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 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, between 5.00 pm and 6.30 pm unless otherwise stated on the programme. Now that OBCAMS is online we have decided to operate the membership through our online teaching platform Moodle. When you join or renew your OBCAMS membership you will receive an invitation to access the OBCAMS Moodle and this will grant you access to the links to sessions, relevant slides and recordings.

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. New members are always welcome.

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Upcoming OBCAMS sessions

Training mentors and establishing self-sustaining networks of volunteers to assist with migrant integration - mentorNET

Friday, 17 September 2021, 17:00 to 18:30

Developing as a coach by dealing with paradoxes, contradictions, and tensions

Friday, 05 November 2021, 17:00 to 18:30

Trauma-responsive coaching: A powerful paradigm for transformational engagement

Friday, 19 November 2021, 17:00 to 18:30