Harrogate, UK -
The forum welcomes experienced, apprentice and aspiring coaches, and is designed to promote and share best practice, both within the forum itself, and within the wider context of our work with individuals and organisations. Our forum provides an opportunity to develop our learning and practice our coaching – try new ways of working or work on something we want to improve. All this in a safe environment with the support of other coaches who provide valuable feedback and support.
Our September session is “Coaching and Mentoring”, kindly led by Ian Smith. Mentoring is a safe and covert method of reinforcing existing hierarchies and behaviours in organisations. Coaching is an overtly dangerous approach risking unpredictable destabilisation, owing to its non-directional nature. Mentoring is for people who like safety, whilst coaching is for people who enjoy taking risks. Discuss!
The group has a wide range of membership working in very different settings and with a diverse range of clients. Meetings commence at 18.00hrs with a friendly mingle and light refreshments. At 18.30hrs we gather together for an hour of learning and exploration of coaching related topics. The last hour and a half is our coaching practice time when we work in triads taking turns as coach, coachee and observer. We finish the evening with a brief review.
Venue: Primeast Global Headquarters, 5 Greengate, Cardale Park, Harrogate, HG3 1GY – 6.00pm to 9.00pm