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Beating office politics is key to successful leadership, says study
59% of leaders rate career transitions as very or extremely challenging according to the research from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and Development Dimensions International (DDI).

Loyalty company uses drama to train internal coaches
Loyalty Management Group, the company that operates the Nectar customer loyalty programme, is training 50 senior and middle managers to be in-house coaches.

Inspiring Potential launches new coaching programme
Coaching and leadership development company Inspiring Potential has launched a new six-stage, one-to-one coaching programme.

CEL and NCSL offer development support for 14-19 consortia
The Centre for Excellence in Leadership ( CEL ) and the National College for School Leadership (NCSL) have designed a range of programmes aimed at supporting the 145 groups of schools, colleges and training providers chosen to deliver the new Diplomas for 14 to 19-year-olds.

New book explores training and development around the world
National culture has become an overused and potentially damaging term in the world of learning and training. In reality, the key to delivering effective training on a world stage is to adapt to context, of which national culture is just one small part. This is one of the conclusions of a new study of learning, training and development around the world, based on 58 case studies of learning and development across 19 countrie

TPS launches Certificate in Coach Supervision
The Performance Solution (TPS) has launched a Certificate in Coach Supervision. The programme comprises two three-day modules.

Action International re-brands as ActionCOACH
Business coaching organisation Action International has just changed its name to ActionCOACH as part of a major re-branding exercise.

YSC to operate new coaching service at BT
Corporate psychology consultancy YSC is to operate BT's new Executive Coaching Service, to be launched on 9th January 2007.

Skills for Logistics conference focuses on CPD
Skills for Logistics, the Sector Skills Council for the freight logistics industries, delivered its second employer conference to more than 100 delegates at Towcester Racecourse, Northamptonshire.

CIPD releases research on coaching supervision
According to new research from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), less than half (44%) of coaches say they are receiving regular supervision, and less than a quarter (23%) of organisations who use coaching are providing coaching supervision.

Association for Coaching launches industry guide
The Association for Coaching is launching its first book - Excellence in Coaching, the Industry Guide.

Association for Coaching Scotland conference
The Association for Coaching Scotland is holding its 2006 Conference in Edinburgh on November 10th 2006.

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.

New IDM course offers a personal mentor for a year
The Institute of Direct Marketing (IDM) has announced that its new course for industry newcomers will be taught solely by Fellows of the IDM with delegates being allocated a personal and professional mentor for an entire year upon completion.

EEDA chairman gives keynote at mentoring conference
Mentoring has a powerful role in the development of human capital, according to Richard Ellis, chairman of the East of England Development Agency (EEDA).

Film mentoring programme gets underway
Top names from the world of filmmaking are taking on a new mentoring role to help support the next generation of UK film talent.

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Research and reports

CIPD releases research on coaching supervision
According to new research from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), less than half (44%) of coaches say they are receiving regular supervision, and less than a quarter (23%) of organisations who use coaching are providing coaching supervision.

New research to be previewed at coaching conference
New research on coaching workplace teams will be presented by David Clutterbuck at the Oxford School of Coaching and Mentoring (OSC&M)'s 8th Annual Conference this June.

University to host coaching and mentoring research day
Sheffield Hallam University is holding a Coaching and Mentoring Research Day on February 9th 2005. The event is being hosted jointly by the university's Mentoring and Coaching Research Unit and the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC).

Study: ‘Coaching works but it could be better'
Against a background of increasing demand and heightened expectation, the provision of external coaching services across the UK has soared over the last few years. ‘The Coaching Study 2004', by the University of Central England and Origin Consulting sets out to discover how coaching contributes value to businesses and organisations across the UK.

Coaching industry is growing up, but still has things to learn
Coaching is an increasingly popular tool in the promotion of learning and development, and has achieved almost universal acceptance as a technique that delivers tangible business benefits, according to a new survey from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).

Coaching and mentoring: everyone's at it, but are they doing it right?
Coaching and mentoring are still essential tools in developing skills and knowledge within organisations. 83% of organisations use coaching and 73% use mentoring, but this widespread popularity is not reflected in giving training to those coaches and mentors. Only 21% of organisations in the survey, for the Coaching and Mentoring Managing Best Practice guide, always provide guidance or training to their coaches and mentors.

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Article archive

A quick guide to coaching
A quick guide to coaching from training organisation Changing Perspective.

How to make your coaching experience the best it can be
A view from the other side of the fence as Kim Gregory, executive coach and principal associate of TSO Consulting, looks at ways of ensuring that your coaching experience really works for you.

10 more coaching tips
10 more tips for coaches courtesy of Trans4mation.

Coaching tips
10 tips for coaches from Trans4mation.

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