These workshops are for organisational sponsors of coaching only and are based on the core research areas from the 6th Ridler Report, which is now available.

The focus of the workshops is ‘ Best Practice in Coaching – the Sponsor’s Perspective’.

Organisations registered to attend include CBRE, eBay, E.ON, Euroclear, Flemish Government, GSK, Hogan Lovells, London Stock Exchange Group, Network Rail, News UK, Osborne Clarke, Priory Group, Rentokil Initial, Royal Bank of Scotland and Standard Chartered.

We are delighted to announce that three of the top professional coaching bodies (Association for Coaching, European Mentoring and Coaching Council UK and International Coach Federation) have all agreed to be represented at the workshops, signalling their recognition of the importance of the Ridler Report and the usefulness of the workshops.

The benefits of joining the workshops include:

  • Membership of a unique and exclusive network of senior level organisational sponsors of coaching, dedicated to developing their understanding of what Best Practice in Coaching means from the perspective of the coaching sponsor
  • Gaining insights from innovative Ridler Report case studies, through presentations by E.ON, Rentokil Initial, Standard Chartered and the Civil Service, on evaluation of coaching, group coaching, remote coaching and coaching supervision respectively
  • Consulting with other coaching sponsors about the opportunities and challenges of coaching in your organisation, through facilitated small group discussions
  • Mixing informally with coaching sponsors from a group of leading organisations, making connections and learning about their range of approaches to coaching

The key workshop details are :

  • Dates: 17th May, 29th June, 4th October and 22nd November
  • Workshops start with registration at 15.30 and run from 16:00 to 18:00, followed by drinks
  • Exclusive venue in Mayfair, central London
  • Cost: 4 workshops (the series) £675 + VAT; 3 workshops £550 + VAT; 2 workshops £425 + VAT; 1 workshop £275 + VAT

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17th May workshop: evaluation of coaching29th June workshop: group coaching4th Oct workshop: remote coaching22nd Nov workshop: coaching supervision

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Background – the 6th Ridler Report

The 6th Ridler Report is now available. As with previous editions of the Report, it analyses strategic trends in coaching from the perspective of the organisational sponsor.  The Report contains revealing research findings in fifteen key areas of organisational coaching, as well as seven case studies. The Report has already received a high level of interest among organisational sponsors of coaching.

Professor David Megginson has described the Ridler Report as ‘the voice of organisational sponsors of coaching, providing an invaluable guide to the evolving pattern of coaching practice in large organisations’.

The 6th Ridler Report is produced in collaboration with EMCC UK and is sponsored by headline sponsor E.ON UK and research theme sponsors GSK, Hogan Lovells, Network Rail and News UK.

To find out more about the 6th Ridler Report, please go to 6th Ridler Report details

In response to demand from organisational sponsors of coaching, Ridler & Co, with sponsorship from KDVI, is organising a series of workshops on four of the most central dimensions of organisational coaching researched in the 6th Ridler Report – evaluation of coaching, group coaching, remote coaching and coaching supervision. The workshops will give sponsors an opportunity to explore what ‘best practice’ means for their organisations and for the other organisations represented at the workshops.

Workshop topics

Workshop 1 (Tuesday 17th May): Evaluation of Coaching

Presenter: Sam Oldman, Client Expert, Learning & Development, E.ON UK

Sam will show how E.ON UK has demonstrated a substantial quantative return on its investment in executive coaching, through an innovative and rigorous evaluation approach.

Workshop 2 (Wednesday 29th June): Group Coaching

Presenter: Brigid Garvey, Group Director of Talent, Rentokil Initial

Brigid will explain how group coaching has accelerated the development of the coaching culture which Rentokil needs to grow its people and grow its business.

Workshop 3 (Tuesday 4th October): Remote Coaching

Presenter: Samantha King, Head of Executive and Team Development, Standard Chartered

Samantha will describe how and why Standard Chartered has used remote coaching extensively in the past and why it expects the use of remote coaching to grow significantly in the future.

Workshop 4 (Tuesday 22nd November): Coaching Supervision

Presenter: James Pritchard, formerly of Civil Service Learning

James will describe how the Civil Service uses coaching supervision and how this helps with the development of a coaching community.

Design of the workshops

Ridler & Co has developed a reputation in its past workshops for bringing together, in a convivial setting, a group of senior organisational sponsors of coaching from leading organisations to share elements of their approaches to coaching with each other. This workshop format has worked well.

The ‘Best Practice in Coaching’ workshops are, as with previous workshops, designed for organisational sponsors of coaching only, in order to provide an optimal space for connecting, exploring and sharing.

There will be an innovative twist to the 2016 workshops. Participants at past workshops have consistently asked for more time to interact with each other, to share their organisations’ approaches to coaching and increase their understanding of a variety of other organisations’ approaches. Consequently, we have designed a format for the workshops which will increase the amount of structured interaction between participants.

The workshops will start with a short presentation on the workshop topic to the plenary group by an organisation which has written a case study for the 6th Ridler Report, to stimulate participants’ thinking about the topic. This will be followed by facilitated small groups of six to eight participants (facilitators have been selected by Ridler & Co from a pool of experienced coaching researchers and coaching professionals, who will bring an external, objective, non-sponsor perspective to the small groups). Finally, the plenary group will re-form to share the main themes which have come up in the small groups.

The presenting organisation’s case study from the 6th Ridler Report will be circulated to participants, for background reading, free of charge, before each workshop.

Notes of the main themes which have come up at the workshops will be circulated to participants after each workshop.

There will be a blog set up for each workshop, for the exclusive use of workshop participants, which will facilitate the group keeping in touch with each other throughout the workshops, thereby strengthening their learning.

Timing of the workshops

The workshops will all start at 16:00 and end at 18:00, to enable participants to minimise time away from the office and also get home at a reasonable time.

The detailed workshop timings are as follows:

  • 15:30 to 16:00: Registration and tea
  • 16:00 to 16:10: Introduction by Clive Mann, Author of the 6th Ridler Report and Managing Director of Ridler & Co
  • 16:10 to 16:40: Presentation by an organisational sponsor of coaching on the workshop topic, based on case study material from the 6th Ridler Report, to the plenary group
  • 16:40 to 17:30: Participants break into small groups of six to eight, for facilitated discussions on the workshop topic
  • 17:30 to 18:00: Workshop participants reconvene in the plenary group to share the main themes which have come up in the small groups
  • 18:00 to 18.30: Drinks

Workshop venue

The venue will be the Lansdowne Club, 9 Fitzmaurice Place, Mayfair, London W1J 5JD which is a stone’s throw from Berkeley Square and a few minutes’ walk from Bond Street, Green Park and Oxford Circus tubes, making it extremely easy to get to. The Lansdowne is a prestigious venue and has excellent rooms for this kind of workshop.

To find out where the Lansdowne is, please click on the following link: Map of the Lansdowne Club

Sponsorship of the workshops

Ridler & Co is very grateful to KDVI for its generous sponsorship of the workshops. KDVI is a leadership consulting firm whose mission is to create results-driven, sustainable organisations by putting people first.

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Fee for the workshops

The fee to attend our workshops is structured as follows: 4 workshops (the series) £675 + VAT; 3 workshops £550 + VAT; 2 workshops £425 + VAT; 1 workshop £275 + VAT

You can pay on-line via our website or request to pay by invoice.

For charities, we have a special discount.  Please contact Laura Taylor for further details: laura.taylor@ridlerandco.com

Workshop registrants are entitled to a 25% discount on the price of the 6th Ridler Report (for further details of the 6th Ridler Report please click on the following link 6th Ridler Report details) We will give you your discount code following your registration.

Our aim is to have as many of the same participants and organisations as possible attending the workshops, to give participants the best opportunity to get to know each other and maximise their learning.

At the same time, we recognise that diaries can get busy so we are allowing the workshop place to be transferable within the registrant’s organisation, so colleagues of workshop registrants may attend a workshop if the registrant is unable to attend.

We are accepting registrations for individual workshops now, rather than for the whole series of workshops. Please note that more than half the places have already been taken. If you are interested, we encourage you to reserve your place quickly.

If you have any questions about the workshops, please telephone Laura Taylor, Operations Director of Ridler & Co, on +44 20 7112 6750 or email Laura at laura.taylor@ridlerandco.com