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Coming in the next 3 months

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 | Art in coaching

Presenter: Anna Sheather
Location: Space in Marylebone, 10 Daventry Street, London NW1 5NX
Description: APECS member, Anna Sheather, has developed a ground-breaking approach to coaching that integrates drawing and image-making to access the non-verbal aspect of a client’s experience. Anna draws on art therapy, the person-centred approach and Iain McGilchrist’s work on the divided brain. Join us for an evening of theory and practice. Book with Eventbrite

Thursday, May 18, 2017 | Using developmental stages in coaching

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Presenter: Karen Ellis
Location: Space in Marylebone, 10 Daventry Street, London NW1 5NX
Description: ‘Vertical development’ is becoming a buzz phrase in the leadership and OD industries but what, if anything, does it really mean? Is there any real difference from the whole range of developmental coaching we already do – informed by our own valued theories of human change?

The aim of the session is to help you understand the elements of the adult constructivist development field which might be of most value to you in your own work with clients. This might be about :

  • finding some new ‘lenses’ to diagnose what is happening for your client in their development
  • getting some pointers about honing the development suggestions you make for this particular unique client in this particular unique moment in their growth
  • gaining a greater awareness of the paths of conceptual, interpersonal and person maturation as they are described in the various theories.

Karen will take us through a brief ‘canter across the theories’ of adult development – touching on the work of Robert Kegan, Elliot Jaques, Otto Lasker and the ‘Loevinger informed’ group of Bill Torbert, Suzanne Cook Greuter and Terri O’Fallon. Then, more importantly, you will get a chance to work with the ideas together – considering your own clients, their stages and transitions, their development needs and concerns.

But we won’t just be thinking about clients ! You will also get a chance to think about where you are in your own development, where your ‘leading and trailing edges’ are and to work with peers to think about what is next for you too…

And, importantly, there will be plenty of space in the discussion for scepticism and questioning of the fundamental basis of the theories. This is an emerging, converging field with, as yet, a relatively light evidence base – although research efforts are multiplying quickly. There is controversy about the use of the concepts es and worry, in some quarters, about even the idea of a progressive adult developmental process and what that might mean for how people are judged and even labelled in an organisational setting. These are all valid concerns – concerns which can be best addressed by good peer dialogue and an openness to applying the best of the ideas in practice.

If you would like to prepare for the session, you might want to think about your own answers to some of the following questions.
Think about your own development as an ‘adult’ (however long you consider that to have been...!)

  • What have been the key developmental experiences that have shifted your own way of making sense of the world? (Look deeply – sometimes they are not the obvious life-stage ones – sometimes a seemingly trivial incident can result in a major shift and, conversely, we can go through significant life stages without any major change in meaning-making).
  • Are there any patterns to the key experiences?
  • To what extent did you ‘will’ the change vs it happening to you?

What practices and disciplines do you routinely use for your development (this can be very low tech, like regular reflection, or more elaborate like a learning group or ‘thinking technology’ that you apply) ?


Coming in 3+ months

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 | APECS Symposium

Presenter: Gordon Symons, Aubyn Howard, Sue Payne (organising team) and the direct collective contributions from the APECS community of practitioners.
Location: Phyllis Court, Henley-on-Thames.
Description: Coaching for the emerging challenges of leadership. Based on inputs from our peer learning community we will explore three related themes: Challenges of leading in the VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous) world, How can coaches support their clients challenges and How can our own CPPD enhance our ability of supporting and developing leaders. The style and content of the symposium will enable dialogue, peer learning and engagement throughout the day.


Already happened

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 | Perspectives and megatrends

Presenters: Sarah Hope and Louise Buckle
Location: Space in Marylebone, 10 Daventry Street, London NW1 5NX
Description: We start the year looking at the big picture for coaching. What are our sources of knowledge in the age of social media? How do we expose ourselves to perspectives that challenge our understanding? What are the megatrends in society that our clients are facing and how are we helping them get to grips with them? Sara Hope, of The Conversation Space, and Louise Buckle, of KPMG, set out the canvas. Book with Eventbrite

Tuesday, December 6, 2016 | Tango

Presenter: John Leary-Joyce
Location: Space in Marylebone, 10 Daventry Street, London NW1 5NX
Description: Coaching is like a dance between two people. Tonight, that’s no metaphor. John Leary-Joyce leads an evening of embodied learning drawing on the partner dance practice of tango. Followed by mulled wine and nibbles.

Friday, December 16, 2016 | APECS South West

Location: At a venue for Christmas lunch afterwards
Description: Between 10am to 12pm. APECS South West has been set up as a space for APECS members to get together to share, discuss and learn with and from each other. The group meets quarterly in the informal surroundings of a member’s home or other equally informal space! We are newly formed and also hope to hold events on topics of interest, as well as open up to non-members. Our aim is to support, encourage and get to know each other as well as raise the profile of APECS here in the south west. If you would like to join us or would like more information please contact Anna Sheather anna@elancoaching.co.uk

Thursday, November 10, 2016 | Leading for compassion

Presenter: Glenn Turp
Location: Space in Marylebone, 10 Daventry Street, London NW1 5NX
Description: What have NHS leaders learned since the Mid-Staffs hospital scandal? We host a conversation about the real challenges of fostering a compassionate culture in the face of systemic obstacles. We’ll be joined by Glenn Turp, Northern Regional Director of the Royal College of Nursing and currently on secondment to Mid-Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust as Head of Nursing.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 | The relational turn

Presenter: Simon Cavicchia
Location: Space in Marylebone, 10 Daventry Street, London NW1 5NX
Description: Simon Cavicchia, author, APECS member and member of the coaching faculty at Metanoia, sees coaching as a complex, adaptive conversation. He’ll host an experiential evening coinciding with the launch of his new book.

Friday, September 16, 2016 | APECS South West

Location: To be confirmed
Description: Between 10am to 12pm. APECS South West has been set up as a space for APECS members to get together to share, discuss and learn with and from each other. The group meets quarterly in the informal surroundings of a member’s home or other equally informal space! We are newly formed and also hope to hold events on topics of interest, as well as open up to non-members. Our aim is to support, encourage and get to know each other as well as raise the profile of APECS here in the south west. If you would like to join us or would like more information please contact Anna Sheather anna@elancoaching.co.uk

Tuesday, July 19, 2016 | Nobody buys coaching

Presenter: Stephen Newton
Location: Space in Marylebone, 10 Daventry Street, London NW1 5NX
Description: Stephen Newton, author of Success as a Coach, offers a provocation to coaches regarding their business development. Clients, he says, are not in the market for coaching but for solutions to their problems.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016 | Annual General Meeting of Members

Presenters: APECS Board
Location: Space in Marylebone, 10 Daventry Street, London NW1 5NX
Description: For further details please contact the Clerk at agm@apecs.org

Wednesday, June 22, 2016 | Internal coaching: what it means for independents

Presenters: A group of APECS members
Location: Space in Marylebone, 10 Daventry Street, London NW1 5NX
Description: Large organisations increasingly use internal coaching to develop their staff. This has implications for the business of independent professional executive coaches. A group of APECS members have been working through the challenges and will share their thinking.

Friday, May 27, 2016 | APECS South West

Location: To be confirmed
Description: Between 10am to 12pm. APECS South West has been set up as a space for APECS members to get together to share, discuss and learn with and from each other. The group meets quarterly in the informal surroundings of a member’s home or other equally informal space! We are newly formed and also hope to hold events on topics of interest, as well as open up to non-members. Our aim is to support, encourage and get to know each other as well as raise the profile of APECS here in the south west. If you would like to join us or would like more information please contact Anna Sheather anna@elancoaching.co.uk

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 | Start-ups and scale-ups: the new world of business

Presenter: Paulina Sygulska
Location: Space in Marylebone, 10 Daventry Street, London NW1 5NX
Description: London is home to 40,000 tech companies. Not only is this a £12 billion growth area on our doorsteps, but tech entrepreneurs are forging new ways of organising, collaborating and leading that will change the world of work. We’ll be joined by Paulina Sygulska, founder of GrantTree, and other entrepreneurs.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 | APECS Annual General Meeting

Presenters: APECS Board
Location: Space in Marylebone, 10 Daventry Street, London NW1 5NX
Description: An evening for APECS members to join the board in reviewing the past year and setting the direction for the year to come.

Thursday, March 24, 2016 | Who are the gatekeepers for coaching?

Presenter: Frances White
Location: Space in Marylebone, 10 Daventry Street, London NW1 5NX
Description: The market for independent coaches has changed over the ten years since APECS was founded. Frances White hosts an evening exploring who, these days, are the buyers of our work: HR and learning and development professionals, or CEOs and operational leaders?

Friday, February 26, 2016 | APECS South West

Location: Lacock
Description: Between 10am to 12pm. APECS South West has been set up as a space for APECS members to get together to share, discuss and learn with and from each other. The group meets quarterly in the informal surroundings of a member’s home or other equally informal space! We are newly formed and also hope to hold events on topics of interest, as well as open up to non-members. Our aim is to support, encourage and get to know each other as well as raise the profile of APECS here in the south west. If you would like to join us or would like more information please contact Anna Sheather anna@elancoaching.co.uk

Thursday, February 25, 2016 | The traumatised self

Presenter: Julia Vaughan-Smith
Location: Space in Marylebone, 10 Daventry Street, London NW1 5NX
Description: Trauma is more present in coaching than we often acknowledge. Julia Vaughan-Smith asks: how do we work with the hidden, shut-off parts of our clients (and our selves) that carry trauma?

Thursday, January 21, 2016 | Trust is an outcome, not a message

Presenter: Robert Phillips
Location: Space in Marylebone, 10 Daventry Street, London NW1 5NX
Description: Robert Phillips, author of Trust Me, PR is Dead, challenges leaders to see themselves as activists who co-produce leadership that pursues purpose before profit.


Further details of any of the above events may be obtained from The Real Sessions web page and from the Events Team at events@apecs.org

About APECS

The Association for Professional Executive Coaching and Supervision (APECS) is the top level professional membership body for executive coaching, supervision, and advisory services to corporate organisations.

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  • Further details on our programme of London events can be obtained from The Real Sessions website.