• Welcome to Oxford Brookes Coaching and Mentoring Society (OBCAMS)

    The aim of the Oxford Brookes University Coaching and Mentoring Society (OBCAMS) is to bring together researchers and practitioners of coaching and mentoring in order to explore evidence based practice and areas of interest to the field.

    OBCAMS meets monthly throughout the academic year. It provides collaboration and networking opportunities for academics and professionals from a wide spectrum of coaching and mentoring interest. We introduce a range of coaching and mentoring topics in an informal setting and stimulate lively discussions and debates. The society has approximately 80 members, comprising academics, students and practitioners from across the region.

    The society meets monthly on Friday evenings, usually in the O'Regan Building on the Wheatley Campus, between 4.30pm and 6.00pm unless otherwise stated on the programme. The evening begins with refreshments and a talk or discussion with guest speaker(s) and concludes with opportunities for networking.

    The programme for 2016/17 is available here. 

    Our next OBCAMS meeting will be on 19th May 2017 in O'Regan 104, Oxford Brookes University Wheatley Campus between 4.30pm and 6.00pm.

    Presenter - Dr Julie Haddock-Millar
    The aim of the session is to provide an overview of the Development of Coaching Apps. There’s a range of technologies and new sources of data about people at work that offer opportunities and challenges to coaches: biometric wearables, continuous employee feedback and mobile apps that prompt users to set goals and work towards their goals.  As coaches, we may benefit from keeping up with these tools and exploring ways to use them with our clients.
    The new tools will challenge us to reconsider conventional ways of gathering and using data about clients and supporting their change journeys.  Looking ahead, developments such as digital coaching by an ‘intelligent agent’ will also impact coaching.  
    In this session, we’ll explore a sample of the types of tools that are available to leaders and coaches and under development, our reactions to these and the potential impact of greater use of tools within coaching relationships.


    Joining OBCAMS

    Membership of the Society is available to anyone interested in their own professional development as a coach or mentor (practitioners, students, academics etc). Annual membership costs just £30, which covers the cost of refreshments at meetings. The membership runs from September to August. The Society sends out mailings to its members to advise them of forthcoming events, usually by email.

    Purchase your OBCAMS annual membership

    New members are always welcome

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