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Keep Stepping! Step Up, Step Out, Stand Out!  A motivational, inspiring and fun evening to set you up for the winter months.

When: January 31, 2019
Where: Wolverhampton
This event is being organised in collaboration with the East of England Local Government Association.

When: February 5, 2019
Where: Cambridgeshire
When: February 6, 2019
Join Professors David Clutterbuck and Bob Garvey and Doctor Paul Stokes as they debate the pros & cons of professionalising mentoring.

When: February 14, 2019
When: February 18, 2019
Where: Guildford
When: February 19, 2019
Our opening session for 2019 is led by Bill Henry an independent executive coach and previously a partner at PwC.  Bill will be asking how do we make coaching and mentoring commercially viable in the current marketplace?

When: February 25, 2019
When: February 28, 2019
An opportunity to learn about one of five accreditation routes with the EMCC: the International Standards in Mentoring and Coaching Programme Management (ISMCP).

When: March 15, 2019
When: March 19, 2019
Where: London
When: March 19, 2019
When: March 28, 2019
The Public Sector Forum meets regularly throughout the year. For further information and to join the forum in April please contact Dee Donnelly:

When: April 1, 2019
This forum connects senior people in the Third Sector who have responsibility for developing coaching and mentoring in their workplaces. Meetings take place in Central London.  Contact Katharine St John-Brooks:

When: April 2, 2019

EMCC UK host a number of events every month to give our members access to a variety of new and interesting topics and research results

Our events are facilitated by respected professionals within the industry with a view to enhance your learning and support continuous professional development.

These events also give you the opportunity to network with like-minded individuals and connect with other EMCC UK members.  Take a look at our events calendar to see what’s on over the coming months both at a national and regional level, click on the calendar link to read more and to book your place.

Our events are also open to non-members and members. If you are not currently a member come along and find out more about the EMCC and what we can offer to support your development.

Some of the events that we are planning in the first half of 2018 are listed below and will appear on our calendar soon.

We look forward to welcoming you.


Trust your gut, listen to reason: Intuition and the coaching relationship

Presented by: Claire Sheldon
First quarter – West Midlands (date and venue tbc)
Working at the Boundary, is an innovative, research-based model that captures the potential in the moment between us noticing and responding to an intuition. Participants will use it to unpick their responses to intuition in their coaching, to examine the impact of intuitive interventions on the coaching relationship, and to consider ways in which they can work more choice fully at the boundary between intuitive and rational ways of knowing.
Key areas
Intuition: A coaching context
Exploring the territory, sharing experience 
Working at the Boundary: a model for exploring intuition in coaching 
Expertise, maturity and the quality of intuitive interventions
Responding to intuition: four responses and their impact on the coaching relationship
The implications for practice: personal reflection and planning ahead

Why attend?
To sharpen your awareness of how you experience and act on intuitions
Identify when intuitions add value for coach and client – and when they disrupt the coaching relationship
Move more elegantly between intuitive and rational ways of knowing

Participants will take away Working at the Boundary, a practical model for exploration, supervision and professional development.

Less is More: Harnessing the power of virtual coaching

Presented by: Moira McLaughlin
13th February 2018 - hosted by Guildford Regional Network (venue tbc)

Our use of virtual coaching is growing year on year, yet it is often considered ‘second best’ to face-to-face working. However, research suggests that virtual coaching can be a powerful, highly flexible and creative intervention – one which offers coach and client more than a distance coaching tool.  Studies also indicate that a different skill set is required to optimise its effectiveness and sense of ease for all participants. This practical session invites you to extend your understanding of the complexity of the virtual space and the key skills involved in working with telephone and Skype - an ideal opportunity to develop your practice, your awareness and your confidence in this expanding area. 
Key areas 
Virtual coaching – what’s happening?
Working with audio   
The dynamics of the virtual space: benefits and challenges
How to optimise the virtual space

Why attend?
Extend your understanding of the nature of the virtual space
Identify key benefits and challenges of virtual coaching
Learn practical ways of optimising the power of virtual (audio/Skype) coaching 

Creating a Thinking Environment

Presented by: Susie Philips-Baker
First quarter – Yorkshire Network (February date and venue tbc) 

The aim of the event is to consider the question: 
“How do we develop independent thinking to enhance performance?” 
 Participants are introduced to the ten components of a Thinking EnvironmentTM and consider the value they can bring to a variety of situations. Opportunities will be offered for participants to experience the creation of a quality thinking space with their peers. 
“The quality of everything we do depends on the quality of thinking we do first”. 
Nancy Kline 
Inspired by Nancy Kline, Susie will facilitate an event giving you the opportunity to consider and experience how to create a quality space in which your clients can do their  best thinking. Key areas:
• Consider key attributes for creating a quality Thinking EnvironmentTM, useful when  coaching, mentoring, in meetings or in your wider work and life 
• Experience quality thinking time to develop thoughts about a topic that is important to you 
• Practice your coaching / mentoring and create a quality thinking space for your client 
There will be an opportunity for peer coaching / mentoring, to work with live topics and explore how developing a Thinking EnvironmentTM can make a positive impact in your workplace. By attending you will gain: 
knowledge of the Ten Components of a Thinking EnvironmentTM 
practical experience of Thinking Pairs, from Time to Think 
Both of which you can apply immediately to enhance your coaching and mentoring effectiveness.

Resilient Leadership – The FiRE® Model of Resilience

Presented by: Karsten Drath
2nd quarter – London area (date and venue tbc)

This event will introduce the FiRE® model of resilience, which levers of resilience exist
according to science and how they can be applied and include practical exercises
and models. Key areas:
What is resilience? 
How can resilience help leaders? 
How can leaders improve their ability to cope with hardships? 
How can leaders apply this knowledge with the people they are responsible for in order
to become more agile and effective in dealing with adversity, pressure and change? 

Introduction of the FiRE® model of resilience. FiRE® is a Leadership Choices
trademark and stands for Factors for improved Resilience Effectiveness. 
It is research-based and measures the protective factors as well as the risk factors of
an individual, team or entire organisation.

Building Resilient Teams and Improving Performance 

Presented by: Sheila Stokes-White
Second Quarter – Thames Valley Network (date and venue tbc)
This workshop is about helping people to improve their performance at work. In order to retain valuable staff organisations need to inspire, stimulate and value them. 
We consider positive ways in which leaders and managers can do this gaining the trust and confidence of staff by adopting a mentoring style, approach and method. It explores how creativity and innovation can transform the way in which people work together and develop their unique contribution.  The use of internal mentors within the organisation enables them to offer their own operational experience as the key learning tool and create a continuous focus on empowering leadership.  
Outcomes include 
Embedding a mentoring approach 
Motivating, enthusing and retaining staff. 
Creating a culture of respect and empowerment
Developing empowering leadership 
Clarity about roles and responsibilities reducing potential for mistakes