Newsletter : August 2011

View From The Hill

For those who have been following our twitter account @CFMCoach you will see that the EMCC and the ICF released a joint code of practice for coaches: a landmark in the development of the profession. Hard on the heels of that great piece of work comes the contracts. EMCC has got together with the Institute of Consultants and Rogers Osbourne (a legal company) and drafted three different versions of a coaching contract. One is for companies, one is for a partnership and one is for an independent coach.

I have to say that these contracts look good for the profession. This sends a loud and clear signal that we are getting professional in our approach and that can only be good for the buyers. A long time coming, but they are significant pieces of work. Teaming up with the Institute of Consultants for this is a shrewd move. From a legal point of view, consultancy is the closest domain to our own of coaching and mentoring so it makes perfect sense. Both of these documents can be downloaded from the EMCC’s website although the contracts are downloadable for members of the EMCC only. However, both the contract and the code will be reviewed by delegates on our next coaching cohort starting on 6th September 2011.

Have a good month.

Autumn 2011 Courses Booking Now

Our autumn programme commences on 6th September 2011. Click on the link below for full details on courses, dates and costs or email with enquiries.
The Certificate of Performance in Business Coaching 2-day entry level qualification designed to enhance leadership and managerial competence.
ILM L3 Certificate for Professional Workplace Coaches to equip practicing and potential team leaders and first line managers with knowledge, skills and confidence in workplace coaching
ILM L5 Certificate in Coaching & Mentoring in Management course for managers to build confidence to perform effectively as coaches/mentors in the workplace.
ILM L5 Diploma for Professional Coaches and Mentors for those significantly involved in management coaching/mentoring inhouse or as independent consultants.
ILM L7 Diploma for Professional Executive Coaches and Leadership Mentoring this challenging course is our most advanced qualification for those working at a senior executive coaching level.
These open courses are held at Stirling Management Centre, Scotland. Or contact us to talk about our in-house coaching on

‘A Place To Develop’ CPD Event On Career Counselling 5th September

Monday 5th September

University of Edinburgh Business School (room LT 7)
29 Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh, EH8 9JS.

9.15 am Registration and coffee

9.45 am Career Counselling for Coaches, by Occupational Psychologist Diana Dawson, Managing Director of Working Career

12 noon Buffet lunch and networking

CPD Certificates issued – credits can be used towards EIA registration

To book a place or register interest email

£10.00 to be paid on the day

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