10th Annual Coaching and Mentoring Research Conference

The Annual Coaching and Mentoring Research Conference: A showcase for postgraduate research in coaching and mentoring.

The 10th Annual Coaching and Mentoring Research Conference was held at Oxford Brookes University Business School on Thursday 17th January 2014.

This one-day conference was attended by coaching and mentoring practitioners, students and academics, each with an interest in how research in the field is currently developing. The conference provided an opportunity for recent graduates from the MA in Coaching and Mentoring Practice and the Doctor of Coaching and Mentoring to present their work to a wider audience. Fourteen papers were presented on a range of innovative research topics that continue to build the evidence base for professional practice.

The Keynote was delivered by Dr Phil Smith, Director of Coaching Programmes with Hong Kong University School of Professional and Continuing Education. Hong Kong University has been at the forefront of driving coaching and mentoring education forward by successfully launching the Oxford Brookes MA in Coaching and Mentoring as part of the Hong Kong University offering in the last academic year. Phil was able to draw on his wide cross cultural experience to present on 'The unarticulated assumptions about coaching research and models in non-western contexts'.

Papers from the conference will be published in a special issue of the International Journal of Evidence Based Coaching and Mentoring in June 2014.

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We received great feedback from those whom attended, with many enjoying the variety of informative presentations, as well as the opportunity to network and connect with others in similar fields of research.

Please find downloadable versions of the presentation slides below:




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