Future proofing your practice: EMCC UK Conference in January 2020
2 September 2019

We’re thrilled to announce that EMCC UK is hosting a day conference for coaches and mentors in London on 16 January 2020. 

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In a time of uncertainty, anxiety and unpredictable change, businesses and organisations are under pressure as never before.

• How can our coaching and mentoring practice anticipate the challenges of the near future and adapt to meet them?

• What steps do we need to take to future-proof the way we work?

• How can our practice flourish as we offer leaders and teams the support they increasingly need?

These are some of the key questions we’ll be exploring in our EMCC UK day conference for coaches and mentors. The conference will include fresh thinking about the future, as well as workshops to help you meet the needs of your clients and grow your business.

Our keynote speaker is Dr Nicola Millard, Head of Customer Insight and Futures in BT’s Global Innovation team. Nicola is an award-winning presenter, a TED speaker, and was memorably described as ‘human caffeine’ on Twitter. She will be sharing a positive, people-centred vision of business innovation and future strategy.

A choice of workshops – there will be a choice of three workshops, focusing on how to prepare your coaching business for the future:

Business Modelling, led by Peter Waggott, Communications and Marketing Director of EMCC UK

Meeting the Changing Needs of Clients, led by Peter Duffell, Governance Director of EMCC UK

Going from a Great Idea to a New Future, led by Diane Newell, EMCC Master Practitioner

Rita Symons, President of EMCC UK, says: ‘There are some big shifts on the horizon in how coaching and mentoring will be delivered in the future. I’m so pleased we’re offering this day to our members in the new year to think together and plan ahead so we can meet those changes in positive ways.’

Date: Thursday 16 January 2020
Cost: £95 for EMCC UK members, £125 for non-members
Venue: etc.venues, 200 Aldersgate, St Paul’s, London EC1A 4HD

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Mentoring Programme

Our new platform for our mentoring programme is now live!

The mentoring programme offers the opportunity for members to take part as mentors or mentees on the programme. We envision mentoring as a two-way learning process, which has certainly been highlighted in the feedback from our mentors over the last two cohorts of the programme. If you are a Professional or Master member of the EMCC UK and have the time to offer mentoring sessions to other members of the EMCC UK, we invite you to register as a Mentor. If you are a member of the EMCC UK and feel you’d benefit from being mentored, we invite you to register as a Mentee.

For more information and to register, visit the ‘Mentoring Programme’ tab under ‘Resources’. (You will need to sign into your account to access the page).


Staples Offer

For EMCC UK members, we are offering a 20% discount on all Staples inventory, (excluding IT hardware (laptops, desktops, tablets, etc). 

Go to: Other Offers section of the Member Only Section to access your discount code.


EMCC UK announces new collaboration with ILM

18 February 2019

We are pleased to announce that EMCC UK is working with ILM, a major UK specialist leadership organisation to provide its newly qualified learners with access to membership of the EMCC. This is part of our ongoing commitment to supporting the professionalisation of coaching and mentoring in the UK.

ILM, which is part of the City & Guilds Group, provides coaching and mentoring qualifications for every career stage, from team leaders to executives and HR professionals, and it combines the practical application of professional competency with the rigour of regulated qualifications.

EMCC UK aims to develop, promote and set the expectation of best practice in mentoring, coaching and supervision. People who are studying for an ILM coaching qualification will have the opportunity to join EMCC to build a network with other coaches and mentors, attend regional and special interest groups, or participate in volunteering opportunities to develop and progress their practice.

For EMCC UK, this will mean that we have a much clearer way of engaging with people entering the coaching and mentoring profession, either as full-time coaches or as internal coaches, offering support on the professional pathway. We will take a systematic approach to offering ILM learners’ membership, giving them access to up-to-date guidance, thought leading support via webinars and documents including competency frameworks as well as a range of free resources including access to the International Journal, free e-books, discounted publications and research papers. 

Mark Robson, President of EMCC UK says: 'When you are studying coaching and mentoring, you have a lot of support but on completion of your course that can suddenly disappear and it can be quite a lonely place. Joining our inclusive and welcoming professional organisation gives coaches great opportunities to connect, network, find resources and to ensure they are supported in their ongoing learning and development.'

Kirstie Donnelly, Managing Director City & Guilds Group says: 'The modern workplace is undergoing a period of rapid transformation as it adapts to new technologies and a changing economic and political landscape. Through our ILM qualifications, we’re training coaches at every level to help support businesses through change, while boosting workforce engagement, performance and productivity. But new coaches need support too, which can be found through networks of experienced practitioners around the world. That’s why we are so pleased to form this collaboration with EMCC so that our learners can become members of a unifying and inclusive body that aims to assure quality and credibility in the global coaching industry.'

Webinar to launch EMCC UK and ILM collaboration

On 6 March over 400 people joined a webinar to hear about the ILM and EMCC UK collaboration. It was hosted by Rita Symons from EMCC UK, Sarah Bell and Karen Egan from ILM.

Professor David Clutterbuck (a founding member of EMCC) presented an interesting and thought-provoking perspective about Team Coaching. Henri Stevenson from City and Guilds then shared experiences from a peer coaching programme they had developed.

A webinar summary can be downloaded here.

The slide pack can be found here.

A full recording can be found here.

New book offers for members

We have some fantastic book offers especially for EMCC members. See our Member Only resources pages for more information about our latest 20% and 25% discounts from David Clutterbuck, Bob Garvey and others.


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Hot Topics for 2019

Each quarter we have a CPD Hot Topic. You will find CPD events and resources each quarter about these which are:

Quarter 1:  Mentoring
Quarter 2:  Well-being
Quarter 3:  Team Coaching
Quarter 4:  Coaching and Mentoring Young People

New resources can be found in our member only resources section: login and get your free and discounted resources here
If you have learning, articles, case studies, or perhaps recommended reading that you would like to share with our members ...we would love to hear from you.
Please contact; info@emccuk.org