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Make the most of your investment in coaching webinar series

A three part series of webinars which builds on our extensive international experience and research in executive coaching and supervision. With sessions hosted by Nick Smith and Chris Smith, these 40 minute webinars are ideal for those sourcing or purchasing coaching within an organisation.

Maximising returns on your coaching investment

Coaching is a significant investment and in tough times every business needs to ensure it is getting the best value possible.

Harvesting learning from your coaching

You can significantly leverage the value of your coaching investment if you create learning for the business rather than just the individual.

Alignment with the business, OD & learning agendas

In the final webinar we explore the opportunities and challenges in connecting coaching to the broader business development agendas.

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Change for sustainability

What are the change challenges of leading around sustainability?

In what way is this change issue any different to any other?

Sustainability affects every part of the business or organisation - from cradle to grave, supply chain to end of life product use, from brand image to corporate reporting, and how leaders make decisions and choices.

It attracts strong feelings - passionate advocates and determined sceptics and many who find it easy to ignore.

We have been reflecting on what makes this type of change process challenging after recent discussions at the Guardian Sustainability leadership workshop with sustainability leaders and after our successful first UK event of the ISIS Academy Masterclass on Change in Sustainability.

Welcome to Danela Ezekiel

Danela has recently joined our team as a Principal Consultant after relocating to UK from South Africa. Danela has extensive experience in leadership development, HR development, team coaching and organisational change.

Danela first became associated with Bath Consultancy Group in 1994, after meeting Peter Hawkins at a conference, firstly contracting us to work for her and then for the last 17 years, working both as a Director in a Leadership Consultancy – YSA (PTY)Ltd and on behalf of us as an associate in South Africa , Danela now joins us as a Principal Consultant.

Danela’ expertise includes guiding organisations through turbulent times. “While I believe in winning the hearts of employees toward change, change initiatives are often solely focused on this and not accompanied by learning and understanding about the change.  I have developed interventions for this for many years in various contexts".

Danela has a passion for designing bespoke interventions and development programmes “I get a thrill when I can help Bankers or Engineers access and name their feelings, not to become more human but to assist them to make better leadership and organisational choices.”

Please join us in welcoming her.

Coaching Culture

In May, Peter Hawkins launched his latest book, Creating a Coaching Culture, and many of you joined us for an evening of wine and interesting conversations.

We held a breakfast masterclass on Creating a Coaching Culture in June, when 30 colleagues from leading organisations explored with us the issues for putting
Coaching Culture theory into practice.

It also provided a networking opportunity and many new learning relationships were formed.

Learning Value Network

Our Learning Value Network continues to meet, most recent discussions centred on trust in global virtual organisations which was aptly described in a colleague's blog.

This network of OD and L&D professionals within a range of organisations has met for over 10 years and is now online in LinkedIn, so do join if you are working in an organisation on OD, L&D or Talent.

Global Network

Our global network is increasingly involved in our work with 65% of our revenues now outside the UK. We are looking to add to the network in Asia Pacific, especially Singapore and Beijing, as well as in Brazil and South America more generally where we are seeing increased demand.

At our annual network learning conference this year we will see more international colleagues than ever with people coming from from Manilla, Germany, Finland, USA, South Africa and Wales!

As part of this global network, we are providing a wider executive coaching service with a 3rd global client onboard soon – currently 50 coaches provided coaching to 200 clients over the last 3 years and numbers look set to rise especially in Asia Pacific.

Peter Hawkins Joins Henley Business School as Professor of Leadership

Our congratulations to Peter Hawkins who has joined Henley Business School as Professor of Leadership. Alongside his role as Emeritus Chairman of Bath Consultancy Group, Peter will be working at Henley for a day a week researching new forms of leadership development needed to develop the leaders of tomorrow. Peter is also visiting Professor at Oxford Brookes University and at the University of Bath as well as Honorary President of the Association of Executive Coaching and Supervision.

GP Strategies Acquires Bath Consultancy Group

Expanding Global Leadership Development Capabilities Elkridge, MD. November 18, 2010. – GP Strategies Corporation (NYSE: GPX), the corporate parent of global performance improvement solutions provider General Physics Corporation (GP), announced that GP’s wholly-owned subsidiary, General Physics (UK) Ltd, has acquired Bath Consultancy Group, a niche leadership and organizational development consulting firm located in the United Kingdom. Bath Consultancy generated revenue of $3 million for the year ending April 30, 2009 and GP Strategies anticipates that the acquired business will have increased revenue and be accretive to earnings-per-share in 2011. GP utilized cash-on-hand to fund the acquisition.

Established in 1986 by three members of the University of Bath’s School of Management, Bath Consultancy Group has a reputation for building exceptional customer relationships with leading global companies and for facilitating organizational change, senior leadership development, coaching and team coaching. Its client base includes a range of global organizations and many in the FTSE 100. Its primary services include change consultancy and organization development, executive leadership and management development, executive coaching, coaching supervision and team coaching to a global client base through a global network of associates.

Scott Greenberg, Chief Executive Officer of GP Strategies, stated, “We believe that there will be growing demand for leadership training and organizational development services. Bath Consultancy Group’s capabilities, reputation, and global delivery network will increase our ability to deliver those services to our clients throughout the world.

What is Learning Transformation?

Learning and development in the private and public sectors is being scrutinised and asked to demonstrate increased efficiency and effectiveness. This has led to a raft of learning functions undergoing asystematic change programme, and the coining of the phrase – Learning Transformation.

So what does a Learning transformation include:

  • A different learning model?
  • A reduction in learning spend?
  • The introduction of a single Learning Management System?
  • New learning capabilities and a completely new learning team?
  • Everything offshore or outsourced?

It can be any or all of the above. So what is right for you and your organisation?

Why not come along to Learning Transformation Seminar and join the debate. To register and join our 5 minute on line research prior to the event click here…

This interactive event will be led by David Fawcitt and Chris Smith of Bath Consultancy Group, with case studies from two large global learning transformations and output of our research.

This network evening will include discussions around key areas:

  • Learning frameworks and models
  • Content rationalisation
  • Organisation wide behavioural change
  • Benchmarking/best practice/metrics
  • Centralisation
  • Learning Systems
  • Outsourcing and off-shoring
  • Upgrading learning function capability
  • Case studies of “live” transformations
  • Success factors and things to avoid

Winning Leadership for the New Economic Climate

The banking crisis has had an effect on every aspect of the economy and business - but what is happening within financial sector organisations?

Has the culture of the organisation changed in light of industry events, how is the business responding to the change, are new strategies being effectively implemented and how are leaders coping with taking their organisation and people through the economic crisis

These were some of the key questions that we were asking. This inquiry has enabled us to ask senior leaders in top-tier financial institutions both in the UK and abroad about how their organisations, their people and importantly themselves are faring as we navigate through this period.

There is unprecedented pressure placed on leaders. Operating under external scrutiny, maintaining motivation and morale, rapidly responding to changing conditions and rebuilding trust amongst many stakeholders are just some of the challenges being faced.

This report has asked in-depth questions of a select group of senior financial services leaders. We aim to understand the pressures, and by understanding to stand beside the industry to rebuild faith, morale and engagement so that the banks can thrive again.

Download Results of 2009 Survey

Personal Impact of Economic Crisis in Financial Services

We are all too aware of the affect of the banking crisis on the economy. But what of leaders within Financial Services institutions? How are they coping with the downturn and the loss of trust in their sector? Bath Consultancy Group has interviewed a number of senior leaders in financial institutions and is writing a report on leadership, strategy and culture in Financial Services. David Jarrett tells us more...

News from Bath Consultancy Group

As the world changes apace Bath Consultancy Group has been going through its own transition. David Jarrett is now the Chief Executive with the remit to grow our business to the next level.

In support of these plans, the Leadership Team of Fiona Ellis, Chris Smith, Sue Pritchard, and Mike Worsley are developing our core sectors of High Tech, Commercial, the Public Sector, Financial and Professional Services.