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Coaching and Mentoring Stream

Stream Leads: Joanne James (Northumbria) and Ruth Leggett (Northumbria)

This stream invites submissions across the spectrum of topics covered within coaching, mentoring, coach supervision and team coaching. We particularly welcome papers that advance theory and practice within this domain. The theme of this year's conference, “Power and possibility: unleashing the potential of HRD” has particular resonance within the coaching stream where power and positionality of the coach, coachee and various stakeholders can create a delicate balance of ethical and relational issues.  Power can also been considered in relation to the empowerment of coachees through a developmental coaching or mentoring relationship.  Coaching and mentoring approaches are powerful agents of change. We would welcome papers that consider the strategic role that coaching can play in organisational transformation.  We are interested in the process of development of coaching and mentoring capabilities in leaders and managers, HRM professionals and external coaches.  How do we enable new coaches and mentors to create powerful developmental relationships that help to unleash power and potential in their clients?

In recent years, we have received an increasing number of papers relating to team coaching where research lags behind the dyadic coaching field.  We welcome papers that continue to develop this area and in keeping with this year’s conference theme would welcome submissions that consider the fluid power dynamics inherent in coaching within a team environment.  Finally, we would like to include papers that consider coach supervision with the inherent power and possibilities emerging within this process.

Please note that the Call for Papers for this stream is now CLOSED.

If you have submitted a paper to this stream please see the Call for Papers page for updates and further information. 

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