Kent coaching and mentoring network

We have embedded a culture of 'manager as coach' within the organisation and as an off-shoot of its success, have formed the South East Coaching & Mentoring Network in partnership with Kent Fire and Rescue.

Where coaching and mentoring inside an organisation may not be a high priority during the current economic climate, the network will really come into its own by providing of valuable development and support on a reciprocal basis.

The key to the success of the network is the dedication and professionalism of the coaches.

The network is encouraging a number of private sector organisations to join this year which will add to the diversity of the coaching pool.

To join the network

Complete the ILM Recognised Certificate in Performance Coaching for Leadership through Kent County Council and receive automatic entry

Benefits

Network benefits include:

  • Corporate membership to the Association for Coaching
  • One conferences a year featuring key note speakers
  • Group supervision
  • Peer supervision
  • Online matching tool
  • Access to a pool of qualified coach/mentors on a reciprocal basis

Members

There are more than 200 members from a variety of organisations including Kent County Council, Kent Fire and Rescue, MCCH, district councils, Kent Police, NHS, Kent Probation Service, London borough councils, HM Prison Service, Mid Kent College, Kent schools, Canterbury Christchurch University and East Sussex County Council.

Eligibility

As long as you are at management level you can work towards the certificate.

Cost

£1,750 one off payment inclusive of all the benefits of the network.

Programme length

It is spread over 6 months.

Email serena.cunningham@kent.gov.uk or coral.ingleton@kent.gov.uk on 03000 41 01 41 or 03000 41 62 96.

For information on the full range of Learning and Development courses please email HRLearning&Development@kent.gov.uk.