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Northern Workshops

John Leary-Joyce presents next LeaderShape ICF regional coaching Masterclass
Team Coaching Workshop | Feb 15th | University of Chester | 9am – 5pm

LeaderShape is pleased to invite you to its second one-day specialist workshop in the North West of England together with its post-graduate certificate validating body, the University of Chester and the Academy of Executive Coaching.

The Team Coaching MasterClass with the AoEC’s founder and current president of the EMCC, John Leary-Joyce, will help experienced coaches develop team work, drawing on the highest professional and best practice standards. John will outline the complex, systemic approach that demands a much wider range of competencies than individual coaching.

This official ICF Regional Event, offers certified 7 hrs CCEU  for attendance.   

The workshop at the University of Chester is from 9am on February 15th with AoEC Founder John Leary-Joyce. Fee: £140 + VAT.  A £20 discount is available for members of the ICF, EMCC, AoEC, Alumni, students and partners of the University of Chester and for Public/not-for-profit organisations.

For more information:
Please book here or email contact@leadershape.biz for more information.

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Follow-up Planned after First Northern ICF Workshop Success

A new initiative to bring high-quality coaching workshops to the North of England has been so successful its organisers have begun planning next year’s series!

Devised and hosted by executive coaches and mentors, LeaderShape, together with the International Coach Federation (ICF,) the one-day seminar welcomed individual practitioners as well as corporate attendees, including from the telecoms and aerospace industries, to the renowned Work-Based Learning centre, the University of Chester.

One of the UK’s most senior coaches, Newfield NetworksAboodi Shabi, delivered the specialist session “The Art of Masterful Coaching – beyond a set of techniques,” to offer new perspectives to its audience.

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Advanced University Qualifications in Leadership

Early bird bookings are now being taken for the open programmes (in partnership with the University of Chester) starting in March 2012:

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Emotionally Intelligent Leadership
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Coaching, Mentoring and Facilitation in Organisations
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Transpersonal Leadership
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Emotionally Intelligent and Transpersonal Leadership
  • Master of Arts Degree in Transpersonal Leadership

Because they are based on the principle of work-based learning, these qualifications not only ensure an excellent knowledge of leadership but also that the candidate is actually an effective leader.

Visit our website for more information; then call us on 0870 990 5576 or email us to discover what LeaderShape can do for the leaders and future leaders of your organisation.

A Unique Suite of Advanced University Qualifications in Leadership.

LeaderShape has announced a new unique offering of a Suite of Advanced University Qualifications in Leadership: Download details now.

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Private Sector Forges Frameworks – Leaving Public Sector Coaching Behind?

Coaching and Mentoring in the Private SectorPublic sector coaching may be in danger of being left behind, while private corporations develop increasingly robust processes to monitor outcomes – according to a new report from the Institute of Business Consulting (IBC) together with the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC) and reported in HR Magazine. The qualitative survey says organisational buyers lack common standards and diverge in their approach – partly in response to the UK’s current economic pressures. As a result, the future of coaching may look markedly different between the public and private sectors in the coming years.

The IBC/EMCC study focused on areas including selection, monitoring and desired outcomes. They discovered diverse perspectives regarding what organisations considered ‘the right conditions’ for effective and cost-effective coaching.

The research quizzed participants about the nature and extent of sponsors’ involvement at all stages of the cycle (sourcing, selecting and matching coaches; involvement in setting coaching objectives and contracting; evaluation; ROI). Many public sector sponsors appear to be more ‘light touch’, relying on selection procedures for quality assurance and accountability.

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Millions Spent on Coaching Without a Business Purpose

While multi-millions of pounds are spent on coaching across the UK, nearly one in seven organisations (15%) admit they have absolutely no measurements in place to assess the impact of their programmes.

Human Resources publishes LeaderShape articleWorking with us at LeaderShape, a new survey from the leading recruiting expert, Hays Senior Finance, and reported in HR Magazine, shows that coaching is often undertaken without evaluating the return on investment. The survey also reports that two thirds of businesses (68%) fail to use coaching directly to address corporate objectives and they confess that outcomes are often simply referenced at a personal level.

Our own Chris Gulliver comments: “This is a very expensive missed opportunity for UK Plc in fast-moving times. Increasing amounts of money are being spent on coaching as a universal panacea but many companies have no comprehensive overview or sense of purpose.

“There is a clear lack of framework and training given to those who are delivering many of these programmes with the obvious outcome that they simply don’t understand how to use coaching effectively and spend money wisely. In what other area of business would money be laid out with so little thought to evaluating its impact?”

LeaderShape has developed a unique qualification – The Post Graduate Certificate in Coach-Mentoring and Facilitation in Organisations – accredited by the University of Chester to enable employees to develop and maintain best practice in the workplace. This enables superior delivery of important staff development needs, while at the same time providing a recognised academic award.

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UK leaves new Senior Managers wholly unsupported

Leadership handoverOne man out the back door and one in the front; no mentoring for the role, not even a handover from the guy who ran the show for the last 13 years  – and did anyone actually show David Cameron the state of the accounts before they put him in charge of the country?!

Well, you may be horrified to learn that this is how UK Plc runs its business – and it’s the same extraordinary story in most UK Plcs.

Less than 5% of newly appointed company leaders are given support while learning their roles, leaving 40% quitting their post within two years. According to a new pilot survey* from expert coach-mentors, LeaderShape, companies expect Financial Directors or CEOs to hit the ground running in these challenging positions without backup – even if they are new to that level of responsibility. The cost of turnover at this £75,000 and above salary level has a serious impact on the UK’s balance sheet as well as on long-term business stability.

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