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Newsletter – March 2011
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Welcome from Linda Aspey, Chair

This is the first of our regular newsletters from BACP Coaching (BACPC) in which we'll keep you up-to-date with what's going on. Since we were officially recognised as a new Division of BACP in November last year, there's been a lot happening behind the scenes, and now we are delighted to let you know about some of the exciting initiatives we've begun work on and have lined up for the months ahead.

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BACP Coaching – Our first National Conference on 17 June 2011, Central London

Therapist-Coach: Coaching for a Changing World

Nancy Kline, acclaimed author of the ground-breaking book, Time to Think, will be the keynote speaker at our one-day conference this June. Our conference will be an opportunity for us to focus on the emerging issues for the coaching profession and, most importantly, to consider the role of the therapist-coach. We'll be exploring the key challenges, issues and changes facing the coaching sector and considering ways in which coaching can be used by practitioners with therapeutic training. We hope it will also prompt some lively debate about what makes BACP coaches unique.

Our other key presenters include Liz Macann, Head of the Executive, Leadership and Management Coaching Network at the BBC, and Tatiana Bachkirova, Director of the Coaching & Mentoring Supervision Programme of Oxford Brookes University. We are also inviting several other leading practitioners in the world of coaching to run workshops. Alongside these influential speakers, we'll be offering delegates the opportunity to participate in a wide range of member-led workshops focussed on developing professional coaching practice.

Full details and booking information will be released within the next few weeks.

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BACPC Network meetings across the UK – Get involved as a Link Lead!

Building on the success of our first network meetings in York, Edinburgh and London, more dates and venues are planned for the coming months to give members an opportunity to meet, learn together and also to exchange views about the future shape of the Coaching Division. We're now seeking more volunteers to take on the role of Link Leads, (Local Involvement Network Leads) to spearhead the development and growth of BACP Coaching network groups in various UK regions. Have a look at our website www.bacpcoaching.co.uk/opportunities.php to find out more.

Jayne Hildreth (pictured right) is the Head of Link Leads for the Coaching Division and she warmly advocates getting involved:

"Having the opportunity to set up the first network meeting in York was hugely rewarding and satisfying. The energy and enthusiasm in the group created a really positive environment which was exciting to be part of. It was great to meet like-minded people with a variety of expertise and share ideas, experience and questions. If you'd like to do the same, just get in touch with me, and I'd be happy to explain the role and the application process."

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Coach Training

We have identified more than 250 coach training courses in the UK – offering a bewildering choice for new and experienced practitioners. We're currently working on how we can help our members to make informed decisions from this information. In the meantime, we have gathered a sample of training organisations and compiled a list of questions for BACP members considering coaching training to think about. Just visit www.bacpcoaching.co.uk/coachtraining.php or click below to download the guide:

* Coach Training


Additionally, Coaching at Work has kindly offered to share their two part Special Report on Coach Training, Train to Gain, with members of BACP Coaching. Train to Gain can be downloaded from here:

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BACP members are also eligible for a discount of up to 20% on Coaching at Work subscription – visit www.coaching-at-work.com

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Professional Conduct

As you may have seen in our recent email to Coaching Division members and in Therapy Today, BACP is adding coaching practitioners to its panel of Adjudicators in the Professional Conduct Department. This includes Pre-Hearing Assessment panel work and participation on Adjudication panels.

The professional conduct processes are vital to maintaining BACP's role in ensuring that our members abide by the guidelines set out in our Ethical Framework, whether that member is counselling or coaching. Interviews are currently taking place, following which panel members (who are BACP members with expertise in coaching) will receive training in assessing and adjudicating with a coaching perspective in mind.

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BACP Coaching website

Our current website is a work in progress and we will be adding to it as we get further established. We have plans for podcasts and video links which will support our mission to make BACP Coaching a place for dialogue and learning, as well as ensuring the highest professional standards.

Please visit www.bacpcoaching.co.uk

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Health and Wellbeing at Work event

We aim to communicate our message to the wider HR community and workplace that some BACP members are also coaches. So we will be represented at the Health and Wellbeing at Work exhibition and conference at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham on 8–9 March. Do come and meet us if you are planning to attend.

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The following events are available to members free of charge

Coaching Network meeting in Huddersfield
Monday, 14 March 6pm–8.45pm
Room 1/09 First floor of School of Education and Professional Development, Lockside Building, Firth Street, Huddersfield HD1 3DH

Book your place by Monday, 7 March by contacting Jayne Hildreth at enquiries@jaynehildrethconsultingltd.co.uk


Coaching Network meeting in York
Thursday, 17 March 6pm–9pm, York St John University, Room DG/019 Lord Mayor's Walk, York YO31 7EX

Book your place by Monday, 14 March by contacting Jayne Hildreth at enquiries@jaynehildrethconsultingltd.co.uk. Keep a note in your diary of future York network meetings: 16 May; 12 July; 14 September and 19 November 2011.


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