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COMENSA news June 2011 by Coaches and Mentors of South Africa
Coaching And Mentoring News from COMENSA South Africa June 2011 Spotlight on Professionalism Issue
By Harry Welby-Cooke, President of COMENSA
First of all I would just like to thank everyone who contributed either with their presence, or their proxies, to what was one of the best represented National AGMs we've seen in recent years. As members we can stand proud of what has been achieved and the progress we have made. At the same time I am both humbled and grateful to lead this body of coaches and mentors as your new COMENSA National President.
Key questions on coaching supervision
By Dr Sunny Stout-Rostron
At the Rainbow Convention of the Global Coaching Community (GCC) in Cape Town during 11-14 May 2011, I facilitated a dialogue session on coaching supervision around the question "Should qualifications or the market place decide on who supervises?"
Monthly Morsel for Making MORE out of your COMENSA Membership:
Profiling your Member Directory
By Megan Hudson, COMENSA National Marketing & PR Consultant and owner of MH Consulting
In our continuing quest to bring happiness, business, filthy lucre and joy to you - the COMENSA members - we've been working on the COMENSA Member's Directory again. You'll notice that we've gone back to alphabetical listing because of the numerous complaints about the randomised listing of the directory.
Cracking the Code: MCSC for Members Part 9 - Continuing Professional Development II
By Megan Hudson, Editor-at-large and Code-breaker
If you're just joining us now, take some time to visit the previous articles in this series. The first article in the series appeared in COMENSAnews September 2010, and gives you the broad brush strokes of the Member Criteria & Standards of Competence Framework.
Mentoring: Supervision and development for mentors in organisational mentoring programmes
By Penny Abbott
Skills development for the mentors in organisational mentoring programmes is a problematic topic. A large majority of organisations have reported over a number of years in various surveys, both internationally and in South Africa, that they have formal or structured mentoring programmes.
Supervision - It's a Matter of Integrity
By Belinda Davies
I have this theory. Coaching and Mentoring is about leadership. Leadership is about courage. Courage is about being willing to hold one's practice up to scrutiny in the cold light of day in order to ensure that one is doing what is best for one's client or protégé. Is that scary?
What is Your Clear Method of Preparing for Coach Supervision?
By Michelle van Reenen
Most often, the coaches that I see for supervision are not well prepared for their sessions. In other words, not much time has been spent beforehand thinking, reflecting, sifting and creating an agenda.
Why not Coaching Supervision?
By Sally Brazier
Supervision has its roots in the therapeutic disciplines where it is a given: if you practise, you are in supervision. In order to practise, registration with a professional board is mandatory.
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