Wendy Baker recently delivered the opening key note address entitled Mentorship - making the most of mentoring -at the 2009 2nd Symposium for Early Childhood Associate Teachers in Auckland at the Auckland University of Technology. This symposium is a day of professional development and appreciation for their associate teachers provided by Tamaki Makaurau Early Childhood Teacher Education Providers Network
NZCMC director Wendy Baker travelled to Singapore in August to deliver a 2 day mentoring and coaching programme specifically designed for senior managers.
The participating managers from 6 Asian countries were interested in developing coaching skills for their day to day management roles and in ways to develop a coaching and mentoring culture in their own organizations.
The Royal New Zealand Air Force have celebrated the first year of their in-house mentoring programme with a formal ‘Dining In’ held at Whenuapai Air Force Base and was attended by The Chief of Air Force, Air Vice Marshal Graham Lintott.
The pilot mentoring programme was launched on ANZAC Day, 25 April 2008 as a result of an idea put forward to the RNZAF Innovation Scheme. It has since been rolled out nationwide to all RNZAF Bases and Wellington Headquarters.
New Zealand Mentoring & Coaching Centre director Aly McNicoll is travelling to Bahrain to train over 100 staff members at Bahrain Polytechnic.
Aly McNicoll recently delivered the opening key note address entitled 'The Best in Social Good - what it takes to be a high impact Not for Profit organisation' at the 2009 Not for Profit Management Conference in Napier in March, .
International speakers and well respected coaching authors and practitioners, Professor David Lane (UK) and Dr Michael Cavanagh (Australia) ran two workshops in Auckland during March. The NZ Coaching and Mentoring Centre hosted the workshops and it was a privilege for us and our clients to be a part of the conversations and learning that emerged. Some of the practical coaching strategies and advice shared by David and Michael for individuals and organisations were:
The NZ Coaching & Mentoring Centre welcomes International Associate, Professor David Lane to New Zealand for his 3rd visiting expert series in March. David is both an academic, an author and a senior practitioner of executive coaching in the UK.
On his last visit in 2007 he was the keynote speaker for the inaugural Mentoring & Coaching Forum (Building Momentum) held in Auckland where he presented the results of his case study research on the realities of coaching in UK organizations.
Professor David Lane has graciously allowed us to reprint this article he co-authored with Sarah Corrie.
I must create a system or be enslaved by another man’s. (William Blake)
You should never belong totally to any cause or system. (John O’Donoghue)
For the largely unregulated field of mentoring/coaching to boost it's professional credibility, increase it's level of accountability as expected of professionals and to provide clients with quality assurance it would be prudent to embrace supervision of practice. Supervision has been the mainstay of other professional helping professions such as counselling, social work and psychology.
What are the realities for managers as coaches in New Zealand organisations in 2009?
A recent Chartered Institute of Personnel Development survey in the UK reported that most workplace coaching is delivered by managers. If that is the lay of the land overseas, what is the current situation in New Zealand?
To identify what are the realities for managers as coaches in New Zealand organizations, the New Zealand Coaching & Mentoring Centre are conducting a research survey.