South Africa will be hosting the Rainbow Convention in 2010 (apropos Global Coaching Convention)
Here's the link: http://gccweb.ning.com/group/rainbowconvention
I am a Research POD leader.
Inquiry: Exploring Solution Focused Reflecting Team as a Supervision methodology for Coaches and Mentors for sustainable Continuing Professional Development– A Solution-Focused, Reflective Team Script for Coaches’ in Supervision in a Constantly Changing Environment
To get some momentum going I created a forum - link: http://enablers.ning.com/group/agiftofcoaching/forum/topics/practit...
If you would be interested I posted the questions that keep me awake at night, namely
THEMES THAT KEEP ME AWAKE AT NIGHT:
--Define professional self development
--How do you establish which coaches are willing to be supervised? By Attitude, Maturity, ???
--which variables are prevalent in the present? -re this field-
--what are the collective needs and realities at this time?
-- issues like trust and integrity…..
-- establish coping with specific focus in the field, or random??
--who is the sample? How large is large enough and expanded to extrapolate findings?
--how will data be collected? E.g. individual and group interviews?
--what instrument will be used? E.g. Questionnaires???
--are all respondents open to this investigation
--have they / are they going to been prepared?
--ethics and valid instruments as a concern??
I feel stuck - or rather let me say - I have some doubts about this. I do appreciate that we are all very busy but would really appreciate some thoughts from you - just to get me going.