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Striding Out to host 'Extreme Weekend'
Striding Out founder Heather Wilkinson has designed a leadership and team training event aimed at anyone between 18 and 30 who is toying with new business ideas, starting or already running a business.

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.

Training firm managers LEAD the way
Two managers of training businesses in the North West have graduated from Lancaster University's LEAD programme for SMEs.

Olympians offer leadership coaching to business heads
As competitors across the globe prepare themselves both mentally and physically to take part in this year's Commonwealth Games, former Olympic medallists for the British and Australian rowing teams, Greg Searle and Drew Ginn, say they are using the lessons they learnt in the world of sport to coach business heads about leadership issues and 'mental toughness'.

Ashridge launches Centre for Coaching
Business school Ashridge has launched a Centre for Coaching. The company says the Centre is designed to consolidate and further develop the coaching it provides in the UK and across the globe.

Prof. Cary Cooper to deliver coaching conference keynote
The Association for Coaching is holding its second annual conference on 24th March 2006 at Victoria Park Plaza in London.

Association for Coaching appoints new council member
When the Association for Coaching were looking for a new council member to volunteer as Head of Professional Forums, Jacqui Mann, managing director of J Mann Associates put her name forward - and was elected.

EMCC launches training provider quality award
The European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC) has launched a new quality award.

Association for Coaching conference announced
The Association for Coaching is holding its second international conference in London on March 24 2006.

Coaching association announces leadership seminar
The Association for Coaching is to hold a breakfast seminar in London from 8-11am, on Thursday December 1st, entitled 'Coaching Leaders for Tomorrow'.

EMCC announces details of coaching and mentoring conference
The European Mentoring and Coaching Council has announced details of its 12th annual conference.

Conference to discuss how coaching helps achieve change
Senior managers from Tesco and United Utilities PLC will explain how coaching has been used to achieve cultural change in their organisations at the CIPD Annual Coaching at Work Conference.

Association for Coaching launches accreditation scheme
The Association for Coaching has launched an accreditation scheme for executive, personal and speciality coaches.

CIPD launches new certificate in coaching and mentoring
The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has developed a new Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring that aims to help managers develop the skills and knowledge needed to become a highly effective coach and mentor.

New book aims to address the role of line managers in coaching
The CIPD has published a new book - Making Coaching Work - that aims to address the role of line managers in coaching and suggests how employers can get their buy-in and create a culture within their organisation to make it work.

CIPD conference aims to help employers make coaching work
Employers should select their coaches and manage the coaching relationship carefully if they are to be successful in meeting the needs of the individual and the business. This warning comes from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) as recent research finds employers are planning to put more resources into coaching.

Workplace mentors can put young people back on right path of education and training, says Blunkett
According to David Blunkett, positive role models in the workplace could provide the path back into education and training for young people who would otherwise fall into a life of anti-social behaviour or drugs.

Sir Ranulph Fiennes to speak at mentoring conference
Explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes OBE will be sharing his experiences at the East Mentoring Forum’s second Annual Conference on Tuesday 7th June at the Rowley Mile Racecourse, Newmarket.

How well does coaching work?
Evaluation in the coaching and mentoring industry is put under the microscope in the new issue of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council Journal.

OSC&M and BrightWave launch online coach-mentoring toolkit
The Oxford School of Coaching and Mentoring (OSC&M) and
e-learning company BrightWave have launched the Oxford Coach-Mentor's Online Toolkit. The Toolkit is designed to help line managers, human resource specialists and coach-mentoring professionals to improve the effectiveness of their coach-mentoring.

New EMCC branch formed in Germany
The European Coaching and Mentoring Council (EMCC) has formed a new branch in Germany. EMCC Deutschland will launch today with an event in Cologne. The new group is headed by Dr Stefan Mette, supported by co-chairs Ian Peacock and Dr Sabine Dembkowski.

New phase of EMCC standards research announced
The European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC) has announced that it is entering the second phase of its Standards Research Project. In the first phase, the EMCC's panel identified a wide set of key competencies for coaching and mentoring professionals. Now the EMCC is asking the rest of the industry - and its clients - to help refine these findings further.

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).

EMCC expands as new international groups are formed
The European Mentoring and Coaching Council has expanded over the summer, with the formal establishment of two international branches in Spain and Switzerland.

CIPD to launch coaching standards
The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) have announced plans to launch a draft set of professional standards for the coaching profession.

European Mentoring & Coaching Conference to take place in Brussels
The 11th European Mentoring & Coaching Conference is to place on November 18th and 19th at the Hotel Bedford in Brussels. This is the first time the conference has ever taken place outside of the UK.

Coaching and mentoring industry looks to the future
Sir John Whitmore, one of the pioneers of the modern coaching profession, stressed the importance of the coaching and mentoring industry at a European Mentoring and Coaching Council event in Oxford last month.

Half price coaching offer for South West SMEs
Business West and Business Link Somerset are offering up to half price coaching to SME's (Small Medium Sized Enterprises) in the West of England and Somerset areas as a result of funding from the Regional Development Agency.

Coaching and mentoring industry looks to the future
A joint meeting between four of the coaching and mentoring industry's leading professional bodies is set to take place in London on Tuesday April 27 2004.

EMCC issue new guidelines for coaches and mentors
New guidelines have been issued to help coaches and mentors meet the challenges of the workplace. The guidelines have been issued by the European Coaching and Mentoring Council (EMCC) and are designed to further raise standards and benefit both the clients of coaches and mentors as well as practitioners themselves.

Coaching and mentoring industry to benefit from landmark project

A groundbreaking project to help the coaching and mentoring industry develop common European standards is already bearing fruit.

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