The European Mentoring and Coaching Council has launched a consultation project as first step in creating European standards for professional coaching and mentoring practice.
This ground breaking project to develop professional standards for coaching and mentoring practice is the first time an attempt has been made to engage the whole coaching and mentoring community internationally in a consultative process to bring together a standards framework that can be used as a benchmark for the future development of the profession.
A considerable variety of coaching and mentoring frameworks, codes of practice and standards currently exist within the industry. The European Mentoring and Coaching Council”s initiative, in bringing together key organisations and interest groups, to share best practice in the creation of a set of unifying professional standards is a landmark event. It will have a major impact on whether the industry should be regulated and will help clients to understand fully the services on offer from providers of coaching and mentoring.
A briefing paper discussing the initiative and the need for international standards in coaching and mentoring, is available free of charge from EMCC. If you would like a copy contact the project officer firstname.lastname@example.org