Choosing the Right Mentor/Coach 

Pauline Willis is running a breakout session at 12:30

Before trying to choose a mentor/coach, it is important to understand what you hope to achieve. What role can they play and how do you find the right one for you?

Information on the BME into Leadership 2015 conference can be found on their website

BME into Leadership 2015

Becoming a Non-Executive Director for Coaches and Mentors 

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1-day course for Coaches and Mentors who are looking to become Non-Executive Directors
Cost is £300+VAT (£280+VAT for Coaching Network Subscribers, please contact us for a voucher)
Book your place

The Becoming a Non-Executive Director – for Coaches and Mentors course is designed for coaches, mentors and other professionals who possess these skillsets including organisational psychologists and business consultants. It is also of value to anyone who has substantial experience and expertise in harnessing individual as well as team effectiveness at board level, and who is experienced as an Executive Director or CEO.

Coaching and mentoring skillsets are different from those which are typically sought for the NED role. Bringing these skillsets into the boardroom as being valuable in themselves, provides considerable scope for increasing the diversity, well-being and effectiveness of organisations in the current volatile, complex and uncertain economic climate. HR professionals and recruiters seeking to appoint NED’s from a wider selection pool will also find this course valuable in providing what they need to support their clients in making informed decisions.

For the coach or mentor as NED this course enables you to:-

  • Plan and prepare for your first NED position with a real sense of what is expected of you as a NED and how you can meet these challenges.
  • Receive essential knowledge about roles, responsibilities, strategic focus and corporate governance that are key foundations for a Non-Executive board role.
  • Understand up to date thinking on corporate governance and the responsibilities of owners, the board, employees as well as you as a NED.
  • Appreciate the various ways and circumstances in which non-executive directors can make an effective contribution to a board’s work.
  • Understand methods for selection including key motivators and rewards along with the practicalities of the selection process.
  • Experience practical sessions on how to identify NED opportunities that are right for you, with emphasis on how to present your experiences with clarity and relevance. These will help you navigate the process of obtaining your first appointment and performing due diligence before you are appointed to the role.

 

Course Leaders:

David Doughty CDir FIoD

David DoughtyDavid Doughty is a Chartered Director and highly experienced Non-Executive, Chief Executive, Chair, Entrepreneur and Business Mentor. David has extensive executive and non-executive experience in small and medium enterprises in private and public sectors. He is also a board level consultant to multi-national organisations and a Chartered Director Ambassador for the Institute of Directors.

 

 

Pauline Willis MAPS CPsychol CSci

Pauline WillisPauline is an internationally recognised expert in executive coaching, mentoring and team effectiveness as well as selection and development in the boardroom. Pauline is a Chartered Psychologist registered in the UK and Australia as well as a Chartered Scientist. She is a founding Director of the Coaching & Mentoring Network (CMN), and was a founding Executive Board Member of the European Coaching & Mentoring Council, Chair and founding member of the British Psychological Society’s Special Group in Coaching Psychology (SGCP) Executive Committee. Working with both public and private sectors, she has experience of coaching and mentoring as well as selection and development within small and medium enterprises as well as large multi-national organisations.

Pre-course preparation

Pre-work is not compulsory. Before the workshop you will find it useful to consider what personal qualities and value you bring to the boardroom as a coach or mentor. You are also invited to complete a short questionnaire based assessment to reveal your key personality and style based strengths to the roles of coach, mentor and NED. For those of you who complete the assessment, you will be provided with a short summary report to support you in your professional journey.

Time

9:00 am – 4:30 pm

Location

Magdalen Centre, Oxford Science Park
Robert Robinson Avenue
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX14 4GA

The future of coaching and mentoring: evolution, revolution or extinction? 

Your invitation

Please join us for an all-day gathering, jointly sponsored by The Oxford Brookes Coaching and Mentoring Society (OBCAMS), The Coaching and Mentoring Network (C&MN), and The Association for Management Education and Development (AMED).  This follows our initial ‘preview’ event on 20 March.

Provisional outline programme

Here is a provisional outline of the programme, in both pdf and Word formats.  Please notes that there will be no formal presentations, but rather facilitated group discussions around key themes arising from articles in e-O&P, or identified during our gathering itself.

Click here to book your place, and for more details.

The cost is £35 for full Members of OBCAMS, the Coaching and Mentoring Network and AMED; £45 for other Networkers and Guests.  All participants can download a free copy of the Winter 2014 and Spring 2015 themed editions of AMED’s journal e-O&P on the future of coaching and mentoring (though a small optional voluntary donation to AMED’s development fund would be most welcome!).  Please note that prior reading is recommended, but optional.  Everyone is welcome!

Venue: The Post Graduate Centre, Wheatley Campus, Oxford Brookes University.

You can find our local travel directions by downloading this annotated map of the campus Wheatley tour guide. Scroll down to item 10 in the text, and look for ‘P’ in the map at the end of this document.

Arrival and coffee from 10.00 am; end 5.15 pm.

Becoming a Non-Executive Director for Coaches and Mentors 

View Event Flyer
1-day course for Coaches and Mentors who are looking to become Non-Executive Directors
Cost is £300+VAT (£280+VAT for Coaching Network Subscribers, please contact us for a voucher)
Book your place

The Becoming a Non-Executive Director – for Coaches and Mentors course is designed for coaches, mentors and other professionals who possess these skillsets including organisational psychologists and business consultants. It is also of value to anyone who has substantial experience and expertise in harnessing individual as well as team effectiveness at board level, and who is experienced as an Executive Director or CEO.

Coaching and mentoring skillsets are different from those which are typically sought for the NED role. Bringing these skillsets into the boardroom as being valuable in themselves, provides considerable scope for increasing the diversity, well-being and effectiveness of organisations in the current volatile, complex and uncertain economic climate. HR professionals and recruiters seeking to appoint NED’s from a wider selection pool will also find this course valuable in providing what they need to support their clients in making informed decisions.

For the coach or mentor as NED this course enables you to:-

  • Plan and prepare for your first NED position with a real sense of what is expected of you as a NED and how you can meet these challenges.
  • Receive essential knowledge about roles, responsibilities, strategic focus and corporate governance that are key foundations for a Non-Executive board role.
  • Understand up to date thinking on corporate governance and the responsibilities of owners, the board, employees as well as you as a NED.
  • Appreciate the various ways and circumstances in which non-executive directors can make an effective contribution to a board’s work.
  • Understand methods for selection including key motivators and rewards along with the practicalities of the selection process.
  • Experience practical sessions on how to identify NED opportunities that are right for you, with emphasis on how to present your experiences with clarity and relevance. These will help you navigate the process of obtaining your first appointment and performing due diligence before you are appointed to the role.

 

Course Leaders:

David Doughty CDir FIoD

David DoughtyDavid Doughty is a Chartered Director and highly experienced Non-Executive, Chief Executive, Chair, Entrepreneur and Business Mentor. David has extensive executive and non-executive experience in small and medium enterprises in private and public sectors. He is also a board level consultant to multi-national organisations and a Chartered Director Ambassador for the Institute of Directors.

 

 

Pauline Willis MAPS CPsychol CSci

Pauline WillisPauline is an internationally recognised expert in executive coaching, mentoring and team effectiveness as well as selection and development in the boardroom. Pauline is a Chartered Psychologist registered in the UK and Australia as well as a Chartered Scientist. She is a founding Director of the Coaching & Mentoring Network (CMN), and was a founding Executive Board Member of the European Coaching & Mentoring Council, Chair and founding member of the British Psychological Society’s Special Group in Coaching Psychology (SGCP) Executive Committee. Working with both public and private sectors, she has experience of coaching and mentoring as well as selection and development within small and medium enterprises as well as large multi-national organisations.

Pre-course preparation

Pre-work is not compulsory. Before the workshop you will find it useful to consider what personal qualities and value you bring to the boardroom as a coach or mentor. You are also invited to complete a short questionnaire based assessment to reveal your key personality and style based strengths to the roles of coach, mentor and NED. For those of you who complete the assessment, you will be provided with a short summary report to support you in your professional journey.

Time

9:00 am – 4:30 pm

Location

Magdalen Centre, Oxford Science Park
Robert Robinson Avenue
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX14 4GA

The future of coaching and mentoring – a preview 

The Coaching and Mentoring Network (CMN), Oxford Brookes University Coaching and Mentoring Society (OBCAMS) and the Association of Management Education and Development (AMED) invite you to an initial post-publication Gathering at Oxford Brookes University to share views on future possibilities for coaching and mentoring. We plan a more extended follow-up session in May 2015.

This collaboration is a continuation of our work in publishing the last two editions of AMED’s journal e-Organisations and People

Please put this date in your diary and watch this space for more information.

We hope to see you there.

Fast Track Certification for the Team Diagnostic Survey (TDS) 

Pauline Willis, Lauriate Ltd will be presenting this workshop.

The Workshop

This workshop is designed to ‘fast track’ TDS certification for qualified psychologists and experienced organisational consultants from a range of related fields.
The focus of the certification is to enable seasoned practitioners to build Team Diagnostic Survey into their coaching or consulting practice. A CPD certificate to confirm participation will be awarded to all participants at the end of the session.
The format of this workshop is intensive, involving pre-reading to cover theory as well as case presentations using the new questionnaire and associated reporting formats in small group work. For those interested in verification of their mastery in using the TDS, a post workshop collegiate process of support and supervision will also be available as an extension of this workshop.

Key learning goals

  • Understanding the theoretical underpinnings of the 6 conditions for team effectiveness as defined by J.Richard Hackman and Ruth Wageman.
  • Understanding how the TDS is used in organisations to create successful, high impact team coaching and organisational development programmes.
  • Understanding how to evaluate the impact of executive and leadership team coaching and development programmes using TDS.
  • Understanding how to integrate TDS into your practice in coaching, consulting or both.
  • Demonstrating learning through a supervised post workshop project.

NB: This  special version of the new TDS certification process is restricted to delegates of the BPS Division of Occupational Psychology Annual Conference. To register, you must first complete your conference registration at http://www.bps.org.uk/events/conferences/dop-annual-conference/registration

If you are interested in receiving information about other TDS certification options please contact us.

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Tribute to J. Richard Hackman – A Giant of Our Profession [1940 – 2013] 

Pauline Willis, Lauriate Ltd & Ruth Wageman, Harvard Dept. of Psychology

This celebration of Richard’s life and legacy to the profession is led by Pauline Willis and co-presented with Ruth Wageman who will be joining us ‘virtually’ from her home in New Hampshire.

J.Richard Hackman, Harvard University Edgar Pierce Professor of Social and Organizational Psychology was an award winning scholar, teacher, and practitioner of Industrial/Organisational psychology who very sadly died on January 8th, 2013. Richard’s work is well-known and influential both within and beyond the boundaries of our profession.

His work has provided many theoretical insights and practical tools for harnessing human potential, inspiring and informing leaders, consultants and coaches in a wide range of organisations from musical ensembles to airline crews to health care teams and intelligence communities.

The key focus of his lifelong passion for psychology in organisations was understanding not only what it is that makes teams effective, but how they can best be supported to perform superbly and become settings that foster the growth and learning of individuals. Richard’s research and practice led him to explore how organisational structures and systems and team design features, rather than the personality or style of the leader, were fundamental to team effectiveness. Richard’s colleague and former student, Ruth Wageman, will share some key insights from Richard’s legacy, especially about the lessons of his life and work for doing research that makes a difference.

Those who knew Richard personally or know his work in depth will be invited to share their own memories and personal reflections of his impact.

To assist us in structuring your input for this session, please email, tweet or join us in person to share your responses to the following questions. All contributions are welcome, both virtual and in person.

1. What aspect of Richard Hackman–whether his work or your interactions with him–has had the most powerful and lasting impact on your own work and life?

2. What lessons have you learned about what it takes to do *useful research* (work that contributes both to social science theory and to informed action)?

NB: Inputs to this session, in whatever form you would like to make [tweets, emails, personal] will be captured and the core messages shared widely both within the BPS DOP as well as within the main memorial website in Richard Hackman’s honor jrichardhackman.com that Ruth Wageman is now hosting in the spirit of his scholarly work and extraordinary teaching.

Mission to Mars: Team success with Coaching & Psychology 

In November 2011 six astronauts emerged from a life-sized spaceship after completing a remarkable 520 day simulated flight to Mars (although they never actually left the Moscow car park where the ‘spaceship’ sat). Lessons from this trip have added to the decades of research which led up to this history-making journey. We have been inspired by this to put together an approach to working with teams that embraces scientific and pragmatic approaches to team success. We are advocating strategic use of psychological tools and services to enhance the success and wellbeing of teams in all areas of life and business.

This practical and engaging session is designed to suit the relaxed and collegiate atmosphere of Psychologists in the Pub event. Topical, interesting real case information about the Mars500 mission is offered alongside the opportunity to get ‘hands on’ in interpreting profiles of a more down-to-earth team. Join us to explore an exciting team case study based on an accessible coaching challenge. Whether you work in a team or with teams, this event has something to engage you, irrespective of your primary areas of professional interest as a psychologist.

Pauline Willis & Rob Bailey are co-authors of a chapter on using the 16PF in Coaching in Psychometrics in Coaching: Using psychological and psychometric tools for team development.

Pauline Willis is a Chartered Occupational Psychologist and Director of Lauriate Ltd.
Rob Bailey is Principal Consultant, Research and Development at OPP Ltd.

Psychologist in the Pub Facebook event page http://www.facebook.com/events/132713056900018/?ref=22

This event is hosted by the West Midlands Branch of the British Psychological Society. With 4000 members this regional branch plays a key role in ‘Taking Psychology to Society’. http://wmb.bps.org.uk/

 

 

 

 

Coaching across time and space: Creating high performing remote and virtual teams with Sociomapping 

The premier event for professional Occupational, Organisational and Business Psychology practitioners and academics. Hosted by the lead professional body for psychology in the UK.

Lauriate Director Pauline Willis will be delivering Coaching across time and space: Creating high performing remote and virtual teams with Sociomapping on Friday the 11th of January.

Download full brochure http://dop-conference.bps.org.uk/document-download-area/document-download$.cfm?file_uuid=74E196EF-9105-4F93-2034-AA15E644E7BA&ext=pdf

Book your place http://www.bpsshop.org.uk/Division-of-Occupational-Psychology-Annual-Conference-2013-Crowne-Plaza-Chester-P2345C7.aspx

Coaching at the Coalface: Creating Successful, High Performing Teams 

Pauline will conduct a practice focused workshop providing an overview of key insights into sociomapping from the recently completed Mars500 project in Moscow as well as covering the core principles of working successfully with remote teams.

Come and learn about Sociomapping, the new methodology for analysing and visualising complex relationships in data, and how this can be applied in practice. This methodology has been developed by psychologists initially within the aerospace and military contexts to support the success of teams working together on high pressure, high stakes missions. Pauline will also show how rigorously developed tools are now being used by management and professional teams in a wide range of organisations to create successful high performing teams.

Further information and registration can be found on the APS Event page

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