Useful Sources For You

Here are some links that may be useful to you. If you want to follow a link, click on the name of the link that you want. You will still have this site in the original window and you can then have multiple links open at one time.

The Chartered Management Institute (CMI) is the leading insitute for the development of professional management and leadership in the UK. It provides accreditation and qualifications at every level for managers and leaders wishing to develop themselves. Members also have access to the Europe’s largest online business library – a wealth of resources and reference material in every busines and management subject.

The Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM) provides learning paths for leadership and management development thorugh membership and a range of learnnig resources and qualifications.

The OCM (formerly the Oxford School of Coaching & Mentoring) is a leading provider of high quality, practical, professional as well as academic qualifications. They have achieved 3 quality awards from the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC) for Foundation, Intermediate and Practitioner level. OCM were “Executive Education Solutions Provider of the Year” in 2005/6 and won the Business Britain Executive Education Solutions Provider of the Year Award in 2005, 2006 and 2007.

Oxford Brookes University has been named as the best new university for the last six years by the Sunday Times University Guide. The academic work for the ACC&M qualification is accredited by Oxford Brookes University at Masters Degree level.

The CIPD Advanced Award in Understanding and Implementing Coaching and Mentoring is for practicing coaches and mentors, consultants and HR professionals who already have experience of coaching and mentoring. It has been developed by the CIPD with the OCM. It is a post-graduate qualification and and equips you for coach-mentoring executives at senior management and board level.

The programme complies with the national occupational standards issued by the Employment National Training Organisation (EMPNTO) and the professional code of ethics and standards developed by the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC). In simple terms, the Advanced Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring is accredited by the EMCC at Level 7 – Advanced Practitioner level, for work with the board, chief executives and managing directors.

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) is the professional body for those involved in the management and development of people. CIPD have 124,000 members. Try the coaching and mentoring link under Learning and Development. There is a useful overview of coaching and information about implementing coaching and mentoring schemes.

The European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC) exists to promote good practice in coaching and mentoring across Europe. I am a member of the EMCC and use their Principles and Code of Ethics to guide my work with clients.

The International Coach Federation (ICF) is a leading global orgnaisation dedicated to advancing the coaching profession by setting standards and providing independent certification of coaches. There is a lively and active UK ICF branch that promotes professional development in the UK. I am an accredited member of the ICF.

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