These workshops were for organisational sponsors of coaching only and were based on the core research areas from the 6th Ridler Report.

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

Three of the top professional coaching bodies (Association for Coaching, European Mentoring and Coaching Council UK and International Coach Federation) were represented at the workshops, signalling their recognition of the importance of the Ridler Report and the usefulness of the workshops.

The benefits of the workshops included:

  • 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

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Background – the 6th Ridler Report

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, organised 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 gave 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 showed 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 explained 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 described 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 described how the Civil Service uses coaching supervision and how this helps with the development of a coaching community.