Newsletter:July 2012

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Coaches and Coaching Companies have to manage change like everyone else. We have three major changes in the industry this summer as far as CFM Consulting is concerned.

The first is we are moving from The University of Strathclyde to The University of Edinburgh Business School in relation to our certificate of Performance and Certificate of Professional Development courses. An exciting development – more next month… It is important to acknowledge Strathclyde and the important part they have played in the heritage of Executive Coaching development in the UK. They were the first University to issue a qualification back in the early 90’s. Many thanks to everyone involved.

The second is that ILM has updated its Coaching and Mentoring qualifications. These will start on all Coaching and Mentoring qualifications at levels 3, 5 and 7 in Awards, Certificates and Diplomas. We should see the benefits in the practicalities of the assessed elements, enabling learning to be transferred to the workplace quicker.

The third is changes to the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC) and their European Individual Accreditation following feedback from members. Although the paperwork has been streamlined and easier to use, we are still waiting on the final costings for application which should occur during the next month.

We will keep you posted on all the updates and continue to manage the change. All we need now is for someone to manage the change in the weather!

On a final note, good luck to everyone competing in the Olympics during the next month, in particular, Andy & Jamie in the Tennis and Karen Darke in the Paralympic Road Race Cycling.

Have a good month,

CPD Event Mental Health First Aid Workshop for Coaches, by Shirley Ballinghall

1 in 4 people experiences poor mental health and 1 in 20 people experiences thoughts of suicide. This highly interactive session ‘Mental Health First Aid for Coaches’ aims to raise awareness of the term ‘mental health’, introduces a crisis first aid procedure for disclosure of a mental health problem and or thoughts of suicide and where coaches can go to access further training and help for their clients.

Date Wednesday 5 September 2012

Location University of Edinburgh Business School, 29 Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh, EH8 9JS


9.15 am Registration and coffee
9.45 am Mental Health First Aid Workshop for Coaches with Shirley Ballinghall, SMB Coaching
12 noon Sandwich lunch and networking
CPD Certificates will be issued at the end of the event and credits can be used towards EIA registrationCost £10 

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Many thanks once again to our event sponsors, University of Edinburgh Business School, for hosting this event.




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