Once internal coaches and managers are trained in coaching and mentoring in organisations it is very important to keep inspiring, challenging and developing their coaching skills.
Coaching and Mentoring CPD events
We are running an increasing number of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) events for internal coaches and mentors for our corporate clients.
The range of subjects vary considerably, but are all centred around how these can enhance the coaches’ and mentors’ skills, effectiveness and impact.
- Enhancing the internal coaches’ and mentors’ coaching/mentoring skills
- Inspiring them to apply their coaching and mentoring skills
- Creating a community feel / network for internal coaches and mentors
- Providing a forum for shared learning and discussion
- Recognising the internal coaches/mentors’ contribution to the organisation
- Sharing organisational updates with the coach/mentor community
- Picking up issues and themes experienced by coaches/mentors, to feed back to management and/or to inform future CPD events
- Contributing towards CPD requirements stipulated by their professional bodies
CPD event format:
Our typical CPD format are a half-day or more for the CPD subject itself, plus 1-2 hours allocated for discussion of coaching/mentoring challenges and issues raised by the participants.
The number of participants can range from 6 to 20+ people.
We suggest that attendance at the events is recorded and that the CPD events are logged by the participants or organisation on their training records.
When you are a practicing coach or mentor it is very important for your professional credibility and safe practice that you get regular supervision, indeed it is part of the Global Code of Conduct for coaches and mentors.
Coach supervision benefits:
- Shining a light and encouraging reflection on your own coaching practice
- Opportunity to discuss your own practice in a safe environment, learning from the experience of others
- Identifying themes in your own thinking, language and behaviours
- Reinforcing good practice and safe challenge to your practice by the supervisor
- Further developmental opportunities through reflection examining your coaching capabilities, skills, behaviours, communication, relationship dynamics and client behaviours
- Reducing risk to organisation and individuals by ensuring that professional and ethical practice is being undertaken. Providing quality control to internal coaching practice
- Creating interest and momentum in more employees becoming coaches as they see it as a fully supported value adding organisational activity
- Recognising and encouraging thoughts that to be an effective coach (whether internal or external) requires examination and attention to your own health and well-being
- Providing opportunity for L&D and HR to create a pan-organisation development mechanism for coaches as well as coachees
- Increasing the quality and commitment from internal coaches
- The habit of regular supervision and all that it entails can indirectly feed into and support the line manager role in coaching, providing feedback and managing performance and ultimately support cultural change in the organisation.
Coach supervision format:
EMCC’s recommends a ratio of a supervision session for every 35 hours of coaching or every 3 months, whichever comes first.
An individual coach supervision session will typically last between 60 and 90 minutes, while group sessions for 6-8 people are typically 3 hours long.
Your CPD requirements
call us for a no-obligation discussion on 0333 123 2002
Contact Nick Howell to discuss your supervision requirements -