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Explore, Develop and Network

Coaching and Mentoring Top-up workshops

About this course

Course code:
Professional/Short Course
Bristol Business School
Key fact:
Four top-up workshops, which run throughout the year, covering current topics in Coaching and Mentoring.

Page last updated 4 October 2017


Bristol Business School, UWE Bristol currently offers a range of course options and bespoke development solutions for you and your organisation.  

Course Introduction

New for 2017 we are launching four exciting 'top-up' workshops; allowing you to explore your capabilities, develop your skills and network with your peers. 

Each session will be short, focused and participative.  The four workshops, which run throughout the year, will cover current topics in Coaching and Mentoring. 

Who is it for?

Our Explore, Develop and Network workshops will be of interest to all coaches, mentors and leaders including human resourses (HR) and Learning and Development (L&D) professionals and of course our current students and alumni.  

What do I get out of it?

These collaborative 'top ups' will offer you the opportunity to explore new thinking and innovative practice whilst at the same time sharing experience and providing you with a great networking opportunity. 



Explore our workshops

Creative methods within Coaching and Mentoring

This interactive and experiential workshop will explore the use of a number of different creative methods in coaching and mentoring, including:

  • Walking and coaching.
  • The use of puppets within coaching sessions as guides, as an aid for reflective thinking and as a reflective aid to eventual action.
  • The use of artefacts/other tools in coaching practice.

Facilitator: Dr Arthur Turner

Psychometrics in Coaching

Psychometric tools are frequently used across a wide range of organisations and particularly within the framework of leadership and management development. This exploratory and interactive workshop will:

  • Explore how and why psychometrics are used in coaching, drawing on evidence in the academic literature.
  • Review the qualifications and capabilities required to use psychometrics effectively in a developmental context and explore best practice.
  • Share experience and discuss the strengths and limitations of using psychometrics within coaching practice identifying which tools may work well/less well in which type of coaching situation.

Facilitator: Gina Burns


Introduction to Mindfulness and ACT in Coaching

Over the last few years there has been a surge of interest in utilising and evaluating the effectiveness of mindfulness approaches within every-day and organisational life. Coaching has always drawn on therapeutic models and techniques throughout its development and application. A recent contender is Acceptance and Commitment Therapy/Training or 'ACT' (Hayes et al, 99) also known as 'the 3rd wave' of evidence-based, cognitive and behavioural therapies.

This exploratory and interactive workshop will:

  • Introduce the mindfulness approach and consider its application within coaching practice.
  • Outline the ACT model and its underpinning principles, represented as the 'Hexaflex'
  • Consider the evidence-base for mindfulness approaches and ACT and discuss their application to coaching. 
  • Enable you to experience how some of these principles and approaches may be utilised within a coaching context.

Facilitators: Gina Burns and Sandra Parry

Coaching, Mentoring and Well-being at Work

Organisations are increasingly concerned about the engagement and well-being of their employees and coaching and mentoring are often integral to the strategies developed to address employees well-being in many different contexts. This exploratory and interactive workshop will:

  • Explore how coaching and mentoring are being applied to well-being at work.
  • Identify and discuss best practice and strategies for implementation, based on the academic literature and the experience of the group.
  • Experience some peer coaching, using some of the tools and approaches identified.

Facilitators: Janice MacInnes and Gina Burns


Meet our facilitators

Dr. Arthur Turner

Arthur is a highly-qualified coach, working and living within Wales/Cymru and has a background in health care. However, in the past two decades, he has worked within the broad sweep of social services within public authorities.

Gina Burns

Gina is a qualified coach and Senior Lecturer Organisation Studies at the Bristol Business School.  She particularly enjoys leadership and transition coaching with leaders at all levels. She is an experienced business psychologist, consultant and coach and has held a number of coprorate Learning and Development roles.

Sandra Parry

Sandra is a Senior Lecturer in Organisation Studies, and teaches on UWE Coaching and Coaching Supervision programmes. She is a qualified coach and coaching supervisor and has spent 30 years working in career coaching, personal development, management, teaching and training in education and third sector organisations.

Janice MacInnes

Janice is a part-time, experienced, Senior Lecturer and fully qualified professional coach and coaching supervisor. She co-created, within UWE, academic and professional coaching and coaching supervision programmes and qualifications.



Study facilities

Workshops will be delievered in the new Bristol Business School building on Frenchay Campus,with easy access to the M4 and M5 motorways and Bristol Parkway rail station.

Prices and dates

Supplementary fee information

Full fee: £100

20% Early Bird Discount fee: £80 (for bookings paid in full 8 weeks prior to the course start date)

15% UWE Alumni Discount fee: £85 (available until course start date)

(Fees include car parking and refreshments)


Coaching, Mentoring and Well-being at Work
Tuesday 23 January 2018, 09:30-12.00

Introduction to Mindfulness and ACT in Coaching
Tuesday 24 April 2018, 09.30-12.00

Psychometrics in Coaching
Tuesday 10 July 2018, 09:30-12:00

How to apply

How to apply

To make a full or provisional booking, please compete the relevant booking form.

Coaching and Well-being, January 2018 online booking form

Mindfulness and ACT in Coaching, April 2018 online booking form

Psychometrics in Coaching, July 2018 online booking form

For all enquiries please complete our online enquiry form or contact us on the number below.

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