EMCC UK announces new collaboration with ILM
18 February 2019
We are pleased to announce that EMCC UK is working with ILM, a major UK specialist leadership organisation to provide its newly qualified learners with access to membership of the EMCC. This is part of our ongoing commitment to supporting the professionalisation of coaching and mentoring in the UK.
ILM, which is part of the City & Guilds Group, provides coaching and mentoring qualifications for every career stage, from team leaders to executives and HR professionals, and it combines the practical application of professional competency with the rigour of regulated qualifications.
EMCC UK aims to develop, promote and set the expectation of best practice in mentoring, coaching and supervision. People who are studying for an ILM coaching qualification will have the opportunity to join EMCC to build a network with other coaches and mentors, attend regional and special interest groups, or participate in volunteering opportunities to develop and progress their practice.
For EMCC UK, this will mean that we have a much clearer way of engaging with people entering the coaching and mentoring profession, either as full-time coaches or as internal coaches, offering support on the professional pathway. We will take a systematic approach to offering ILM learners’ membership, giving them access to up-to-date guidance, thought leading support via webinars and documents including competency frameworks as well as a range of free resources including access to the International Journal, free e-books, discounted publications and research papers.
Mark Robson, President of EMCC UK says: 'When you are studying coaching and mentoring, you have a lot of support but on completion of your course that can suddenly disappear and it can be quite a lonely place. Joining our inclusive and welcoming professional organisation gives coaches great opportunities to connect, network, find resources and to ensure they are supported in their ongoing learning and development.'
Kirstie Donnelly, Managing Director City & Guilds Group says: 'The modern workplace is undergoing a period of rapid transformation as it adapts to new technologies and a changing economic and political landscape. Through our ILM qualifications, we’re training coaches at every level to help support businesses through change, while boosting workforce engagement, performance and productivity. But new coaches need support too, which can be found through networks of experienced practitioners around the world. That’s why we are so pleased to form this collaboration with EMCC so that our learners can become members of a unifying and inclusive body that aims to assure quality and credibility in the global coaching industry.'