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CIPD announces coaching conference programme

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) are holding their annual Coaching at Work Conference on 12-13 September 2006 at The Hurlingham Club, London.

The CIPD says speakers at the event will include:

  • Dr Peter Hawkins, co-founder and chairman, Bath Consultancy Group, on coaching supervision
  • Neil Offley, consultant and former director of development and evaluation, NHS Leadership Centre, on demonstrating the value of coaching
  • Peter Wall, education training and development manager, Jaguar and Land Rover, on coaching for high-performing teams
  • Ben Renshaw, director of Success Intelligence and co-author of 'SuperCoaching', on coaching success

A recent survey from the CIPD found that four out of five organisations now use coaching as part of their efforts to develop people (79%) and the most popular delivery of this is via the training of line managers.

However, few respondents believe managers take their coaching responsibilities seriously - this, says the CIPD, suggests organisations need to develop a coaching culture to secure commitment from line managers.

The CIPD Learning and Development survey also found over 80% of those organisations using coaching aspire to having a coaching culture and 75% state that they are investing time and resources to achieve this.

The CIPD has designed an additional update day, with two themes running parallel, that aim to reflect some of the issues that organisations face when developing a coaching culture and when developing coaching techniques more generally.

The CIPD says speakers at the update day will include:

  • Dominic Mahony, Lane4 director, Olympic Bronze Medallist (Modern Pentathlon), team manager GB Modern Pentathlon Team, on building a coaching culture
  • John Bailey, UK director of coaching, KPMG, on developing line managers as coaches
  • P. Alex Linley, director, Centre for Applied Positive Psychology, on strengths coaching: a positive psychology approach

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