The Staffordshire Coaching and Mentoring Hub launched last week and is a collaborative project led by a diverse range of partners including Staffordshire University, VAST, Business Enterprise Support and the Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce.
The Hub aims to showcase, share and support best practice in coaching and mentoring, bringing together opportunities for development of businesses and learners.
The Creative Communities Unit received funding through the Higher Education Innovation Fund (HEIF) to launch the project with ambitions to open a Centre of Excellence within three to five years.
Our objective is to showcase, support and share best practice in terms of coaching and mentoring across the county so that we can learn from each other, use the talent in the county to really inspire people, and have a positive impact on people’s lives.
The launch event featured a host of guest speakers including Visiting Professor Paul Fenton who delivered the keynote speech.
Paul explained: “The context for coaching and mentoring is about taking a person-centred view of the way that we develop organisations, the way we develop businesses and the way we make contributions to the community. We are often so fused on targets and outcomes that we forget its people that make them possible and the investment we make in people through coaching and mentoring actually makes what we do a success”
The Hub offers a range of services including accredited qualifications, mentoring programmes, one-to-one coaching, bespoke workshops and programmes, online toolkits, consultancy services, research and evaluation.
Find out more about the Staffordshire Coaching and Mentoring Hub
There is now a dedicated website and Twitter account for the Staffordshire Coaching and Mentoring Hub: http://staffscmhub.org.uk/
Key contact: Louise Rutherford
Staffordshire Coaching and Mentoring Hub Launch Event Gallery
Click below to view a video from the Launch event