Posts Tagged 'UniversityOfChester'



The Art of Masterful Coaching

One Day Specialist Workshop
at the University of Chester, Warrington Campus.

This workshop can count towards a prestigious post-graduate University degree; it will carry ICF (International Coach Federation) Continuing Coach Education Units (CCEUs) *. 

Aboodi Shabi, Newfield Network, 1 day coaching workshopwith Aboodi Shabi of Newfield Network

  • Experience one of the UK’s most senior coaches in action – a pioneer and leader in the UK and European Coaching community
  • Develop deep listening to allow the authentic human being to speak
  • Learn to understand beyond presenting goals, then to move beyond technique to discover the true expression of the client before you.

This will be a thought provoking and stimulating workshop, offering questions and new perspectives about coaching and the world in which we do our work. The day will be highly experiential with plenty of coaching and reflective exercises.

*CCEUs will be awarded, subject to ratification by the ICF

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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 executives appointed to boost leadership skills.

PGC in Coach-Mentoring and Facilitation, accredited by the University of Chester LeaderShape is convinced of the value of good quality coaching, mentoring and facilitation in the work place. However, experience has led them to the conclusion that the good intentions behind these initiatives are often undermined by the lack of training or a proper framework for the provision of this valuable Work-Based Learning.

This understanding has led them to work closely with the University of Chester to develop a unique qualification; The Post Graduate Certificate in “Coach-Mentoring and Facilitation in Organisations”. This qualification is accredited by the University of Chester which has long been known as a leader in Work-Based Learning qualifications.

The UK’s first cohort of business leaders has been appointed to undertake this cutting-edge programme to boost leadership performance in their companies during the current downturn.

Sixteen experienced executives will work with existing or high growth potential companies over a six-year period, while undertaking the new Post Graduate Certificate (PGC) which aims to upskill an organisation’s own capacity to develop leaders – particularly at a time when training budgets are under pressure.