Coaching at work conference

CIPD’s annual coaching at work conference is due to take place on 17th-18th October in London. Speakers include;

  • David Megginson
  • Carol Gaskell
  • Peter Hawkins
  • David Rock
  • John Leary-Joyce
  • David Clutterbuck.

Case studies include;

  • NHS
  • Aviva
  • Logica CMG
  • Cadbury Schweppes
  • Zurich Financial Services
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    Unconference

    An interesting post by Brian Kelly that contains a definition from Wikipedia re an ‘unconference’ 

    An unconference is a conference where the content of the sessions is driven and created by the participants, generally day-by-day during the course of the event, rather than by a single organizer, or small group of organizers, in advance.

    This got me reflecting on ways in which training sessions are designed and delivered and on the role of the facilitator. I assume that there would need to be a general topic area for the unconference and if so maybe there are a number of other different types of conferences that could take place in a similar style.

    Bunconference-Bring a bun to talk about (but only if you’d like to share)

    Nunconference-Attend & wait to be guided from above

    Funconference-Only fun-loving people need attend, Let’s see what happens!

    Dunconference-Don’t even need to attend!

    Oh well, it amused me.