Coaching and Mentoring CPD

Coaching and Mentoring Leaders in a VUCA World

Followed by the opportunity for group peer supervision/reflective practice

Where: South West House. Taunton

When: Thursday 23rd January 2020, 0900-1630

Here at the South West Leadership Academy we are committed to developing the capacity and capability of coaching and mentoring in the region and our CPD events are designed to support the professional development and practice of our Coaches and Mentors.

This one-day CPD event will be in two halves with a networking lunch included.

Morning session: 0900-1300 – Coaching and Mentoring Leaders in a VUCA World

Leaders at all levels within the NHS are experiencing the disorientation of needing to lead in an environment characterised by ever greater levels of volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity (VUCA). Previously successful strategies for leadership and management no longer provide the impact they once did as this VUCA environment invites a step change in the way leaders lead.

This necessitates a change in a leader’s ‘way of being’ to move from being an ‘heroic’ leader to a ‘host’ which can only be attained by leaders “learning what cannot be taught”; by them ‘waking up’, ‘growing up’ and ‘cleaning up’ to ‘show up’ differently.

This CPD session explores these required shifts and how as coaches/mentors and facilitators you can support that transition by combing both the practicalities and theoretical underpinnings of leading in a VUCA world.

Those attending the workshop will leave with:

  • a strong understanding of VUCA systems and specifically how they impact leadership
  • a clarity of the coaching and mentoring challenges which arise from VUCA
  • how coaches/mentors and facilitators can utilise the elements of ‘waking up’, ‘growing up’, ‘cleaning up’ and ‘showing up’ to address this leadership gap.

Target audience:

  • Regional register coaches and mentors
  • HLM 360 facilitators
  • Typecoach facilitators.


Baz Hartnell is a Master Coaching Practitioner with 16 years coaching experience in the NHS and wider public sector. With Masters degrees in both Coaching and Development (MSc) and Business Administration (MBA), he brings a practical and leading edge focus to his clients. His MSc dissertation focused on how developmental coaching helps managers become system leaders. He was a member of the NHS Leadership Academy Coaching Register for all 15 years of its existence and is now part of the NHS Leadership Academy Faculty. In addition, he is a member of the NHS England coaching register, as well as a member of the Senior Civil Servants coaching register. As well as undertaking executive coaching, he coaches NHS Boards and Senior Management Teams across the health system.

Afternoon session: 13:45-16:30 – Group Peer Supervision

Supervision is a process of housekeeping your approach to coaching and mentoring with the purpose of enhancing the wellbeing and developing the practice of coaches and mentors at all levels.

It provides a safe and supportive environment for individuals to engage in critical reflection in order to raise issues, explore problems, and discover new ways of handling both the situation and oneself.

Supervision is an essential method for:

  • Increasing self-awareness and for monitoring self-care
  • Accelerating your professional and personal development, as part of lifelong learning.
  • Exploring problems and dilemmas in a safe and confidential environment and obtaining an experienced second opinion on mentoring situations that may arise
  • Developing skills and knowledge, and building resilience and confidence.

Target audience:

  • Regional register coaches and mentors


At the South West Leadership Academy, we have registered coaches who have recently attended an Introduction to Coaching Supervision Programme. They will be supporting us with this event with our aim of providing small group peer supervision.

If you are a trained supervisor who will be attending this event and would be interested in supporting this afternoon session as a supervisor, then please do contact our Coaching and Mentoring Lead

Register your place:

To obtain a place you will need to register via the link below. Places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Once registered your place is confirmed and joining instructions will be sent two weeks before the event.

There is no fee to attend, by registering you will be signing up to a cancellation charge of £150 for non-attendance unless you notify 10 working days in advance of the event date or your attendance is deputised.

Click here to register your place

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