UWTSD’s WIWBL to host ‘Enhancing Performance and Wellbeing: Coaching and Mentoring in the Workplace’ conference


Next month (28 November 2018) UWTSD will welcome delegates from across the UK to Swansea to take part in its inaugural one-day Conference on ‘Enhancing Performance and Wellbeing Coaching and Mentoring in the Workplace’.


Organised by the University’s Wales Institute for Work Based Learning (WIWBL), the Conference introduces the newly formed Coaching Faculty and provides an excellent opportunity to hear from international experts in the field with Keynote speeches from Prof Stephen Palmer (Professor of Practice, WIWBL) and Dr Peggy Marshall (WIWBL previously Nationwide (US)) as well as an opportunity to participate in workshops on coaching practice and supervision.  During the conference participants will have the opportunity of working with senior practitioners from around the UK such as Dr Siobhain O'Riordan (Centre for Coaching UK), Dr Peter Jackson (Oxford Brookes University), Dr Daniel Doherty (Critical Coaching Research Group) and Prof Kay Livington (University of Edinburgh).  The presentations will be through workshops, performance/practice demonstrations as well as the more formal research presentations. 

WIWBL has a strong background in training coaches and mentors for the workplace and is delighted to extend an invitation to buyers of coaching, practitioners, Masters/Doctoral researchers and alumni to share best practice and research in the field.  This conference will also launch the WIWBL Coaching Society, a cross-Wales hub for coaching research and practice development and attendees will be offered free associate membership for the first year. Dr Annette Fillery-Travis, Head of the Wales Institute for Work-based Learning said:

“We’re very much looking forward to hosting our inaugural conference.  It will be a pleasure to welcome colleagues from across Wales and the UK to Swansea to take part in what promises to be a stimulating and timely discussion on how coaching and mentoring can impact significantly on wellbeing and performance in organisations.   At the University’s Work-based Learning (WBL) we pride ourselves in developing people within work in tailored provision that helps them value their experience and learning in the workplace.”

If you would also like to directly contribute to the conference through a poster then please submit an abstract of your presentation by the 5th November 2018.  There is a highly subsidized fee for charities and students as well as an early bird registration before the end of October. For further details, please see our website https://www.uwtsd.ac.uk/wiwbl/coachingconference and contact: coaching@uwtsd.ac.uk

To register, please click on this link and follow the instructions on the EventBrite page

Please see the programme order.

Further Information

For more information please contact Arwel Lloyd, Principal PR and Communications Officer, on 01267 676663 / Arwel.Lloyd@uwtsd.ac.uk