of some of the outputs that arise from supporting aspiring leaders through mentoring


2: Supporting developing leaders in a VUCA World, using coaching and mentoring interventions

Lis Merrick (CM Ltd)

This interactive and experimental workshop is designed to get the creative juices flowing!  Participants will have the opportunity to explore and develop their confidence in using a number of coaching and mentoring tools and techniques. This workshop provides a further angle on how to develop leaders using C&M interventions, which are specifically designed to support in the very volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous world we live in.  Much of the emphasis will be on empowering future leaders to create their own development opportunities.


3: Developing Teams and Team Leaders through the Intervention of Team Coaching

Dr Julia Claxton and Dean Horsman  (Leeds Beckett University)

Coaching is a proven leadership development tool.  Lots of organisations invest significant time and resource in developing leaders and teams but tend to focus on one-off events or individual programmes without necessarily focussing on the impact on the team. Team Coaching provides a continuous improvement and more challenging approach to leadership and team development.

In this practical, interactive workshop, participants will have the opportunity to experience the process of team coaching: to discuss the issues and dilemmas of a Team Coaching intervention; and, to realise the power and potential of Team Coaching as a Leadership & Team Development intervention.

Working in teams, participants will explore the dynamics of the team, the Team Coach, the Team Leader and Team Members.  From empirical research, we will share themes around the contribution of Team Coaching to Leadership and Team Development and help participants relate this to their own organisation.

NB: This is a double-length session, so attendees of this session would only be able to attend one other workshop.

4: Being the best leader that you can be…

Peter Callender (CM Ltd) & Mark Gilroy (TMS Development International)

What are the implications for coaching and developing tomorrow’s leaders?

This session will start off with defining the five main aspects of leadership: self, people, performance, strategy and change and go on to consider and discuss the following:

  1. Hypothesis 1 – Tomorrow’s leaders need to be team players: being comfortable to recruit and engage talented individuals who may sometimes disagree with the leader’s ideas…
  2. Hypothesis 2 – Tomorrow’s leaders will need a high level of emotional intelligence to succeed: looking at self-awareness, self control, empathy and influencing skills and how these 4 competencies enable leaders to engage and connect with their colleagues.
  3. Hypothesis 3 – Tomorrow’s leaders need to leverage diversity through 4 lenses: looking at cultural, generational, personality and gender differences.


5: Using the LEADERSHIP framework to develop a leader’s abilities to coach and mentor themselves and others.

Diane Egan, Linda Grant and Ian Jenner (CM Ltd)

This workshop explores the LEADERSHIP framework – a coach mentoring framework to grow leadership.  Informed by the latest research together with practical experience, the framework comprises key coaching and mentoring elements that support leadership growth.

The workshop will focus on demonstrating how the LEADERSHIP framework can be used for self-development and working with others, enabling leaders to effectively coach and mentor their people.

Participants will:

  • Explore and discuss the ‘what’ and ‘how’ of some elements of the LEADERSHIP framework.
  • Have experience of using the LEADERSHIP Framework materials.
  • Learn how to use the Framework/materials as an individual to raise awareness and generate responsibility for developing their practice as an effective coach/mentor.
  • Know how to use the Framework/materials with other individuals and groups, to help them identify areas to improve their practice as a coach/mentor.



RoyalYorkHotel_garden_path_flagsOFW-2000x1331The Royal York Hotel

Station Road North Yorkshire
York, YO24 1AA, UK

Tel: +44 (0) 1904 653 681

Located next to York Railway station, the hotel is easily accessible by rail or car.  There is ample on-site car parking charged at £5.00 per 24 hours.



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2 thoughts on “Developing the next generation of leaders

  1. This looks great. Trust in senior leaders in most organisations is at a very low level. If we can re-build our leadership roles and responsibilities and make a difference to our organisations – perhaps we can start to re-build some of this lost trust?

    • Absolutely Peter, I think this is an excellent time to re-build trust and develop real leadership responsibility and strength. We are aiming to discuss these issues at the conference and consider how coaching and mentoring interventions can support these challenges.

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