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COMENSA news September 2011 by Coaches and Mentors of South Africa
Coaching And Mentoring News from COMENSA South Africa September 2011 Spotlight on Professionalism Issue.
By Harry Welby-Cooke, President of COMENSA
Well, it's the start of spring and just the right time to introduce you to our 'High Five' strategy for the new COMENSA Executive Committee elected in May 2011. Despite limited communication to you during the past few months, rest assured that the work of COMENSA has not stood still and our committee has been working hard in the background to ensure we take both COMENSA and the coaching industry forward during our tenure.
Monthly Morsel for Making MORE out of your COMENSA Membership:Building Your Portfolio of Evidence
By Megan Hudson
COMENSA National Marketing & PR Consultant and owner of MH Consulting I keep banging on about getting your profiles up to date in the COMENSA member directory and here's one more good reason to do so: they contain many of the fields necessary to form the basis of your Portfolio of Evidence as a practitioner, PLUS we will be adding additional fields so that you will be able to use this one handy place to keep all the records necessary to build and maintain your Portfolio's to attain and maintain your credentialing within the COMENSA Member
Cracking the Code: MCSC for Members Part 10
By Megan Hudson
Editor-at-large and Code-breaker We continue from last month's article, which looked at Level 2 CEU's (Continuing Education Units) and how you can accumulate them. Remember that, in order to maintain your membership at the level at which you have been credentialed, you will be required to earn a minimum of 30 Continuing Education Units (CEU's) every 12 months.
Mentoring: Best Practice is Sharing Best Practice
By Belinda Davies
Among the very many definitions that abound is the idea that a best practice is a method, approach, activity or technique that has proved to be most effective in achieving a particular outcome. In an emerging profession, such as ours, it is only by sharing best practice that we continually raise our standards of professionalism and elevate it in the estimation of its market.
Supervision - Supervision:
By Antoinette Gmeiner and Sandra Perkins
What the heck is "Supervision"?
Best practice tips for new coaches
By Pratish Mistry
So you've just completed your coach training at a reputable institute and you're raring to go. Below are some useful tips to help ensure you start off on the right foot and avoid some of the common pitfalls new coaches make.
By Juliet Jooste
On a recent walk – a circular route around the circumference of Pigeon Valley – I am deep in thought. An elderly Zulu man with a steel wool beard stops in front of me. This is not our first encounter. As before, he has had a few drinks, but is reasonably steady on his feet.
By Lisa Steingold
In times of old, identifying problems and the available solutions was easy to do; problems were simple and existed 'external' to 'self'. Nowadays it's a little more difficult; there are more problems and more solutions, so it becomes difficult to know what the actual problem is and to engage a relevant solution.
By Maya Rabat
I have always been a perfectionist with a thirst for more knowledge. While obtaining my Diploma as Practitioner Coach last year, I had this urge and anxiety to learn about all the existing coaching tools on the market – always searching for perfection in whatever I did. I still smile today hearing my coach asking me at the time: "When is it going to be perfect enough for you, Maya?"
Read the COMENSA September news: http://www.comensa.org.za/
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