Online OBCAMS Session - Dialogic Mentoring, embracing the grey

OBCAMS provides collaboration and networking opportunities for academics and professionals from a wide spectrum of coaching and mentoring interest.

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Traditional Mentoring has arguably served to maintain the status quo rather than facilitate a shift in perspectives. It has been used widely in organisations particularly in service of the Diversity agenda and in its purest form with limited impact, potentially getting in its own way. Reciprocal (dialogic) mentoring is having success in creating deeper understanding of difference, as demonstrated through this research. Taking a Social Constructionist approach Sue will share some of her findings and her reflections on the possibilities it holds for shifting our growing binary approach to opinion. Her session will include breakouts to experiment with a dialogic mindset.

Dr Sue Round has more than 25 years’ experience of the full spectrum of people development across multiple sectors, including Aviation, Telecoms, Retail, Financial Services and Energy. She has led large, complex global teams with responsibility for Learning in all its aspects, Leadership Development, Talent Management and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

Sue has a master’s degree from the University of Surrey and holds a Doctorate from Oxford Brookes University. She is an accredited coach and a Fellow of the CIPD. She has served on the UK Government’s Employee Engagement Task Force and on the Boards of the Learning Skills Improvement Service and Working Chance. In 2021 Sue was named as one of “HRs Most Influential” and appointed to the Board of the CIPD.

Her pro bono work includes: the Silverline service for older people and the Samaritans. She is now a partner in Lodestar Talent. She lives in London, is a keen runner, has 3 children and 2 grandchildren.

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